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Ao Manao Opens Up

05 Jun, 2020

The scenic Ao Manao Beach in Muang district of Prachuap Khiri Khan will open to the public tomorrow.

The half-moon-shaped bay belongs to Air Force Wing 5. The place has been closed for two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since June 1, the beachfront Fa Chom Kluen hotel ( is available for booking and for overnight stays starting on June 5. The beach is also open for swimming.

That is in contrast to the beaches in neighbouring Phetchaburi province. The official announcement of the Phetchaburi governor allows all beaches including the popular Cha-am beach to be open, but visitors are not allowed to swim or play water sports.

The governor instead allows food vendors and other service providers including those who provide horse riding and beachfront canvas seats to offer their services.

In Chon Buri on the east coast, all beaches in Pattaya have been opened since June 1. However, group activities like beach volleyball, jetskiing or banana boat rides are not yet allowed.

Those who offer beach chairs for rent must follow the social distancing rules by placing the seats at least 1m away from one another, otherwise the service will be suspended.

A violation will result in a charge up to one year in prison or a fine up to 100,000 baht.


Bus service ready to go

Nakhonchai Air interprovincial bus operator has resumed its service since June 1.

The company implements social distancing rules by allowing passengers to sit only at window seats. Passengers must wear masks all the time and must check in and out before and after boarding the bus by using the Thai Chana platform.

Visit or contact its Call Centre 1624.




- Airports of Thailand announces airline schedules from Bangkok to Hat Yai and Chiang Mai this month.

For Hat Yai, three low-cost airlines offering services from Don Mueang International Airport are Air Asia (four daily flights), Nok Air (four daily flights) and Thai Lion Air (one flight per day on Tuesday and Saturday).

Thai Smile offers a service daily from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

For Chiang Mai, three airlines offering daily services from Don Mueang International Airport are Air Asia (four daily flights), Nok Air (four daily flights) and Thai Lion Air flying only on Friday and Sunday.

Another three airlines offer the service from Suvarnabhumi International Airport are Bangkok Airways (two daily flights), Thai Smile (two daily flights) and Thai Vietjet Air (four daily flights).

- Bangkok Airways offers additional baggage allowance from 20kg to 40kg at no extra charge.

The airline also waives ticket issuing fees of 60 baht per flight for tickets issued online via and 120 baht for tickets issued via its call centre 1771 and from its ticket offices from June 1 to Oct 31.

The aim is to facilitate passengers who need to travel during the Covid-19 epidemic.


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