Top photos of August 2017

  • 3 Sep 2017 at 13:26
  • Newspaper section: Photo

A selection of photographs by the Bangkok Post staff for the month of August 2017.



Children from over 100 schools across the country join a competition hosted by the Department of Physical Education at The Mall shopping centre in Ngamwongwan on Aug 25. — CHANAT KATANYU


A boy gives his mother flowers ahead of Mother's Day, which falls on Aug 12, at Wat Inthara Wiharn School on Aug 10. — APICHART JINAKUL


Rinrada "Yoshi" Thurapan (right) reacts after being crowned the Miss Tiffany Universe 2017 in Pattaya on Aug 26. — PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL


New Chulalongkorn University students brave the rain to take an oath before the statues of King Chulalongkorn and King Vajiravudh, the university's founding fathers, on Aug 3. — BENCHAPOL AMORNJEARASAK


A total of 337 army commanders undergo a physical performance test at the Royal Thai Army's sports stadium on Aug 4. Officers are required to do press-ups, sit-ups and a 2-km run. — PATIPAT JANTHONG


A woman looks at a fabric craft produced by hilltribe people shown in an exhibition titled "From the Mountain to Arts and Craft: 70 Years of the Sky in the Frame" to honour Her Majesty on the occasion of the Queen's 85th birthday at the Central Embassy shopping centre on Aug 4. — PAWAT LAUPAISARNTAKSIN


An armed special unit stands guard at a former oil palm plantation which the authorities seized for encroaching on a mangrove forest in Krabi on Aug 9. The raid is part of the government's efforts to reclaim encroached coastal land for rehabilitation. — PATIPAT JANTHONG


A man identified as Rin, 30, from Suphan Buri is pictured after climbing the King Rama I statue near the Memorial Bridge on Aug 14. Rescue workers and police spent two hours cajoling him to come down. — PORNPROM SATRABHAYA


Visitors look at the main stupa in the Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun, on Aug 16 after restoration amid criticism that the work may have failed to retain its original beauty and integrity. — PATIPAT JANTHONG


The new skywalk crossing the Pathumwan intersection is the latest to be built in Bangkok on Aug 4. — PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL


Monks look at the collapsed main pavilion of Wat Tarn Diaw in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, on Aug 3, probably due to cracks in one of the pillars. — SUNTHORN PONGPAO


Twenty-eight young motorcycle racers join a youth camp organised by the Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion on Aug 5. — PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL


Former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban reacts after leaving the Criminal Court on Aug 31. The court dismissed the case against him and former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for the deadly crackdown on red-shirt protests in 2010. — PATIPAT JANTHONG


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha talks to a frog as he rode an 'e-tak', a roofless transport vehicle made out of a rice-ploughing machine, during his trip through a village in Non Daeng district, Nakhon Ratchasima, on Aug 21. — CHANAT KATANYU


Supporters of Yingluck Shinawatra gather at the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions on Aug 25 to give her support, only to find that the former prime minister fails to appear for the ruling on her rice-pledging trial. — Apichit Jinakul


Officials check an engineering train used to transport Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from Sanam Chai station through a tunnel under the Chao Phraya River to Itsaraphap station on Aug 11. The stations are part of the Blue Line extension still under construction. — APICHART JINAKUL


A total of 136 pangolins along with animal scales weighing 450 kilogrammes - worth more than 2.5 million baht - are impounded by customs authorities in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Pran Buri district on Aug 31. The authorities said the pangolins from Malaysia were destined for China. — PATIPAT JANTHONG


A macaque holds a dove before letting the bird go at Khun Kala Monument in Bang Khunthian district on Aug 17. — PATIPAT JANTHONG


The National Institute for Emergency Medicine conducts a drill on airlifting patients on Aug 23 at the Provincial Police Region 8 in Surat Thani. — WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL


A boy is strapped in and lifted up as he experiences a gravity walk that simulates weightlessness during the National Science and Technology Fair 2017 at Impact Muang Thong Thani on Aug 17. — WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL


A girl is under an umbrella to shelter from the sun as she and her family lined up at Sanam Luang to pay respect to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej inside the Grand Palace on Aug 14. — WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL


Some 440 soldiers practice pulling the Royal Chariot at the 11th Infantry Division on Aug 31. The chariot will be used in the procession that takes place as part of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's royal funeral Ceremony. — PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL

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