Top: Saengdao Todsanit poses in the field of sacred lotuses Wednesday in Khao Sam Roi Yot National, where sacred lotuses bloomed for the first time in a decade. Read: Field of Sacred Lotuses Bloom For First Time in a Decade (Video)

Here’s how Thailand looked this past week. The week following Earth Day brought us out of doors, from blooming flowers to a water buffalo that took its name too literally. Find more on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Officials put out a fire at a landfill Tuesday morning in Uthai Thani province, which began due to the hot weather. This landfill in Muang Uthai Thani district receives 50 tons of trash per day.


Soldiers apprehend Mingsak Papasak, 48, after he escaped into a corn field Tuesday in Chiang Mai. He was accused of hiding 68 yaba pills in his home and fields.



Officials remove one of 30 tamarind trees Tuesday from the Sanam Luang to make way for construction of the crematorium for the late King Rama IX. They will be relocated to Pathum Thani province.


Emergency officials use a crane to lift a water buffalo out of a waterway Wednesday after he leaped in to cool off near Wat Putthikaram in Songkhla province. The buffalo survived with only minor injuries. See the video here.


Sculptor Chin Prasong poses Friday with his sculpture of late King Bhumibol’s beloved dog Tongdaeng at his Nonthaburi studio.


Monk Phra Thapanachaiyasut, 30, drove a racing car into a tree Tuesday in Suphan Buri province, injuring himself and his passenger. He said he lost control of the vehicle.


Surin residents give offerings and pray Wednesday to a mango tree with a peacock-shaped fruit in hope it will reveal winning lottery numbers.


Tourists paddle Monday at Ao Phang Nga National Park, where the so-called James Bond Island is located. The park said it has seen less litter in its turquoise waters since implementing a ban on plastic bags last month. Read: Bag Ban Credited for Cleaner ‘James Bond Island’


Narathiwat residents scoop water from a ‘magical black spring’ Saturday, after health officials said the spring, hailed for its magical healing properties, was safe to bathe in – but not drink from – due to a high concentration of e-coli. Read: ‘Magical’ Spring With E-Coli Safe to Bathe, Not Drink: Officials


Kao-Poon sells bud plushies at the Green Monster booth Saturday at the Thailand 420 festival. Read: At 420 Weed Fest, Heady Times for Thai Cannabis Activists (Photos)


Children play in water Tuesday in Maha Sarakham province. Doctors have warned residents not to bathe or play in public waterways due to the risk of infectious disease. Read: Doctors Warn Against Cooling Off in Public Waterways

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