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Museum shaped like giant toad coming soon to Yasothon & dog parks to Bangkok. Animal lovers will soon have two new places to hang out.

Yasothon's new toad museum will be built in the shape of a giant toad.

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Yasothon to build Thailand's first toad museum

30/01/2014

Called Phaya Khan Khak, the first museum for toads will be opened this year and located on the bank of the Thuan River where it passes the Phaya Thaen Public Park in Yasothon.

The museum will be built in the shape of sitting toad. The giant four-storey creature will be 19m in height with a total usage space of 835m².

Exhibits in the museum will be managed by the National Science Museum (NSM). According to NSM acting director Sakorn Chanapaithoon, new presentation techniques and technology will be applied to make the museum lively, fun and educational.

The first floor will display a history of the province and house a 4D theatre showing movies about a mystic toad. The second floor will educate visitors on bang fai rockets, including history, legends and scientific content. There will also be models of bang fai rockets and multimedia presentations.

The third floor will show the lifestyle of people in the province. The fourth floor will have specimens of toads and information about 500 types of toads around the world. There will also be all the types of real toads found in Thailand.

Sakorn said the museum would be a tourist attraction and a learning centre in the province.

In addition, Yasothon has planned for the construction of an exhibition hall in the shape of a mystical Serpent King (phaya nak) next to the toad museum. The hall will be 90m long and will have a total usage space of 600m². The head of the building will be the head of phaya nak, which will be 27m in height.

The exhibition will feature five zones including two focused on the legend of the Naga and Northeastern culture.

Both buildings are expected to open within the year.

BMA to open dog park

A new dog park will be located under the expressway at Watcharapol intersection and will have about 4 rai.

The BMA has invested 47 million baht for the project, according to BMA's environmental department deputy director Somchai Chatsakulpen, who said the aim is to have a green space for city people to go out or to exercise with their dogs.

The park will be zoned. There will be an area where owners can let their dogs roam freely and another area in wish owners must leash their pets. Veterinarians will be on standby in the park.

The BMA also plans to open three additional dog parks in other residential areas such as Suan Luang Rama IX Park, Bang Khun Thian and Soi Petchakasem 69.

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Vocabulary:

acting : doing the work of the usual person in a particular job while they are not there, or until a new person starts - ที่รักษาการแทน

additional : more; more than was first mentioned or is usual - ที่เพิ่มขึ้น

aim : purpose; goal - เป้าหมาย จุดมุ่งหมาย

bank : a raised area of land along the side of a river (or canal) - ริมฝั่งแม่น้ำ

construction : the work of building or making something, especially buildings, bridges, etc. - การก่อสร้าง

content : the subject, ideas, or story that a piece of writing or a radio or television programme deals with - เนื้อหา,สาระ

creature : anything that lives except plants - สิ่งมีชีวิต (คน, สัตว์)

culture (noun): the customs and beliefs, art, way of life and social organization of a particular country or group - วัฒนธรรม

deputy : a person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organisation - รอง

director : one of a group of senior managers who run a company - กรรมการบริษัท

display : to put something in a particular place so that people can see it easily - โชว์, แสดง

educate (noun): to teach people about something - สอน, ให้การศึกษา

environmental : involving the place in which people live and work, including all the physical conditions that affect them - เกี่ยวกับสภาพแวดล้อม, สิ่งแวดล้อม

exercise : physical activity such as running or weight lifting to make your body strong and healthy; physical training - การออกกำลังกาย

exhibit : an object or a work of art put in a public place, for example a museum, so that people can see it - ของที่แสดง

exhibition : a public show where art or other interesting things are put so that people can go and look at them - นิทรรศการ งานแสดง

feature : to include someone or something as an important part - ทำให้เด่น

floor : one "story" or level in a building - ชั้นอาคาร, ชั้นของตึก

focus : to give attention, effort, etc. to one particular subject, situation or person rather than another - เพ่งความสนใจ

hall : a building or large room for public meetings, meals, concerts, etc - หอประชุม

house : to be the place where something is kept, or where an activity is carried out - บรรจุ

intersection : a place where roads, lines, etc., join or cross each other - สี่แยก

invest : to spend money on something in order to make it better or more successful - ลงทุน

leash : a rope or chord that goes around a dogs neck and held by a person to control the dog - เชือกจูงสุนัข, สายรั้ง

legend : a story from ancient times about people and events, that may or may not be true; this type of story - ตำนาน

lifestyle : the type of life that you have, for example the type of job or house you have or the type of activity you like doing - วิถีทางการดำเนินชีวิต, ลีลาชีวิต, รูปแบบการดำเนินชีวิต

lively : full of life and energy; active and enthusiastic - มีชีวิตชีวา, เร้าอารมณ์

located : where something is - ตั้งอยู่

model : a simple description of a system, used for explaining how something works or calculating what might happen, etc - แบบจำลอง

multimedia : using video, sound, and other methods of communication, especially in computers - ซึ่งใช้สื่อหลายชนิดในคอมพิวเตอร์

museum : a building where objects of historical, scientific or artistic interest are kept - พิพิธภัณฑ์

mystic : having spiritual powers or qualities that are difficult to understand or to explain - ลึกลับ, เกี่ยวกับเวทมนตร์

mystical : having spiritual powers or qualities that are difficult to understand or to explain - ลึกลับ, เกี่ยวกับเวทมนตร์

pet : an animal, a bird, etc. that you have at home for pleasure, rather than one that is kept for work or food - สัตว์เลี้ยง

presentation (noun): a formal talk given to an audience on some subject or topic - การนำเสนอ, การนำเสนอข้อมูล

project : a planned piece of work that is designed to find information about something, to produce something new, or to improve something - โครงการ

province : one of many divisions of the government of a country into smaller parts - จังหวัด

residential : of a place where people live -

residential area : a place where people live - เขตที่อยู่อาศัย

roam : to move or travel around in no particular direction - เดินโดยปราศจากจุดหมาย

rocket (noun): a vehicle shaped like a tube that travels very fast up into the air and space - จรวด, เครื่องยนต์จรวด, ขีปนาวุธหรือยานอวกาศที่ขับเคลื่อนด้วยจรวด, พลุ, พลุสัญญาณ, ดอกไม้ไฟ

serpent : a snake, especially a large one - งูใหญ่

shape : the form of the outer edges or surfaces of something - รูปร่าง, รูปทรง, โครงร่าง

space : an area or a place that is empty or that can be moved about freely - ที่ว่าง

specimen : an example of something such as an animal, collected to be shown or studied - ตัวอย่าง , สิ่งแสดง, สิ่งส่งตรวจ

standby : something which is ready for use if needed - สำรอง

storey (noun): a level in a structure; a level in a building - ชั้น, ชั้นของตึกหรืออาคาร

technique : a method of doing something using a special skill that you have developed - เทคนิค, กลวิธี (เฉพาะด้าน)

theatre : a building or an outdoor area where plays and similar types of entertainment are performed - โรงละคร, โรงมหรสพ

toad : a small animal that is similar to a frog but has brown skin and lives mainly on land - คางคก

total : to add up the numbers of something/somebody and get a total - ผลรวม, ยอดรวม

tourist attraction : somewhere or something tourists can visit that is interesting or enjoyable - แหล่งท่องเที่ยว

veterinarian : a person with a medical degree trained to take care of the health of animals - สัตวแพทย์

visitor (noun): a person who goes to a place for a short time; a tourist or guest - นักท่องเที่ยว, ผู้มาเยี่ยม, ผู้มาเยือน

zone : an area that has an important or typical feature; an area where a particular activity is allowed or not allowed - พื้นที่, บริเวณ, เขต

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