Restaurant owner praised for returning B700,000 to tourist

Restaurant owner praised for returning B700,000 to tourist

Tourist Pariwat Thangtham (left) retrieves a bag containing 700,000 baht in cash from Mountain Tiger Restaurant owner Chakkrapong Plaichaiyaphum (right), with the administrator of a Facebook page that connected the two as a witness, on Phu Thap Boek in Phetchabun on Sunday. (Photo by Soonthorn Kongwarakhom)
Tourist Pariwat Thangtham (left) retrieves a bag containing 700,000 baht in cash from Mountain Tiger Restaurant owner Chakkrapong Plaichaiyaphum (right), with the administrator of a Facebook page that connected the two as a witness, on Phu Thap Boek in Phetchabun on Sunday. (Photo by Soonthorn Kongwarakhom)

PHETCHABUN: Pariwat Thangtham was shocked when he realised that he had left a bag with 700,000 baht in cash at a restaurant on Phu Thap Boek in Lom Kao district on Sunday. Luckily, the money was in good hands.

"At first, I was shocked," the tourist said after he found out that the money was not in his car during a stop to fill the tank.

Mr Pariwat sent a message to a Facebook page set up to help tourists visiting Phu Thap Boek and it contacted Mountain Tiger Restaurant, the place where he had lunch before coming down from the mountain. Owner Chakkrapong Plaichaiyaphum assured him the money had been found and was in safe hands. 

The tourist from Ubon Ratchathani took the cash with him to Phu Thap Boek and planned to deposit it at a bank after returning from the weekend trip.

He drove back to the restaurant to pick up the money and commended Mr Chakkrapong for his actions. "I really thanked the restaurant from the bottom of my heart," the visitor said.

Netizens also praised the shop owner on the tourist-assistance Facebook page after the story was posted. "Kudos. He has done good things for Lom Kao district," one wrote.

Phu Thap Boek is a popular attraction in the province.



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