Prehistoric cliff paintings found in Surat Thani


BANGKOK, 12 June 2013 Park rangers in Surat Thani are securing a recently discovered site of prehistoric paintings on a cliff in Phanom district, estimated to be thousands of years old. 

Deer-like animals and an unknown image were portrayed in the paintings.

The site is 200 meters up a cliff after a 2 kilometers walk from Ban Song Phi Nong in Mu 5, Khlong Sok sub-district, Phanom district.

Bandit Bunsuk, head of Khlong Phanom National Park, said park rangers are now guarding the site to prevent any damage from local honey gatherers who have been active around the site. He revealed he has received reports of other paintings on another cliff in the park, and the finding of sea shells. However, these sites cannot yet be explored because of the treacherous terrain.