Ambassador Davies visited Krabi

On October 3, Ambassador and Mrs. Davies visited the beautiful coastal province of Krabi, located in the south of Thailand. Krabi is known for its more than 150 islands and as one of Thailand’s largest producer of palm oil. It is also well known as a province where nearly half the population is Muslim, and where Buddhists and Muslims have lived together in harmony for many years. Ambassador and Mrs. Davies learned of this firsthand by visiting with the Krabi Provincial Islamic Committee including its chairman, Asnawi Mukhura, at the Central Mosque. Later in the day, they also met with monks and Abbot Pra Pao of Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave Temple), and toured the temple grounds. Ambassador and Mrs. Davies enjoyed their conversation with Krabi Provincial Governor Dr. Phinich Boonlert and had a delicious lunch at a halal certified restaurant with young people living and working in Krabi.