Friday, June 29, 2012

Sakon Nakhon license plate change reverted

2011 license plate
2006 license plate
November last year, a new license plate graphic for Sakon Nakhon was announced, changing the design completely [Gazette] -instead of the city gate (ประตูสัญลักษณ์เมืองสกลนคร) it now shows Phra That Choeng Chum (พระธาตุเชิงชุม), the major Buddhist site of the province, and a Bee Palace (แห่ปราสาทผึ้ง), made from bee wax in the most important a local festival.

Already in April . but I just notice it now - a new announcement was published which nullifies the new license plate announcement [Gazette]. The main sentence within the announcement is the following:
รูปแบบใหม่ของจังหวัดสกลนคร โดยมีลายกราฟฟิกพื้นหน้าแผ่นป้ายเป็นรูปพระธาตุเชิงชุม อันเป็นสิ่งศักดิ์สิทธิ์เคารพบูชาของชาวสกลนคร ซึ่งพิจารณาแล้วเห็นว่าไม่เหมาะสม
New look of Sakon Nakhon which has a graphic on the license plate with a picture of Phra That Choeng Chum, a sacred item of worship for the people of Sakon Nakhon. This is considered inappropriate and not suitable.
Besides this announcement, there have two further announcements on new license plare graphics, but sadly in both cases the PDF from the Royal Gazette website lacks the appendix with the actual graphic, thus I only mention them shortly here and don't give them a full posting as I would do normally. I just hope these were exceptions, and future announcements will include the graphic again, as it seems these announcements is the only source of where one can find good depictions of the license plates on the web.
  • Lamphun province, announced June 28. [Gazette]
  • Krabi province, announced April 4, [Gazette]

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