The Tourism Authority of Thailand is continuing to follow the royal wisdom of the late King Bhumibol with the development of major tourism routes in five regions.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand is continuing to follow the royal wisdom of the late King Bhumibol with the development of major tourism routes in five regions. These routes are linked with royal projects that were set up to solve environmental problems involving water resources, soil, and forest. This tourism project will also help disseminate his royal wisdom on the Sufficiency Economy.
Currently, there are more than 4,700 royal projects nationwide, where tourists can learn from the late King Bhumibol’s life work and apply this with their daily lives. At the same time, they will be helping to create new careers for the local people.
- Phraya Nakhon Cave - An amazing temple inside a hidden cave
- The temple was built in 1836, during the reign of King Rama III.
Under this tourism project, five pilot tourism routes in five regions have been designed to follow the royal wisdom and to link with royal projects in each province. Each route includes stop at places like OTOP villages, arts and craft centres, and trade centres.
The five pilot tourism routes are as following:
- The “Follow the royal wisdom in Chiang Mai” route comprises the Vichaya farm and Ban Rai Gong Khing Community in Chiang Mai.
- The “follow the royal wisdom in Buriram” route comprises the improvement of Ton Lam Pa Tia Reservoir and Ban Khok Muang Community in Buriram.
- The “Follow the royal wisdom in Ratchaburi-Nakhon Pathom” route includes the 1-rai project to solve poverty under the Sufficiency Economy concept in the military learning center in Ratchburi and Ban Sala Din Community in Nakhon Pathom.
- The “Follow the royal wisdom in Rayong” route comprises the Pluak Daeng Development and Service Center under the royal initiative and Pak Nam Pra Sae Community in Rayong.
- The “Follow the royal wisdom in Nakhon Si Thammarat” route includes the Pak Panang River Basin Development project and Ban Laem Home Stay Community in Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, the TAT Governor, said the project is being organised in remembrance of His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol and to continue his wisdom through community tourism development under the “Local Experience” concept. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn went on to say that the TAT is confident that the project will attract more tourists to visit local communities, promote new tourism routes and help promote income distribution to communities. It expects tourism income along these new tourism routes will grow at least 20%.
For more information, please download the free Following the King’s Wisdom guidebook.
Source: Tourism Authority of Thailand