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Phang-nga Province Promotes Agro-Tourism

15 July 2017 (Readers 185)

 
Phang-nga province in the South welcomes both Thai and international visitors to appreciate local natural beauty and learn more about the local way of life. It is giving a major boost to agro-tourism as a new project.
 
The "green garden project was launched on 13 July 2017. It aims to develop the provinces standards of agro-tourism by making use of local agricultural resources for the maximum benefit and on a sustainable basis. The project is also intended to stimulate the local economy and provide employment opportunities for local residents.
 
Toward this aim, seven agro-tourist sites with good potential in all districts have been selected for further development. They have been beautified, with the installation of guide posts and necessary facilities to impress visitors.
 
At the selected sites, tourists are welcome to local orchards that grow many crop varieties, such as melon, mangosteen, durian, longkong, banana, pineapple, and rice. Several activities will be arranged for visitors, such as the tapping of rubber trees and the arrangements of fruit buffets.
 
Nang Talung, or shadow puppetry, which is a famous southern traditional art, will also be staged, as well. Nang Talung may be performed during all festive occasions in the southern region.
 
About 700 kilometers south of Bangkok, Phang-nga is adjacent to the internationally-renowned Phuket Island. It is attractive to adventurous holiday-makers, because the province offers many interesting activities, such as canoeing, scuba diving, island cruising, hiking, and trekking.
 
Phang-nga is recognized as one of the provinces with many natural wonders for eco-tourists. Various eco-tourist sites in this province are well worth visiting. Today Phang-nga has grown significantly and it also hosts more and more visitors each year.
 
Many visitors to this province are enchanted with magnificent scenery, and they revisit it to explore hidden amazing places. The provinces ago-tourist sites are expected to emerge as a magnet for tourists, and it is ready to welcome visitors to the local agricultural way of life.
 
 
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