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Thailand Ecotourism Thailand has become a favored destination for adventure seekers and eco-tourists. The Tourism Authority of Thailand as well as the private sector has been quick to respond to the fast-changing demand for back-to-nature activities. Why is eco-tourism popular?  In fact, eco-tourism is nothing new to Thailand. It was previously popular among a small number of people, especially students or young travelers, who love nature. Worldwide concern for the environment has created a new demand for eco-friendly activities. The boom in eco-tourism has prompted the TAT to join forces with the Royal Forest Department to promote better management of certain natural destinations. During the past decade, activities like mountain biking, whitewater rafting, trekking and camping, bird watching, scuba diving and rock climbing have sprung up in many natural tourist areas. They are now becoming increasingly popular as mainstream travelers pay more attention to off-the-beaten-track destinations. Such eco activities are now available in every region of Thailand, more outstandingly in the mountainous areas of the north, west, and the south of Thailand. Leading the way are trekking, mountain biking, bird watching and scuba diving. Most of Thailand's national parks are under the control of the Royal Forest Department. Most national parks provide trekking trails for nature explorers. There are also camping sites for those who want to overnight in the parks. Trekking and camping are available in the mountainous areas all over Thailand such as Doi Luang Chiang Dao in Chiang Mai, Phu Soi Dao in Uttaradit, Thung Salaeng Luang in Phetchabun and Phitsanulok, Phu Kradung in Loei and Khao Luang in Nakhon Si Thammarat, to name but a few. Actually, trekking and camping are not new tourist activities in Thailand. But they are better managed today than ever before. Apart from trekking along the marked trails, you may also hire a local guide to take a tour deeper into a forest to explore off-the- beaten-track routes. Organized elephant trekking is another popular activity for anyone who isn't too adventurous. Where are some of the important eco-tourism sites in Thailand ? There is actually no end to the number of sites in Thailand but the main ones are: Phu Soi Dao in Uttaradit Phu Kradung in Loei Doi Luang Chiang Dao in Chiang Mai Khao Luang in Nakhon Si Thammarat Thung Salaeng Luang in Phetchabun and Phitsanulok.  __________________________________________________________
ROYAL THAI HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL  CORAL GABLES - FLORIDA 2525 Ponce de Leon Boulevard - Suite 300 Coral Gables • Florida • 33134   Tel: 305-445-7577  - Toll Free: 888-336-3384  Fax: 305-974-1287 - Email: operations@thaiconsulatemiami.com  HOURS OF OPERATIONS Monday: 10 am - 4 pm Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 11am - 2pm Thursday: Closed  Friday: 10am - 4pm  © 2011 Royal Thai Honorary Consulate General  Coral Gables - Florida  The flag icon is a Trademark owned by the Royal Thai Consulate General Coral Gables - All Rights Reserved     Website design and hosting provided by www.ibuildwebs.com
Thailand Ecotourism Thailand has become a favored destination for adventure seekers and eco-tourists. The Tourism Authority of Thailand as well as the private sector has been quick to respond to the fast-changing demand for back-to-nature activities. Why is eco-tourism popular?  In fact, eco-tourism is nothing new to Thailand. It was previously popular among a small number of people, especially students or young travelers, who love nature. Worldwide concern for the environment has created a new demand for eco-friendly activities. The boom in eco-tourism has prompted the TAT to join forces with the Royal Forest Department to promote better management of certain natural destinations. During the past decade, activities like mountain biking, whitewater rafting, trekking and camping, bird watching, scuba diving and rock climbing have sprung up in many natural tourist areas. They are now becoming increasingly popular as mainstream travelers pay more attention to off-the-beaten-track destinations. Such eco activities are now available in every region of Thailand, more outstandingly in the mountainous areas of the north, west, and the south of Thailand. Leading the way are trekking, mountain biking, bird watching and scuba diving. Most of Thailand's national parks are under the control of the Royal Forest Department. Most national parks provide trekking trails for nature explorers. There are also camping sites for those who want to overnight in the parks. Trekking and camping are available in the mountainous areas all over Thailand such as Doi Luang Chiang Dao in Chiang Mai, Phu Soi Dao in Uttaradit, Thung Salaeng Luang in Phetchabun and Phitsanulok, Phu Kradung in Loei and Khao Luang in Nakhon Si Thammarat, to name but a few. Actually, trekking and camping are not new tourist activities in Thailand. But they are better managed today than ever before. Apart from trekking along the marked trails, you may also hire a local guide to take a tour deeper into a forest to explore off-the- beaten-track routes. Organized elephant trekking is another popular activity for anyone who isn't too adventurous. Where are some of the important eco-tourism sites in Thailand ? There is actually no end to the number of sites in Thailand but the main ones are: Phu Soi Dao in Uttaradit Phu Kradung in Loei Doi Luang Chiang Dao in Chiang Mai Khao Luang in Nakhon Si Thammarat Thung Salaeng Luang in Phetchabun and Phitsanulok.  __________________________________________________________
ROYAL THAI HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL  CORAL GABLES - FLORIDA 2525 Ponce de Leon Boulevard - Suite 300 Coral Gables • Florida • 33134   Tel: 305-445-7577  - Toll Free: 888-336-3384  Fax: 305-974-1287 - Email: operations@thaiconsulatemiami.com  HOURS OF OPERATIONS Monday: 10 am - 4 pm Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 11am - 2pm Thursday: Closed  Friday: 10am - 4pm  © 2011 Royal Thai Honorary Consulate General  Coral Gables - Florida  The flag icon is a Trademark owned by the Royal Thai Honorary Consulate General Coral Gables - All Rights Reserved     Website design and hosting provided by www.ibuildwebs.com