Trang's Huai Yot district makes the most of its natural assets
Thailand's Trang district has turned a swamp near the Khao Hua Taek mountain into a popular tourist attraction. Local officials invested in developing infrastructure to help the swamp reach its full potential. Holidaymakers visiting Khao Hua Taek can enjoy the breathtaking landscape and the view of nearby mountain while kayaking through the swamps emerald waters.
Officials in the Huai Yot district in the Trang provice, Thailand have decided to make the most of their local freshwater swamp. The swamp has been a long standing contributor the Trang district, previously serving as a source of water during the dry season and a favorite fishing spot for locals during the rainy season.
The swamp also provides the perfect vantage point for travellers enjoying holidays in Trang, Thailand to enjoy the surrounding Khao Hua Taek mountain. Recognizing its potential, officials have now turned the swamp into ta tourist attraction with a host of activities for holidaymakers to enjoy including kayaking.
The decision to develop Khao Hua Taek into a tourist attraction was taken after officials consulted with local residents, since then improvements have been made to the infrastructure including the building of an access road and the installation of facilities such as a pavilion and toilets. Visitors can also rent kayaks for 120 baht each, with no time restrictions.
Thanks to the stunning scenery, the development project, which began in June, has proved to be a success among nature lovers attracting up 300 visitors on the weekends.
Thailand is one of south east Asia's most popular holiday destinations, its tourism industry is a significant contributor to the country's GDP. The latest figures released indicate a 25 per cent growth in arrivals in the month of August when compared to August 2014, similarly there was a growth in the number of travellers visiting Thailand during the month of September with early estimates indicating a 22 per cent growth year-on-year.
Travellers to Thailand are often enticed by the country's beautiful beaches, flora and fauna all of which make this the ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
Concerns for the country's tourism industry were raised following a bombing at a shrine in Bangkok however; holidaymakers continue to flock to Thailand. Areepong Bhoocha-oom, Permanent Secretary for the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports recently stated:
"... the shock has happened in a big way in a short period of time. But the number of passengers is climbing back again and all the numbers we have are still higher than the previous year."
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