Tourism Routes and Learning Activities in the King’s Projects of Thailand

The Kingā€™s projects of Thailand are one of the most important strategies for developing the country. The projects have launched in all areas throughout Thailand. Benefits from the projects not only helped people live sufficiently but also led them how to learn and apply the knowledge to their lives. The majority of the projects have become learning centers for communities and turned to be tourism areas for visitors. The objectives of this preliminary research aimed to study tourism routes and learning activities of the Kingā€™s projects in Phetchaburi province which located in the middle part of Thailand. The Kingā€™s projects, such as Leam Phak Bia Environmental Research and Development Project, Chung Hua Man Royal Project, and another three projects were studied. The findings of the preliminary study were as follows: 1. Tourism routes among the five projects was started from Tha-Yang district to Cha- Am district, and it was one and a half day trip. The findings also revealed the potential of tourism in terms of tourism resources, available facilities, management, and cooperation of the people and organizations. 2. Learning activities of the areas were including wastewater treatment, water conservation, mangrove conservation, growing plants in dry areas, feeding milk cows. The projects also produced a daily farm with organic products and the areas became learning centers for farmers and visitors. Tourists or visitors can learn and experience the Thai way of living with local people particularly farmers in their communities. With a large area of each project, visitors can enjoy the walking and cycling routes around the area. The findings of this study confirmed both of the development from the Kingā€™ projects, and the dedication of the late King to his people.



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Wannawee Boonkoum, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Potjana Boonkoum, Pranakhon Rajabhta University, Thailand
Ratchadaporn Ketanon Naewhaengtham, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Jurairat Chimpalee, Pathumthina Vocational Education College, Thailand
Nopporn Chantaranamchoo, Silpakorn University, Thailand

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Conference: ECSS2017
Stream: Social Work

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