Chiang Mai –
Thousands of tourists had flocked to experience the cold weather in the largest city in northern Thailand during the four-day special long holiday weekend, November 19th to the 22nd, which was expected to generate more than 700 million baht.
Charoenrit Sanguansat, Governor of Chiang Mai, told the press yesterday that Chiang Mai has become one of the most popular tourist destinations, according to a survey conducted by Agoda travel platforms, as many attractions in the city were crowded with domestic tourists since the first day of the holiday.
Multiple tourism and economic stimulus agendas proposed by the government, such as “We Travel Together” and “Half-Half”, also played important roles in attracting local tourists to travel and spend their money, indirectly and significantly boosting the domestic economy during the Covid-19 global pandemic, according to the governor.
The most popular destinations were likely to be scenic viewpoints on cool and breezy mountain tops, including Mae Kampong Village, Doi Inthanon National Park, Mon Jam farming mountain top viewpoint, Mae Rim District, and the Doi Suthep–Pui National Park. Heavy traffic was also reported in certain areas due to tourism density.
Charoenrit expected that there will be more than 100,000 tourists coming in during the long additional weekend, announced by the government in September, and the provincial income is estimated to be around 700 million baht.
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