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Mae Hong Son sees tourism boost over holiday weekend

Khajohn Boonpath

Mae Hong Son’s Director of the Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT), Chanwit Nakasuwan, announced that the recent long holiday weekend for H.M. the King’s birthday was a boon to Mae Hong Son area tourism. He estimated that 50,000 people visited the province’s popular attractions. Pai, Pang Ung, Ban Rak Thai, home of Chinese ex-KMT soldiers, Pla cave, the Bua Tong sunflower fields and Kaew Komon cave were the top tourist destinations.

The director revealed that an estimated 225 million baht flowed into Mae Hong Son province from tourism beginning December 5.The Walking Street Market in Mae Hong Son’s Muang district proved to be a hugely popular attraction, with the city center streets quite crowded with tourists and their vehicles, keeping local traffic police quite busy.

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-- Chiang Mai Mail 2009/12/17

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