|Thai-Online||Date: Monday, 27.08.2018, 09:33 | Message # 1|
|Fantastic nature, authentic festivals and ancient cultural traditions on the shores of the Greater Mekong in the provinces of Ubon Rachathani, Si Sa Ket, Yasoton and Amnat Charoen.|
A new tourist cluster - the four northeastern provinces of Ubon Rachatkhani, Yasoton, Si Sa Ket and Amanat Charoen stand on the shores of the Greater Mekong and border Cambodia and Laos. In this region of Thailand, there is Pha Tay National Park and a large island of the many small islands of Sam Phan Bok or the Grand Canyon of Thailand. This region produces the world's best rice, Hom Mali, Thailand's jasmine rice. The region has many temples and significant historical sites. Local cuisine, traditions and lifestyle are special and different from the traditional Thai style.
Ubon Ratchathani is the center of this regional tourist cluster. Ubon Rachatkhani has an international airport, which, besides national flights, serves passengers from the CLMV countries, which include Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Vietnam. The province of Ubon Rachatkhani is planned to be developed as a tourist center of Buddhism and a hub of the Greater Mekong subregion. Si Sa Ket will become a province of sports tourism, Yasoton - a cultural tourism, and Amnat
Charoen will become a Buddhist Mecca.
Tourism development in four provinces will focus on improving the quality of tourist facilities, as well as on products and services. Transport infrastructure and other facilities will be further developed for easy access to local tourist attractions.
In the provinces, it is planned to train tourist staff. Community activities in the tourism sector will be encouraged and stimulated by the state to develop and support cross-border tourism.
tourism. In 2017, about 5,5 millions of tourists visited four provinces. This is 10% more than in the previous year. Most tourists, on 96,5%, were Thais. They mainly stayed in Ubon Ratchathani, and then went to Si Sa Ket, Yasoton and Amnat Charoen.