In a move aimed at boosting domestic tourism, the Department of Highways has announced a free camping initiative in 27 campsites across 13 provinces until April 17. The director-general of the department, Sarawut Songsivilai, said that the goal is to encourage local travel and make it easier for travelers to explore the attractions located near highways. The campsites will have access to drinking water and toilets, and highway officials will be on hand to assist travelers.
This campaign provides a great opportunity for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts to discover the beauty of Thailand. The free campsites are located in popular destinations such as Mae Wong National Park, Thi Lor Su Waterfall, Khao Kho Royal Palace, and Khao Kho Sacrificial Monument. The provinces where these campsites are located are Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Kamphaeng Phet, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Tak, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Bueng Kan, and Loei.
Travelers who are interested in this initiative can get more information by calling the department’s call center at 1586. This effort by the Department of Highways is expected to encourage more local travelers to explore the beauty of Thailand and give a much-needed boost to the country’s tourism industry.