Natural Meadows: Development of Ecotourism in Chaiyaphum Province

Tiwaporn Jaroenpon, Boonsom Yodmalee, Kosit Phaengsoi

Abstract


This is a qualitative investigation to assess the current state and development of ecotourism at natural meadows in Chaiyaphum Province, North-eastern Thailand. Research was conducted from October 2012 to October 2013. Data was collected from document study and field research. Tools used for data collection were basic survey, observation, interview and focus group discussion. Results show that there are three categories of meadows in Chaiyaphum: Siam tulip meadows, gustavia meadows and kamang meadows. The level of ecotourism at natural meadows in Chaiyaphum province is good. There are provisions made for tourists in each of the eight categories investigated: food, location, accommodation, safety, transportation, souvenirs, surrounding environment and customs, beliefs and ceremonies.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ach.v6n2p82

Asian Culture and History   ISSN 1916-9655(Print)   ISSN 1916-9663 (Online)

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