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    Number of visitors to Doi Inthanon capped

    Number of visitors to Doi Inthanon capped
    Saksit Meesubkwang

    The Chief of Doi Inthanon National Park has limited the amount of visitors to the famed mountain to no more than 5,000 tourists per day. This is due to the limited services such as bathrooms, parking spaces and the adverse effect of the natural surroundings.

    Chief Anan Sornngai said that in previous years Doi Inthanon National Park, especially on New Years day there were approximately 12,000 tourists. This amount overloaded the park which ideally can support only 5,000 tourists.
    Sornngai added that the Meteorological Department has forecasted a colder winter this season and the tourist attracting frost or mae kaning on Thailands tallest mountain will be present in the coming months.

    An ongoing study is taking place that may eventually limit the number of daily visitors to only 2,000. The results of the study will be released at a later date.

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    Re: Number of visitors to Doi Inthanon capped

    so, would visitors have to pay higher prices? sign up in advance? participate in a lottery? or they would just turned be away at the park entrance? are there such limitations in other national parks in Thailand, and if so, how is it managed?

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    Re: Number of visitors to Doi Inthanon capped

    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Don View Post
    An ongoing study is taking place that may eventually limit the number of daily visitors to only 2,000.
    Like Koh Samet and other national parks that are suffering due to mass tourism, this initiative has been long overdue. Many places just don't have the infrastructure to handle so many tourists. However:

    National Park + Foreign Tourists = Lots of money
    National Park - Foreign Tourists = Loss of Money

    Who are we kidding? This won't last.

    But let's give them A+ for effort.

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