TAT promotes low-carbon tourism route along Bangkok’s Phadung Krung Kasem Canal
To encourage tourists to partake in responsible tourism through activities that reduce their carbon footprint.
Bangkok, 30 August 2023 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is promoting low-carbon tourism routes along Phadung Krung Kasem Canal in Bangkok to encourage tourists to partake in responsible tourism through activities that reduce their carbon footprint.
TAT, with cooperation from Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), conducted a fam trip on 19 August 2023 for Japanese media and bloggers, as well as representatives from Destination Management Companies (DMCs) to showcase a fun way for tourists to help protect the environment as they explore local attractions and enjoy fun activities along Phadung Krung Kasem Canal.
The trip started with cruising by electric boat from Hua Lamphong Station Pier to the first stop at Wat Thewarat Kunchon Worawihan. This temple was constructed during the Ayutthaya period and has become a royal temple since the reign of King Rama IV the Great. The temple is famous for the mural painting, the principal Buddha image Phra Phuttha Devaraj Phatimakorn, and Phra Phuttha Devaraj Neramit image.
The cruise continued to Nakhon Sawan Pier to visit the 100-year-old Nang Loeng Market, one of Thailand’s first inland markets. As well as enjoying street food, activities at this stop included the Khon costume embroidery workshop at Ban Narasin, a major Khon performance troupe during the reign of King Rama VI.