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Ecotourism in Phuket

         
 
         A half-day tour, offered by local ecotourism group, has brought Ban Bang Thao Choeng Thale village, a coastal community in Phuket, into the public eye, as a model community that has successfully adopted the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great to improve their livelihoods. The village is also a role model of seamless and peaceful coexistence between diverse cultures such as Muslim and Buddhist communities. The trip begins at the meeting point at Mukarom, the largest mosque in the province. Participants are requested to pay a fee of only 800 baht to join the tour. They will then be taken on a ride for a tour around the village. The first stop on the ride is an organic farm for cultivating hydroponic vegetables, coconuts, mangoes, bananas, pumpkins, guavas, among other lucrative produces. The next stop is a rubber plantation owned by a local couple who earn a living by selling rubber products.  They also raise ducks and grow vegetables on the farm. Along the tour route is a also a goat farm run by a father and son business, that breeds dairy goats, making them a decent income. The last stop on the route is the village's local cuisine conservation station, where tourists are recommended to make a stopover just before lunchtime. Here, visitors are served local food made from fresh, local ingredients and produces, and are also given the opportunity to learn recipes or even how to cook their favourite local dishes.
 
 

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