THAILAND. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a new campaign, “dark sky tourism,” to attract stargazers to visit 12 stargazing spots across Thailand.
The newest campaign is a collaborative project of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Narit) aimed at promoting dark sky conservation areas to travelers who prefer secluded areas.
Part of the “Visit Thailand Year 2022-2023: Amazing New Chapters” tourism campaign, the “dark skies” project targets travelers who wish to get close to nature, away from “light pollution.”
A total of 12 locations in five different provinces all over Thailand have been designated as “dark sky conservation” areas. The list comprises national parks, villages, private properties, and suburban regions.
Dark sky tourism designated areas
The 12 locations include:
- Huai Nam Dang National Park
- On Tai Community
- Pha Taem National Park
- Phu Khiew-Thung Kraman Wildlife Sanctuary
- Pha Hin Ngam National Park
- Phu Langka National Park
- Alcidini Wine Vineyard,
- Raintree Residence Hotel
- The Piano Resort
- Gran-Monte Wine Vineyard
- Muak Lek ATV Stadium
- Baan Rai Yai Cha Phlu Farm House
Interested travelers/stargazers may get a copy of the guidebook titled “Inviting You to See Stars” for travel routes and accommodation information. The book also contains attractions for stargazing based on astronomical data.