Mr. Chayaphon Inthasupha, the Sam Roi Yot District Chief, along village headmen and national park officials have been visiting the Thung Bua Ban area of Sam Soi Yot and have declared the area ready to welcome tourists in the coming season.
The group have taken a boat trip to see the natural beauty; especially the lotus flowers which are beginning to bloom prior to the peak of the season in December with 300 species as well as other abundant wildlife and fauna.
There have been Covid-safety measures taken to build confidence in tourists with all tourism operators fully vaccinated. All tourists must also be vaccinated must have evidence to show.
Mr. Apirak Sereesakulthorn, the headman of the village, said that during the Covid-19 outbreak, the village closed to tourism with villagers needing to return to fishing to supplement their income but now they are preparing to open and preparing to again welcome tourists.
Mr Pramanm Sapsuwan, 54, a boat driver, said he was so happy after such a quiet period. The lotus fields had only been open for tourism for about 2 years, but when we come across Covid, we had to close for about 4 months.
He says tourists won’t be disappointed. because besides watching lotus, they can also see a big variety of nature. There are many kinds of birds and he can take them to see monkeys come down to eat food and caves which are beautiful and impresses everyone who comes to cruise.
By the middle of November, the flowers will be in full bloom, especially in the morning as the sun rises over the top of the mountains.