Yala Prepares to Open New Tourist Sites After COVID-19 Situation Eases

The southern border province of Yala has prepared to open and introduce its new tourist sites, when the COVID-19 situation eases.

Deputy Governor of Yala Patimoh Sadiyamu led a team of local personnel from both the public and private sectors to inspect new tourist attractions in Raman and Yaha districts and plan to work out some routes for one-day trips to various local tourist sites.

In Raman district, they visited the Tohni mountain in Kota Baru subdistrict to view the beautiful “sea of clouds” on the hill, which is about a 15-minute drive from the town of Yala.

The team also visited the Kota Baru Cultural Museum, which is set to become a learning and tourism center, with pictures, documents, and paintings displaying local art, culture, history, and lifestyle. Kota Baru is an old town recognized for its fine jewelry in the past.

In Yaha district, the team visited the moon observatory on the Pare mountain, where local Muslims in Yala and nearby areas get together to watch the new moon in order to set significant days for Islamic religion.

They also proceeded to the Ban Tachi community in Tachi subdistrict. Interestingly, this community has more than 100 jeeps to take tourists to visit local waterfalls and fruit orchards, where visitors may taste such local fruit varieties as durian and mangosteen.

Another attraction is a mountain landscape, where visitors may appreciate the beautiful scenery of Yala and the nearby province of Songkhla. This landscape is about 400 meters above sea level, and at the scenic viewpoint, visitors may have a clear view of both the amazing sunrises and sunsets.

The Deputy Governor of Yala said that local officials would discuss with villagers to set directions for local tourism development. More importantly, local residents must be encouraged to participate in the management of their tourist sites on a sustainable basis.

Source: The Government Public Relations Department

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