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Visitors flood Nakhon Phanom’s scenic Nong Wai Lake

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Nakhon Phanom’s Nong Wai Lake has become a tourist magnet again as visitors descend on the area amid a third phase of lockdown easing, grabbing rafts to take in the lake’s natural beauty.

Visitors flood Nakhon Phanom’s scenic Nong Wai Lake

The president of a local rafting business, Lian Chidpak, said yesterday (June 7) that Nong Wai has suffered the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, but the government’s recent lockdown easing has boosted tourism again. However, raft operators and restaurants are taking Covid-19 preventive measures, such as making sanitisers available and checking the temperature of all tourists. Moreover, visitors are limited to 10 per raft and alcohol sales are prohibited.

Visitors flood Nakhon Phanom’s scenic Nong Wai Lake
Nong Wai, a natural lake covering more than 100 rai in Fung Dang sub-district, was developed into a local reservoir and tourist attraction.

Visitors flood Nakhon Phanom’s scenic Nong Wai Lake
The price to rent a raft for the first hour is Bt250 and Bt100 for the next. It’s Bt1,050 for a whole day. Part of the revenue earned is handed to local people to develop their villages.

Published : June 08, 2020

By : THE NATION