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Scenic splendour of Sukhothai national park draws tourists during long weekend

Jul 27. 2020
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By THE NATION

The picturesque views of sunrise, sunset, and sea fog drew huge numbers of domestic tourists to Sukhothai’s Ramkhamhaeng National Park during the long weekend beginning July 25.

Scores of tourists challenge their abilities climbing to the hilltop to enjoy the cool 20 degrees Celsius weather and the scenic views.

The park is 1,200 metres above sea level in Khiri Mat district.

A trek from the foothill to the top is around 3.5 kilometres, with a 45 degrees gradient. It takes on average three hours to reach the top and get a view of the sunset, the sunrise, or sea fog.

The national park chief, Sawang Sithichayapornkul, said the park was popular with visitors seeking an outing over the weekend or the long weekend, due to the captivating scenery and cool weather. Some visitors camp there to enjoy the weather on the Khao Luang hilltop for as long as possible.

The park chief said that officials had this time implemented "new normal" measures to prevent Covid-19 risk among tourists.

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