Overview..his is possibly the most interesting temple in Th... Higher up in the mountains, temperatures may drop to near freezing at night. Today there are an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 domesticated elephants left in Thailand . 43 Learn how and when to remove this template message Among animal rights groups there has been a growing concern over elephant welfare. Baby elephants are highly valued as they are โรงแรมใกล้เซ็นทรัล ขอนแก่น ราคา 300 very popular among tourists. 43 Many mahouts thus mate their female elephants. Ms Somrudi Chanchai, Director of the TAT north-eastern Office, has forecaster that tourists to her Ian region will increase by 27.9 million sic visitors, generating 65 billion bahs in revenue. 29 Thailand's popularity as a tourist destination owes a great deal to its benign climate. Chinese visitors now account for 27 percent of all foreign travellers to Thailand. 13 It is estimated that the average Chinese tourist remains in the country for one week and spends 30,000–40,000 bah US$1,000–1,300 per person, per trip. 14 The average Chinese tourist spends 6,400 bah US$180 per day—more than the average visitor's 5,690 bah US$160. 10 12 According to Thailand's Tourism Authority, the number of Chinese tourists rose by 93 percent in the first quarter of 2013, an increase that was attributed to the popularity of the Chinese film Lost in Thailand that was filmed in the northern province of Chiang Mae . Ever since logging in Thailand was banned in 1989, elephants were brought into camps to put on shows for tourists and to give them rides. Reba President Weerawit Kuresombat attributed the decline to the rise in Chinese tourism. “...most of them Chinese tourists come on complete tour packages....This means they spend very little on extras....They rarely venture out for the night-life or even visit independent restaurants. In the five years after the logging ban, tourism in Thailand rose by 28 percent.
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