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Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang

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Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang

When talking about agricultural tourism, many people would think of “Doi Ang Khang”, which is now well-known as a tourist attraction with many beautiful flowers and trees planted in various parts, including the surrounding scenery. This place was always visited by the visitors.For “Doi Ang Khang” is the first royal project of Thailand, Happened from the royal His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, when he visiting the hill tribe village of Doi Pui near the royal palace Phuping Palace. And know that Hill tribe do the opium farming and sales in local, they are still poor and hard living. Although they were have “Doi Pui Research Station of Kasetsart University” which operates the winter fruit research to assist hill tribe peoples to earn more. The Doi Pui research station also has a narrow area. He ordered to set up his royal project in 1969, by Prince Bhisadej Rajani was the director of the royal project in the first phase namely “The royal Hill-Tribe peoples Development Project “, and later the King was change name to Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang.

“Angkhang Royal Agricultural Station” is the first royal project in Thailand. This is a place to research for vegetables, fruits and flowers, to give examples to hill tribe people in bringing these crops into farming instead of opium farming. Major Propose is to make hill tribes more income than before. According to the words of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej that is “Let him help himself”.

At present, Angkhang Royal Project has been experimenting and promoting the continuous growing of vegetables, fruits and flowers, as seen in this time there are 10 kinds of winter fruit such as strawberry, barrow, persimmons, kiwifruit and more than 60 kinds of winter vegetables such as carrots, vegetables, salads, etc., and many winter flowers, such as carnations, roses, chrysanthemums.

There are not only to promoting the hill tribe plantation it, but the station also purchased the return, to be sold to seasonal tourists. And there is also the processing of various products to make it a higher value. There will make hill tribes more income.

From the original Ang Khang is a bald mountain. There is opium farming or shifting farming. When it became to a fertile fruit and vegetable crop, the villagers have a jobs, earning a better quality of life. It has been developed to make Doi Angkhang become a tourist attraction. This is another way to increase income for hill tribe people around Angkhang Royal Agricultural Station. If you have a chance come to visit, do not forget to visit it too.

 

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