CHIANG RAI– Government agencies in Chiang Rai province have gathered at a meeting to discuss plans to promote the little-known Phaya Phi Phak Forest Park as an important historical attraction.
Army Region 3 and related agencies have planned to develop the national park into a must-see tourist attraction in Chiang Rai, highlighting its forest landscape and historical importance.
In the past, Phaya Phi Phak Forest Park was a battlefield between communist rebels and Thai soldiers during the decade-long Cold War. Their Majesties the King and Queen visited the strife-torn area to boost morale for the soldiers and villagers. During his visit, HM the King also bestowed his footprints, which are now kept in Mengrai Fort.
The project is intended to celebrate the 88th birthday anniversary of HM the King.