Lampang organizes orchid tree festival to stimulate tourism


LAMPANG, 28 February 2016 – Lampang province has organized the 15th Ban Pameang Orchid Tree Festival in the Chae Son national park, Mueang district. Deputy Governor Somchai Kamonthepthewin and executives of provincial government units attended the opening ceremony of the event on Sunday.

The festival is the province’s major annual tourism event held by four provincial organizations, including the Mueang pan district office, Lampang provincial administrative organization, Chae Son local administrative organization and Chae Son National Park. Apart from promoting tourism of the district, the festival seeks to raise awareness on environmental protection.

The festival is considered as an activity to encourage the locals, including hill tribe people, to join hands in sustainably managing natural resources in their communities. The festival is also part of Lampang’s provincial development plan aimed at developing the province as a livable city of happiness.