Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
The Study of Routes of Community – Based Tourism at Ban Bangnu, Ka lai Sub-District, Takua Thung District, Phang Nga Province, Thailand
Puangpen Churintr, Buaphin Tosarp, Chitima Joyjuer, Pongchan Klaiudom, Punyanuch Songsang, and Wallapa Narkprung
This research aims to study potentials of the community to develop as a community- based tourism (CBT), and routes of CBT of Moo 6, Ban Bangnu village, Kalai Sub-district, Takua Thung District, Phang Nga Province, Thailand. The results illustrate that the village has potentials to develop as a CBT village. It has infrastructure of roads, water supply, electricity, and new tourism attractions.. It also has physical potential attribute including safety to travelling, the rich, and the reputation of the tourist attractions. For environment preservation potential, it is sufficient in sound quality management including noise far from the industrial area, urban, or noisy activities; air quality management including smoke and dust free, no smell spread and no annoying in the tourist attractions. The potential of economic and social attributes: the places are clean, and safe. There are friendly people in the village. Cultural potential attribute is a unique tourist attraction. For natural potential attributes, it is natural beauty and beautiful scenery. The environment potential attributes is good. There is an opportunity for tourists to learn the way of life of the community. The management potential attributes, the village has only information signs for tourist attractions. Roads are sufficient, but electricity, water supply, toilets, parking areas, alarm signs, emergency, and the first aid equipments are evaluated at moderate level. For the routes of CBT, the community suggests four places to visit as two programs of one-day trip and seven- day trip programs.
Keywords: Routes, Community- based tourism, tourist attractions.