National park in Krabi earns over B260m in entry fees in 4 months

National park in Krabi earns over B260m in entry fees in 4 months

Number of tourists visiting Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi has almost doubled

Maya Bay is one of the popular attractions in the southern province of Krabi. (Photo: Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park)
Maya Bay is one of the popular attractions in the southern province of Krabi. (Photo: Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park)

Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park in Krabi has generated more than 260 million baht in entry fees in less than four months, owing to the continual increase in the number of tourists visiting the popular island attraction.

From October last year to Thursday (Feb 22), park officials have collected 267,500,382 baht in entry fees from 126,398 tourists, park chief Yutthaphong Damsrisuk said on Friday. 

For the previous fiscal year from Oct 1, 2022 to Sept 30, 2023, entry fees totalled 276 million baht.

The number of tourists visiting the park has doubled compared to the same period last year, said Mr Yutthaphong. During weekends, fee collections have reached 2.6 million baht, he added.

On Friday, many tourists were seen on tour boats heading to Hat Nopparat Thara beach in tambon Ao Nang in Muang district of Krabi, generating handsome income for local tourism-related businesses.

Entrance fees to the marine park are 20 baht for Thai children and 40 baht for Thai adults. Foreign children are charged 100 baht and foreign adults 200 baht. 

Special service fees are required for visiting tourist attractions – Ko Phi Phi Don, Ko Phi Phi Le and Ko Mai Phai – with fees of 200 baht each for foreign children and 400 baht for foreign adults, according to the park's website.

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