The Development of Agro-tourism Learning Route : A Case Study of Tumbon Khlongkhuean, Chachoengsao Province

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Khanchit Maraphot Thaksinat Somboon

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          The objective of this study was to develop Tumbon Khlongkhuean’s agro-tourism learning route. The process in the study involves both qualitative and quantitative research methods with participatory action research based on the data conducted through tourism resource audit sheet, interview and questionnaire.  The outcome of research revealed that Tumbon Khlongkhuean is rich of beautiful attraction, cultural and agricultural products to promote as agro-tourism destination. The studies of tourist’s behavior and opinion found they are interested to learn about the royal projects, to enjoy the beauty of nature and atmosphere of agro-tourism destination, to learn the orchard and agriculture combined orchards and learning from centre of agriculture knowledge transfer. The result of Tumbon Khlongkhuean’s agro-tourism learning route development revealed that the most appropriate of agro-tourism learning routes is an accommodation, followed by the ability to transfer the knowledge of the orchard owners, and the adequacy of orchards and farms, whilst the clarity of direction signs lasts in the average minimum from all above.  

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