The 3rd Eagle Watching and Products Selling of Phetchaburi will take place from January to February, 2012, at the multi-purposed ground by the highway No. 1023 in Baan Nong Plalai Community, Khao Yoi district in Phetchaburi.
This event is aimed at raising awareness on eagle protection and eco-tourism promotion. Moreover, it serves as a forum that encourages youths to learn more on natural habitats in Thailand and enables local people to understand local economic development and how important it is, said Mr. Prasopchai Areewong, the chief of the Nong Plalai Sub- District Administration Office.
Since its highlight concerns eagles, the event has an exhibit on the so-called king of all winged creatures, a display about local lifestyle at Baan Nong Plalai, selling of OTOP goods, eagle watching, a photo contest on eagles, hawks and local lifestyle as well as a contest of colored drawing made by primary and secondary students entitled, “Eagles: the King of the Sky and the Great Hunter”. Also, there will be a cultural performance of Lao Phuan, Lao Wieng, Lao Song and Thai Song Dam.
On the occasion, professional photographers from discoverythai.com will display their photos of many eagles as well.
Besides the stage performances at night, visitors can enjoy beautiful landscape and natural eco-system at the nearby Baan Khao Samoh Rabang as it has a lot of glittering fireflies at the Baan Khao Samoh Rabang.
“Nong Plalai is one of the best places for eagle watching in Thailand. Besides eagles, hawks and other rare birds can be easily seen as they migrate from the cold weather in other countries to stay here every year. Currently, many photographers are coming and staying here to take pictures of the birds, thus enabling local people to earn more income,” added Mr. Prasopchai.
For more information, please contact the Nong Plalai Sub-District Administration Office at tel. 032 796 681-2 daily at office hours.