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CBT [Community Based Tourism]

What is CBT? Community Based Tourism is one of the management tool aiming on developed and owned by the community under their assets with support from the relevant agencies. Based on the following 4 objectives ...

1. Motivate and empower community to build ownership of resources and CBT.

2. Appreciate and conserve natural and cultural resources.

3. Generate supplementary economic and other benefits among community.

4. Provide quality tourism experiences and products.

The basic principles of CBT are participation, development, strengthening local institute and socially and environmentally responsible experience. The assets of CBT are the unique culture, natural resources, natural environment, bio-diversity, events, use of resources, rotational agriculture, traditional skill and knowledge and community empowerment that are gathered or generated by community itself.

There are many hill-tribe villages are scattering around Mae Hong Son area. Some of the villages now organizing the CBT Community Based Tourism. It means that tourists are welcome to spend some day and night within the village that is hosted by hill-tribe family. Also to participate the activity, cultural and way of life. Please find more information in CBT section by The Thailand Community Based Tourism Institute.

For this website, we are introduce 4 CBT villages in Mae Hong Son, please click on left links to visit them.