Request for zipline operations in Doi Suthep-Pui national park rejected

The department director-general Mr Thunka Natithamsakul said that zipline is very popular among tourists who prefer something exciting and adventurous, but however, he noted, there were several accidents resulting in injuries. He stressed that the department would not allow these activities to be held in forests under its jurisdiction.

Besides sliding from one tree top to another for a distance of 725 metres via a sling, the company, Eagle Track, also offers walking on hanging bridge, climbing spiral staircases and net and other adventuring activities.

The department director-general Mr Thunka

Natithamsakul said that zipline is very popular among tourists who prefer something exciting and adventurous, but however, he noted, there were several accidents resulting in injuries.

He stressed that the department would not allow these activities to be held in forests under its jurisdiction.

He pointed out that the area eyed by Eagle Track to operate zipline operations was located in Doi Suthep-Pui national park and, hence, the company's request was rejected.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)