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The Royal Project Market 2016

September 22 - 26, 2016

Venue: Parc Paragon, Siam Paragon, Bangkok

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is proud to invite Thais and foreign tourists to taste, try, and buy fresh and processed organic products from the Royal Projects in the country’s northern highlands which will be on sale at Siam Paragon, during the Royal Project Market 2016 from 22-26 September (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.)

Fair goers can shop for agricultural produces at the market such as portobello and lingzhi mushrooms, avocados, pears, mangoes, beans and rice, coffee and tea as well as processed foods and ready-to-drink fruit juices which were brought to Bangkok to sell directly to city dwellers, so buyers can ensure to receive high quality products, fresh from the farm.

The Royal Project was initiated by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1969 with the aim to develop high-altitude, cold-climate crops and prevent slash-and-burn agriculture, deforestation and the cultivation of narcotic plants in the Northern provinces. Several royal projects developments has been introduced throughout the northern region ever since.

Today, there are 38 Royal Project Development Centres spread over Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Lamphun and Phayao provinces. Chiang Mai alone has more than 20 sites and these serve as living museums for anyone interested in learning about sustainable alternative living and how poverty can be alleviated.

The products from Royal Project bears witness to the success of the Royal Project Foundation’s extensive study, research and experimentation in bringing sustainable development for local people in each area.

For those interested to know more, there will also be exhibitions for everyone can learn about the Royal Project initiatives across Thailand.

Learn more about the Royal Project Foundation at

Displayed picture: a hilltribe boy at Doi Mon Cham, Nong Hoi Royal Project Development Center, Chiang Mai

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