Thailand, a country known for its cultural and natural splendours, is well aware of the effects of tourism. More than 34 million people from abroad visit the country every year. With this annual influx of people, the need arises to ensure that the natural and cultural wonders for which Thailand is known are very well protected.
The need to protect natural and cultural splendours is more important now than ever. There is nothing as tragic as visiting a place you have heard of, only to discover that many years of excessive tourism have stripped you of its magic and beauty.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) developed the ‘7 Greens’ initiative in 2011 to promote sustainable tourism across the country. These guidelines are helping to create carefully managed tourist attractions that allow tourists to continue to see, in the years to come, the incomparable beauty and unique cultures that Thailand has to offer.
They are built around the idea that, if we travel with sustainability in mind, these places will not succumb to excessive tourism.
Hin Sam Wan
Hin Sam Wan, which means Stone of the Three Whales, is a 75 million-year-old rock formation that protrudes majestically from the mountains. It got its name because, from the right perspective, it looks like a family of whales.
Accessible through an extensive network of trails, a hike to these impressive stone leviathans becomes an unforgettable way to take your breath away, not to mention the environmentally friendly way for visitors to explore the incredible views and surrounding forests.
On-site mystery and theories
Some strange things have already happened at the site, such as the observation of ORBs in the vicinity that appear and disappear in the middle of the forest and are reported by some tourists.
Another mystery is that some alternative theorists believe that once in the past the Stone of the Three Whales or Hin Sam Wan was a construction that was modified and used by some very advanced civilization that would have come to Earth.
This because of the mysterious formation of the structure that sometimes seems to resemble a runway for advanced ships or even an artificially created construction. But these are just theories.
Even so, we must always keep an open mind, because even if it is a natural formation or not, it is still an incredible structure to be observed.