Loei Mountain: Mount Phu Bo Bit, which is three kilometres from downtown Loei but affords excellent views of the urban centre, is expected to draw far more tourists after it’s developed as a natural “Eiffel Tower”.
The province’s governor, Chaiwat Chuenkosum, said this week that Bt18 million would be spent on the project.
The Loei Public Works Office will build a stairway to the hilltop, replacing a natural trail that’s somewhat difficult to climb, and a walkway around the summit.
The stairway will be easy to ascend for people of all ages, with rest stops along the way and good illumination, Chaiwat said.
Sompong Pholpattanakul, the head of public works, said Phu Bo Bit is relatively small – rising to about 460 metres above sea level but in fact only 200 metres high – so it could be developed without the need for a huge budget.
He said the stairway would be about 667 metres long.