Google Maps searches show Thais are opting for more eco-friendly activities
The search engine released data on the search topics of eco-friendly Thai users ahead of Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22 every year.
Data shows that search for forest hiking routes in Thailand increased by 132% year-on-year, while search for public parks also increased by 49% year-on-year .
The top five hiking routes searched on Google Maps between March 2021 and last month are Wat Pha Lat Hike (Monk’s Trail) in Chiang Mai, Pha Hua Sing in Phetchabun, Kew Mae Pan in Chiang Mai, Khunkorn Forest Park in Chiang Rai and Monkey Trail. in Ao Nang from Krabi.
Along with public parks and nature trails, Thais are also interested in farmers markets, with searches for this topic increasing by 66% year-on-year.
The five most popular farmers’ markets among Thai netizens are Chiang Mai’s Saturday Organic Market, Jin Jai and Kad Ban Ho Farmers’ Market, Pathum Thani’s New Si Mum Muang Market, and Surin’s Sunday Green Market.
Thais also showed interest in waste management, with the search for waste management services increasing by 67%, while the search for thrift stores and second-hand and vintage clothing sellers increased by 44%. , 57 and 153% respectively.