Thailand launches NFTs to boost the country’s tourism industry

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched the “Amazing Thailand NFTs” collection for tourists visiting the country. The aim is for people who know the country to discover cultural landmarks of the country located in Southeast Asia.

Thailand, the country located in Southeast Asia, launched a collection of non-fungible tokens in a project called “Amazing Thailand NFTs” focused especially on tourists visiting the country.

They were created by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the NFTs will encourage people to discover and learn about cultural landmarks throughout the Asian country.

To claim these NFTs, interested people will have to travel to the five places exhibited in this collection of digital collectibles. Among the places to be visited by tourists is the Old City in Samut Prakan, one of the country’s iconic sites.

In addition, there are a total of 3999 non-fungible tokens for each tourist site and participants have until December 14 to get them.

Thailand is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world for its history, architecture and culture. It has more than 35 million visitors per year and in this country you will find extraordinary beaches, exotic foods, historic temples and for the youngest ones, a nightlife that they will surely love to know.

After the COVID-19 Pandemic, tourism is recovering again and returning to its usual tourist numbers. Now, with blockchain technology and the new Web3, it can help connect people to different places and in different ways that didn’t exist before.

In this way, the TAT has innovated extraordinarily with the use of NFTs to provide a new experience for tourists and allow them to take away digital collectibles from its most important cultural sites and also gain a deeper understanding of the history of this nation that is millions of years old.

The five places to visit where you will have the opportunity to collect the amazing NFTs are:

  • China Town: is the Chinatown located in Bangkok on Yaowarat and Charoen Krung streets.

  • Siam Square: is a famous shopping area in Bangkok. Named as one of the largest shopping malls of all.

  • The Old City of Samut Prakan

  • Wat Arun: is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, more specifically in the Yai district, on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River.

  • Giant Swing: is a religious structure in the Sao Cingcha district, located in Phra Nakhon, Bangkok. It was formerly used for an ancient Brahmin ceremony.

Yuthasak Supasornone of the key insiders of the TATYuthasak Supasorn TAT, one of Thailand’s leading insiders, spoke about this new collection of digital assets and said that Thailand’s amazing NFTs will bring many new services and give people the opportunity to conserve the country’s nature, explore different foods from other cultures and fully discover Thailand and its history.

He added that NFTs will offer new online experiences through real-world travel and the Amazing New Chapters project “will be part of the country’s drive to create a new tourism ecosystem towards a more technology-driven and sustainable industry.Visit Thailand 2022-2023The “Amazing New Chapters” project will be part of the country’s drive to create a new tourism ecosystem towards a more technological and sustainable industry.

Siam Square located in Thailand, photo 2022

To participate in this collection of NFTs, tourists will have to download an app called YARKS which is available for Android and iOS devices.

Subsequently, they will scan the QR codes that will be in each location mentioned above to collect the non-fungible tokens.

Also, there is an NFT to unlock at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport Bangkok International Airport.

On the other hand, there is an element of gambling in the Amazing Thailand NFTs, as there are only 3999 NFTs available, therefore, you will have to compete to reach each site and collect each one, to finally collect all the available NFTs.

In addition, tourists who manage to accumulate at least 3 (three) non-fungible tokens will be able to unlock offers, discounts, and free experiences throughout the country. This initiative is a big and innovative change in the way Thailand views Web3 technology and NFTs, as the trading of non-fungible tokens was banned a year ago.

Finally, as you can see, things have changed and Thailand gives an extraordinary opportunity to the NFT ecosystem and the possibility of being used for tourism benefits.

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Written by Rodrigo Catalan (TW: @RodrigoCatalanB) for NFT Express.