Thailand’s Top National Parks

For a Thai adventure, national parks the best option. Most of these parks are admirably maintained and offer amazing natural sights, abundant wildlife and marked trails. They even offer amenities like bathrooms, canteens and economical rental bungalows for longer stays.

When planning a stay at a bungalow in one of the national parks, it is best to book the place well in advance. You can make online reservation by visiting the official website of the Wildlife and Plant Conversation Department.  If you prefer to camp, most parks offer supplies like sleeping bags, tents etc, so you need not worry about carrying supplies with you. You may have to rent a bike or a car for internal transport within the park. If you wish to avoid the crowd, a weekday trip is a good idea.

With over 100 national parks, which include some marine national parks that encompass islands, spread around the kingdom of Thailand, it is difficult to pick the best ones. Here are some of the most popular and scenic national parks in the country

Doi Inthanon National Park

This national park offers everything you can wish for, from amazing hiking trails and lovely rivers to Buddhist temples. It is one of the best places to explore the beauty of northern Thailand. You can stay at either a basic accommodation or a bungalow. The park surrounds the Doi Inthanon mountain range (Doi Inthanon is the tallest mountain in the country). It is a great holiday destination for bird lovers. According to the Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, it houses over 350 bird species.

Kaeng Krachan National Park

This park covers mountain ranges, rivers, waterfalls, jungle as well as a reservoir. You can opt for a bungalow or a basic accommodation. The park also houses a variety of wildlife including hundreds of species of birds and mammals like deer, gibbons, macaques, elephants and many more, making it a very good option for animal lovers.

Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai, which is one of Thailand’s largest national parks, is an all-in-one package. It includes waterfalls, evergreen forests, grasslands as well as mountain ranges. With over 70 species of mammals and over 300 bird species, the park is a must-visit for animal lovers. The animals include elephants, deer, tigers, gibbons, black bears and many more. The place is convenient to reach, only a few hours bus ride from the capital. Other than camping in the park, you also have the option of staying at one of the wineries in the area.

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

This is a great place either to camp or rent a bungalow. The name Khao Sam Roi Yot means mountain with 300 peaks. The scenery of mountains is beautiful beyond imagination. Apart from the mountains, the park also encompasses some small islands, beaches, caves, marches and salt flats. The park is located barely an hour from Hua Hin. It is an ideal place for a memorable holiday.

Sirinat National Park

Although small, the pristine and serene beach, and the thick forest make Sirinat national park one of the top parks in the country. If camping is not your thing, you can rent an air conditioned bungalow here. It is the best place to relax and hang out in Phuket, away from crowd and pollution.

Hat Chao Mai National Park

This is one of the most scenic national parks in the country. The park is located south of Phuket and Krabi in Trang province. Rare sea cows (Dugong) have been sighted in this region. The park covers a number of beaches, tiny islands, caves and even hot springs.

Hat Wanakon National Park

This small national park, a two hour car ride away from Bangkok, is a perfect destination for those who want to relax and enjoy the scenery. Although there is not much to do, it’s a great place to hang out and enjoy the pristine beach and the forest.

Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

Ko Phi Phi Island is quite developed, in spite of being a part of the park. But there are several undeveloped islands at short distances from here, which can be visited within a day. Nopphara Thara beach offers both bungalows as well as camp site accommodations.

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