10 Best Thailand National Parks

10 Best Thailand National Parks

If you still believe that Thailand is a destination for sandy beaches and interesting archeological sites, it’s time to broaden your horizons. Beside its stunning beaches and spiritual temples, Bizarre national parks make Thailand worth to explore by the visitors. 
So, all the nature lovers, here is an ultimate retreat in Thailand with these 10 enticing National Parks:
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 Khao Luang National Park

Situated in the city Nakhon Si Thammarat of Thailand, the fun of visiting this national park lies in witnessing the unexplored varieties of fauna. Being home to the highest mountain in southern Thailand, Khao Luang boasts stunning waterfalls and luscious forests. Astonishing creatures like Orchid Mantis can also be located in this distinctive park. 
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kui buri thailand national park

Kui Buri National Park

If you want to witness the Asian elephants, this is the best park to hope in. The best part of this park is to watch the animals wandering with their matriarchal families. If you are lucky enough, you can also observe the rare Asian wildlife including Muntjacs, Golden Jackals, Asian Leopards, Langurs, Bison-like gaur, Malaysian tapirs and Bantengs. However, hiking here is not allowed. The evergreen forests and lush grasslands provide awe-inspiring looks to the visitors.

ang thong park
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Ang Thong Marine National Park

With its 42 amazing islands, this stunning national park boasts the Karts Mountains, rock cliffs and pristine limestone islands. Sprawled across 100 square kilometers, you can reach here via speedboat from Koh Samui. Alternatively, you can enjoy the famous long tail boats to reach the place.
Many camping tents and lavish bungalows are available for the stay-in purpose on the main island. Snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and scuba diving are the prime activities enjoyed by the travelers here. 

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Khao Phra National Park Thailand

The only remained virgin rainforest in Phuket which offers adventurous hiking trails to the visitors. The impressive waterfalls here will make you fall in love with the place. Accommodating the largest waterfall in Phuket  – Bang Pae along with other large number of waterfalls make this park more inviting. The entry to the park is chargeable at $6.30 but it is worth spending to view the amazing Asian wildlife. 
More than 100 species of birds will amplify your bird-watching experience here. Also known as renowned Gibbon Rehabilitation Center in world, you can find numerous animals like deer, langurs and moneys here as well.
Seeking for a more off beaten track escape from Phuket ? check out Mergui Archipelago

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Mu Kho Lanta National Park 

If you are a nature-lover, a visit to this exotic park is imperative. This hidden gem is located on the southern tip of Koh Lanta, Thailand. Accommodating several fascinating islands like Ko Lanta Yai and Ko Lanta Noi, it is sprawled across a whooping area of 134 kilometers. From white sand beaches to rugged hillsides and amusing rainforests, this park has something for everyone. 
The mesmerizing waterfalls give away an awe-inspiring environment to hike around the place. Discovering the vintage points that provide an iconic view of the scenic coastline is majestic. 

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Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand, sitting at the heart of this spectacular national park. It lies towards the Northern Thailand. The foothills of the Himalayan region begin here leading to massive peaks. The soothing micro-climate of the place makes this park a fascinating deal to explore. 
You can discover the super hiking opportunities here. The mesmerizing waterfalls fills the place with jaw-dropping looks. 
The park is often selected as an eco site for our Myanmar Overland Tours from Thailand to India !

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Khao Sok National Park

Most popular for protecting the stunning marine habitat, Khao Sok is an easily accessible National Park from Krabi and Phuket. The skyscraping Limestone Mountains and enriched fauna are the signature specialty of this park which attracts numerous visitors every year. Man-made Cheow Lan Lake is the anther major highlight of this park which was formed in 1987. 
The crystal clear lake here appears like a green emerald during the day under bright sunlight. Enjoy watching the numerous species of deer, birds and monkeys. Kayaking and swimming are the prime activities along with hiking through verdant jungles. 

erawan national park
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Erawan National Park

Located profoundly in the Kanchanaburi Province, this exotic park was established in 1975. Spread across 550 square kilometers, it is counted among most visited National Parks in Thailand. Erawan Waterfall is considered to the greatest attraction of the place. 
While on a day trip to Bangkok, don’t forget to pay a convenient visit here for experiencing its exciting views.

khao yai national park

Khao Yai National Park 

With its striking grasslands, this amazing park will transport you to Africa’s jungle with its dense fauna. Counted as third largest national park, the Wild Asian Elephants are considered as the major attraction of the park. Surrounded with several fascinating parks including UNESCO listed Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex, this park is a home to tigers and rare Asiatic bears which are quite difficult to spot.

hat chao mai

Hat Chao Mai National Park

Located on the south-west corner of Thailand, this amazing marine park will let you explore the spectacular sea-variety. Sprawled across the 89 square miles, you can also enjoy some protected coral reefs here. As the climatic conditions of the park are great for the aquatic animals and birds, you can also enjoy bird-watching amicably. 
There are some spectacular beaches available beyond this national park, which let the visitors enjoy beach hoping and tantalize their taste buds with delectable Thai food. 

Article Travel writer: Reema Singhal


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