5 National Parks You Must Not Miss in Thailand
Game parks, reserves, and beaches are the biggest tourist attractions globally. Thailand is endowed with amazing game parks and beaches making it a must stop destination for someone who wants to experience nature’s ultimate beauty. Additionally, Thailand offers the easiest ways to reach these conserved sites with state of the art road networks and direct flights to most of the areas, for example, between Phuket and Phi-Phi. The following are some of the most amazing sites in Thailand for an outdoor trip.
Khao Yai National Park
Having been declared a national park in 1962, Khoa Yai has risen to be Thailand’s iconic beauty. Covering over 2000 square kilometers of flora and fauna, it is the second largest national park in the country. Night tours offer the best attractions as tourists are able to witness the native nocturnal organisms such as deer, big cats, and bats. The area is also easily accessible from Bangkok.
Kaeng Krachan National Park
Covering over 2400 square kilometer floor area, Kaeng Krachan is the largest national park in Thailand. It is considered as among Thailand’s most exquisite areas majorly because of its well preserved nature. The park has as many bird species as they are in the whole of United Kingdom. Mammal species are over 50 making it a must stop destination.
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
This national park is located in a mountainous area. The temple of Khuta Kuruhas is housed in the scenic cave of Phraya Nakhon. This is the primary attraction as it represents Thailand’s culture and connects the past to the present. It also has luxurious beaches with hut accommodations along its coast. Food is among the leading attractions to this amazing national park. There are shacks by the roadside that see fresh prawns.
Khao Sok National Park
Innovation has made Khao Sok a leading attraction in Thailand. Its unique accommodation of floating bungalows offers visitors the opportunity to see some of the biggest animals in the country like bears, tigers, and elephants as they drink water in the Khlong Saeng River. It also has plenty of small creatures especially lizards and other small reptiles (image by marijanlisic).
Khao Sok National Park – Thailand
Thung Salaeng Laung National Park
Kaeng Song Waterfall located in Thung Salaeng Laung Park provides a serene and peaceful environment for those who visit the park. Dubbed ‘Thailand’s Niagara Falls’, Kaeng Song Waterfall is a three tier waterfall that becomes rather fierce during the rainy seasons. Tourists can bathe or raft in the uneven surrounding waters. They could also enjoy some perfect coffee as they view the waterfall from the nearby coffee shops. It is the best place to take photographs.
Sarinat National Park
Sarinat national park is a tiny park located to the northwest of Phuket. It has a small forest backed by a pristine beach. In spite of the fact that the park is too small for a lot of activity and adventure, its pristine beaches are good enough to just spend days on them. It has air conditioned bungalows and a composite for renting. It provides the best way to enjoy Phuket experience without commercialism and crowds.
Outside the major cities – Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok among many others, Southeast Asia has a lot to offer to its visitors. Among them are its natural attractions, picturesque towns, ruins and temples. You can rest assured that a visit to this area will not disappoint you irrespective of what you love the most. Southeast Asia has everything from amazing buildings to the charming natural attractions.
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Feature image by Danilo Atzori