Top 29 National Parks in Thailand for Exploring

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Do you like going on an adventure outdoors? Check out these amazing national parks in Thailand that are boasting with wildlife and stunning nature.

There are nearly 147 National Parks in Thailand. Below is the list of 29 top National parks in Thailand. Much of the area is protected, many wildlife sanctuaries are also in forested Thailand.

Top 29 National Parks in Thailand for Exploring

Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
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Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

It is located in Ao Nang, in Krabi Province, Thailand. It is a marine national park. It covers an area of 387.9 square kilometers. A large number of tourists visit here due to its scenic beauty, islands, coral reefs, layered cliffs of limestone mountains and caves. Long white beach is a point of attraction here.

Flora has a large number of wildlife, inhabits the park as mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Fish as sea slug is also found here.

→ Where to stay: Best hotels in Krabi

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Dusky leaf monkey in Kaeng Krachan National Park
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Kaeng Krachan National Park

Located in the Myanmar border in the Phetchaburi Province. Wildlife lovers would be elated to be here. The dense forests, valleys, large wildlife, caves are all the raw treat for wildlife photographers. It is among the best National parks in Thailand for wildlife.

The wildlife is in abundance, and palm trees are found here too. On a visit to The National Park, one must visit Palau and Thortip waterfall, Khao Phanom Thung viewpoint, campsites. Butterfly watching is frolic.

→ Where to stay: Best hotels in Phetchaburi

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Things to do in Koh Samui: Take a Trip to Angthong Marine National Park

Mu Koh Angthong National Marine Park

The archipelago of 42 islands, this marine national park is in Southern Thailand. Koh Paluay, the sea gypsies are inhabited here. The park is full of adventure, encountering extensive wildlife. The famous Emerald lake is also in this park.

When on a visit here, Samui Island tour, snorkel, and Kayak tour, speedboat, and big boat drives to explore the scenic beauty of the marine park and to nearby places.

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Khao Laem Ya–Mu Ko Samet National Park
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Khao Laem Ya–Mu Ko Samet National Park

It is a marine national park in the Gulf Of Thailand. It includes an archipelago of Ko Samet and nine other islands. The mountains and beaches are the attractions here.

A variety of fishes as parrotfish, cuttlefish are seen here. Different types of birds and wildlife are seen. Snorkeling is a loved activity here.

Visit included islands are beloved by tourists.

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Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
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Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park

It is located in the Fang district of Chiang Mai Province. The mountainous terrain, natural geysers, botanical gardens create a collage of nature’s bliss here. Rare plant species Impatiens jurpioides is found here. Bird watching is also a visual treat here.

Doi Ang Khang is an agricultural station nearby. Sunrise here is not to be missed. I loved hiking and trekking.

→ Where to stay: Best hotels in Chiang Mai

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Explore Ao Phang Nga National Park

Ao Phang Nga National Park

It is located in Phang Nga Province in Southern Thailand. The park has a vibrant flora and fauna. Coasted by Andaman sea, it covers nearly 42 Islands in it. Cruise rides bypassing caves, stalactites formation would be a delight. The serene, clear water is fantastic to see. Klong Marui fault line is found here.

Famous James Bond Island is also here.

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Ao Ta Lo Woo Pier Ko Tarutao
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Tarutao National Park

It includes 51 islands in it and is located in the Satun Province of Thailand. It is an ASEAN heritage park. Great for camping, snorkeling or diving.

The beautiful white beaches are absolute wow. Crab-eating macaques, mouse deer, wild pigs, sea eagles, pythons, and much wildlife to be found.

Son Bay, where turtles come to lay eggs. Luu Doo waterfall, crocodile cave, Pantaemaraka Gulf are the attractions of the park.

→ Where to stay: Best hotels in Satun

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Pa Hin Ngam National Park
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Pa Hin Ngam National Park

It is located in the Chayaphum province of Thailand. The vast landscape and beautiful scenery are for sight. The annual crop of siam flowers is scenic.

Dong Phaya Yen Mountains and the Khorat Plateau is at the boundary of National Park. The steep cliffs provide loving viewpoints. Lan Hin Ngam, Dok Kra Jiao, Sut Phaenden are the viewpoints to imbibe the landscape beauty. A three-tier waterfall, Namtok Thep Fana, is also there.

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Mu Ko Chang National Park
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Mu Ko Chang National Park

It is a marine national park, located in Trat Province of Eastern Thailand having 52 islands in it, the famous Ko Chang Island is here only.

Fauna is quite varied here. Oceanic whitetip shark and white tip reef shark are also seen here. Around 121 species of birds are recorded here.

Hiking, trails to waterfalls or mangroves, diving or snorkeling are loved activities here. Many waterfalls are also found in the park.

→ Where to stay: Best hotels in Trat

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Erawan National Park
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Erawan National Park

It is located in the Kanchanaburi district of West Thailand. The charming seven tired Erawan National Park with emerald green pond is a place of attraction here. The park encompasses caves, hills of limestone, streams, and plains. Not very unique wildlife watched here.

Birds are abundant. It is counted among the best national parks in Thailand. Phra That cave, wang Bah Dan cave, Khao Hin Lan Pee nature trail are also to be visited.

→ Where to stay: Best hotels in Kanchanaburi

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Khao Sok National Park
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Khao Sok National Park

It is located in the Surat Thani province of Thailand. It is the most bio-diverse area in the world. Nearly 120 species of fauna are found here, including rafflesia and pitcher plants. The limestone mountains, caves, unique ecosystem, lakes, valleys, Asian elephants make it one of the top National Parks in Thailand.

So many adventures wait for the one visiting here like trekking, jungle safari, boat ride, hiking, to name a few. The famous Cheow Larn Lake is also here.

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Khao Lak–Lam Ru National Park
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Khao Lak–Lam Ru National Park

This National Park in Thailand is located in Phang Nga Province. The park is famous for Ton Chong Fa waterfall. The park is ideal for hiking and well-defined trekking and camping too. A large number of wildlife is also there as the Malayan weasel, Sanda flying lemur, etc.

Small sandy beach and Khao Lak beach is also to be visited.

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Pha Taem National Park
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Pha Taem National Park

This park is located in the Ratchatani Province of Thailand on the river Mekong. The lavish view of the river and deep red paintings depicting the prehistoric era is found nowhere. Pha Taem and Pha Kam are the highlights of the park. The cliffs are referred to as “painted cliff.”

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Huai Luang Waterfall in Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park)
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Phu Chong–Na Yoi National Park

It is located in Ubon Ratchathani province of Thailand bordering Laos and Cambodia. There are amazing cliffs of Pha Pheung. It has beautiful viewpoints, colorful butterflies, and birdwatching.

Huay Luang Waterfall is in this park consisting of a white sandy beach with emerald green clear water. Bak Teo waterfall is also worth seeing.

→ Where to stay: Best hotels in Ubon Ratchathani

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Khao Laem National Park

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Khao Laem National Park

It is located in Tenasserim hills, Kanchanburi district of Thailand. The long walking trail, stream, the waterfall is what one sees here.

Pom Pee viewpoint is the best here to embrace the picturesque surroundings. Sangkhlaburi is a must-visit site where the teak wood bridge is there along the border of Myanmar. Several sunken ancient temples are also here.

→ Where to stay: Best hotels in Kanchanaburi

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Mae Wong National Park
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Mae Wong National Park

It is located in the Kamphaeng province of Thailand. Birdwatching is the loved activity here. Rufous-necked Hornbill, Burmese Ruhina, and many more of the rare bird species are sighted here. The dense forests, stream, and waterfalls add much to its scenery while on camping.

These places should be visited Mae Krasa, Mae Rewa, Mae Ki waterfalls, Mokochu Peak, and Chong Yen.

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Mu Ko Lanta National Park
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Mu Ko Lanta National Park

This National Park in Thailand consists of several islands located in Krabi Province. Rugged hills, beech forests, and mangroves are abundant here. Sea gypsies inhabit Chao Le. White beaches, snorkeling, trails, viewpoints attract the tourists. Bat cave is famous for giant bats. Mu Ko Rok Archipelago is advised to be visited for its beautiful surroundings.

→ Where to stay: Best hotels in Krabi

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View down the stairway leading to Pha Mo I Daeng
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Pha Daeng National Park

It is situated in the Chiang Mai district of Thailand at the Burma border. The forested area is flourished with abundant fauna and flora. Goral, wild boar, guar, the porcupine is all found here. Pine forest here is loaded with many rare species of plants. Popular viewpoints to have a scenic view of Thailand and Myanmar.

→ Where to stay: Best hotels in Chiang Mai

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Khao Phra Wihan National Park
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Khao Phra Wihan National Park

It is in Sisaket Province of Thailand bordering Cambodia. It contains ruins of 11th century Khmer Empire. Dangrek Mountain range is here only.

High cliffs, lush forest, and Mountain ranges define the place. Sightseeing is the loved activity of this place. Numerous landmines are in the area. Twin Stupas are also here.

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Hat Chao Mai National Park
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Hat Chao Mai National Park

This is a protected area and marine national park in the Trang Province of Thailand. Ko Muk, Ko Kradan and Ko Cheuk are islands in this national park. Endangered species as rare black neck storks and dugongs are encountered here white touring Islands. Macaques, langurs, white-bellied sea eagles are sighted here.

→ Where to stay: Best hotels in Trang

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Lam Nam Nan National Park

It is located in Thailand’s Phrae and Uttaradit Provinces. The high forested mountains are highlights of this park. Various economically valuable plants ae teak wood, Burmese ebony, rosewood, and many more are spotted here. Mixed forests with good fauna are spotted here. Sirkit dam and Lam Nam Nan lake are beautiful spots.

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Explore Sam Roi Yot National Park

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

The park covers some of the marines and is located in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province of Thailand. Phraya Nakhon cave is a famous place here.

The freshwater marsh Thung Sam Yot Rot, Sam Rai Yot ranges are quite popular here. Rich wildlife, mangroves, freshwater marsh, beaches, and limestone mountains are the whimsical things here.

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Huay Nam Dang National Park
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Huai Nam Dang National Park

Located in the Thai- Burmese border at Chiang Mai district of Thailand. The misty sea at Huai Nam dang mountains is the site of attractions here. The sunrise here is majestical. The mountainous forests with streams are usual sights here.

Doi Chang viewpoint, Doi Kio Lam, Huai Nam Dang waterfall are tourists spot.

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Kui Buri National Park
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Kui Buri National Park

Established in 1999, it is located in Khiri Khan Province. Best known for wild elephant and guar sighting point. The rich diversity in wildlife is seen here, especially mammals as golden jackal, langur, deer, etc. The area is liked camping also.

Huai Luek Ranger Station is a wildlife spotting area, mainly elephants.

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Doi Phu Nang National Park
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Doi Phu Nang National Park

It is located in Phayao Province in Thailand. There is variety in forests from evergreen to deciduous, wild animals like fishing cats, Asiatic black bears, etc. and rich fauna is found.

The Tarn Sawan waterfall, Kaeng Luang Dinosaur National park, Huai Ton Pueng waterfall, sunset point, caves are to be visited on tour. It is a known northern Thailand national park.

→ Where to stay: Best hotels in Phayao

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Doi Phu Kha National Park viewpoint)
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Doi Phu Kha National Park

It is located in Nan Province of northern Thailand. The good number of trails, atop campsites, lovely viewpoints, mysterious caves can be seen in this National Park.

Not much wildlife is seen, but a generous number of birds seen even the rare species. A 1715 meters viewpoint is the attraction here. Tham Pha and Tham Pha Pheung caves are to be visited.

Tourists do visit Campsites and trails.

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Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
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Doi Suthep–Pui National Park

This is located in the Chiang Mai district of Thailand. Wat Phra Doi Suthep temple is here. Doi Pui mountains and adjoining villages are quite famous here.

Best destinations for cycling and hiking because of the end number of trails. Big flora and fauna, a large number of birds are spotted here. Bhuping Royal Palace is also a good place to visit. It is one of the northern Thailand national parks.

→ Where to stay: Best hotels in Chiang Mai

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Khao Yai National
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Khao Yai National Park

It is the first National park of Thailand located is in the Central part of the country. A long list of birds, mammals, reptiles are in the park. Ideal for wildlife tours.

Viewpoints, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife watching, camping, waterfalls are the loved activities here.
Haew Narok Waterfall is the highest waterfall in the country is also located here. Nan Phag Chi watchtower near a salt lick is a nice place to relax and watch nature’s bliss.

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Tat Mok National Park
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Tat Mok National Park

It is located in the Phetchabun District of Thailand. The park is smaller still owns good wildlife in it. The park is the place for nature lovers.

Pak Pak river and Chi river flows by it. There is a viewpoint where the whole Phetchabun and lovely sunset could be viewed. The continuous waterfall flowing by crack and spaces in the mountains creates a beautiful mist.

Tat Mok waterfall, Song Nang waterfall, Lan Chao dam campsite, mountain facing viewpoints of the park.

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