Most people know Thailand for its exciting entertainment scene, friendly people, and a sunny tropical weather that makes Thailand a holidaymakers’ paradise. However, Thailand’s natural beauty does not start and end with its colorful beaches.
The country is also home to numerous animal and plant species, some of which are only native to the country. As a matter of fact, you cannot claim to know Thailand if you do not take the time to visit some of its top parks in order to explore the expansive natural life found there. Here are some of the best Thailand national parks you must visit as you tour this exciting country.
Khao Yai National Park
Khao Yai National Park is Thailand’s second largest park with a square area of more than 800 miles. This park is teeming with plants and animals that give it a unique scenic beauty and a chance to see nature in the raw. More importantly, this park is just about 2 hours away from Bangkok, the most popular city among tourist to Thailand. The park also offers a unique night time tour that allows people to see rare nocturnal creatures such as the big cats. Khao Yai is home to over 800 animal species, more than a dozen of which are endangered.
Doi Inthanon National Park
Doi Inthanon National Park is located in the northern side of Thailand, which is characteristically hillier and cooler. The park is actually named after Thailand’s highest mountain, Doi Inthanon, which is the centerpiece in the natural beauty that constitutes this popular park. While in the park, you will witness waterfalls and have the opportunity to engage in a mountain climbing adventure that will give you a one-of-a-kind contact with the dense jungle.
Kaeng Krachan National Park
With an area of over 950 square miles, Kaeng Krachan is Thailand’s largest park. This parks is relatively unaffected by human activities, which gives it a unique feel. The park consists primarily of grassland. More importantly it is home to a very high number of bird species among other animals.
Khao Sok National Park
This park offers a unique experience. First of all, you can stay at a floating bungalow and see some of the major animals in Thailand. Generally, while in the park, you can see elephants, tigers, bears, and dozens of other animals that live in this park.
Hat Chao Mai National Park
This park will completely blow you mind if you love birds and aquatic life. Hat Chao Mai National Park is found in popular region in southwest Thailand. The park essentially consists of large areas of ocean that merge with some of the best beaches in Thailand. In this park, you will also get to see the famous dugong and watch breath-taking natural sceneries that are unique to the park.
If you love to see wild life in its natural settings, Thailand offers you a lot of opportunities to do so. The country has several national parks, most of which offer a decent touring experience. However, these five parks offer something unique that will undoubtedly make your visit unforgettable. So, make a point of visiting them while staying in Thailand.