Happy Nature Year: Half a million visited Thai national parks to ring in new year

Happy Nature Year: Half a million visited Thai national parks to ring in new year


More people went to the Khao Yai National Park than any other during the New Year’s holidays, according to the parks officials.

More than 18,000 visitors were recorded at the kingdom’s sprawling first national park of the 555,000+ visitors in total to visit such parks during the holidays, the national parks department said today.

From Dec. 30 to Jan. 2, officials estimate that (the park system/Khao Yai) benefited by THB17 million (US$500,000).

The other most popular national parks were Khlong Lan in Kamphaeng Phet province (8,621 visitors), Phu Chi Fah in Chiang Rai province (7,751 visitors), Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai province (6,404 visitors), and Chae Son in Lampang province (5,802 visitors).

Tourists flock at the Khao Yai National Park during the New Year holidays. Photo: Khao Yai National Park
Tourists visit the Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai. Photo: Doi Inthanon National Park
Tourists at the Khlong Lan National Park in Kamphaeng Phet province. Photo: Khlong Lan National Park