By David Luekens
Been cooped up for a while? Nature beckons. Starting July 1st, the majority of Thailand’s 150+ national parks are reopening after more than three months of closure due to Covid-19. Read on for the status on ALL national parks and a handful of other natural areas that are spread around Thailand.
This post will be helpful if you want to know which national parks are open, which are closed, and what to expect at the parks found in coastal provinces that are only partly open. Of course, you’d need to be in Thailand at the moment to take advantage. Yet even if you’re outside of the country, this article might be worth bookmarking since it lists every national park in Thailand, broken down by region.
For a brief summary of each park, check out this PDF guide produced by the Dept. of National Parks (DNP). It’s a few years old, so the newest handful of parks aren’t included and many of the phone numbers no longer work. But it still comes in handy thanks to the maps and lists of key attractions found in each park.
I don’t go into detail about what is open in the national parks found in non-coastal provinces (this is Thai Island Times and not “Thai Inland Times” after all). However, you will find a list of all the upcountry parks along with the current status of each. Note that all historical parks are now open nationwide as well.
How to visit and what to expect
Start by downloading the QueQ app to a smartphone. Click the DNP logo on the homepage, and you’ll be sent to a list of national parks after selecting your language (English is now available). From there, it should be a simple process of filling out the dates you wish to visit along with a name, contact number, vehicle type, and number of visitors in your group.
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