Thailand’s National Parks Announce Seasonal Closure Dates

Thailand's National Parks Prepare for Annual Seasonal Closure; 2024 Dates Announced
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If you are planning to explore Thailand’s picturesque national parks, make sure to visit them before they close for the season! Thailand’s National Park Office has announced the annual seasonal closure of 134 out of the 156 national parks, restricting both domestic and international tourists from visiting them in the upcoming months.

The national parks close annually for a specified period due to weather conditions and ecological recovery. The closing dates for most parks vary, with some already closed in January and others scheduled to close by July. Familiarise yourself with the closing dates of the major national parks in Thailand so you can plan your outdoor adventure accordingly.

Dates revealed: Annual seasonal closure of Thailand’s major national parks

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has shared the seasonal closing schedule for the national parks in 2024-25. Out of the 156 national parks, only 134 have announced their closing dates. Here are the dates for some of the most popular national parks in Thailand:

Khao Yai National Park

  • Namtok Kaeng Hin Phoeng and Namtok Takhro: March 1 to April 30, 2024.
  • Namtok Sarika: April 1 to 30, 2024.
  • Pha Diao Dai Viewpoint: June 1 to September 30, 2024.
  • Namtok KongKaeo-Namtok Heo Suwat Nature Trail: July 1 to August 30, 2024.

Khao Sok National Park

  • Bua Phut (Rafflesia kerrii) 111 km tourist site: May 1 to October 31, 2024.
  • Tham Nam Thalu: June 1 to November 30, 2024.

Kaeng Krachan National Park

  • Khao Phaneon Thung, Phaneon Thung Campsite, and Huai Mae Saliang: August 1 to October 31, 2024.
  • Pha Nam Yod: January 1 to September 30, 2024.

Kui Buri National Park

  • Wildlife Viewing Spot, Nature Trail, and Kui Buri Campsite: June 1 to 30, 2024.

Doi Inthanon National Park

  • Kio Mae Pan Nature Trail and Namtok Lan Sadet: June 1 to October 31, 2024.

Erawan National Park

  • Entire park: September 1 to 30, 2024.

Ao Phang-Nga National Park

  • Ko Lawa Yai, Ao Khian, Ko Boi Yai, Accommodation Zone 2 (Ko Lawa Yai) and Ao Phang-nga Campsite: August 1 to September 30, 2024.

Mu Ko Similan National Park

  • Fantasy Reef, Ao Fai Wap, Ko Ngang Chang, Orchid House, Ko Payu (Ko Jed), Ko Tachai, and coral reef around the island Anita Reef (Ko Ha-Ko Hok): closed indefinitely.

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