Here Are the Seasonal Closure Dates for Thailand's National Parks This Year
by: The Beat Asia
January 26, 2024
Heads up, adventurers! If you’re planning to take a trip to Thailand’s beautiful national parks, here’s something for you to take note of first.
Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation’s (DNP) National Park Office, in line with its efforts to provide a safe environment to travellers, has announced the annual seasonal closure dates for several attractions in 134 national parks in the country.
In Khao Yai National Park, tourist sites Namtok Kaeng Hin Poeng and Namtok Takhro will be closed from March 1 to April 30, while Namtok Sarika will close for the whole month of April. Meanwhile, Pha Diao Dai Viewpoint will halt operations from June 1 to Sept. 30, while the Namtok KongKaeo-Namtok Heo Suwat Nature Trail will be closed from July to August.
Various zones in Ao Phang-nga National Park, such as the Ko Lawa Yai, Ao Phang-nga Campsite, Ao Khian, and Ko Boi Yai will also be closed from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, while the entire Erawan National Park will be closed for the whole month of September.
In addition, the Namtok Huai Khe in Nam Phong will be closed from December until July next year, while the Namtok Kao Chan, Namtok Mae Kham Di, and Namtok Kaeng Kulao in Phu Pha Lek will be closed from October to May 31, 2025.
The seasonal closure is DNP’s annual initiative, where the national parks system closes a number of park attractions every year for a certain time. The closure dates are decided based on weather and other conditions for a particular season to help travellers avoid unsafe conditions and allow ecological recovery time.
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