Thailand is extremely rich and full of natural resources, compromising a variety of flora and fauna which are distinct from one another. With around 100 or more national parks, which include 20 marine life parks, each park having distinctive attractions, facilities and a lot of wildlife. Visitors have a great opportunity at exploring the nature for mountain biking, trekking, bird watching, wildlife photography, scuba diving, camping, visiting waterfalls or just admiring the wildlife.
Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
This national park covers an area of 262.5 sq km, and accommodates the districts of Mae Rim, Hang Dong and Mueang Chiang Mai. It is made up of biodiverse mountainous terrain and forests with major peaks being Doi Suthep, Doi Pui and Doi Buak Ha. Several sacred, historic, religious sites and sources of streams and rivers are located within its boundaries. The Huaykaew Waterfall is a small 10 m waterfall that flows all throughout the year and is surrounded by fascinating scenery. The Bhubing Rajanives Palace is the residence where the royal family stays during seasonal visits. Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, to pay respect to Buddhist relics.
Doi Inthanon National Park
Doi Inthanon is Thailand’s highest mountain peak with a height of 2565 m above the sea level. It is also a part of Himalayan Mountain Range, which spans covers Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Northern Thailand. Within this national park, you can find different types of forests and landscapes. The weather at the top is usually foggy all day long with dew, sometimes freezing; this is mainly because of the cold weather prevailing here all year round. Within the Doi Inthanon National Park, are a number of waterfalls: Mae Ya, Siribhumi, Vajirathan. The Barichinda cave shimmers bright during the sunlight. Other attractions include the Kiw Mae Pan nature trail, the twin Phra Mahathat stupas – Napha Methanidon and Naphaphon Phumisiri.
Ob Luang National Park
Situated in the Chang Mai province this national park is home to waterfalls, caves and scenic rivers. The Mae Chaem River runs through the park’s steep & narrow mountains and separates the park in two parts. A bridge in the park connects both banks and provides an amazing view of the scenery. The main attraction is Ob Luang canyon which has been carved naturally by the river and is around 300m in length. Within Ob Luang National Park are located three waterfalls Mae Bua Kham, Mae Chon and Mae Tia; apart from these you can also enjoy a bath in the hot water spring located in the eastern part.
Mae Tho National Park
Occupying a 990 sq m area, Mae Tho National Park is located in Chiang Mai Province. Major parts of the landscape comprise of complex mountainous ranges, with Doi King Rai Mong being the tallest of all. The terrains are comprised of a huge and variety of forests, where each presents a different climate, flora and fauna. It is home to rare animals like muntjacs, serows, boars, Tibetan black bears and a variety of birds. In the morning, you can witness thick and dense fog at Mae Tho National Park, which is due to the cold weather that prevails throughout the year.
Pack your bags and get ready to experience the wild side of Thailand. Witness all that these natural parks have to offer. Experience true bliss as you travel across the jungles and capture some breathtaking views.