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Seasonal closure of attractions starts in Thai national parks


A beach at Laem Son National Marine Park, Ranong

 

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced that the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has started its annual seasonal closure of attractions in 66 of 147 national parks nationwide.

 

An annual occurence, the DNP closes several attractions every year for a certain period, depending on weather and park conditions. Dates are varied, and the closure is often due to extreme weather, especially during the rainy months, that may create unsafe conditions and allows for some ecological recovery time.

 

Phu Soi Dao National Park, Uttaradit

 

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said: “Natural rejuvenation is a key to preserving the biodiversity and pristine quality of Thailand’s amazing nature and natural resources. I believe that closing off several attractions for certain months during the rainy season demonstrates Thailand’s commitment to ensure sustainable environmental management of the country’s valuable nature heritage.”

 

According to the DNP, Thailand currently has a total of 147 national parks, covering an area of 70,038.65 square kilometres or nearly 14% of the land area of the country. Of that, there are 59 national parks in the North, 43 in the South, 25 in the Northeast, and 20 in the Central, Western and Eastern Regions.

 

For a full list of the closures, click here.

 

Camping at Khao Phanoen Tung, Kaeng Krachan National Park, Phetchaburi

Published: 20 April 2018


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