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Discover the Shocking Reason Thai Parks Are FREE on Family Day & Songkran!

Celebrate Family Day and Songkran at Thailand’s National Parks

Thailand’s Family Day, which falls on April 14, presents an excellent opportunity for Thai nationals to visit the country’s national parks. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has announced that entry fees for national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and non-hunting areas across the country will be waived for Thai nationals and their vehicles on this special day.

An Invitation to Strengthen Family Bonds

Anucha Mokhaves, from the Department of National Parks, mentions that the government encourages Thai nationals to visit national parks during Family Day and the Songkran festival. These visits aim to foster relationships among family members, boost tourism, and allow visitors to learn about Thailand’s natural resources. National parks typically experience an influx of local visitors during the Songkran festival.

Preparations for the Holiday Season

To accommodate the increased number of visitors during the New Year Festival, the department has assigned officials to assist tourists. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed agencies related to tourism to provide a safe environment for tourists during the Songkran festival. Anucha urges people to follow officials’ advice to ensure their safety while traveling.

Phu Laen Kha National Park Reopens

Anucha recommends exploring the recently reopened Phu Laen Kha National Park in Chaiyaphum. The park had been closed for two months to allow its natural resources to recover. Visitors can now enjoy the “Mo Hin Khao” rock formation and other natural wonders that the park has to offer.

Impressive Attendance during New Year Break

According to the department, over half a million people visited national parks across Thailand during the New Year break from December 30 to January 2, generating 17.70 million baht in revenue. The most popular park during this period was Khao Yai National Park, with over 18,000 visitors.

More Information about Thailand’s National Parks

For additional details about visiting Thailand’s national parks, check the official website at, and follow the National Parks of Thailand’s Facebook page or visit the individual parks’ Facebook pages.

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