Celebrate Family Day with Free Entry to Thailand’s National Parks on April 14
On Thailand’s Family Day, April 14, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is dropping entry fees for Thai nationals and their vehicles in national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and non-hunting areas across the country. According to spokesperson Anucha, the government encourages Thai citizens to visit national parks during Family Day and the Songkran festival as a way to strengthen family bonds, promote tourism, and encourage the exploration of Thailand’s natural resources.
Preparing for Songkran: Ensuring Safety and Assistance for Visitors
Every Songkran, Thailand’s national parks witness an increase in visitors, and this trend is expected to continue this year. To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience, the department will be deploying more officials to assist tourists during the New Year festival. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has also urged tourism-related agencies to prioritize tourist safety during this time. “We ask people to comply with officials’ recommendations for their safety while traveling,” says Anucha.
Reopening of Phu Laen Kha National Park and its Wonders
Additionally, Anucha recommends people to explore the recently reopened Phu Laen Kha National Park in Chaiyaphum. The park, which closed for two months to allow natural resources to recover, reopened on April 7. It is now welcoming visitors to discover the “Mo Hin Khao” rock formation and other awe-inspiring natural wonders within its boundaries.
Record Visitors and Revenue During Previous Holiday
Between December 30 and January 2, during the New Year holiday, national parks across Thailand welcomed 554,345 visitors, generating 17.70 million baht in revenue. Khao Yai National Park received the highest number of visitors, with a staggering 18,132 guests during that period.
Explore Thailand’s National Parks with Ease
For more information about Thailand’s national parks, visit the official website at https://portal.dnp.go.th/p/nationalpark, and follow the National Parks of Thailand and individual parks’ Facebook pages. Make this year’s Family Day celebration special by experiencing the beauty and wonder of Thailand’s natural landscapes with your loved ones.