11 July 2024

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation will open all its national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, no-hunting areas and forest parks to the public free of charge this Sunday and Monday.

Moreover, the department has arranged necessary facilities at 320 rest areas near national parks for New Year holiday makers. Some parks may, however, be closed as part of their forest fire prevention measures, to allow the flora and fauna to recover or due to heavy rains.

Visitors are advised to check online before travelling at: https://portal.dnp.go.th/Content/nationalpark?contentId=24757

The Highways Department is offering 31 free camping areas, from December 29 until January 4, for travellers who prefer to spend their New Year holiday in a natural environment. Officials from the department will be available at these areas around-the-clock to provide services, free drinking water and toilet facilities.

For children and adults who prefer to watch animals at night, the Khao Kheow Open Zoo will open on the night of December 31. There will also be an out-door movie show at the zoo. The entrance fee is 650 baht for adults and 300 baht for children, aged from 3-12 and not over 135cm in height.

Visitors can also camp out at the zoo, but must bring their own tents. For more information, please call 096 974 2546 or 038 318444.