BY Guinness Bear

Top 10 Most Breathtaking National Parks in Thailand

Traveling to national parks around the world cannot be missed in one's life. But did you know that Thailand itself has many national parks that are so gorgeous and wonderful? πŸ… I have to say that if anyone has not been able to experience it with their own eyes, it is surely a big mistake.

When most people think of Thailand, they probably expect white sandy beaches, tasty tropical cocktails, stunning temples, and crumbling archeological sites πŸ… They also invoke images of delicious food and friendly people. There are also abundant chances for getting up close to nature in some fantastic national parks, where the local wildlife comes front and center of the experience πŸ† 

To that end, check out my top 10 picks for the best and most breathtaking national parks in Thailand to give you an idea of what the country has to offer, especially for nature lovers 🏞️

 

#10 Pha Taem National Park in Ubon Ratchathani

Ancient Cave Paintings Cliffs Mekong River Pha Taem National Park Ubon Ratchathani Province Thailand

The Pha Taem National Park is adjacent to Laos, with the Mekong River as the borderline 🏞️ You can see the longest ancient paintings in the country, strangely shaped stone pillars, and a small field of colorful flowers at the end of the winter rain from here πŸ…

It looks like a scanty forest with hindered trees, but it is naturally beautiful and important. In addition, there are also beautiful flowering plants such as sundews and silver buttons in the common rock corner πŸ† There are many exciting attractions, such as Sao Chaliang, located about 1 kilometer before Pha Taem πŸ… It is a natural stone pillar formed by water and wind erosion for millions of years.

Pha Taem is a cliff with natural beauty 🏞️ It is a breathtaking viewpoint, and it is also the point where the sun rises anywhere in Thailand. In addition, there are also about 300 prehistoric paintings lined up, and the park has already made a walkway for viewing πŸ†

 

Business Hours

06.00 – 18.00 hrs  |  Monday - Sunday

Business Address

9GX5+J8R, Huai Phai, Khong Chiam District, Ubon Ratchathani 34220

Website

Pha Taem National Park (Pha Taem)

GPS

15.3991142, 105.5060804

Read More

Pha Taem National Park
in Ubon Ratchathani | The Bear Travel

 

#9 Erawan National Park in Kanchanaburi

Erawan Waterfall Is Beautiful

Erawan National Park is also a beautiful park and another riot in the West 🏞️ Anyone visiting here must not miss, admire, and immerse themselves in the Erawan Waterfall πŸ† It is a beautiful waterfall rich in charm that attracts the eyes and fascinates tourists to visit this waterfall and national park uninterrupted πŸ… For that reason, I included the Erawan National Park in 9th place on my list.

The national park is characterized by steep mountainous areas, 165-996 meters above sea level, alternating flat spots. Most of the mountains are limestone πŸ… The East and West of the site will rise vertically, especially near the Erawan waterfall; it will look like a cliff πŸ†

You can take your time to take photos at the closing time. This park is easy to get to because it is not far from the city of Kan Plus πŸ… There is a bus to access the park office, but it will allow a little time because it takes quite a bit of time to walk up to each waterfall level.

 

Business Hours

08.00 – 16.30 hrs  |  Monday - Sunday

Business Address

94GV+5HW, Tha Kradan, Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi 71250

Website

Erawan National Park

GPS

14.3754962, 99.141779

Read More

Erawan National Park in Kanchanaburi | The Bear Travel

 

#8 Sinakharin Dam National Park in Kanchanaburi

Beauty inside Dam Houseboat Bright Sky Sri Nakarin Dam Kanchana Buri Thailand

Just seeing the picture of Huai Mae Khamin Waterfall makes anyone's heart flutter because it is truly beautiful and magnificent 🏞️ And who would have thought that the layered waterfall seen in the picture could be easily accessed by simply parking the car and walking a few steps? πŸ…

You may be able to walk a few steps. But let's not forget to mention that the road to reach the car is difficult because you may have to go through the dirt road for over 40 kilometers from the ridge of the Sinakharin Dam πŸ… Or even easier than that, drive to Si Sawat District, get on a raft across the river, then drive ahead and go on a raft across the lake one more time 🏞️ But for what it's worth, aside from an unforgettable experience, the Sinakharin Dam National Park is definitely stunning! πŸ†

 

Business Hours

08.00 – 16.00 hrs  |  Monday - Sunday

Business Address

J23R+87F, Sinakharin, Mae Kra Bung, Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi

Website

Sinakharin Dam National Park

GPS

14.6033069, 99.0231754

Read More

Sinakharin Dam National Park in Kanchanaburi | The Bear Travel

 

#7 Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park in Krabi

Nopparat Thara Beach Midday Krabi Province Thailand

Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park attracts Thai and foreign tourists to come and relax uninterruptedly 🏞️ For the most striking and eye-catching attractions in this park, you must not miss a visit to Maya Bay, a beautiful bay with clear turquoise water. It is surrounded by large limestone mountains, which were beautiful until receiving the nickname, Andaman Emerald πŸ†

The national park is located in Krabi, Muang District. It is a marine national park with beautiful natural features. Around the island are coral reefs and stunning underwater scenery πŸ† And its natural identity is limestone mountains with tiered cliffs, beautiful caves, and long clean beaches 🏞️ There are 40 million-year-old shell cemeteries, which have a total area of ​​about 389.96 square kilometers πŸ… 

 

Business Hours

08.30 – 16.30 hrs  |  Monday - Sunday

Business Address

79 หฑู่ 5 Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81180

Website

Hat Nappharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

GPS

8.0470726, 98.7969918

Read More

Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi
National Park in Krabi | The Bear Travel

 

 

#6 Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai

Phra Mahathat Napapolphumisiri Pagoda Doi Intanon Mountain Chiang Mai Province Thailand

Located in Chiang Mai, the Doi Inthanon Mountain is the tallest peak in Thailand, but there is so much more to this stunning place than meets the eye 🏞️

In the Doi Inthanon National Park, you'll definitely see a lot of worthwhile attractions, from mesmerizing waterfalls and conservation centers to viewpoints, summits, and temples πŸ† The park invites you to drive on the route from the foot of the mountain to the top through many waterfalls πŸ…

You may also love to pitch a tent and sleep under the shade of a pine park house or the beautiful villas around the area, delightful with the sound of the flowing water 🏞️ In the morning, don't forget to wake up to see the sunrise and a sea of ​​mist at the 41 km viewpoint while going up for a walk in the ancient forest on top of the mountain πŸ†

 

Business Hours

05.00 – 18.00 hrs  |  Monday - Sunday

Business Address

119 Ban Luang, Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai 50160

Website

Doi Inthanon National Park

GPS

18.7945516, 98.352985

Read More

Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai | The Bear Travel

 

#5 Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park in Phitsanulok

Tourists Take Beautiful Sunset Photos Peak Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park Rocky

Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park is popular among locals and tourists, especially at the beginning of the rainy season 🏞️ The high mountains of the lower northern region, the left northeast, and the upper-middle were the red areas of the Communist Party of Thailand for decades ago πŸ…

The unique Chaiyaphum breeze seldom hides the national park of its overlapping stories, history, ideological battles, and wonderful natural beauty in the same area 🏞️ The most iconic is the stone courtyard, beautiful cliffs with dazzling peng stone cliffs caused by the phenomenon of tectonic change πŸ†

 

Business Hours

24 Hours Open  |  Monday - Sunday

Business Address

2X3V+HM9 ΰΈ—ΰΈ²ΰΈ‡ΰΈ«ΰΈ₯ΰΈ§ΰΈ‡ΰΉΰΈœΰΉˆΰΈ™ΰΈ”ΰΈ΄ΰΈ™ΰΈ«ΰΈ‘ΰΈ²ΰΈ’ΰΉ€ΰΈ₯ΰΈ‚ 2331 Noen Phoem, ΰΈ™ΰΈ„ΰΈ£ΰΉ„ΰΈ—ΰΈ’ Phitsanulok 65120

Website

Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park

GPS

17.0039133, 100.9920595

Read More

Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park in Phitsanulok | The Bear Travel

 

#4 Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani

Beautiful Mountains Ratchaprapha Dam Khao Sok National Park Surat Thani Province Thailand

Khao Sok National Park is totally stunning, with valleys, rivers, and streams. It attracts tourists, Thais, and foreigners who come to this national park uninterruptedly 🏞️ Beautiful dams and clear water like emerald, along with large and complex limestone mountains, just attract anyone throughout the year πŸ†

There is a vast natural area covered with evergreen forests in Khao Sok National Park. It covers almost all areas of the national park πŸ… Most of them are complex high and low mountains. There are also a few flat areas, and the northern part is such a large water source 🏞️

 

Business Hours

07.00 – 19.00 hrs  |  Monday - Sunday

Business Address

62 Khlong Sok, Phanom District, Surat Thani 84250

Website

Khao Sok National Park

GPS

8.9873143, 98.6272442

Read More

Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani | The Bear Travel

 

#3 Si Nan National Park in Sisaket

Pha Hua Singhs Doi Samer Daw Milky Way Sri Nan National Park Thailand

Si Nan National Park is a small yet extraordinary national park located in Nan province 🏞️ There is a good place at the camping ground and the viewpoint named Doi Samer Dao. When sleeping on the open hill on a starry night, you could just feel that the constellations were just within reach πŸ†

The camping ground is almost at the top of the mountain. You may walk a few steps in the morning and reach the peak πŸ… Looking to the left, another mountain top has a strange-shaped rock shed named Doi Hua Sing. Another remarkable fact about this national park is it's the longest flag line in Thailand on duty πŸ† And on the way back, you may also want to stop by Sao Din Na Noi to experience an excitingly strange natural phenomenon 🏞️

 

Business Hours

09.00 – 20.00 hrs  |  Monday - Sunday

Business Address

9R9Q+2MM, Sisaket, Na Noi District, Nan 55150

Website

Si Nan National Park

GPS

18.6128095, 99.9029495

Read More

Si Nan National Park in Sisaket | The Bear Travel

 

#2 Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei

Path Pine Forest Top Phu Kradueng National Park Thailand

Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei just gives anyone a thrilling experience because of the need to walk for 9 kilometers up to the vast plains on the top of the northeastern mountain 🏞️ It requires a lot of walking to go anywhere on top of the mountain, making every trip memorable. And no one seems to need to make the journey easier πŸ†

Anyone who likes to take pictures should fall in love with this national park because of its vast pine forest πŸ… In addition to dozens of small waterfalls, it is also extremely beautiful when the maple leaves are in full bloom. The stone courtyard has a variety of orchids with a number of cliffs that make looking at the same sun mean more than every day 🏞️

 

Business Hours

06.00 – 16.00 hrs  |  Monday - Sunday

Business Address

ΰΈ«ΰΈ‘ΰΈΉΰΉˆΰΈ—ΰΈ΅ΰΉˆ 1 ΰΈšΰΉ‰ΰΈ²ΰΈ™ΰΈ¨ΰΈ£ΰΈ΅ΰΈΰΈ²ΰΈ™ Si Than, Phu Kradueng District, Loei 42180

Website

Phu Kradueng National Park

GPS

16.8744581, 101.6341026

Read More

Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei | The Bear Travel

 

#1 Khao Yai National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima

Green Meadow Mountains Tropical Forest Khao Yai National Park Unesco World Heritage Area Unseen Thailand Ecotourism Tourism Study Life Wildlife Khao Yai National Park

The topmost on my list of most breathtaking national parks in Thailand is Khao Yai National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima. It is indispensable for Thailand's first national park πŸ† This large forest covers an area of ​​4 provinces in the northeastern and central regions 🏞️

There are many places to visit, including grasslands, cliffs, and trekking routes. In addition, this place is rich in beautiful nature, although it is a forest near Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok) 🏞️ And there are other natural attractions such as mountains, waterfalls, sunrise viewpoints, and wildlife for us to get very close to πŸ… Therefore, many tourists come to live, breathe good air, and pitch a tent during the holidays in Khao Yai πŸ†

 

Business Hours

06.00 – 18.00 hrs  |  Monday - Sunday

Business Address

Hin Tung, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok 26000

Website

Khao Yai National Park

GPS

16.8744581, 101.6341026

Read More

Khao Yai National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima | The Bear Travel

 

Top 10 Most Breathtaking National Parks in Thailand

 

So what did you think about my list of the top 10 most popular and breathtaking national parks? 🏞️ It should be an impulse and a motivation for you to go out to travel to see them at least once in your lifetime. Cheers! πŸ†

 

...
Written by
Guinness Bear

Hi, I am Guinness Bear. I am a prolific traveler and spend my days traveling across the most beautiful places and recommend it to you. So join me on my trips and enjoy every part of it.

...

The Bear Travel | Experience like a Local

A fast-growing Thailand Travel Blog written by Expats and Thais since 2017. We will share our experiences and ideas from an insider point of view for you to create your own unique Thailand experience.

For the latest news and events about The Bear Travel, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or YouTube.

For any issues, concerns, or queries, don’t hesitate to CONTACT us.

...

Thailand Insights

The Bear Travel VIP
FREE Membership

Get your free Thailand Insight eBook. Our complete Thailand Guide to get more out of your trip - Experience like a local.

More From The Bear Travel