Thailand National Parks Announce 2024 Closure Dates

Thailand National Parks Take a Seasonal Break: Here Are the 2024 Closure Dates

Plan your trip around these dates.

Picture this: Going on a trip to lush, verdant jungles with cascading waterfalls and diverse wildlife. Thailand has beautifully-kept national parks that offer just that, and more. But before booking a trip, be aware: these parks are set to take their annual break very soon.

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Why Thailand’s national parks take an annual break

Thailand’s national parks experience varying wet and dry seasons, and during the rainy season (typically May to October), heavy downpours can cause landslides, damage trails, and ultimately make visiting the park unsafe. Seasonal breaks allow park authorities to repair and maintain infrastructure, cultivate vegetation, and protect both the animals and their breeding grounds.

Planning your trip around the break

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As of writing, 134 out of 156 Thailand national parks have already announced their closure dates. Always make sure to double-check the official website of your chosen park before finalising your itinerary to avoid inconvenience. Here’s a list of some popular parks and their closure dates:

  • Khao Yai National Park: Parts closed March–April & July–August.
  • Khao Sok National Park: Parts closed May–October & June–November.
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park: Parts closed August-October & year-round.
  • Kui Buri National Park: Parts closed June.
  • Doi Inthanon National Park: Parts closed June–October.
  • Erawan National Park: Entire park closed September.
  • Ao Phang-Nga National Park: Parts closed August–September.
  • Mu Ko Similan National Park: Parts closed indefinitely.

Remember: Always practise responsible tourism. Respect all park regulations, minimise your environmental impact, and support local communities.

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We hope this helps you plan your trip to The Land of Smiles! Will you be visiting any of the mentioned Thailand national parks anytime this year? Let us know!

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