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National Park Entrance Fees to Increase to 500 Baht

Entrance fees for some of Thailand’s most popular parks will rise on 1st October 2012 by 25% for foreigners and 150% for Thais according to a report in the Bangkok Post. The new rates, changed due to rising park management costs, will be imposed at 29 “Grade A” national parks.

The admission fee for Thai adults will increase from 40 baht to 100 baht, while admission fees for Thai children will jump from 20 baht to 50 baht. Park entrance fees for foreign adults will increase from 400 baht to 500 baht and from 200 baht to 300 baht for foreign children.

Among the affected national parks are Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai, Khao Yai (Nakhon Ratchasima), Sai Yok (Kanchanaburi), Kaeng Krachan (Phetchaburi), Koh Chang (Trat), Phu Kradueng (Loei), and Similan (Phangnga).

Eight parks in the North, four in the Northeast, three in the East, four in the West, and 10 in the South will be affected by the new fee. The admission fees at the remaining 116 parks will stay the same.

List of 29 national parks which are raising prices to 500 Baht:

North

  • Jae Son National Park, Lampang
  • Pha Hom Pok National Park, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai
  • Thung Salaeng Luang National Park, Phitsanulok and Phetchaboon
  • Nam Nao National Park, Phetchaboon and Chaiyaphum
  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park, Phitsanulok and Loei
  • Huai Nam Dang, Chiang Mai

Northeast

  • Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima, Saraburi & Prachinburi
  • Pha Taem National Park, Ubon Ratchathani
  • Phu Kradung National Park, Loei
  • Phu Ruea National Park, Loei

East

  • Khao Laem Ya-Mu Ko Samet, Rayong
  • Nam Tok Phliu National Park, Chantaburi
  • Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park, Trat

West

  • Kaeng Krachan National Park, Phetchaburi
  • Khuean Si Nakarin National Park, Kanchanaburi
  • Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi
  • Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi

South

  • Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani
  • Tarutao Marine National Park, Satun
  • Than Bokkhorani Marine National Park, Krabi
  • Mu Ko Lanta Marine National Park, Krabi
  • Mu Ko Similan Marine National Park, Phang Nga
  • Mu Ko Surin Marine National Park, Phang Nga
  • Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine National Park, Surat Thani
  • Hat Chao Mai National Park, Trang
  • Hat Noppharatthara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, Krabi
  • Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga