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Nature
Nature

Thailand is a country with abundant natural resources, including a wide variety of flora and fauna, and distinct ecological zones.  There are over 100 Thailand national parks, including more than 20 marine parks, and each park features unique attractions, outstanding facilities, and opportunities to see animals in Thailand.  Those interested in trekking, mountain biking, photography, birding, camping, scuba diving, or getting up close to exotic animals in Thailand have many options to choose from. A visit to a Thailand beach or one of the many Thailand islands is an opportunity for visitors to relax, experience exotic marine life, or even learn to scuba dive.  However, across Thailand, whether at a beach, island, or Thailand National Park visitors will discover unique flora and fauna and distinct ecological zones, from the temperate forests of the northern mountains and the plains of central Thailand to the savannahs of the northeast and the mangrove forests of the southern coasts.  Animals in Thailand include not only elephants and monkeys but also bears and whale sharks, the world’s largest fish.

Beaches and Islands

Beaches and Islands

There are three coasts in Thailand : the southeastern coast, the southern Gulf of Thailand, and the Andaman coast.  It is known to most travellers for beautiful Thailand’s beaches and islands.

Popular attractions

Southeastern : Bang Saen Beach, Pattaya, Koh Lan, Koh Kham, Koh Samet, Mae Rumpeung Beach, Laem Mae Pim Beach, Koh Chang, Koh Mark

Gulf of Thailand : Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Thung Wua Laen Beach, Nai Phlao Beach, Thong Ching Beach, Samila Beach, Maharat Beach

Andaman Coast : Koh Payam, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lipe, Chaomai Beach, Koh Ngai, Koh Muk, Koh Kradan

National Parks

National Parks

Many vast areas of forests in Thailand are the sources of rivers, canals and waterfalls.  Some waterfalls have many levels or come in height and width.  Travellers can swim and enjoy incredible views of waterfalls.  Moreover, rivers and canals give local lifestyles and beautiful waterside views to travellers. 

Popular National Parks

Phang Nga Bay National Park, Phang Nga province

Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai

Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani province

Erawan National Park, Kanchanburi province

Mu Koh Ang Thong and Koh Samui National Marine Park, Surat Thani province

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Pharchuap Khiri Khan province

Similan Islands National Park, Phang Nga province

Doi Suthep – Pui National Park, Chiang Mai province

Khao Yai National Park, Nakon Ratchasima province

Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi province

Floras and Faunas

Floras and Faunas

Forests cover large areas of Thailand, mostly are tropical rain forests.  There are many large national parks such as Kaeng Kachan, Khao Yai, Doi Inthanon.  Travellers who love adventures can have a trip in the jungle by informing the national park staff.  Travellers may see wild elephants and other wild animals, or they can go through nature trails, learning various species of plants, birds and butterflies.