A cool thing to do in Thailand is to camp in national park campgrounds. There are over 120 Thai national parks most of which have large campgrounds with toilets, showers and washrooms, some are more well maintained than others. In part 3 we visit Doi Ang Khang 1,900m elevation on the Burmese-Thai border and Si Lanna National Park which is the is the eighth largest national park in Thailand and home to wildlife animals, waterfalls, caves and springs and borders Mae Ngat Dam and reservoir.
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Camping in Thailand is a great source of adventure and relaxation. The cool winters and rich landscapes provide the perfect combinationfor outdoor enthusiasts who like to sleep under the stars and get close to nature. It has always surprised me that with RIPpers (Retirees In Paradise) it isn’t really that popular. Most retirees head straight for the southern beaches or cultural cities of the north missing out on fantastic camping opportunities all over the country. A two or three night stay in one of Thailand’s national parks is a great way to experience the fantastic landscapes and nature on offer in Thailand.
National parks are staffed by park rangers and they are on duty 24 hours a day and can assist you if you have any problems. They also point out the main tourist attractions in the area and can be hired as guides if you fancy trekking out into the wilderness.
Camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, mats, pillows, and kerosene lamps can be hired from most park headquarters for a minimal cost. A two man tent can be rented for a night for about 150 Baht, sleeping bags and other accessories range from 10 Baht to 30 Baht per item.
The entry fee for Thai National Parks varies from 100-500 Baht for foreigners depending on the park. The more popular parks tend to charge higher amounts but the quieter, less frequented parks charge less. And as long as you keep your entrance ticket you only pay once no matter how long you stay in the park.
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The best time of year for camping in Thailand is the cooler months from November to March. This is the driest and coolest time of the year, but for some it might still be a little warm. The only places that get really cool are high up in the mountains in northern Thailand in places such as the highest mountain in Thailand, Doi Inthanon National Park.
So we are excited to take you along with us on our 2017 Winter Camping Tour so sitback enjoy the videos and if you have any other questions leave them in the comment. If you like what were doing give us a thumbs up and subscribe! Remember, there’s always an option!
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