National, Historical Parks in Thailand Close from March 25

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National, Historical Parks in Thailand Close from March 25

All national and historical parks in Thailand will stay closed from March, 25 until the situation with the pandemic improves – if you happen to be travelling around Thailand, plan accordingly.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand has ordered all national and historical parks in the country to close due the virus outbreak.

The number of visitors in the parks has decreased significantly lately, so it is probably a good period for such a step – both to halt the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, to allow the park authorities to go through necessary maintenance procedures and repair service points and accommodations, as well as to revive natural resources.

Thailand has almost 150 national parks of different sizes; there are also nearly 60 wildlife sanctuaries, 67 non-hunting areas, and 120 forest parks. They cover almost 20 percent of the kingdom’s territory.

Some of the most popular and most visited national parks in Thailand include Khao Yai NP in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Kui Buri NP and Khao Sam Roi Yot NP in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Erawan NP in Kanchanaburi province. Marine national parks that are a constant draw with tourists are Mu Koh Ang Thong, Ao Phang Nga and Mu Ko Similan National Parks.

Out of 10 country's historical parks, Ayutthaya is arguably the most famous one.

Earlier the Ministry has ordered all zoos across the country to shut down for two weeks with the same purposes. Some of the most popular zoos in Thailand, including Chiang Mai Zoo in Chiang Mai province and Khao Khaew Open Zoo in Chonburi province are now closed till March 31 or till further note.

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