Free admission to all national parks on Dec 31 and Jan 1st

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BANGKOK, 23 December 2014 – The Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) will be allowing all visitors to enter all national parks at no charge, as a New Year gift for Thai people. 

DNP Director General Samak Donnapee said the purpose of free entry is to encourage people to be friendly toward the environment and to enjoy the nature without destroying it.

According to him, the free entry will be available at all national parks on December 31st to January 1st next year. Mr. Samak added later that national parks have been more crowded each year as more and more people have taken interest in eco-tourism.

He urged tourists to help keep the national parks clean and strictly follow the park officials’ rules. The event will be officially announced at a ceremony held in Khao Yai National Park, on December 25th. A biking event going around the national park will also be held on the same day