Thai national parks set new revenue record

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The top five national parks contributing to the record are Nopparat Thara Beach National Park – Phi Phi Islands with 500.87 million baht, Similan National Park with 243.66 million baht, Khao Laem Ya – Mu Ko Samet National Park with 127.82 million baht, Ao Phang Nga National Park with 114.23 million baht, and Doi Inthanon National Park with 100.55 million baht.

Thailand’s national parks have set a new revenue record, collecting 1.785 billion baht from October 1, 2023, to June 20, 2024, surpassing the total amount collected in 2023, which was 1.467 billion baht.

The top five national parks contributing to this record are Nopparat Thara Beach National Park – Phi Phi Islands with 500.87 million baht, Similan National Park with 243.66 million baht, Khao Laem Ya – Mu Ko Samet National Park with 127.82 million baht, Ao Phang Nga National Park with 114.23 million baht, and Doi Inthanon National Park with 100.55 million baht.



Nopparat Thara Beach National Park, home to the Phi Phi Islands, remains the most popular destination among foreign tourists. In the past nine months, it has collected over 500 million baht, a major increase from the previous period’s 300 million baht. The park saw more than 4.5 million foreign visitors, a 41.5% increase compared to last year.

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation stated that most of the revenue would be allocated to developing infrastructure and facilities within the parks. The remaining funds will cover staff wages, personnel development, and contributions to local government organizations surrounding the parks. (NNT)