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Doi Ku Sathan or Doi Thong, Khun Sathan National Park, Nan Doi Ku Sathan or Doi Thong, Khun Sathan National Park, Nan

TAT Announced Five New National Parks

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced that Thailand has added five new national parks around the country during 2016 to the current year, since the start of the reign of H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (King Rama X).

This is also in accordance with Thailand’s 20-Year National Strategic Plan, which targets increasing the forest area to 55 percent of the entire country by 2037.

“Part of the work to increase the forest area as well as forestry conservation is by the national park system under three key mandates, which are environmental conservation, research and recreational development,” said Yuthasak Supasorn, governor, TAT.

There are currently 133 national parks in Thailand with Khao Yai National park being the country’s first (established 1962) and Tham Sa Koen National Park in Nan being the last designated during the reign of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.