8 Must Visit Camping sites in Thailand
If you are a nature lover and adore sleeping under the open sky, if you love watching the sunrise and sunset; the beautiful moon surrounded by millions of glittering stars then you must opt for the camping trips. And if I say camping in National Parks, mountain top and at beaches. Yes! I am talking about some amazing camping sites in Thailand. Camping and glamping in the Land of Smiles will surely help you know the country’s beauty and landscapes better.
Indeed, outdoor camping in Thailand offers one of the most amazing and alluring experiences of life. So, here I am listing the 8 amazing camping sites in Thailand.
Note: Do remember to pack your bags with all the cool camping products for a pleasant camp stay.
Camping Sites in Thailand
Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park is one of the most beautiful and top visited camping sites in Thailand. The national park is located in Surathani Province and is surrounded by the beautiful views of nature. The biggest attraction of the park is wildlife safari, the world’s biggest flower, waterfall, giant trees, rain forests, elephant trekking and much more. This is the one place where one will also find thousands of beautiful butterflies and birds.
Inside the park, there are Khao Sok Boutique camps which is the apt option for nature lovers and Eco-tourists. The camps lies just 6 kilometers from Khao Sok National Park, amidst the mountains and greenery.
Khao Yai National Park
The Khao Yai National Park lies 200 kilometers from Bangkok and is a famous UNESCO heritage site. The Park is famed for rich diversity of plants and animals and is marked as one of the best places full of fresh air. Campers here can enjoy the unique experiences like sleeping in the open with insects lulling, getting up to the voice of wild chicken fowls and barbecuing at night.
There are two main camp grounds Pha Kluai Malai and Lum Ta Klong in the park which provides impressive services and helps in animal spotting.
Erawan National Park
Th Erawan National park is located at a distance of 45 minutes away from Thailand’s historic city Kanchanaburi. This park is well known among the tourists because of its seven-tiered waterfalls. The stunning surroundings, freshness and quietness makes the Erawan National Park a perfect spot for outdoor day-night camping in Thailand.
Doi Inthanon National Park
The Doi Inthanon National Park lies just outside the famous city Chaing Mai. The trail located below Don Inthanon summit (The Roof of Thailand) is considered as one of the most spectacular trails of Thailand. One can see lot of flowers, and waterfalls on the way.
The Park has official and 2 private campsites to choose from. These campsites, at night makes the valley glitter like stars on the earth.
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Phu Tub Berk
If camping among the cabbage fields on mountain slopes is what you have never done before, then add this to your bucket list. Phu Thub Berg, the tip of Phetchabun province lies at 1768 meters and is a perfect camping site in Thailand. The camp site here offers a wonderful panoramic views of the valley sometimes submerged in the puffy sea of mist, with beautiful sunrise, sunset views and twinkling stars at night.
Pang Ung, or Baan Ruam Thai, is known as the hidden Switzerland of Thailand because of the lush green valleys and serene atmosphere. Here, the large water body surrounded by mountains and the rows of pine trees make it a perfect camping destinations in Thailand. The site offers the breathtaking morning and evening views, which are highly romantic for the couples.
The Hintok River is another magnificent camping site in Thailand. Just there at the gigantic cliff are stunning Hintok River Camps overlooking the historic “River Kwai” of Thailand. The camps being at wonderful location makes it to the great tourist attractions of the region.
The River is absolutely loved by kids and youngsters because of the jungle scenery, pitch dark starry sky, greenery, large mountains, etc. Camping at this location makes one feel more closer to the nature. The deluxe camps, swimming pools, outdoor shower, luxurious furniture are some of the biggest attraction of this place.
The Similan Islands not less than a paradise is a group of 9 small islands; which lies 50 miles away from the Phuket Town. It is a place where heaven meets earth. This Island is known to have the best diving sites in the world. Efforts of the Plant Conservation Department, Wildlife, Thai Mueang District, Phang-nga, has made it one of the most popular and perfect camping sites in Thailand.
The accommodation options at Similan Island are camping or staying in a bungalow. For adventure freaks and budget travelers, we suggest Camping to experience the wild life and nature at its best.
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Apart from these, there are several other camping sites in Thailand like Chiang Dao in Chiang Mai province, Ko Lao Liang in Trang province, Thi Lor Su Waterfall in Umphang wildlife sanctuary, Khao Laem National Park and Huay Mae Kamin waterfall in Kanchanaburi province etc.
Best time to Camp in Thailand
The camping can be done at any time of year. However, November to March is considered as the best time, as the weather is slightly cooler. Avoid camping during monsoons that is from July to October, especially in the Southern Thailand, like Phi Phi Islands.