Ecotourism in Thailand – A Heavenly Experience

Thailand becomes green and looks fresh during the rainy season. There are many seasons in the year when you could find the natural beauties of Thailand unleash itself with its splendor. Thailand still manages to sustain a large part of its exquisite natural beauty and ecosystem.

Marvelous Krachiao around Pha Hin Ngam National Park:

In the northeast of Thailand, the Siam tulip (locally known as Krachiao) turns the Isaan region into a paradise of colorful tulip flowers.

 

Krachiao is a local wild flower that grows mainly in the area around Pha Hin Ngam Park. In the early morning the glittering of dew drops and the beautiful pink blossoms make the place unique. The Krachiao blossoms dominate the region and make the place a paradise for nature lovers. The green grasses, the blooming forest, and the flourishing blossoms create a special place with freshness and fragrance.

Khao Sok National Park:

Khao Sok National Park is an exclusive area in the southern Thailand with rain forests, small rivers, and waterfalls. There are a number of resorts and small hotels in and around the park. Hiking trips with guide and other adventure tours are arranged by the nearby hotels. Khao Sok visitors can see the tropical birds, gibbons, barking deer, reptiles, rare ferns, and green vegetation in the park. Bua Phut (locally known as Bua Tum) is an endangered flower whose blossoms can reach 80 cm in diameter.

Khao Yai National Park:

Khao Yai is the second largest national park in Thailand. It is a mountainous area in Korat covering some parts of Prachinburi, Saraburi, and Nakhon Nayok. The protected mountains representing the natural beauty of Thailand are accessible through out the year for eco trips in Thailand.
The watchtower in Khao Yai National Park is built to view the wild animals. The tower is surrounded by trees, grassland, a small stream where animals gather to lick the minerals of the salt earth area.

Khao Yai National Park:

Khao Yai, Thailand’s oldest National Park extends about 2000 square kilometers of Tropical Moist Evergreen Forest with stunning waterfalls, rivers and an extensive network of hiking trails. It’s the home of 320 species of birds, 2000 species of plants, and 67 species of mammals.
The park has two animal observation towers to watch the abundant mammals, wild elephants, monkeys, ‘barking’ deer, wild pigs and porcupines. The tigers and black bears found here are rarer in the central region of the forest. There are also golf courses located outside the park and rafting excursion facility that moves through the Kang Hin Perng rapids.

Ang Thong Marine National Park:

Ang Thong Marine National Park, the marvelous Gulf of Thailand archipelago is located in the northeast of Surat Thani. The view point above the marine park headquarters offers us a charming landscape of the archipelago extending over the blue sea to the horizon.
Kayaking voyage to the Island called Koh Sam Sao is one of the eco-tourism trips in Thailand where you can glimpse the colorful coral laying under the clear water and a natural stone bridge curving out to the sea.

Agricultural and Organic Farming:

In northern Thailand, sustainable agricultural and organic farming the best way to survive life, protect nature, and preserve the Thai culture. The glimpse of sunlight, the chilly white fog, and the roosters’ sound in early morning make the place a paradise for nature lovers.
In Thailand, ISAC (Institute for Sustainable Agricultural Communities), is an organization that helps people to build and sustain agriculture communities in Chiang Mai for selling organic food. Every Wednesday and Sunday fresh, green and organic vegetables are sold in the organic food market of Chiang Mai. During the winter season, broccoli, cauliflowers, and many more winter green vegetables can be found in the market.

Panya Project Eco-village:

A motivated group of young Thai people have tackled some of the issues like global warming, thoughtless waste, energy crises, and food shortages in Thailand with the Panya Project. It’s an eco-village project that offers natural building work shops, certified permaculture design courses, and lots of great experience and opportunities.
Learning the basic concepts of the Panya Project helps you to spread the word about sustainable living. Panya is a supportive community living with healthy lifestyle, good food, and family values.

Ratchaprapa Dam:

Ratchaprapa Dam is a beautiful and dreamlike place which is very similar to the absurd “Guilin” landscapes in southern China. It was built in 1982 under the direction of Khao Sok National Park and Provincial Electricity Authority to supply hydro-electricity to Surat Thani city and nearby areas. For an ecotourism Thailand trip or an eco rafting trip in Thailand, Ratchaprapa Dam has always been the tourists’ first preference. The water filled Dam holds more than 100 islands standing like stunning pillars rising upwards to touch the blue sky. The beauty of the exotic sights creates a mysterious and appealing landscape for the ecotourism Thailand tourists.

Grand Canyon:

Thailand’s Grand Canyon, also known as the “forest in a ghost city” is a crimped plain with absurd stone pillars and earth formations created due to water erosion. Located in the Mae Lai district of Phrae, Pae Muang Pee Forest Park attracts thousands of tourists during the Songkran festival (Thai New Year in April).
The unique soil structure and formations of Pae Muang Pee which are more than 2.5 million years old is a heaven for geologists. Various types of rare plants, butterflies, lizards, snakes, hares and various bird species can be found in the forests.