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National Park Fee Increase!

  • Drew84

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    So I'm seeing on some websites that many popular thai national parks have increased their entrance fees for foreigners to 500 Baht as of January 1, 2013. Is this a rumor or misinformation or is it infact the new fee? Seems to be a lot of conflicting information regarding this. The ones that most concern me are Ang Thong, Koh Sok and Koh Tartau...

    I was budgeting 200 baht, but at 500 baht each park I may have to consider other places. Seems pretty steep if you ask me.

    #1 Posted: 1/4/2013 - 21:15

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  • LeonardCohe-
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    Amazing what 5 secs on google can find. Not sure why people can't do that.

    http://www.dnp.go.th/parkreserve/entrance_fee.asp?lg=2

    #2 Posted: 2/4/2013 - 07:36

  • Drew84

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    Yeah, cause the thai DNP site is known to be the most up to date website on the internet.

    Anyone been to any of these parks since Jan 1?

    #3 Posted: 2/4/2013 - 08:23

  • DLuek

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    The page linked to by Leonard appears to have last been updated in 2010, so I wouldn't necessarily go on that.

    However, this page says that Sai Yok is among the parks to see an increase in October 2012, but I was there last month and it was still 200. Fees for the other parks I've been to (five or so) since October '12 have also not been raised. I have not been to any of the parks you mention recently, but I'd be surprised if they've been raised. With that said, I wouldn't be surprised if some of them -- Khao Sok in particular -- sees an increase in the not-so-distant future.

    #4 Posted: 2/4/2013 - 08:29

  • gregmccann1

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    I wouldn't be opposed to national park entry fee rises if they were really using the money to protect the park and support the rangers.

    #5 Posted: 2/4/2013 - 08:41

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