Time to refresh your mind, body and soul as you discover Thailand’s green side – from the vast tropical forests in the south to the lush northern mountains and stunning national parks across the country. Breath in the fresh at waterfalls, marvel at the grandeur of reservoirs, sail out to sea, and admire Thailand’s very own (mini) Grand Canyon as you immerse yourself in unspoiled nature. Grab your backpack and head deep into the wild at these top tourist attractions.
Nature lovers will enjoy this modest waterfall that’s best seen during wet season. “Piangdin Waterfall” is part of Pa-ngam Stone Park and promises cool air from the cascading waterfall as the water flows along endlessly. You can also take a dip in the natural pool to relax and unwind in this lush green space, as well as grab some food for a perfect day out in Loei.
Phu Kao-Phu Pankam National Park
Nong Bua Lam Phu
A stunning green view that’s worth the effort, “Phu Kao” in Phu Pankam National Park is comprised of a vast area of almost untouched nature. Trek through the forest and enjoy the view from one of the peeks that overlook the town below.
Phu Jong Nayoy National Park
Recharge your green-loving soul as you explore the rich, unspoiled forest at “Phu Jong Nayoy National Park”. This expansive green area promises fresh streams of water flowing along sheer cliffs down into pools. Along the route, look out for the huge variety of flora and fauna, stop to eat and snap away as you admire the views stretching across the fields below.
Tung Kramang, Phu Kiaw Wildlife Conservation Area
The greenery at “Tung Kramang, Phu Kiaw Wildlife Conservation Area” is sure to amaze all the nature lovers out there. The area is a popular spot for herbivores to forage and is a great place to learn more about nature as you spend some time surrounded relaxing by the meandering stream. Head through the wilderness to discover cool waterfalls and even spot some wildlife along the way.
Kaeng Krajan National Park
“Kaeng Krajan National Park” has everything forest lovers could wish for – fresh air, unspoiled jungle, surrounding greenery, morning mist, and a serene lake where you can head out across the water on a relaxing boat trip. You can also trek to some stunning waterfalls hidden deep in the forest.
Huayyang Waterfall National Park, Tabsakae District
Prachuap Khiri Khan
Relax as you feel the cool breeze at “Huayyang Waterfall National Park, Tabsakae District”, a wonderful lush green forest that’s part of the Tanawsri Range. The waterfall offers a few shaded spots, as well as crystal clear water and a refreshing view. With water constantly flowing down into swimming the holes below, it’s possible to take a dip at some of the nine cascade levels to nourish both your skin and soul.
A new attraction known as the “2nd Pang Oung” of Suphanburi, “Hubkaowong Reservoir” is located in the middle of a wild green forest where nature lovers can soak up the tranquility and simplicity of life within the valley. Stay on a raft, enjoy delicious food and wander through the woods looking out for wildlife.
Huaytabo Reservoir (Pang Oung Mueng Chan)
“Huaytabo Reservoir” or “Pang Oung Mueng Chan” is another popular destination not far from the coast for those who love exploring wild green forests. Feel the morning mist and the sunlight shining through the foliage and the shimmering water. Go for a hike to see birds and the richness of the forest.
Get a little closer to nature as you follow this historic trail to “Jakrapong Reservoir”, a huge expanse of water surrounded by some green forest not far from Bangkok. Watch the sun rise behind the tree line in the morning and feel the warmth. There are plenty of cool nooks to discover all around the reservoir, each offering its own unique vantage point across the water.
Koh Rung Island
“Koh Rung” is a small island situated in the middle of the crystal-clear waters off the coast of Trat. Around the island, tourists can go snorkeling to see the colourful corals and underwater life. Back on dry land, there is some breathtaking scenery to discover on foot or by boat – as you navigate the coastal forest surrounding the island.
Treat yourself to a rewarding getaway to “Raksamae Bridge”, a relatively undiscovered eco-tourism attraction in Rayong. Once here, you’ll be amazed by the lush greenery of the mangrove forest, which can be admired from the bridge itself. You can also head into the mangrove forest and see where local crabs are bred underneath the shade.
Khun Tan National Park
Take a train trip to “Khun Tan National Park”, a vast green area characterised by forest-covered mountaintops with several rivers snaking through the wilderness. Discover lush green plants and take shade under the mountain pine trees as you head along on foot. There are plenty of cool lookouts to be discovered, each offering some fantastic views across this untouched part of Northern Thailand.
Suan Son Bokaew
“Suan Son Bokaew” is a not-to-be-missed destination for those who love taking photos in the middle of nature. The endless pine forest consists of various types of pines that were planted over 40 years ago. The sunlit trees lining the forest makes a romantic sight and is sure to impress all the green lovers out there.
Lom Phu Kiaw
If you’re looking for greenery in lovely Lampang, look no further than “Lom Phu Kiaw”, a large pool situated high up on a mountain that resembles a volcanic crater. The water is deep and green, and you can see fish swimming around. The pool itself is located in the middle of lush green forest and is a particularly great spot to chill out in nature and take some snaps of this amazing natural attraction.
Mae Moey National Park
Get lost amidst the beautiful, dream-like nature of “Mae Moey National Park” in Tak. The national park is known for its vast sea of mist that rises above the forest at dawn. Enjoy the tranquility of nature as you discover waterfalls nestled among the trees. The sound of flowing water and the unique beauty make this a beloved destination for forest hoppers.
Tung Salaeng Luang National Park
Green-loving tourists exploring the province of Phetchabun will enjoy a trip to “Tung Salaeng Luang National Park”, also known as the “Thai savannah”! This large forest area is packed full of diverse flora and fauna – a perfect place for those who love the wild. Admire the beautiful green fields and the cooling streams as you go.
“Pakarang Cave” invites you to experience an ancient natural attraction, one of the many that await visitors to Khao Sok National Park. The cave sees greenery and a flowing stream all year round, with the dark space inside boasting some impressive stalagmites and stalactites that create a strange yet fascinating sight.
Hear the sound of flowing water as you approach “Katoo Waterfall” that’s situated in an enclosed shaded area surrounded by various plants. The clear and refreshing stream is particularly inviting to jump into – especially in the all-year-round heat on Phuket island. The surrounding trees purify the air, making this a great spot to relax and swim in the cascades.
The unique “Ranong Canyon” is a small but impressive pond surrounded by mountains. When seen from above, the water surface reflects the colors of the trees and the sky, appearing crystal-turquoise. A road conveniently leads right up to the water’s edge, and you can walk around the perimeter with plenty of different spots where you can sit back and take in the scenery.
Watch the Sunrise at Pakpra-Talaynoi
Spend time in the abundance of nature at “Pakpra-Talaynoi” where you can watch the sunrise from a boat and feel the energy radiated from the very first rays of light of the day. Experience the way of life of the local fishing community, breathe in the fresh air, enjoy nature, and see water buffaloes up close here in Phatthalung.
Klong Sangnae, Little Amazon
Discover a different side of mother nature at “Klong Sangnae” – the south’s so-called “Little Amazon”. The short canal route is surrounded by green mangrove forest and unique flora. Sail along the canal and be amazed by nature as you look out for ancient tree dating back hundreds of years – still thriving today underneath the shade. You should also be able to spot a variety of snakes coiled around trees, rare birds and more on this Amazon-like adventure.