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Check out Thailand's most beautiful parks

Thailand is one of the most popular places in the world to visit right now. While you want in on all the action in the big cities, sometimes it's nice to get away from fellow bustling tourists and just take a deep breath. Being around so many people can get exhausting, and you're on vacation so you need some time to de-stress. Sometimes, in order to do this, you just need to step out of reality, and get back in touch with nature.

The whole family will feel refreshed after a visit to some of these amazing parks. If this sounds good to you and your family, head to greener pastures and check out some of Thailand's famous national parks.

Kaeng Krachan National Park

What better place to start than the largest national park in Thailand? Kaeng Krachan spans 2,914 kilometres squared across the Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan Provinces. If there are animal lovers in the family, then this is the perfect getaway, as this park has an incredible amount of wildlife. It holds over 420 species of birds, 57 mammals and 300 different types of butterflies. You'll likely spot langurs, porcupines and gibbons, so keep an eye out! Roam the area at your leisure, or take a guided tour, the choice is yours!

Khao Sok National Park

It is believed that the rainforest in Khao Sok National Park is over 160 million years old subsequently making it one of the oldest rainforests in the world. And you won't be disappointed - there are scores of glistening limestone formations, luscious valleys, sparkling lakes and a bubbling waterfall or two. Here, you and your family can trek through the jungle or paddle around Cheow Larn Lake via canoe. There's so much to explore that it's probably worth a guided tour or chat with an expert to learn where you should start.

Nam Nao National Park

Nam Nao National Park is a nature preserve and a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. There are 966 kilometres squared of green mountains and foggy forests, both of which inspire a sense of adventure in visitors. There are ample opportunities for a quick family photo op in front of bamboo groves or atop scenic hilltops overlooking grasslands and wildlife. Elephants meander freely throughout these grounds. In fact they're so common in these parts that the park had to put up fences around campgrounds to keep them from disturbing visitors! From hiking to the Haewsai Waterfall to just hanging around the visitors centre, you'll have plenty to do here.

Now you're equipped with the proper knowledge to get out of the city and into the great outdoors. Have fun!