List of national parks of Thailand
National Parks in Thailand are defined as a vast reserve, which is subject to its natural dynamics, contains natural resources of ecological importance or unique beauty, or flora and fauna of special importance. They are managed by the Thai Forestry Administration, the Royal Forest Department.
Often forest parks ( วนอุทยาน ใน ) are incorrectly referred to as national parks.
In 2006 there were a total of 148 corresponding to protected areas with a total area of 78,644 km ². Of these, 103 parks were declared as national parks with a total area of 52,782 km ² and 45 other parks had a different status on the way to the declaration as a national park with a total area of 25,862 km ². By the end of 2009, there were added 19 more to the 103 official National Park, so there were 122 official national parks and 26 other parks that still had a different status. The Marine National Park (MNP ) make up a special safety class - even if some of the areas will be conducted in two categories: the NPs are managed by the Royal Forest Department, the MNPs from the Marine National Park Division, a part of the organization, specifically for marine protection was founded.