PHUKET: The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has announced it is to hike park entrance fees from October 1 at 29 national parks countrywide, including seven in southern Thailand.
Close to Phuket, fees will go up for entry into Khao Sok National Park; Than Bokkhorani Marine National Park, Mu Ko Lanta Marine National Park and Haad Noppharat Thara-Phi Phi National Park, all in Krabi, the Similan and Surin Islands; and Phang Nga Bay National Park.
TTR Weekly reported today (August 24) that fees for Thais to visit most parks will rise from B40 to B100 for Thais. In the case of the Similan and Surin Islands, the rise for Thais will be from B80 to B100.
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