Thailand bans alcohol in National Parks
After tourists left behind tons of garbage in Khao Yai National Park last week, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa received another complaint about alleged drunk tourists who caused a disturbance at Namtok Samlan National Park.
As a result, alcohol consumption is now prohibited in all national parks according to the minister’s statement. Those who can’t comply with the rule will be asked to leave immediately.
Both groups of tourists have been reported to the police by national park officials, said the minister.
Unruly tourists on blacklist
Image credit: TOP Varawut
As for litterbugs, the minister said that anyone who caught littering in the national parks will be banned from coming back. This includes leaving your garbage behind at campsites after your stay.
Visitors must provide personal info
All visitors who want to rent tents or stay over at national park campsites need to provide their identification, address, and phone number so the officials can reach out to them should there be any problems.
Keep it tidy, make everyone happy.