Into the Wild: Tranquil Camping Sites in Thailand and Essential Camping Gear for a Relaxing Escape

Join the movement to outdoors at Thailand's camping havens and where to get equipped for the adventure.

          Are you yearning for an escape into nature's embrace? Look no further than Thailand's camping sites, where forests, waterfalls, and misty mountains await. Read on to uncover some of the best camping locations that Thailand has to offer.

Where to Camp in Thailand

Khao Sok National Park: Southern Camping Gems

          Located in southern Thailand, this park is home to ancient rainforests, limestone cliffs, and Cheow Lan Lake. Camping here offers an opportunity to disconnect from the chaos of modern life and breathe in the fresh air.

Doi Inthanon National Park: Roof of Thailand

          Doi Inthanon is the country's highest peak. Camping at its summit provides a view of the surrounding mountains and lush valleys. Explore the picturesque waterfalls and beautiful pagodas in the park.

Erawan National Park: Stunning Seven-tiered Waterfall

          Famous for its emerald-green ponds and cascading waterfalls, Erawan National Park, located in western Thailand, offers a unique camping experience. The park's seven-tiered waterfall is a major highlight, and you can hike up to the different levels for an incredible adventure.

Kaeng Krachan National Park: Thailand's largest national park

          Kaeng Krachan is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. Trekking from the Camp site provides a possibility to spot elephants, leopards, and various bird species amid the lush forests and misty mountains.

Kui Buri National Park: Off-the-Beaten-Path

          For an off-the-beaten-path camping experience, head to Kui Buri National Park. The park is known for its population of wild elephants and offers guided tours and an excellent chance to observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Khao Yai National Park: UNESCO World Heritage Site

          Khao Yai is an excellent spot for camping, trekking, and wildlife spotting. Its diverse landscapes, including dense forests and grassy savannas, make it an ideal destination for nature lovers.

          Before heading out to buy camping equipment, it's a good idea to make a list of the essential items you need for your camping trip. This may include a tent, sleeping bag, camping stove, portable cookware, flashlight, camping mat, and other essentials. Also, consider the season and the type of camping you'll be doing to ensure you have the right gear.

Where you can buy basic camping equipment

Outdoor and Camping Stores: Look for outdoor and camping specialty stores in Bangkok. Popular stores include The North Face shops where you can find a wide range of outdoor apparel and equipment suited for various weather conditions and outdoor adventures or Decathlon which also offers a wide range of apparel, equipment and accessories for camping.

Online Shopping: Explore online shopping platforms as they may have a variety of camping equipment available for purchase and offer delivery services.

Thailandoutdoor Official

It is primarily a shop specialising in camping tents, but they also offer a range of other essential camping equipment.

Instagram: @thailandoutdoor_official

Koko Camp

This store offers a range of camping gear, including both brand-new and used items. It's perfect for newcomers who prefer affordable options without compromising on quality. They also have an essential camping set of products available.


Petromax Thailand

Petromax specialises in outdoor camping equipment and offers a selection of imported products from Germany.

Instagram: @petromaxthailand

          Before embarking on your camping adventure, make sure to check the local regulations of the camping site. Always practice Leave No Trace principles, respecting the environment and wildlife you encounter during your journey. Gear up, pack your bags, and get ready for an exhilarating camping experience in Thailand, where nature's wonders await you at every turn. So, step out of your comfort zone and embrace the great outdoors—the journey begins now!