Ob Khan National ParkFree: All time

Ob Khan is one of a handful of national parks in Thailand that doesn’t charge an entrance fee. Despite its close proximity to Chiang Mai, it’s not very well known. This hidden gem is the perfect spot for swimming. Its 30-meter cliff known to expats and backpackers as “The Canyon” or “The Quarry” allows visitors to do some cliff jumping into the crystal clear water. Extreme caution should be taken especially during wet season as the water in the gorge can be very strong and the current unpredictable. Camping is allowed in the Ob Khan National Park.

Address: Ob Khan National Park, Nam Phrae Subdistrict, Amphur Hang Dong, Chiang Mai
Opening hours: Daily 24h
Direction: 20 mins away from Chiang Mai en route to Hang Dong
Phone: +66 (0)8 6181 1068
Website: www.dnp.go.th/parkreserve/asp/style1/default.asp?npid=2&lg=2

Photo credit: Ob Khan National Park