There are about 13 national parks in Chiang Mai. National parks, in its meaning, are different from ordinary parks. Ordinary parks are just grass fields set up for people to do exercises or some other leisure activities. They’re not much big and also don’t consist of many plants. But national parks are much bigger. They’re usually surrounded with mountains, lakes and greenery. Just think about ‘The Yellowstone’ from the movie ‘2012’, that’s a national park, although it appears so dry in to movie due to unusual global climate. But, if you listen to what Jackson Curtis, the main male character in the movie, says, you will know that he had been to Yellowstone on a trip with his ex-wife quite often in the past.
That means, national parks are somewhat like long-time holiday spots for tourists. Many of them allow tourists to set up camps. Same as in Chiang Mai, which you can spend your nights in a national park you choose, if you want to have fun for many days, not just in one day.