If things go to plan, it won’t be long before you will be able to buy tickets for all 148 national parks in Thailand at your local 7-Eleven. The National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation Department is presently in talks with 7-Eleven and hope that they will start issuing tickets in November of this year. The store will charge a small service fee much the same as for water and power bills. At the moment, it is not known whether expats working in Thailand will be able to buy tickets at Thai prices. On 1st October, ticket prices are expected to rise to 500 Baht for foreigners and 100 Baht for Thais (see here). At present, it has been up to the discretion of officials at each park as to whether they accept a work permit or drivers license as proof of residence. Some expats have reported that they haven’t always been able to get Thai price even if they turn up with their Thai family. Hopefully, if 7-Eleven starts selling national park tickets that there will be a clear and transparent policy which is fair to everyone.