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Khao Yai

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Quick Facts:

  • Location: Northeastern Thailand
  • Status: National Park
  • Area: About 2,168 square km

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Located about 175 km to the Northeast of Bangkok and spreading out four provinces in Thailand: Prachin Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi and Nakhon Ratchasima, Khao Yai is a significant national park of Thailand. It is a mountainous area which occupies 2,165.55 square kilometers of of forest land in Dong Payafai mountain range.

Khao Yai was the first national park in Thailand which was established in 1962. Now it becomes Thailand’s second largest national park and was recognized as an ASEAN Heritage Park in 1984 and as a UNECO World Heritage Site in 2005.  The area is almost grasslands and evergreen forests. It has the altitude of 400 to 1000m above sea level with the highest point is at the top of Khao Rom 1,351m. The park is rich in wildlife and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna as well as spectacular natural scenery. It houses more than 3000 species of plants and 320 species of birds and 66 species of mamals, including Asian elephant, Asiatic black bear, gaur, Indian sambar deer, gibbon, Indian muntjac, pig-tailed macaque and wild pig. Khao Yai is also one of the very few places in Thailand hosting suviving wild elephants and large animals as gibbon, muntjacs, pig-tailed macaques and sambar deer. In addition, it plays an inportant role as a headwater for some rivers and creeks.

Khao Yai has been an ideal destination for those who want to explore nature and wildlife. You can join in Khao Yai Wildlife Tours to discover the diversity of wildlife and nocturnal wildlife with thousands of animals and plants, join in birdwatching and herping activities to focus on nature. This will be amazing for you. There are the other popular attractions interesting as Khaoyai Khrine, Visitor center, View point, Khao Kiew Viewpoint, Wildlife Observation Towers, etc. This is also home to some spectacular waterfalls with stunning scenery as Haew Suwat Waterfall and Haew Narok Waterfall where you can admire the flora and beautiful landscapes. Furthermore, you can join in several interesting activities here as hiking and trekking to explore every corner of the park. This will impress you so much.

  • Head to the rain forest in Khao Yai and start exploring the beautiful nature
  • View the natural surroundings with panoramic views of the national park
  • Experience golfing in Kirimaya Golf Resort Spa
  • See the sights of some World Heritage Sites and take the chance to enjoy delicious Thai foods
  • Explore some interesting sites in Bangkok
  • Enjoy a short train ride to Chachoengsao which is a lesser known historical town
  • Experience the daily simple lifestyle of local people
  • View old shop houses with various items including quaint old utensils and ancient tin toys
  • Discover Khao Yai and have a leisurely walking tour to the National Park
  • Drop by Grande Monte Vineyard then go hiking through the rainforest
  • Have great chance to explore the highlights of Bangkok as Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Pak Klong Talad market, China town, etc
  • Relaxing time to enjoy Thai dishes and traditional music & dances
  • Wonderful opportunity to join in famous Blue Elephant Cooking School and learn about the use of Thai ingredients
  • Attend Bangkok Cooking Class to learn cooking exquisite Thai dishes
  • Explore cultural and historical sites in the former capital city Ayutthaya
  • Enjoyable moments to experience natural attractions as Khao Yai National Park and beautiful beaches in Koh Samet
  • Explore numerous highlights such as JEATH War Museum, the Royal Palace, the Memorial Cemetery, etc
  • Discover the former royal capital, Ayutthaya with its monuments and temple ruins
  • Get insight into the daily working of local people through the visit to “fresh market” and “train market”
  • Admire picturesque natural scenery along the Chao Phraya River by long-tail boat
  • Relaxing time to admire the atmosphere in beautiful nature, swimming in sparkling water
  • Enjoy the best services in comfortable resort on the beach
  • Spend time to relax on idyllic white beaches and join in interesting activities as snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, lounging in a hammock, etc on islands
  • Have chance to live in traditional Thai-style bungalow in the lush jungle
  • Wonderful time to hike through dense jungle and watch various kinds of birds and animals
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