Khao Yai National Park
A small herd of wild elephants foraging on crisp leaves. Mating hornbills in the branches of a massive blooming rainforest tree. A waterfall with a pond of cooling water. Tracks continuing into the deep forest. Its easy access and closeness to Bangkok, makes it one of the finest national parks to visit in Thailand.
In Khao Yai there are fine chances to see Indian Elephants, hear and see the majestic Gibbon monkey flying through the canopies, and a slight chance to either see, or hear Bears, Barking deers and hundreds of bird species. Tigers have not been seen here for a long time. Khao Yai consists of rainforest and grassland and covers an area of more than 2,000 square kilometres. With its mixed heights, and a mountain more than 1,300 meters high, There are fine places to get a view over lower part of the national park, and connected forests and boundary zones.
Thailand has many fine national parks, some of them being so difficult to access that it takes time to maximize the chance of animal sightings. That’s not the case with Khao Yai. It is one of the finest parks in Thailand for a visitor with limited time. Only 3 hours from Bangkok, and the flow in and out of the park is snap.
Also check our adventures in Umphang and the Khao Sok National park.