|Location||In Nakhon Ratchasima Province, About 200 km from Capital Bangkok|
|Accessibility||Through road and train|
|Accommodation||Lodging houses, tourist houses and campsites|
|Best time to visit||November to February|
Why To Visit
» Thailand's oldest and second biggest national park
» Counted by many among the best national parks in the world
» Includes one of the largest monsoon forests in mainland Asia
» Enlisted as an ASEAN heritage site in 1982
» More than 70 mammal species including most sought-after animals like tigers, elephants, gibbons, deer and wild pigs. Some 200 to 300 wild elephants live within the park
» About 320 varieties of birds
Plethora of attractions are ever-ready to serve the guests in Khao Yai National Park:
Several multi-tiered waterfalls are located inside the Park. These falls have been the favorite picnicking sites of the visitors. Soaking in the lovely view of these falls or having a pleasant bath in them is a refreshing experience. Some prominent waterfalls of the Park are Namtok Nang Rong, Namtok Sarica, Namtok Heo Suwat, Namtok Kongkaew, Namtok Heo Naroc, Namtok Pai Plong, Namtok Wang Heo.
The Park has 50 km plus hiking trails, many of which are formed by wildlife movement. The elevations, ranging from 100 to 1400 meters, provide sweeping views of Park. Moving up and down steep hikes amidst verdant landscape is an hair-raising experience.
Topography & Vegetation
The Park consists a series of complicated hills, rising to the height of 1,350 meters. The land has the carpet of vast grasslands interspersed with forests. The western and southern part of the Park are rising up, while the eastern and northern par are sloping down. The Park is also the source of five important waterways, namely Prachin Buri, Lam Ta kong, Nakhon Nayok, Muag Lek and Praplerng.
» The area of the Park is 2,168 sq km.
» It is Thailand's first National Park, established in 1962.
|Rainy||May to October|
|Cold||November to February|
|Summer||March to April|
How To Reach
Various means of reaching the National Park are given below:
Buses leave from the Northern Bus Terminal of Bangkok to Pak Chong, where one can take a songthaew to the Park. Alternatively, one can take a Bangkok-bound bus from Khorat and get off at Pak Chong. Cars can also be hired for comfortable journey.
Trains from Bangkok and Ayutthaya operate to Pak Chong daily. Then one take the road route.
Sufficient accommodation facilities like lodging houses, tourist houses and campsites, have been provided within the premises of the Park.
Khao Yai National Park
P.O.Box 9, Amphur Pak Chong
Nakhorn Ratchasima, Thailand - 30130