Ban Khao Yai Travel Guide
White handed Gibbon
giant spider at Khao Yai n.p.
huge million-pied in Khao Yai
Wonderful Natural surroundings!!
too many people in winter
In a nutshell
A "close to nature" place to be, you'll love it!
The park is host to some amazing biodiversity, across all lines. Having a day or more to enjoy in the park gives you the opportunity to see some incredible animals, and the crown jewel is, of course, the Asian elephant. For many westerners, myself included, elephants are...
Many tours of the park settle for drives to the major highlights, and you really miss a lot of the park. Hiking along some of the 50+ km of trails in Khao Yai is an intimate way of seeing the park. The trails range through the tropical jungle to the open plains. Along the...
Heo Suwat Falls
There are several different ways to spell the name of this cascade, but they all add up to one thing: beauty. This semi-secluded waterfall is found in Khao Yai National Park and is reached through a steep staircase cut into the rockwall surrounding this little grotto. The...
Khao Yai is located within the Dongrak Mountain Range, Khao Yai's elevation ranges from 200 to 1351 m a.s.l. (Khao Rom) Khao Yai National Park consists of complicated mountains such as Khao Rom, the highest about 1,351 meters, Khao Lam about 1,326 meters, Khao Keaw about...
Millions of Wrinkle-lipped bats sleep in the caves in the daytime and fly about looking for food at night. Around sundown you can see them emerging from the caves in a steady stream. They sound like ocean waves with all their wings beating in the air.This is a fantastic...
We drove out to the park just as it was starting to get dark. There we were told to get into a larger truck. We stood up in the back of it and wished we had brought winter jackets with us.It does get cool once the sun goes down. The guides had large spotlights that they...
Spend a whole day hiking in the park. Your day will go something like this:We left the lodge at 8:30 am. After our ride to the park in the back of the truck, we arrived at the park headquarters to get a permit. While driving thru the park, we saw a long-tailed squirrel, a...
See a million bats coming out the cave
We did the half day tour of Greenleaf. Around 4 oçlock in the afternoon we went into the National Park of Khao Yai. First we visited a spring. It was so clear that it was incredible. Local people were swimming in this pristine water.Then we went to a cave. Inside this cave...
Explore the rainforest
We went out in Khao Yai National Park by jeep.We did the full day tour with Greenleaf. First we entered the National Park, then we'd put on the leeches-socks becourse we were in rainseason. We looked for the whitehanded gibbons, which we discovered after a while. The produce...
Take a good guide - recommendation
We had an excellent guide in Khao Yai in 2006, named Isara Sukkum. Both nature guide in different jungle tours, and the temples in the area. You can make your own plans or get his suggestions and tours. Isara is both a very pleasant person – usual in Thailand, a good...
Waterfalls In Khao Yai National Park
There are many waterfalls in the area of the national park. The largest and highest waterfall is Haew Narok Waterfall, it is a highlight of this park that I think you shouldn’t miss, it’s located at the south end of Khao Yai National Park. Some other waterfalls is Haew Suwat...
A taste of wild, wild west
Thong Somboon is a theme park caters to local Thai (I presumed) to have a taste of American wild west - but in comfort. Good for family day outing - especially many activities for youths: ATV driving, horse riding, cable car ride etc
Trails Within Khao Yai National Park
There are many nature trails of different distances in Khao Yai National Park. Each trail has signposts that tourists can follow. Walkers can also request to have a park ranger from the national park's office accompany them as a guide. The trails within the national park...
Khao Yai Nightlife Spotting: Nightlife - Plenty to see
We took a night-time wildlife spotting tour in Jan. 2005 and had a "wild" time - plenty of deer, civet cats, porcupines and our first wild elephant. The tour is in an open truck so bring a coat (can get cold and wet) and doesn't venture far from the Park Headquarters but if...
Outlet Village Khao Yai: By the highway
No one comes to Khao Yai for shopping I think but when I come to the national park many times and drive pass this huge outlet place so why not stop by. They are all brand name clothes shops, its huge place, can keep all shoppers busy for many hours. There's also food court and many food and drink conners. For me I just did window shopping and leave.
Written Sep 26, 2007
You will need sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots. Several layers for the night safari.Cool cotton clothing for the jungle tour. Swimwear if you plan to enjoy the waterfalls or pool.
Shopping is limited to a small convenience type store nearby. Take what you will...
There are some destinations around the Ban Khao Yai area that are interesting to visit. There are a set of caves that run along side the park. The caves are situated near a Buddhist temple, and back in the day, the monks would go into the caves and meditate, to isolate...
A scenic drive from Pak Chong
Pak Chong is a town about 20KM north ot Khao Yai National Park. There are several resorts, vineyards and golf courses in this area too.I took a leisure 3 hrs drive along Hwy 2247 north from Pak Chong, westward along Hwy 205 and then southward back to Pak Chong along Hwy...
Crowded on weekend
As the distance is not so far from cities, Khao Yai National Park can be so crowded especially on weekend, long weekend or Thai public holidays, so better consider about this if you don’t want to be in crowded.
Most of the streets have signs to where excatly you are going. They even have a public transport taking to the camps you want to go to and around the place. It's a big National park so it's advisable to have a comfy shoes.
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