Khao Yai

Founded in 1962, Khao Yai was the first national park in Thailand, and the second largest in the country. Because of its sheer biodiversity, unique environs, and globally important rainforest, Khao Yai, along with the nearby Dong Phayayen mountains, were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

While recent development has stressed the ecosystem, the park remains a natural wonder; it is home to more than 800 species of fauna, including 112 mammal species such as Asiatic black bears, Asian elephants, gaur, tigers, gibbons, Indian sambar deer, Indian muntjac, dholes, and wild pigs. Additionally, almost 400 bird species and 200 reptile and amphibian species also call the park home.

Founded in 1962, Khao Yai was the first national park in Thailand, and the second largest in the country. Because of its sheer biodiversity, unique environs, and globally important rainforest, Khao Yai, along with the nearby Dong Phayayen mountains, were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

While recent development has stressed the ecosystem, the park remains a natural wonder; it is home to more than 800 species of fauna, including 112 mammal species such as Asiatic black bears, Asian elephants, gaur, tigers, gibbons, Indian sambar deer, Indian muntjac, dholes, and wild pigs. Additionally, almost 400 bird species and 200 reptile and amphibian species also call the park home.

Experiences

Jungle Trek

Trek through the jungle with a naturalist. You will rarely be exposed to direct sunlight as Khao Yai is covered with three types of foliage: moist evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest, and dry evergreen forest. There are some 2,000 to 2,500 plant species here and possible wildlife sightings include gibbons, stump-tailed macaque, sambar deer, barking deer, great hornbills, elephants, wild dog, and more.

Night Safari

In the evening, go on a night safari, where the diverse wildlife you may spot includes civets, elephants, deer, porcupine, wild dog, and more.

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