Khao Yai National Park

Heo Suwat Waterfall

Has an area of about 2,168 square kilometers in the Phanom Dong Rak mountain range. It covers 4 provinces: Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi and Prachin Buri. In the past when there were no roads through the area, Khao Yai was regarded among travelers as a wild and dangerous place.

Khao Yai National Park

The jungle here divides the Central Region and the Northeast. Khao Yai became Thailand’s first national park on IX”1 September 1962 and is an ASEAN World Heritage because of its variety of flora and fauna.

Tourist Attractions: Waterfalls, Trekking Trails, Wild Animals, Viewpoints, Natural Trails
Famous for: Heaw Suwat Waterfall (Leonardo DiCaprio jumped off in the movie “The Beach”)
Established: 1962 Provinces: Nakhorn Ratchasima, Northeastern Thailand (Isan)

 

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park


Geography at Khao Yai National Park

Forest Plants in Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai is a mountainous area. It is the second largest National Park in Thailand, covers an area of 2,168 square kilometers, including evergreen forests and grasslands. The park consists…

Birding Highlights in Khao Yai National Park

Birding Highlights in Khao Yai National Park

There are over 320 migrant and resident bird species have been identified living in the park’s lush forest. Among characteristic ones are the Silver and Siamese fireback pheasants, Thick-billed Pigeon,…

Animals in Khao Yai National Park

Animals in Khao Yai National ParkAnimals in Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park is home for fertile forest and a feeding ground of many kinds of animals. Visitors entering the park will see large, prominently displayed signs like King…

Forest Plants in Khao Yai National Park

Forest Plants in Khao Yai National Park

The central area of Khao Yai National Park covers by tropical moist evergreen forest. The rich diversity of plants (over 2,000 species) astounds the new-comer. There are towering trees draped…

Trekking at Khao Yai National Park

Trekking at Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park has plenty of trekking trails all around. There are several short trails for the casual trekker to enjoy the natural attractions of the park, range from…

Entrances at Khao Yai National Park

Entrances at Khao Yai National Park

There are 2 main entry points at Khao Yai National Park, one is in the northern side and the other is in the southern side. The northern entrance can be…

Visitor Center, Khao Yai National Park

Visitor Center, Khao Yai National Park

Located right in the center of Khao Yai National Park and on the main road, the main visitors center has some wildlife and ecology exhibits. The park rangers and the…

Km. 9 View point

Km. 9 View point

Km. 9 View point is situated on the road climbed up Khao Khaew Mountain. This view point is perfect for visitors to enjoy the scenery of mountains and forest in…

Khao Khaew View Point

Km. 30 View Point

A place for enjoying scenery and well-known for traveler is Khao Khaew View Point. From there, visitors can see Rom Mountain crossing the forest, very long from left to right…

Km. 30 View Point

Km. 30 View Point

The first viewpoint of Khao Yai National Park is at the viewpoint on km 30, Thanarat Road. From there, visitors can admire the view over forested mountains reaches up to the…

Khon Khaeo Waterfall

Khon Khaeo Waterfall

Is a low waterfall that originates from Huai Lam Takhong that divides Nakhon Nayok and Nakhon Ratchasima. It is especially lovely in the rainy season. It is suitable for swimming…

Heo Suwat Waterfall

Heo Suwat Waterfall

Is a famous waterfall at the end of Thanarai Road. It is accessible by car. The waterfall is only 100 meters by foot from the parking lot, or a 3-kilometre…

Heo Narok Waterfall

Heo Narok Waterfall

Is the largest and highest waterfall of the park. It is south of the park office on the way to Prachin Buri. You can walk 1 kilometer by foot from…

Pha Kluai Mai Waterfall

Pha Klu Mai Waterfall

Is a medium waterfall in Huai Lam Takhong, about 7 kilometres from the park office. It can be reached by car and by foot. In the area visitors can find…