Visit Khao Yai National Park
Established in 1961, this is Thailand’s oldest national park and is highly regarded by naturalists. There are some 200 wild elephants, as well as sambar and barking deer, gaur, wild pigs, bats, gibbons and macaques.
Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
Established in 1961, this is Thailand’s oldest national park and is highly regarded by naturalists.
Covering an area of 2,172 square kilometres and rising from 400 to 1,400 metres above sea level, it features one of the largest intact monsoon forests in mainland Asia.
Fauna and flora
Among the residents of the national park are some 200 wild elephants, as well as sambar and barking deer, gaur, wild pigs, bats, gibbons and macaques. For bird lovers the park is home to Thailand’s largest population of hornbills. There are also vast numbers of flowering trees and shrubs to be found here, as well as many beautiful butterflies.
The park has over 50 kilometres of hiking trails so walking is a big attraction. There are many trails to choose from and experienced guides are on hand to help you make the most of your time here.
A night safari by jeep is one of the best ways to spot wildlife, with December to February being the best time to see elephants.
Places & hotels on the map
Accommodation in Khao Yai National Park
Hotel Des Artistes
A wonderful new addition to the small range of boutique hotels in the Khao Yai National Park area, the Hotel Des Artists was formerly a private home until the owner was persuaded by his friends to share it with a wider audience.
Kirimaya Golf Resort and Spa
A luxurious contemporary resort, well situated for exploring Khao Yai national park. A range of wildlife and trekking tours can be arranged from the hotel.
Mekhala Rice Barge
The Mekhala is fully self-contained and offers comfortable amenities to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Twelve passengers can be accommodated in six separate, air-conditioned cabins.