Visit 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 kilometers and rising from 400 to 1,400 meters above sea level, it features one of the largest intact monsoon forests in mainland Asia.
Fauna and flora
Among the residents of Khao Yai 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 butterfly species.
The park has over 50 kilometers 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.
Suggested itineraries featuring Khao Yai National Park
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Khao Yai National Park, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Khao Yai National Park
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Khao Yai National Park
- Ayutthaya 106 kilometers away
- Bangkok 130 kilometers away
- Phimai 141 kilometers away
- Phanom Rung 166 kilometers away
- Amphawa 200 kilometers away
- Koh Munnork 203 kilometers away
- Koh Samet 204 kilometers away
- Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai 219 kilometers away
- Koh Kood 325 kilometers away
- Phra Wihan 341 kilometers away
- Sukhothai 345 kilometers away
- Loei Province 346 kilometers away
- Udon Thani 366 kilometers away
- Isaan 377 kilometers away
- Nong Khai 411 kilometers away
- Khong Jiam 448 kilometers away
- Nakhon Phanom 474 kilometers away
Photos of Khao Yai National Park
Accommodation choices for Khao Yai National Park
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Khao Yai National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
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.
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.
Ideas for experiencing Khao Yai National Park
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Khao Yai National Park, and which use the best local guides.
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