Sunday, August 30, 2009

Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

Thailand-7, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Khao Yai National Park is a national park in Thailand. Khao Yai National Park is situated in the Sankambeng Mountain Range, the southern prolongation of the Dong Phaya Yen Mountains, at the southwestern boundary of the Khorat Plateau.
This park lies largely in Nakhon Ratchasima Province (Khorat), but also includes parts of Saraburi, Prachinburi and Nakhon Nayok provinces.
The park is the second largest in Thailand. It covers an area of 2,168 square kilometers, including evergreen forests and grasslands. Its altitude mostly ranges from 400 to 1000 m above sea level. There are 3,000 species of plants, 320 species of birds like red junglefowl and green peafowl and 67 species of mammals, including Asiatic black bears, Asian elephants, gaur, tigers, gibbons, Indian sambar deer, crab-eating macaque, Indian muntjac, dholes, and wild pigs. Its waterfalls include the 80 metre Heo Narok, and Haeo Suwat made famous from the film The Beach. Namtok Sarika is popular with the Thais.
In 1984 the park was made an ASEAN Heritage Park, and on July 14 2005 the park together with other parks in the Dong Phaya Yen mountains was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Dong Phaya Yen–Khao Yai Forest Complex.


Mark George July 3, 2010 at 6:07 PM  

Love the great hornbill, symbol of Khao Yai. I've only seen them once in the park. Lots at the Korat zoo. Noisy things they are.

Khao Yai Resorts September 30, 2010 at 9:10 AM  

I found it best to use a guide since they know where the best locations are for spotting wildlife in the park. Some of the resorts and guest houses can arrange it for you.

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