Khao Yai National Park, Pak Phli

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With its evergreen forests, grasslands, and cascading waterfalls, Khao Yai National Park offers abundant scenic beauty and numerous hiking trails. Along your trek, you'll cross paths with some of the 300 species of birds and mammals common to Thailand, like elephants, bears, otters, and monkeys. If you don't manage to see everything in one day, consider spending the night on one of the campgrounds. Add Khao Yai National Park to your Pak Phli travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Pak Phli trip builder .
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  • I stayed several days in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand to photograph and discover the great local wildlife. The access is relatively simple, by car, it is not far from the station. Many animals are visible without necessarily using hiking trails (pig-tailed macaques, sambar deer, barking deer, birds, etc.). Most are can be fearful and let themselves be approached easily. The photos are very easy to take. I advise to make a hike with a guide so as not to miss snakes and other discrete animals. There is a great diversity of landscapes: river, lake, forest, plain, hill, etc. Some parts of the park are less crowded and feature huge trees and breathtaking scenery. I was lucky, during the 4th day, to have observed a wild elephant, a great moment. I also observe a collared bear, gibbons, Malay varans, calao (3 species), warfish, snakes, golden roosters, giant squirrels, etc. I had no problems with rain and leeches during this period. I move in "STOP" and it's very simple in the park. To sleep, I went to the campsite, great nights with birds, sambars and macaques. In the morning, I was awakened by the cry of the gibbon, that of the rooster and by a deer who was trying to enter my tent. !!! DON'T DO NOT YOUR NOURRITURE DEHORS, they DO NOT TO YOU VOLER AND TO SUFFOCATE WITH THE PLASTIC!!! the campsite rents tents for 15 euros a night. What to do if you come to Thailand!
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  • We booked a two-day safari with guide (Tontan travel) We saw several animals, and the guide was creative in finding the small stuff (snake, scorpion etc), and she was very knowledgeable about trees an...  more »
  • After comparing various travel agencies and their programs for a daytour, we decided to book a daytrip to the Khao Yai National Park with Tontan Travel, because they seem to be the only agency that of...  more »
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  • Lots of nature; very happy on its behalf. I stayed in a tent for a couple of nights and it was really nice and enjoyable. From time to time you'd hear someone trying to scare away a deer that got lured to their food. The staff I met at the information center was terrible. Little information and no will to work. The only thing they told me (again and again) was that I needed a ranger to guide me through the trails (3rd onwards). I did number 5 on my own and it was amazing. With some orientation notions you can walk freely.. even though there weren't any hints when the path divided, there were marks on the trail (5/2300 meaning 2300m of path number 5). I suppose that hiring an experienced ranger could be really good, especially if you are not used to wandering in the forest and spotting animals, but it strongly depends on who it is. It is pretty easy to hitchhike through the roads inside the park, if you don't mind sitting is some pickup truck full of bottles (true story). Highly recommended for a hint of nature. Oh.. and beware of the leeches.
  • Would have been great to see elephants but I didn’t spend that much time there. Will definitely go again !
  • A very beautiful place to visit, only thing is that it is a bit in the middle of nowhere and traveling there takes some time. Definitely worth it!
  • Terrific park! Much to see and study, so best if you can stay for a week. There are comfortable cotages with two single beds and attached shower and toilet, as well as tenting areas to stay in.. Plenty of parking. I must say the staff were very friendly and helpful, making me feel very comfortable. Being a Canadian with no knowledge of the Thai language, they were wonderful. I came to see as well as photograph the Hornbills and was not dissappointed. There is so much wildlife to see and photograph that the five days I was there was sadly lacking. For me six months would be nice. There is food and drink around the office offered by hawkers, it tasted great for me. I highly recommend this park and a stay there. If you're a westener and don't know any Thai language, do not be disrespectful to the staff, they try very hard to be helpful. My warmest thanks to the staff, great job.
  • Fresh air, nature and trekking. It was 18 C in the morning in April. Good place for having rest and feel a little bit cold 👍🏻
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