|UNESCO: Haew Suwat Waterfall, Khao Yai National Park|
Khao Yai National Park only 190km from Bangkok, this UNESCO World Heritage site is quite crowded with tourists during the holidays. Foot hill is full of restaurants, resorts and weekend houses with pleasant climate almost all year round.
"Khao Yai means Big Mountain".
|View Point, Khao Yai National Park|
The visit to Khao Yai National Park is both convenient and getting rich natural experience. I had the opportunity to visit here during the rainy season after heavy rain condition had just passed away. It was sunny day, clear blue sky and cool weather. Greenish fresh grassland and trees were everywhere. Visitors were joyful and not felt tired.
Sightseeing can be done easily even just sitting in the car driving on the road. Motorbike riding and mountain biking are allowed also. Among beautiful views of the mountains, grasslands, forests, water resources and Salt Lick areas, it is amazing to see wildlife naturally, not far from our eyes.
|Naughty Monkeys on the Road, Khao Yai National Park|
|Saisorn Reservoir, Khao Yai National Park|
|Man-made Soil Lick for Wildlife in the Park|
The route on Khao Yai National Park from entrance of Pak Chong (Thanarat Road) to entrance of Prachine Buri Province about 50km, visitors could either go up at one side then go down another side or use only one side by turning back.
Nature trail walks have multiple options. It usually takes no more than 1-2hrs such as Kong Kaeo Nature Trail (45min walk) and Nong Pak Chi Wildlife Observation Tower.
|Khao Yai Tourists Information Centre and World Heritage Exhibition Building|
|UNESCO World Heritage Exhibition|
Travellers usually visit Haew Suwat Waterfall that have a balcony for viewing and could go down the stair to see the waterfall closely just 5min walk. Haew Suwat Water Fall is away from the Tourist Information Center 13km.
There is also Haew Narok Waterfall. It is three tiers waterfall that have to walk for 1km to reach the first tier. The rest are not allowed. If you come from Pak Chong, this site is the farthest attraction.
Over Night Stay Nature TrailsKhao Yai National Park offers nature trail tours in the park. There are one day trip to 3 nights 4 days trip depending on each route. The park also providing a variety of accommodation from private, group, and camping ground.
Visitors can join wildlife observation at night without having to spend the night in the park. It is opened from 6:00 to 21:00 but visitors could leave the park at any time.
See Khao Yai National Park Visit
For getting to Khao Yai National Park, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site in the name of Dong Phayayen - Khao Yai Forest Complex.
More information and online reservation for foreign tourist
www.dnp.go.th (Select English version)Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Thailand.