About Khao Yai National Park
Established in 1962, Khao Yai National Park is the first national park in Thailand, covering an area of 2,168 square kilometers and is the second largest park in Thailand, with most of it located in Korat Province and a small portion in Beit Phet, Prachin and Nakhon Nayok Provinces.
Evergreen forests and grasslands dominate Khao Yai National Park, with more than 3,000 species of plants and 65 species of mammals, including Asian elephants, gibbons, deer and tigers, among others. There are up to 320 kinds of birds in the park, including precious birds such as the original chicken and green peacock, thus making it a well-known bird-watching destination that attracts domestic and foreign tourists. It usually takes two to three days for bird watching because there are so many species and they are distributed in different parts of the park, and it is a good experience to explore the lush forest to find birds.
Due to the favorable climate in the park, it is a good season for bird watching all year round. The park has a good management system and many walking trails along which you can find unexpected surprises. These trails are some of the best in Southeast Asia, offering beautiful scenery and lively wildlife.
How to get there
Minibuses run directly to Pak Chong From Victory Monument Station in Bangkok, they depart every two hours and cost 180 baht.
The best way to get there is to go to the subway station BTS Victory Monument It is right next door.
Buses depart from the northern terminal at Mo-Chit in Bangkok about every half hour (about 180 baht).
Pak Chong On the way to Nakhon Ratchassima, which is the main road to the Isan area, so you can certainly catch a bus easily, just make sure there is a stop here. Pak Chong.
Transportation from Pak Chong to Khao Yai
À Pak Chong Every half an hour, a songtha car passes along Tanarad Road to the entrance of the park.
You can also easily rent motorcycles in Pak Chong for between 300 and 500 baht.
A site with good rates.
Trains depart from Bangkok’s Hualampong station 4 times a day, but the trip takes 4-5 hours, so this may not be the best way to get there.
To view the train schedule, click here.
The entrance fee to the park is 400 baht for adults and 200 baht for children.
You can then stay in the park for as long as you like, and only when you leave will you need to pay again.
Don’t come in sandals, but bring closed walking shoes and long pants to protect yourself from snakes, but especially from leeches.