Google+ Travel Hotspots In Thailand: Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Khao Yai National Park is the second largest National Park in Thailand.
It is a part of four provinces namely: Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Saraburi and Nakhon Ratchasima. It was the country's first national park, established on September 18, 1962.  It has an area of 2,168 square kilometers, including evergreen forests and grasslands. Its altitude mostly ranges from 400 to 1000 m above sea level. With its great diversity and abundance of wildlife, it has been honoured as part of the Natural Heritage of Asia.

How to get there:

By Car:

Khao Yai is very  accessible by car. Take the Pak Chong or Prachinburi routes from Bangkok.

Prachinburi route: take highway No. 305 from Rangsit-Ongkharak road to Nakhon Nayok and follow highway No. 33, then turn left at Naresuan ring road and follow highway No. 3077 and after about 10 km you'll reach the park headquarters.

Pak Chong route: Follow highway No. 1 to Saraburi province, then turn right to route No. 2 which goes to Pak Chong. Then take highway No 2090 for about 20 kilometres and you'll reach the entrance. The Pak Chong route is longer. 

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