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Khao Yai National Park

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Location: Nakhon Ratchasima Province  Map

Area: 2,168 km²

Info: TAT, Khorat

Tel. 0-4421-3666

www.dnp.go.th

 

Warning: keep an eye on snakes that hunt on the ground, bushes and even branches above your head.

 

 

 

Description of Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park is located in Nakhon Ratchasima Province of Thailand. The park covers an area of 2,168 km² of Sankamphaeng Mountain Range. Nature reserve contains 50 km of hiking trails that range to one hour to three days. If you want to take overnight trip it is highly advisable to take a guide on a tour who knows the area. Additionally there are tower at Nong Pak Chee and Mo Sing. Around sun down wrinkled lipped bats emerge from a cave located 3 km (2 miles) outside of the Northern gate. At first they congregate in large groups of peculiar patterns before setting off to a night hunt.

 

Its altitude above sea level is 400 to 1000 m. There are 3,000 species of plants, 320 species of birds and 67 species of mammals, including the Asian black bear, the Asian elephant, the gaur, the tiger, the gibbon, the sambar, the muntíaco, the dole, and the wild pig. Waterfalls of Khao Yai National Park include the 80 meter Heo Narok and Haeo Suwat that became famous in the movie The Beach. Recent studies on wildlife show wildlife, particularly the few resident tigers, that are affected by human activity near the center of the park. This study has not affected government policy on private housing concessions within the park.

 

 

 

 

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