Khao Yai National Park

Thailand's first national park was established in 1962. It covers 1,268 square kilometers spread over four provinces. The park encompasses a large important watershed. It is mostly forested and is one of the few places where you can hope to see wild animals such as bears, gaurs and leopards.

Twelve marked trails criss-cross the park, and generally take one to six hours to walk. Visitors planning to hike any of the trails should check in with the park office and let the rangers know your itinerary. On some of the more difficult trails, it is advisable to hire a ranger as a guide.

Khao Yai is actually about half-way between Bangkok and the city of Nakorn Ratchasima. It's the one destination in the province for which the city does not make a good base. If your main objective is to spend a lot of time (several nights, for example) in the park, then I would advise you to select your hotel or resort for the park from the list below, and then make transportation arrangements through them to get you there from Bangkok.

Khao Yai Accommodations

There are several resorts around Khao Yai park. These include some golf resorts as well as a winery or two. Use the search box below to find the best rates for what's available.