Khao Yai

Khao Yai is the third largest park in Thailand. The wildlife reservation attracts a lot of domestic tourists, and is recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage has become a treasure box to foreign tourists in recent years. Khao Yai national park is located in the western part of the Sankamphaeng Mountain Range, at the southwestern boundary of Khorat Plateau. It covers an area of 2168 square kilometers and spreads across four provinces, including Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, and Prachinburi. Coming to this national park will bring you many wonderful experiences in your trip to Khao Yai Thailand. The trails through the forest, majestic Haew Suwat waterfall, century- old trees, the steep staircases with steps only fit 1/3 of foot will be exciting challenges for enthusiasts who love adventures.

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Blessed with a verdurous, lush, mountainous landscape, fertile valleys, stupendous waterfalls, rich biodiversity and just three hours driving from Bangkok, Khao Yai is a year-round worth-visiting destination. The west of Khao Yai is prominent for its wild-west theme parks and vineyards, including Pirom Khao Yai Reserve and Sawasdee Chenin Blanc. For all of that, many people call Khao Yai as “Europe inside Thailand”. The south and east are highlighted with a range of natural wonders, from Prachinburi’s jungle-clad waterfalls to Wang Nam Kheo’s ozone-rich valleys.
Khao Yai has three main seasons, with an annual average temperature of 23 degrees Celsius, though it varies greatly among the seasons.
Rainy Season Is from May to October. During this season most days have heavy rain. The atmosphere is humid with average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius during the day while dropping to 13 at night.
Cold season is from November to February. The weather is still sunny but colder and the sky is really clear and blue. The average temperature is 22 degrees Celsius during the day and 10 degrees Celsius at night. This is a good time for hiking and also the best time of the year to visit Khao Yai.

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Hot Season is from March to April. Humid weather with day temperatures can reach 30 degrees Celsius and back to 17 at night.
Visitors from aboard can get into Thailand since there are international flights to Bangkok, Chiangmai, Savamabhumi, Phuket,… every day. Khao Yai is along the way from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) so you can flight to Bangkok first before visiting this national park. From Bangkok to Khao Yai, you can travel to Pak Chong - the nearest town to the north of Khao Yai, then jump on a taxi to the national park. Adding Khao Yai into your Thailand itinerary, beside the top destinations like Bangkok, Chiangmai, Phuket,… is also a good idea.

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