Khao Yai National Park is the oldest national park in Thailand, and it’s teeming with exotic animals and tropical foliage. It has the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the vast tracts of untouched monsoon forest found here. Luxury resorts in Khao Yai National Park offer tourists a comfortable base from which to explore this natural treasure.
The park is composed of several different types of jungle, from high-elevation evergreen forests to lower-lying savannas. Most tourists arrive during the dry season, which lasts from November to March, but there are benefits to visiting during the monsoon season. These include the chance to see orchids in bloom.
The variety of animals that live in the park is astounding. Elephants roam across the park, and they’re joined by elusive species that include leopards, gibbons, macaques, tigers and Asiatic black bears. Hornbills breed in the park during the dry season.
While wildlife watching is the most popular pastime here, there are other attractions on site that guests of Khao Yai National Park accommodation can enjoy. Local tour guides lead treks to hidden waterfalls, and this is often coupled with an elephant ride through the jungle. Other attractions include the Corns Research and Development Center and Farm Chok Chai. The latter is a working dairy farm that doubles as an agro-theme park. It’s especially popular with Thai tourists from Bangkok.