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What places to visit in Khao Yai?

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What to see in Khao Yai

The first thing to visit in Khao Yai is the national park. But not just by car or van/ You have to go on a trek into the forest with a guide, to go deep into the jungle. You will see many wild animals there, especially if the guide is good. There are also a few place of interest to visit outside the park. Natural springs with clear water with intense blue reflections, amazing temples including a truly surprising and fascinating one, you can go see the millions of bats flying out from the Bat Cave every evening at sunset, visit vineyards and taste wine, browse a gallery of a Modern Art museum. In short, there is plenty to do and see in and around Khao Yai National Park.

Must-visit places in Khao Yai


Khao Yai National Park

My opinion :
It is the most visited national park in Thailand. And it is one of the most beautiful national parks in the world as its listing as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 confirms. It is an amazing place for nature, fauna, and flora lovers. One of the best places to trek in the jungle and see wildlife and it is not so far from Bangkok. Generally, people visit it from Pak Chong, the city closest to its main entrance, the Northern entrance.

Wat Simalai Songtham

My opinion :
This quite unique temple built on several floors on a mountain 12 kilometers from the northern entrance to Khao Yai National Park is especially interesting for its very astonishing architecture loaded with a lot of details and small atypical and varied elements.

Ban Tha Chang Spring

น้ำพุธรรมชาติบ้านท่าช้าง (น้ำผุดปากช่อง)
My opinion :
This small shaded stretch of river near Khao Yai National Park is a great spot for swimming in a natural pool. The water here is crystal clear with an intense sapphire blue. This is due to a natural phenomenon as the one found at Krabi's Emerald Pool.
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Other nice places to visit in Khao Yai

Khao Yai Bat Cave

Khao Yai Bat Cave

starstarstar We come to this cave for the amazing spectacle of the millions of bats that live there flying out at nightfall, then returning in the early morning, always in a long, endless black cloud. An impressive nature spectacle that lasts more than 2 hours.
Wat Tham Khao Wong

Wat Tham Khao Wong

starstar More than a tourist attraction, this temple not far from Khao Yai National Park is a place for meditation. It has a system of caves galleries in the mountain arranged to accommodate monks and faithful for 2 meditation sessions per day.

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Wat Phra Singh

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Ko Thepho river island

ko thepho river island

This rural island just opposite the Uthai Thani city is very pleasant for its landscapes of rice fields and its local life. It is quite a popular place for Thais to go on bike tours. There is also...

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John-Suwan Viewpoint

john-suwan viewpoint

This viewpoint, ideal for watching the sunrise, is located in the South of Koh Tao island . You climb to its top by a path near Freedom Beach. This is the easiest viewpoint to climb in Ko Tao.

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Chai Khong Road

chai khong road

and its wooden houses. It is the most emblematic street of Chiang Khan. It comes alive in the morning when Buddhist monks are receiving alms from locals and in the evening when the souvenir and...

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