Khao Yai National Park
Khao Yai National Park
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This national park covers more than 2,000 square kilometers of evergreen forests, mountains and grasslands, which offer a variety of hiking trails and many waterfalls, the highest and most magnificent of which is Haew Narok at 80 meters.
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  • 2001NH
    775 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Leech socks
    We arrived at the Visitor Center. The bathrooms are clean. Love the beware of monkey attack signs. We checked out a great souvenir shop. That is where you can buy leech socks. It rained so I wasn’t able to explore much. The thought of a leech attack was too much to continue with trailblazing.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Loreto M
    Barrika, Spain19 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bad experience with park's ranger
    Rainy season end September. We went in twice. First time on our own, good experience, we saw several animals, including gibbons, deers, monkeys, something similar to an alligator, hornbills and other birds. The second day we wanted to do one of the trails with a ranger. It was an awful experience, not to recommend. Firstly, it was extremely muddy and there were lots of water since the day before it rained a lot. We weren't told about it at the Visitors Centre and there we went with the guide they gave us. It seemed he was only interested in finishing the trail, walking at a great speed without checking whether we could follow him or not. Almost no explanations. Very bad professional. He even proposed to take us to another place in the park to see some animals, but paying him 700 Baths.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Adam
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic trip
    This park has got very good views, lots of animals and birds, hornbills, snakes, monkeys, elephants and other exotic species. We spent a very lovely day there and enjoyed Sai Sorn reservoir and Haew Narok waterfall. We were lucky not to face leeches at all. :)
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • tkpuar
    Singapore, Singapore1,340 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    MUST VISIT KHAO YAI NATIONAL PARK
    When l joined G4Fun group in the early years, the routine format was a golf game every day. Recently, our Captain has slotted in one day for non golf Khao Yai is a must for all enthusiasts of heritage national parks. National parks exist in almost all countries. The variety is diverse. For the Khao Yai national park the options vary from simple visits to more elaborate ones requiring 2 or more days. The tour agency looking after us planned a half day visit. We started from the hotel at 9am and came down to the base at 11.30am. The group took 2 vehicles seating total 34 people to tour the site.We made 3 stops. First stop at the Heritag centre, then reservoir and waterfall.Skip the reservoir. Can also skip the waterfall unless you have never seen a waterfall. I counted 115 steps down to the waterfall so this is definitely a no no for those that are not physically fit.The bus ride from base to top is about 45min. In Sep 2013, a sister park agreement was signed by Khao Yai National Park with Great Smoky Mountain National Park of the US. This is a world heritage site, a must for supporters of sustainable forest conservation.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Sebastian B
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just beautiful.
    Well worth the entry fee to take your time soaking in the scenary and wildlife. It just has to be a beautifully serene place to visit and would highly recommend to anyone. So many photograph opportunities and the only downside for us was having a four old son which meant for safety reasons it was not advisable to go to the waterfalls. But that did not detract anything from our time there.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 March 2024
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Toby K
Stuttgart, Germany2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
I went with my girlfriend this year in late September to Khao Yai National park. Our guide Lek from Tontan Travel was nice and helpful, but we did realize he was not paying much attention to spot animals while in the car. The drive was incredibly slow and not because of animal spotting, rather because he was texting.
Unfortunately, since we went in rainy season we didn‘t see many animals, and on our day tour + night safari it was raining pretty much all day. We were able to see some red hornbills and the macaques. Since every review we saw basically promised to see elefants, we hoped til the end, but we were just unlucky. Therefore, we wouldn’t recommend to go to Khao Yai during rainy season at all. If we would have known this before, we wouldn’t have come. Concerning the price, it is definitely way too overpriced, since the tour for two people was $200 including lunch (which was okay) and some sad fried noodles packed in a „to-go“ box for dinner, which were cold and bland, while the other tours went out of the park to have a proper dinner with their participants. In general, we think that Tontan was the least prepared, yet most expensive travel agency compared to what we saw with the others.

So, as a recommendation from our side, we would have appreciated an adjustment of certain parts of the tour regarding the weather situation. It was clear by the weather conditions that the viewpoint would be completely sightless (way too much fog and clouds) and it was pouring during the night safari. We first thought this is a joke, but after actually doing it we were certain, that this is nothing but a scam. In those cases, either offer a rescheduling, a refund or an alternative (i.e. visiting the bat cave). But don’t drive out knowing that we won’t see any animals since they hide in the rain. Also, pickup truck of the ranger had no rain cover... what‘s the point in getting completely soaked and rushing out there for 20 sad minutes. Thanks, but no thanks in pouring rain.
Written 28 September 2022
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kawanut
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia787 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I am a Malaysian. I wish our Malaysian parks can emulate Khao Yai National Park in term of cleanness and facilities offered.
Great roads to access the vast park's facilities. Clean toilets. No grafiti seen anywhere.

My main goal is to see the much written and photographed Haew Su Wat Waterfall. Managed to get there by car. Unfortunately due to the current dry spell, the twin falls are reduced to a single fall with little water (fall)

There are some amazing wildlife to spot. The park is not a zoo, so one can't expect to see animals easily. I joined a bunch of bird watchers and managed to see some Oriental Pied Hornbill among the trees at distance.

Was hoping (expecting) to see wild elephants but ended only saw giant poo by road side

Great park to spend a morning
Note: try get there as early as possible to enjoy fresh cool air
There are cafes serving decent food and coffee to start the day or to drink a cuppa of coffee
Written 20 January 2020
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Jennifer Tan
Singapore, Singapore115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Though pricy (400baht per pax), it is worth coming to this National Park to experience the nature. However, you need to select the right month to see the waterfall (ie. Mar is not the right month as all the waterfall is dry). You will need to experience the trail to enjoy the scenery. No regrets.
Written 7 March 2020
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Chris P
Bangkok5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Great and beautiful park, however., Please stop 1000 percent entrance fee!!! (40 THB for Thais, 400 THB for for foreigners. Foreigners whom are residents in Thailand are paying taxes to support your parks. It is unfair to folks living here to charge us that amount. I understand that rate for tourists visiting the kingdom. I kindly ask the govt. to look into changing its policy towards charging foreign residents, please!!!
Written 12 July 2020
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Stacey R
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I booked a full day private tour and night safari in Khao Yai National Park through Ton Ton Travel. The booking was easy through a website and when I sent some questions they were answered quickly in excellent English. The tour guide, Tata, was outstanding! One of the best I have ever had. He has been working as a tour guide in Khao Yai for many years, knew the best places to go, and had a network of other guides contacting him throughout the day with tips about where animals were being sighted. He also spoke excellent English and was really easy to get along with.

Tata brought a high-powered spotting scope with him, which was great for viewing the wildlife that was further away. I saw so many birds and animals including: Indo-Chinese Water Dragon, Water Monitor, Pit Viper, Greater Flameback woodpecker, gibbons, macaques, Small Indian Civet, White Throated Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Buffy Fish Owl, Blue Whistling Thrush, Hanging Parrot, Green Eared Barbet, Blue Throated Barbet, Clouded Monitor, Great Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Coppersmith Barbet, Thick Billed Pidgeon, Black Crested Bulbul, Puff Throated Bulbul, Green Billed Malkoha, Barking deer, Samba deer, Golden Jackal, Malayan porcupine... and at the very end of the day, an Asian Elephant!

Additionally, for those who may enjoy photography, Tata is great about trying to get you to a viewing angle for the best photographs!

Highly recommended experience!
Written 1 February 2022
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Tyla75
London, UK154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
We just did two days of jungle tour with guides Jay and Lek. We absolutely loved every moment of it despite the rain. We saw lots of rare species such as a pileated gibbon, wild water buffaloes, an otter, so many species of birds I have lots count, golden jackal. It was a brilliant experience. Both Khun Jai and Khun Lek are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about wildlife. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wishes to explore the national park with someone who can offer in-depth information about it. We are definitely coming back again.
Written 6 April 2021
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Jon S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
To those who claim "racist" pricing policies, is TOTALLY FALSE. There is Thai pricing and Non-Thai pricing, All groups get higher pricing including other Asians, this includes Asians such as Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans etc. which are part of the "asian race" - they also get charged higher. . So its NO, ITS NOT RACIST, please think before you speak, thanks :)
Written 15 June 2021
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Michael C
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Kind of a tourist trap as they charge 400 baht per person for entrance fee despite being with a local tour person. Do not visit during rainy season as their most famous Haew Narok waterfall is closed off from roughly Aug 1 to Oct 1. Didn’t see elephants, visitor center was drab and empty, I would have given 1 star if it wasn’t for the pretty Haew Su Wat waterfall that was still open.
Written 7 September 2023
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KatkaMohor
Trzic, Slovenia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
We are a family with 2 kids ,14 and 11 years old.
We took a One day hiking tour with Bobby's Jungle Tour (1500 BAT per person).

It was a great day for the whole family.We were the only guests.
We were driving on the back od the truck or hiking for the whole day,our guide was really trying to show us as many animals as possible. He was funny,experienced and with a lot od knowledge,with good English.It was actually the best guide in Thailand that we have met in our 3 week tour.
We saw gibons,hornbil and 2 scorpions,unfortunatelly no elephants.

Next time we would take 2 od 3 day tour and sleep Inside the park.You can contact the owner od the agency : 086 262 7006 and Ask for the guide Anont.
Written 17 July 2022
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Mike M
Makati, Philippines63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Great sized park, only fault is the 10 times Phalang have to pay compared to locals, fortunately my partner looks Thai so we got both of us in for 440Bht plus 30 for the bike. Did one afternoon then one morning and a bit here, earlier you get there the better, best to be there when the gates open a lot more chance of coming across animals on the way in and to get to the viewing hide early. Drive slow and watch the tree tops, I was blessed to spot a White-handed Gibbon high up on the roads edge and stopped and watched him swinging about for a while. If head back to this area would stay nice and handy to the park as I was 65kms away so can maximise the time in the park.
Written 13 August 2020
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