Khao Yai National Park is located only a couple of hours north east of Bangkok, Thailand. You can get here either by bus or train to Pak Chong. The park reminds me a lot of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee although more jungle than forest. The Smokies have more mountains, but Khao Yai has a few peaks of its own.
It is a huge area and an incredible place for adventure. The park features close to 50 kilometers in trails, several waterfalls, night safari opportunities, and great camping.
Khao Yai is a great place to spot wildlife. Although I did not see any elephants on this trip, I saw 6 on my previous visit 8 years ago. Tigers have not been spotted in many years, but they have made a come back in other areas near Khao Yai, so there presence is a real possibility. Besides tigers and elephants the park also is home to over 66 species of mammals, 320 species of birds, and over 3,000 species of plants.
This Khao Yai National Park photo essay will concentrate on the scenery. A future one will focus on the wildlife.
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