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  • Thailand News

    Military joins hunt for agarwood poachers in Khao Yai National Park

    Faced with a surge in illegal agarwood poaching, Khao Yai National Park Chief Chaiya Huayhongtong announced a bold new strategy today: Enlisting the military’s help to protect the park’s valuable resources. Chaiya stated that poaching has increased significantly. The culprits are believed to have entered the park from the Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima, as well as Prachin Buri…

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    Bull-dozed: Wild chase ends in tragic crash near Khao Yai

    A wild bull fatally crashed into a cement pillar while chasing a resident near Khao Yai National Park in Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima. The incident occurred at 9.40am yesterday, June 23, when park officials received the alarming report. Surasawadee Rueangjab, the headwoman of Pong Ta Long Subdistrict, stated that a resident was gathering vegetables near the park’s boundary when a…

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    Pre-wedding shoot at Khao Yai ignites backlash for breaking rules

    A pre-wedding photoshoot at Khao Yai National Park sparked widespread criticism after a couple and their photographer ignored warning signs and ventured into a restricted area. The incident occurred near the Nong Pak Chi Wildlife Watching Tower. Photographers and tourists, primarily Thai individuals aged between 20 and 35, were drawn to the blooming white grass fields, which provided a picturesque…

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    Elephant tussle in Khao Yai ends with broken tusk

    A dramatic clash for dominance between two male elephants yesterday left one with a broken tusk in Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima province. The incident occurred after Plai Khrut, the young elephant who previously made headlines for raiding a statue at Wat Mu Si and consuming all the sugar cane grown by the temple for religious ceremonies, challenged his…

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    Khao Yai’s Haew Narok Waterfall dries amid Thailand drought

    Khao Yai National Park‘s iconic Haew Narok Waterfall has run dry due to prolonged drought conditions, leaving tourists with alternative picturesque natural viewpoints to enjoy. Amid rising concerns from visitors about the state of the park’s waterfalls, the head of Khao Yai National Park, Chaiya Huai Hong Thong, confirmed the impact of the dry season on the water flow. Chaiya…

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    DNP denies plans to transfer Lop Buri macaques to Khao Yai

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation (DNP) dismissed allegations that it plans to transfer macaques from Lop Buri to Khao Yai National Park. Atthapol Charoenchansa, the Director-General of DNP, clarified this during a media briefing yesterday, April 3. The director general discussed an action plan intended to manage the monkeys causing disturbances to Lop Buri residents and…

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    Visually impaired students explore Khao Yai National Park

    In a remarkable display of inclusion and environmental appreciation, nearly 30 visually impaired students, accompanied by sighted peers, embarked on an educational trek through the lush trails of Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. The event, yesterday March 12, titled Friends Lead Friends (Blind) Through Khao Yai Forest, entered its second year,…

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    Investigation launched into land encroachment at Khao Yai National Park

    A probe has been set in motion regarding allegations of land encroachment at Khao Yai National Park, with a firm commitment from authorities to reclaim properties illegally built on plots meant for landless farmers and penalise all officials implicated in the scandal. This development follows a meeting between Thanadon Suwannarit, a consultant to the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thamanat…

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    Thai minister orders demolition of illicit resorts on Khao Yai farmland

    Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow mandated the demolition of illicit resorts and hotels erected on Sor Por Kor land around Khao Yai National Park, designated for agricultural use and granted to landless farmers. The minister’s mandate came as he pledged to rid the land of any illicit occupations. Thamanat Prompow announced yesterday that he has commissioned a fresh inspection…

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    Satellite imagery to resolve Khao Yai National Park land dispute

    In a bid to resolve the ongoing dispute over Sor Por Kor rights for land located inside Khao Yai National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima, the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment ministries convened yesterday, February 20. They agreed to employ satellite imagery data from the Royal Thai Survey Department to determine the lawful owners of the contentious lands. Agriculture Minister Captain…

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    Thailand’s DNP refutes Khao Yai National Park farmland claims

    Claims to farmland within Khao Yai National Park were strongly refuted yesterday by Thailand’s Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP). This came in response to a recent announcement by the Agricultural Land Reform Office (Alro) that approximately 2,933 rai of land within Pak Chong district, a Unesco World Heritage site area, have been designated as agricultural land…

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    Concerns over Khao Yai National Park land allocation plans

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation (DNP) has strongly opposed the Agricultural Land Reform Office’s (ALRO) plan to allocate portions of Khao Yai National Park to farmers. The authorities are concerned about the encroachment of agricultural practices into fertile forest zones. Chaiwat Limlikitaksorn, the director of the National Parks Office, expressed grave concerns after learning that nearly…

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    New Year’s prayer ceremony attracts tourists at Khao Yai National Park

    Tourists gathered for a New Year’s prayer ceremony at a temporary tent area on Khao Yai National Park‘s Rong Mountain. Amid the chilly weather, with temperatures dropping to 11 degrees Celsius at midnight of January 1 numerous tourists participated in the Buddhist chanting and New Year’s prayers. Despite the cold weather, tourists flocked to join the New Year prayers, welcoming…

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    Backlash over proposed dam construction threatening Dong Phaya Yen-Khao Yai forest

    A contentious plan proposing the construction of seven dams in Nakhon Nayok and Prachin Buri has drawn serious backlash from conservationists. They argue that the project threatens to wreck 16,000 rai of land located within the Dong Phaya Yen-Khao Yai forest. Ornyupa Sangkaman, the secretary-general of the Seub Nakhasathien Foundation, voiced her fears regarding the potential loss of numerous trees…

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    Mystery surrounds death of Thai barista at coffee shop in Khao Yai

    A Thai woman discovered the dead body of her barista boyfriend at a coffee shop on Thanarat Road in the Khao Yai neighbourhood of Nakhon Ratchasima province, northeastern Thailand. The cause of his death remains a mystery. The woman, Charinthon Phuekkoksung, reported the death of her boyfriend, 25 year old Pasathorn Chaiyakarn, at Moo Si Police Station at 9.45pm yesterday,…

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    Legal eagle swoops in after Khao Yai hotel sparks outrage by allegedly firing employee mourning her dying mother

    A Thai lawyer has stepped in to solve the controversial case of a young Thai woman from Buriram Province who was allegedly sacked at a high-end hotel in Khao Yai after requesting leave to care for her dying mother. The Thai lawyer, Lawyer Ronnarong Kaewpetch, head of the Social Justice Settlement Network, yesterday discussed the incident and provided legal insights. According…

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    Khao Yai National Park holiday weekend visitor surge generates almost 800,000 baht

    Khao Yai National Park experienced an influx of visitors during this weekend’s holiday from June 3-5, with almost 800,000 baht generated in revenue from entrance fees alone, according to park chief Chaiya Huayhongthong. Over the holiday period, 13,370 Thai and foreign tourists visited the park, entering through two main entry points – the Chao Pho Khao Yai Shrine in Pak…

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    Wild elephant startles tourists on busy road in Khao Yai National Park

    A large wild elephant emerged onto a road near Khao Yai National Park, frightening tourists who hastily tried to reverse their cars. The incident occurred yesterday when the elephant left the forest, crossing the road without causing any harm before returning to the woodland area. According to Assumporn Rojanburanan, the head of Pong Prathan village in the Pak Chong district,…

  • Guides

    5 amazing Khao Yai restaurants you must visit

    Nestled in the heart of Thailand, Khao Yai National Park is not only known for its stunning landscapes and wildlife but also for its culinary scene. Visitors are in for a treat as Khao Yai offers diverse dining options, from traditional Thai cuisine to international delicacies. In this article, we will explore five stunning Khao Yai restaurants. Here are 5…

  • Things To Do

    Khao Yai’s top five things to do and see

    Thailand is full of natural beauty, and Khao Yai may be one of the most picturesque regions in the country. Just a three-hour drive from Bangkok, this natural wonderland is teeming with amazing photo ops. The location of Khao Yai is in Thailand’s eastern region and the province of Nakhon Ratchasima. Known as one of the big four cities of…

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    5 hotels you have to stay in Khao Yai to escape into nature

    When planning our perfect vacation, we usually face a dilemma- the beach or the mountain? Thailand has many beautiful beaches but did you know that your escape into the serene mountainous nature is just three hour’s drive away from the bustling city of Bangkok? Khao Yai, which literal translation is ‘the large mountain’, is home to Thailand’s first national park.…

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    Controversy for Khao Yai National Park Chief over wild party

    After a video surfaced showing a wild party with sexy girls in tiny outfits held in Khao Yai National Park, the Park Chief has been transferred while a full investigation is conducted. The party was held on January 26 and seemed to be in violation of both the Covid-19 control laws and the National Parks Act. The event was a…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Khao Yai hotel threatening 3 million baht lawsuit for bad review named

    More details have emerged as the hotel in Khao Yai in Nakhon Ratchasima has held tight in their vow to sue a woman who left a slightly negative review for 3 million baht. The names of the resort and the woman involved were made more public as a lawyer representing the woman gave details about the incident. Sittra Biebangkerd said…

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    Khao Yai hotel threatens 3 million baht lawsuit over negative review

    It wouldn’t be the first time, but a Thai hotel is threatening to sue a customer over a negative review they left after their stay. The hotel, located in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima around the popular tourist destination of Khao Yai National Park, is threatening a 3 million baht lawsuit over a review where the past guest rated…

  • Tourism News

    Tourists flood Khao Yai Park after viral video of curious bear

    Attendance at Khao Yai National Park has boomed so much thanks to a viral video that they are now having to limit the number of people who can visit. People were drawn to the park after a video was posted to Facebook showing an Asian black bear visiting a food stall in the park attempting to eat an omelette and…

  • Things To Do

    A visitor’s guide to Khao Yai National Park

    Khao Yai National Park was established in 1962 as the country’s first national park. It was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and its wildlife is understandably impressive. From rare elephant sightings to bats and birds, visiting this beautiful park is a great place to see wildlife. Below, we have the best things to do and see in…

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    Top 5 things to do in Khao Yai National Park

    Khao Yai National Park was Thailand’s first park as it was established in 1962. It was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and its wildlife is impressive. The park is the 3rd largest in Thailand and it mainly inhabits the eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima but extends into Prachinburi, Saraburi, and Nakhon Nayok provinces. Below, we have the…

  • Northern Thailand News

    A wild elephant kills 80 year old camper in Khao Yai

    A wild elephant killed an 80 year old man camping in Khao Yai National Park early this morning. Park officials believe the bull elephant was in musth, which is when the elephant has rise in reproductive hormones and becomes aggressive. 80 year old Prayot Jitbun was sleeping in his tent when the elephant attacked. Other nearby campers alerted park officials…

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    Tourists warned about thieving monkeys in Khao Yai National Park

    PHOTO: Monkeys coming to get your stuff. Khao Yai National Park – Flickr Officials at Khao Yai National Park, north east of Bangkok, are warning visitors to be aware of rogue monkeys that may steal their belongings. They say tourists who camp overnight need to be particularly vigilant, particularly when preparing food. Thai Residents reports that with the current cooler…

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    Elephant chooses bad time for a lie down in Khao Yai national park

    A large bull elephant has attempted to crush a car full of tourists that stopped on a road in Khao Yai national park in Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima), north east of Bangkok, prompting national park staff to remind visitors what they should do if they are confronted by one of the mighty beasts as they drive through. The 35 year old…