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 Isaan, the exotic cultural aspects will open your world to a whole new way of life.
Here, we have the five best things to do and see in Khao Yai.
Khao Yai National Park
Khao Yai is Thailand’s first national park and the third largest nationwide. The park covers more than 2,000 square kilometres of jungles and grassland. It also boasts being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From stunning waterfalls to wildlife, the park features endless amounts of fun and sightseeing. Take a natural trail or stop and soak in its clear springs. Get up close to wildlife such as elephants, tigers and monkeys.
We recommend setting aside three to six hours to explore this wonderfully scenic park.
2. Ban Tha Chang Spring
Located at the Lam Takong River, Ban Tha Chang Spring makes up a small portion of the river. However, experiencing this beautiful, natural spring will surely be an exotic and unique experience. The waters are crystal clear and turquoise in colour.
Set aside an afternoon and take a refreshing dip into the spring while letting your worries float away with the calm waters. The spring is located nine kilometres from the northern entrance of Khao Yai National Park.
3. Khorat Geopark
Khorat Geopark features huge windmills and a gorgeous backdrop of blue skies. The new park offers a bit of modernity within the national atmosphere of Khao Yai.
Aside from the windmills, visitors can explore the surrounding mountains and valleys by renting a buggy or bike or simply walking around on the huge water reservoir.
4. Pak Chong Night Market
As with all of Thailand’s night markets, spicy foods, fresh fruit shakes, and delicious, local desserts make Pak Chong Night Market the best place to stop for dinner. And, as the market is located in eastern Thailand, there will surely be Isaan-style cuisines ready to set your mouth on fire with explosive tastes and spiciness.
5. Rai Maneesorn
Get your cameras ready when you arrive at this endless field of sunflowers. The field of flowers is Khao Yai’s largest and it doesn’t disappoint. Make sure to do a bit of research about the best time to visit. January is when the flowers are in full bloom, so it is best to plan a trip to the fields around then.
Khao Yai offers many exciting things to do and see. These are just a few noteworthy excursions around the area that have consistently promised a great experience for many.
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