Khao Yai national park

  • Thailand News

    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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    The 5 beautiful cafes in Khao Yai you need to visit

    It’s impossible to get bored in Bangkok, but if you want a change of scenery without travelling too far, a visit to Khao Yai might be the answer. Located around 2.5 hours by car from the capital, Khao Yai is blessed with breathtaking natural landscapes. Most visit to explore its lush forests, beautiful waterfalls, and mesmerising wildlife. Today, however, Khao…

  • Thailand News

    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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    RTSD proposes disputed land for Khao Yai National Park

    A proposal has been put forth by the Royal Thai Survey Department (RTSD) suggesting the disputed territory, previously designated for land reform, be given to Khao Yai National Park. The proposal was presented to Defence Minister Sutin Klungsang, as disclosed by an inside source. The disputed territory was chosen by the RTSD’s One Map system to be incorporated into the…

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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…

  • Thailand News

    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…

  • Thailand News

    ALRO refutes claims of issuing illicit land titles

    The Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) of Nakhon Ratchasima refuted claims of issuing Sor Por Kor land titles within the boundaries of Khao Yai National Park. The office is investigating allegations of its officials’ involvement in the illicit act. In the recent past, about 2,933 rai of land positioned in tambon Moosi of Pak Chong district, within the perimeters of…

  • Thailand News

    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,…

  • Environment News

    Wildfire strikes Thai National Park, sparks regional eco-disaster

    A ferocious wildfire has broken out in Khao Tabaek mountain in Nakhon Nayok province, and it’s not backing down. This hungry hellscape has crossed over into Khao Yai National Park, threatening the area’s lush greenery and its resident creatures. Park ranger Chaiya Huayhongthong sent out an SOS to nearby national parks, asking for reinforcements to help 200 rangers and two…

  • Thailand News

    Wild gaur gores woman leaving her seriously injured in northeast Thailand

    A woman who went out looking for red ant eggs is seriously injured after she was gored by wild gaur in a rural area of Nakhon Ratchasima province in northeast Thailand yesterday. At 2.40pm, the village chief of Ban Phong Ta Long in Pak Chong district, Chamras Phusuman, was informed that someone was severely attacked by a wild gaur in…

  • Thailand video news

    Protecting Pattaya’s Tourism | GMT ON TOUR

    Police go after transgender sex workers and urge them not to damage Pattaya’s tourism image. Man crashes car into an elephant at Khao Yai National Park. Thai Airways to borrow less amid recovery. Broadcasting rights in jeopardy. One-third of adult Thai citizens applied for welfare. – all are coming up today. Check out other news or watch a news report…

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    Man crashes car into elephant at Khao Yai National Park

    A Thai man risks a charge of violating the National Park Act after he crashed his sedan into an elephant at Khao Yai National Park in the central province of Nakhon Nayok. The driver was hurt in the collision and sent to Pak Chong Nana Hospital to have his injuries looked at. Officers reported that they are still looking for…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Pickup driver faces 100,000 baht fine for angering elephant

    An impatient pickup driver faces a fine of up to 100,000 baht after annoying a wild elephant while driving in the Khao Yai National Park in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima or Korat. Last Friday, November 5, the Facebook page and YouTube channel, “Wild Animals at Khao Yai (สัตว์ป่าเขาใหญ่)” posted a video of a pickup car provoking a wild…

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    Angry elephant smashes pickup truck windscreen in northeast Thailand

    Yesterday, an angry elephant who escaped from Khao Yai National Park smashed a pickup truck’s windscreen with its tusks in northeast Thailand. Fearing for the safety of tourists, a brave national park official parked his pickup in front of the elephant to stop him from going any further. The Khao Yai National Park chief, Chaiya Huayhongthong, reported at 9am today…

  • Things To Do

    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.…

  • Northern Thailand News

    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 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…

  • Central Thailand News

    Bovine attack kills forest ranger in Khao Yai National Park

    Over the weekend, a forest ranger was killed and another ranger sustained injuries after they were attacked by a gaur, an indigenous bovine also known as an Indian bison. The 2 rangers had been on patrol in the Khao Yai National Park at the time of the attack. There were 4 other rangers who had been conducting patrols with them…

  • 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…

  • Things To Do

    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…

  • Thailand News

    Kaeng Hin Phoeng rapids in Prachin Buri closed until…

    Yesterday, Kaeng Hin Phoeng rapids in Khao Yai National Park in central Thailand’s Prachin Buri province were closed due to safety and Covid concerns. Park officials closed the rapids until they say otherwise. Regarding the closure, park officials referenced a CCSA order from August 1. The order designated Prachin Buri as a dark red province with all the restrictions that…

  • Things To Do

    8 Top national parks in Thailand

    Thailand is truly the land of wonders, as its many national parks clearly don’t disappoint even the most experienced travellers. With caves, waterfalls, jungles, lakes, and wildlife, anyone can take part in a journey to see the country’s natural environment. Spanning from all part of the nation, each national park has something different to offer. For those wanting a bit…

  • Environment News

    Alcohol banned at national parks after complaints of trash and drunk tourists

    Alcohol is now banned at national parks after tourists allegedly got drunk at a waterfall and others left a load of trash by their campsite. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has updated other park rules to make sure parks are kept clean and the wildlife isn’t disturbed. Just last week, trash left at a campsite at…

  • Environment News

    Khao Yai National Park litterers will get their trash back in the mail

    “We purposefully collected all your rubbish in a box and sent them to your home as a souvenir as a lesson to not litter anywhere ever again.” So much trash was left at the Khao Yai National Park campsite that park officials have packed it in parcel boxes and sent it back to the campers. The Minister of Natural Resources…

  • Tourism News

    Holiday weekend boosts tourism, brings in 8.8 billion baht

    The extended 4 day holiday weekend circulated 8.8 billion baht in revenue after months of limited travel due to the coronavirus pandemic… the upbeat report from the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The drop in international tourism has crippled local economies dependent on the industry. The holiday weekend was a major boost. The Friday and Monday public holidays were announced as…

  • Northern Thailand News

    5 more dead elephants located by drone at Khao Yai park waterfall

    PHOTO: One of the elephants spotted on Saturday before disappearing in the forest – AFP Sending up the video-enabled drones at the Khao Yai National Park, north east of Bangkok, has spotted five more dead elephants. Park officials are still working out how to retrieve the bodies of six others dead elephants in the same area after a herd stumbled…

  • Environment News

    Dead deer found in Thai national park with 3 kilos of plastic bags in its stomach

    PHOTO: Coconuts Bangkok Plastic bags continue to take their toll, and not just on marine life. A dead deer has been found in Khao Yai National Park, central Thailand, with 3 kilos of plastic bags inside it. The deer died after eating plastic bags and plastic cutlery left behind by visitors to the national park. The heart-breaking photos were posted…

  • Thailand News

    Living with elephants – avoiding problems in Khao Yai national park

    Khao Yai National Park, north of Bangkok, is instructing tourists how not to anger the park’s wild elephants as they walk on or besides the roads. Tourists travelling to the national park from Prachin Buri Province at the Noen Hom entrance are likely to meet wild elephants in the morning and evening, according to national park officials. They are likely…