Khao Yai is a beautiful area of Thailand, and the national park is a popular destination with tourists as well as locals, with plenty to see and do when you visit. Getting there is easy as you can take a bus or it is a couple of hours drive north of Bangkok. If you are planning a trip to this area and want to know what there is to see and do, below, you will find a summary of the best attractions that may catch your fancy.
Enjoy A Wine Tasting Tour
Khao Yai is famous in Thailand for its vineyards, and where you get grapevines, you also get wine. Your Khao Yai hotel will be able to arrange an excursion to the vineyards for you where you will be able to see the whole process from start to finish. You can see the grapes growing on the vines, as well as the process of harvesting them and turning them into wine.
Take A Visit To Italy
Primo Piazza is a replica of an Italian square along with a farm that sees alpacas, sheep, and donkeys living side by side. You can relax in the square, and you also get to exchange your entrance ticket for a handful of animal feed which will have all of the residents running towards the fence to let you feed them.
The Jim Thompson Farm
Jim Thompson was a famous American resident of Thailand who disappeared in mysterious circumstances. You can visit his house in Bangkok, which has been turned into a museum, and you can also visit his farm, which is a couple of hours drive to Khao Yai. You will have to time your visit though as it is only open to tourists between November and February which is when you will be able to enjoy the giant pumpkins and sunflowers.
Take A Hike In The Park
Khao Yai National Park covers an area of over 2000 kilometres square and is packed full with a diverse variety of wildlife. There are a couple of waterfalls that you can explore, and you may also be lucky enough to spot some wild elephants, which are a rare sight in Thailand now.
Go On A Night Safari
You may also wish to go on a guided night time tour of Khao Yai where you will be able to enjoy a night safari and observe the wildlife in its natural surroundings. You may be able to see wild elephants, as well as otters playing, wild gibbons in the trees, and barking deer as your tour the park in your safari jeep.
There is plenty to see and do when you visit Khao Yai, and these are just a few of the available experiences. Allow yourself a few days in this area, and you will be able to see just about everything that takes your fancy, and then move on to your next beautiful Thai destination.