It’s gotten so bad that some park officials are hitting return to sender on these boorish ways.
Better check your mail.
To show the importance of not littering in national parks, Thailand officials boxed up campers’ garbage and mailed it back to the rightful owners.
Elephants, Long Endangered by Thai Crowds, Reclaim a National Park; Hannah Beech & Muktita Suhartono; New York Times
Khao Yai National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best national parks to visit in Thailand.
HVS Market Pulse: Khao Yai, Thailand; Ruj Masan, Pawinee Chaisiriroj & Paola Orneli Bock; Hospitality Net
Khao Yai National Park spreads across four provinces in eastern Thailand namely Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Nakhon Ratchasima and Saraburi. Situated approximately 180 kilometres from Bangkok, Khao Yai is the second largest national park in Thailand.
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Planning on venturing into lands anew for something unusual and quirky to do? Thinking you may have already seen the best of Thailand? Then you need to put the idyllic town of Khao Yai on your travel bucket list.
Khao Yai National Park is located about 2.5 hours north of Bangkok and is one of Thailand’s best national parks. Established in 1962, it was Thailand’s first national park and is now even a UNESCO World Heritage site.
I’d always heard great things about the park while I lived in the country. Despite living in Thailand for several years, I never managed to get there. But, luckily a got to play tour guide to a friend from Boston on a recent visit and used that as my excuse to finally make it there.
I can’t believe it took me so long.
The park is truly amazing. It’s filled with lush flora and fauna, tons of birds, waterfalls, beautiful hikes, a few wild elephants, and is empty of tourists.
Arriving at our guesthouse in the afternoon, we were just in time to make a half-day tour. This tour brought you to a few caves and a natural spring.
Read more from source: How to Visit Khao Yai National Park in Thailand
Discover Khao Yai National Park during a 5-day tour that includes trekking through the jungle and two nights at an ecolodge. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you’ll enjoy a firsthand experience of this UNESCO World Heritage–listed park as you hike into the wilderness, sleep in hammocks, swim in waterfall pools, camp under the stars and relax at the ecolodge. With numbers limited to eight people on this small-group tour, you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience in Thailand’s oldest wildlife reserve.
Khao Yai National Park is part of a UNESCO World Heritage–listed wilderness where there are still occasional sightings of wild animals like elephants, leopards, tigers, bears, otters, barking deer, gibbons, macaques, pythons and many colorful birds. Your 5-day tour in Khao Yai National Park includes two nights of accommodation at Eco Valley Lodge and two nights of tent camping during your trek. You’ll hike with experienced guides who were once poachers and are now committed to wildlife conservation. Camping gear such as a flashlight, compass, backpack, hammock, sleeping bag and cooking equipment is provided, and you can store extra luggage at the lodge during the trek.
Like, do we even need a reason to visit our fave Thai city?
New amusement parks, music festivals and the pioneering success of Thai “New Latitude” wines are just some of the attractions encouraging Singaporeans to extend their stay in Bangkok.
It is no secret that Singaporeans love the Thai capital. Almost one million visit Thailand every year, returning time and again for the city’s variety of inexpensive shopping and excellent food.
Just a 21/2-hour flight away, Bangkok’s proximity to Singapore, great hospitality, Muslim-friendly facilities, affordability of flights and tour packages as well as flexibility of travel also make it an attractive destination, say travel experts here.
Sophisticated patrol methods will protect the big cats and allow them to thrive.
The discovery of at least six cubs in Thap Lan National Park, which connects to the Unesco World Heritage-listed Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex, is giving conservationists hope that Thailand will be able to double its tiger population by 2022.
The precise location of the discovery of the cubs has been kept secret to prevent hunters finding them.
According to a camera installed in the forests by the Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP), between June last year and February this year there were an estimated 160 tigers in the national park.
Their major homes are in the Western Forest Complex’s Huai Kha Kaeng-Thung Yai Wildlife Sanctuary, the Phu Khew-Nam Nao Forest Complex, and the Eastern Forest Complex’s Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex.
Thap Lan: Thailand’s unsung forest gem under threat, but still abrim with life; Demelza Stokes; Mongabay
Thap Lan National Park, a key part of one of Southeast Asia’s most significant forest ecosystems, faces poaching, encroachment and a major highway project.
- Thailand’s Thap Lan National Park is part of the Dong Phayayen – Khao Yai Forest Complex (DPKY-FC), designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its importance to global biodiversity.
- The DPKY-FC supports 112 species of mammals, 392 species of birds, and 200 species of reptiles and amphibians.
- Thap Lan receives few visitors and faces major threats, including poaching, illegal logging and the expansion of a highway leading from Bangkok to the country’s northeast.
- The park, along with the rest of the DPKY-FC, could be downgraded by UNESCO to inscription on the “List of World Heritage in Danger.”
THE EXPANSION of highways and new irrigation projects were the primary concerns raised concerning the world heritage status of the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex, with a report on the issue to be handed to the World Heritage Centre on February 1.
Thailand’s National Committee on the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage yesterday met to discuss the topic of Unesco’s concerns about the impact of development projects’ on the environment, concluding that the UN body’s concerns could be addressed. The meeting took place at the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning.
Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, who is chairman of the committee, said after the meeting that the main discussion was the consideration of the status of the world heritage site in light of the many development projects in the area.