× The park is the third largest in Thailand. It covers an area of 300 square kilometers, including tropical seasonal forests and grasslands. Its altitude mostly ranges from 400–1,000 m above sea level. There are 3,000 species of plants, 320 species of birds, and 67 species of mammals, recording in this, Thailand's most famous National Park.

First Khao Yai Visit (Photography)

13 Mar 2016 17:32 - 17 Apr 2016 08:22 #3519 by Hustey
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Hello guys, I wanted to share some pictures I have been able to take during my first visit to Khao Yai (2 days).

Thanks to TonTan Travel for a nice a tour. I will come back after the rainy season sometimes :)

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13 Mar 2016 17:36 - 17 Apr 2016 08:23 #3520 by Hustey
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Some next ones.

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13 Mar 2016 17:42 - 17 Apr 2016 08:24 #3521 by Hustey
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More pics.




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13 Mar 2016 18:19 #3522 by onflipflops
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Great pics!
Lucky you even got to see Gaur.
And the gibbons-in-bamboo shot surprises me (Great shot, BTW!). I have never seen gibbons in bamboo in Khao Yai, I have rarely seen that at all, only once in Huai Kha Khaeng and once in Kaeng Krachan. Interesting!

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14 Mar 2016 07:19 #3524 by Paul TW
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Thats quite a haul of sightings for one trip! Excellent.

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14 Mar 2016 15:37 - 14 Mar 2016 15:40 #3525 by Hustey
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Hehe thanks. Just no luck with the elephants (or kingfishers) and haze was really bad around the park, so no panorama pictures :( I guess its only like that during dry season. I will come back maybe around October for more green-themed pics.

Overall I was surprised, Khao Yai is a nice park. Just I would prefer to spend more time in the forest rather than on a car, but since it is easier to see wildlife from the road, thats the way for the paid tours I guess :) /On the other hand I cannot imagine how much mess and noise it must be when the park is full of visitors, yay./

onflipflops: Gibbons were jumping around the bamboo trees in the morning, nearby the road. One family (around 5 members).
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16 Mar 2016 20:17 #3529 by onflipflops
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True, tours are for a large part along the roads, because that's where elephants are seen most frequently, and the wildlife like e.g. the gibbons with territories near the roads is usually not as shy because these animals are more used to see people so allowing for better sightings (and photography).
Another thing is that at the moment the park authorities only allow a handful of trails to be walked, and local guides do not get any special permission.
But I agree that hiking in the jungle is more exciting, even though you generally see less.

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16 Mar 2016 22:40 #3532 by Hustey
Hustey replied the topic: First Khao Yai Visit (Photography)
True that. Thanks for info anyway. I really liked your guide. So when I am coming back, I will let you know and we can maybe organize something more jungle-like ; )

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