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.
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!
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).