Khao Yai, one of the best national parks barely a two-hour ride to the north-east of Bangkok, is definitely worth a visit. With mountains, forest and savannah, it is not uncommon to come across macaques, muntjac stags and hornbills. Elephants, gibbons and black bear, although there, are a much rarer sighting.
Some of the park's summits rise to over 1,000m in altitude, and the summit of the tallest, Khao Rom, is 1,351m above sea level.© Noppakun Wiropart / 123RF
Khao Yai National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.© Veera Srimanonprinya / 123RF
The park is home to around 70 species of mammals, 250 of which are wild elephants.© Patrice Duchier - OT de Thailande - Paris
There are more than 300 different bird species in the park.© Panu Ruangjan / 123RF
The Haew Narok Waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls in the park.© Tewan Yangmee / 123RF