Without the jeeps and the crowds the park s 300 or so elephants have been able to roam freely venturing onto paths once packed with humans. October 30 2019 5 38 pm nakhon ratchasima park officials wednesday published 10 rules to follow when encountering a wild elephant after a video of one such beast squishing a car driving through.
Khao yai national park this was the first national park to become established in thailand and is now the third largest park in the country.
Khao yai national park elephants. Jukin media verified original for licensing permission to use. Early morning pick you up at your hotel in bangkok and drive to khao yai national park pak chong nakhon ratchasima province thailand khao yai national park spans over four provinces which are sara buri nakhon ratchasima prachin buri and nakhon nayok. Tourists on guided safari trips admired an elephant in khao yai national park in november.
Wild elephant destroys cars must see incredible. Khao yai elephant trekking day tour from bangkok. Khao yai national park is comprised of dry evergreen forest dry deciduous forest tropical moist evergreen forest hill evergreen forest and grasslands.
Established in 1962 as thailand s first national park it is the third largest national park in thailand. Generally elephants are pretty peaceful creatures but like most other animals they will fight back if threatened or to protect their babies. Khao yai is no doubt the best national park in thailand for regular visitors where it is relatively easy to see some impressive animals.
Khao yai national park was then established on 18 september 1962 declared by royal proclamation in the government gazette book 79 section 89 as the first national park in thailand. Since the coronavirus pandemic accelerated in march khao yai thailand s oldest national park has been closed to human visitors for the first time since it opened in 1962. It has a rich diversity of plants with around 2 000 species.
Pandemic lockdowns have given nature a breather all around the world bringing animals to unexpected. A major role in its establishment was played by boonsong lekakul one of the 20th century s most famous thai conservationists it was named after the defunct tambon khao yai. One of the many signs of the elephants in khao yai national park for some reason we d spent the evening before reading about elephant attacks.
If it is beautiful countryside scenery and lush evergreen forests you desire then fear not you have come to the right place. Spot the wild elephants on the road.