Category Archives: Khao Yai Attractions

All the attractions in the Khao Yai area and Pak Chong, golf, nature, adventure park, cultural visits, wineyards, bike tours, elephant riding and more

Week end flea market in Khao Yai

Shop more in Khao Yai, a small week-end flea market is organized every Saturday next to Palio Khao Yai. The flea market offers a wide range of products.

Parking lot is available at Palio. Opening time: 10-00 to 20-00.

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Shopping in Khao Yai

Palio

Palio Khao Yai

Outlet village Khao Yai
Outlet shopping mall for various locales and licensee international fashion brands, past seasons at discount prices. the Outlet is located on Mittraphap Rd., it host as well a Starbuck coffee and various restaurants, open daily from 10.00 to 20.00.

Fly now outlet store
Located as well on Mittraphap rd., the Fly Now outlet offers all year discount on this Thai fashion brand. Open daily from 10.00 to 20.00

Palio
The latest popular addition to the area, the Palio walking street mall offers a range of 100 stores in an “italian street” setting, offering all kind of products, fashion, beauty, decoration, design, restaurants, bakeries. Palio is located on Thanarad road in Mu-Si, next to the Juldis Hotel. Open Daily from 10.00 to 20.00

Activities parks

Life Park at Khao Yai

Cart at the Life Park

2 attractions parks are available in Khao Yai area

Lifepark
Life park offers many activities for all ages: Bumper Boats and mini car and mini kart for kids, ever slide, Nano racing, bumper, bowling, orb, Thunder Nawk, Bugxter rally, ATVs, Climbing, air ball, archery, clay shooting, some extreme sport machines and more…Their latest star attraction, The Hi flyers balloon allowed you to see landscape from above.
Prices start at 160 Thb for one pass for basic attractions, you will need 4 pass per person for the most interesting attractions, 8 passes cost 1200 Thb. Location: The Greenery Resort Khao Yai, Pak Chong

Adventure park
Bonanza hotel is hosting on his large compound the Adventure Park, there you will found many activities such as: Horse riding, Canoe, flying Box, BB Gun, Bow, Bumper boat, Motocross, Shows, , canopy walk, Climbing wall, Swing, ATV…Location: Bonanza Hotel, Pak Chong

Thongsomboon Club
Thonsomboon club is a cow boy theme resort and park, it offers safe and fun activities for kids and adults: horse ride, rodeo, shooting, luge, ATV, go cart, buggy ride, bumper boat, bb gun and more; 119 Moo 10, Packhong Hualam Road, Pak Chong
Website: http://www.thongsomboon-club.com

PB Valley Winery & GranMonte estate

PB Valley vineyard in khao yai

PB Valley Vineyards

PB Valley
PB valley has a total vineyard area of 500 hectares out of 2,500 hectares all together with 400 hectares being planted with wine grapes and 100 hectares of table grapes. PB valley produce mainly Shiraz and Chenin Blanc grapes threw different labels, PB Reserve, Pirom, Khao Yai Reserve and Sawasdee Khao Yai range.

PB Valley offer vineyard and winery tour daily, 3 times a day, with a tour guide which will explain you their history, details and of course a wine tasting at their cellar door at the end of the visit ( 200 Thb). A package with a Wine tour, a wine tasting and meal with a glass of wine is also available and start at 730 Thb per head. a non-alcoholic version is available for children.

GranMonte Estate
GranMonte estate is another large vineyard located in the Asoke valley, adjacent to the park and covering around 100 rai. The GranMonte wine are made of two grapes variety, Chenin Blanc and Syrah & Chenin Blanc.

GrandMonte offers year-round activities (ie. annual Harvest in February and Wine Festival in October). Complimentary tours can be arranged by prior arrangement on weekend only.

Agro-tourism at Farm Chock Chai

Farm Chockchai tours in khao yai

Farm Chockchai eco-tours

Farm Chockchai
Today, Farm Chokchai runs a substantial dairy farm with over 3,000 head of dairy cattle, a breed bred exclusively by Chokchai Farm. The species is Chokchai Friesian which was developed by crossbreeding Holstein Friesian (about 93%) and a native Thai species (7%). Originally, Farm Chokchai was solely an agriculture venture in a country deeply rooted in farming. Farm Chokchai continues to evolve from a well-established agriculture business into a dynamic company that now includes a vibrant customer-centered service division. Today the farm Chochai setting along Mittraphap Rd. have developped into a full attraction park dedicated to agro-tourism and Thai awareness about farming.

chockchai farm in khao yai

Learn milking at Chokchai farm

Besides the restaurants and ice cream parlors, you will found there plenty of attractions with their agro-tour: get the real feel of the farm life by seeing and learning through experiences such as milking cow, making fresh milk ice cream, seeing cowboy live shows, dogs rounding up sheep, dogs showing their skills, visiting a nursery, an ATV short track, farm visits and more…

Web: Farm Chockchai

Pak Chong markets

Pak Chong morning and evening markets

Pak Chong market

Pak Chong morning market
Pak Chong ‘s morning market is in the heart of the Pak Chong town.
Pak chong Market is a ‘fresh’ market, raw meat, seafood, vegetables are offered there at low prices. It s a good shot for a tourist who wish to see a traditional Thai market in upcountry. Everyday from 6 a.m

Pak Chong night market
Every night you will have unique opportunity to test local delicacies at the night market. Lots of vendors and their carts offering delicious snacks, barbecue on the go, gorgeous desserts and all kind of meals to eatand samples. Pak Chong was originally a market town and it worth a visit to experience all kind of great food.
Every evening in the town center

Thai elephant conservation center in Khao Yai

TECC elephant protection center

Thai elephant center Khao Yai

The Thai Elephant Research and Conservation Fund (TERF) is an Ngo based in Khao Yai, along Thanarad road in Mu Si, it’s a good idea to stop there and even make a donation.
The TERF work on different projects through Thailand, their main missions are:
-Conservation of Thai elephants through interdisciplinary research and use of traditional local knowledge

TEFFThai elephant in khao yai

Thai Elephant fund

-Enabling public participation in elephant conservation through education, awareness raising and encouraging positive action.
-Working with others from Thailand and around the world for the benefit of Thai elephants.

Located in the Khao Yai TERF on Thanarad road,  TECC is home to a small population of domesticated Asian Elephants, together with their mahouts. The main objective of TECC is to provide these ‘streets elephants’ (chang baan) better life conditions while offering their mahouts instruction and the opportunity to be part in the awareness raising efforts required to address the critical situation of Asian elephant conservation within Thailand and Southeast Asia as a whole.
TECC propose activities as well; such as riding elephants, giving fruits and food, in order visitors to raise donations or sponsorship for further purposes of The Elephants Center for Conservation.

Mahouts Life Enhancement Project by TERF Khao yai

Mahouts Life Enhancement Project

The TECC, Mahouts Life Enhancement Project has as mission to improve Mahouts’ Life Quality through participation in knowledge gathering and creation activities, alternative and renewable energy research and development projects, and providing welfare support to their families.

Thai Elephant Research and conservation center
99/9 Moo 4,Tambon Musee, Pak Chong, (opposite Fabb café), Nakon Ratchasima,Thailand. 30130
Web: TERF
Telephone : 044-297406 , 08-1799-8727

Links:
Bring the Elephant Home and the forest program in Khao Yai

Khao Yai gallery

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Historical sites nearby

Phimai temple in korat, nakon ratchassima

Phimai Temple in Isan. photo@BillBradley

Phrasat Hin Phimai Temple

The Phimai historical park protects one of the most important Khmer temples of Thailand. It is located in the town of Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima province, about 60 km from Khorat city.

The temple marks one end of the Ancient Khmer Highway from Angkor. As the enclosed area of 1020x580m is comparable with that of Angkor Wat, Phimai must have been an important city in the Khmer empire. Most buildings are from the late 11th to the late 12th century, built in the Baphuon, Bayon and Angkor Wat style. However, even though the Khmer at that time were Hindu, the temple was built as a Buddhist temple, as Buddhism in the Khorat area dated back to the 7th century. Inscriptions name the site Vimayapura (which means city of Vimaya), which developed into the Thai name Phimai

 

Phrasat Hin Phra Nom Rung

Phanumrung temple historical site in nakon ratchassima province

Phanumrung historical site

Prasat Hin Phanom Rung (Phanom Rung Stone Castle), is a Khmer temple complex set on the rim of an extinct volcano at 1,320 feet above sea level, in Buriram province in the Isan region of Thailand, about 120 km from Khorat city. It was built in sandstone and laterite in the 10th to 13th centuries. It was a Hindu shrine dedicated to Shiva, and symbolises Mount Kailash, his heavenly dwelling. (Phanum Rung complex map)

Khao Chan Ngam Cave paintings

Located 44 km from Khorat, the cave is located on a back yard of  Wat Khao Chan Ngam. The cave paintings are dated from 3000 years ago. We can found there, paintings of men, women, children in various actions, such as sitting, dancing, standing with a dog, and firing arrow with bows.
The bodies themselves are clear to see with the calf section distinctively large.

Khao Yai Forest Complex, a Unesco World Heritage Site

Haeo Suwat waterfall in khao yai national park, nakkhon rachassima, Thailand

Haeo Suwat waterfall

Haeo Suwat waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand@Chris Huh

The Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex contains more than 800 fauna species, including 112 species of mammals, 392 species of birds and 200 reptiles and amphibians. It is internationally important for the conservation of globally threatened and endangered mammal, bird and reptile species that are recognized as being of outstanding universal value. This includes 1 critically endangered, 4 endangered and 19 vulnerable species.

The area contains the last substantial area of globally important tropical forest ecosystems of the Thailandian Monsoon Forest biogeographic province in northeast Thailand, which in turn can provide a viable area for long-term survival of endangered, globally important species, including tiger, elephant, leopard cat and banteng. The unique overlap of the range of two species of gibbon, including the vulnerable Pileated Gibbon, further adds to the global value of the complex.

In addition to the resident species the complex plays an important role for the conservation of migratory species, including the endangered Spot-billed Pelican and critically endangered Greater Adjutant.

National Park Admission fee :
Adult fee is  400 baht and Child  fee is 200 baht for foreigners, one car fee is 50 baht.

Useful Links:
Unesco- Khao Yai forest world heritage complex
World heritage forest program
1001wonders.org : visit this site in panophotographies – 360 x 180 degree images
View photos from OUR PLACE the world heritage collection