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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

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