Khao Yai National Park
ASEAN Heritage Parks
|Khao Yai National Park - The 'Big Mountain'|
|Khao Yai, which means "Big Mountain", is the third largest natural park of Thailand. The highest peak rises 1,351 meters above sea level. Established in 1962, Khao Yai was the first to be declared a national park in the country. The 216,800-hectare Park is one of the most important watersheds for surrounding provinces. The Park covers portions of the provinces of Nakhon Ratchasima, Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok and Prachinburi. It is situated near the most westerly part of the Dongrak Mountain Range, with its highest region lying north and west of the Park. The lowest lying areas, ranging from 60 to 160 meters above sea level, are found along the valleys of the Khlong Wang Takhrai in the southwest and Lam Phraya Than and lower Sai Yai in the east.
Khao Yai National Park covers complicated mountains such as Khao Rom, the highest at about 1,351 meters, Khao Lam (1,326 meters), Khao Keaw (1,292 meters), Khao Sam Yod (1,142 meters), Khao Far Pha (1,078 meters), Khao Kampang (875 meters), Khao Samor Poon (805 meters) and Khao Kaew (802 meters).