Opening hours

Daily 6 A.M. - 6 P.M.



Khao Yai National Park,
P.O. Box 9, Musi, Pakchong, Nakornrajchasrima, 30130


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Entrance fees

Visitors must pay entrance fees both for persons and their vehicles, only at the Chao Por Khao Yai Shrine Visitor Center (Pak Chong Entrance) in Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, or the Noen Hom Visitor Center (Noen Hom Entrance) in Prachinburi.

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Tourism at Khao Yai during Covid-19

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Khao Yai National Park requests cooperation from visitors to reduce the spread of infection by strictly following health recommendations and checking information and services in advance.

 Before travelling to Khao Yai National Park 

You are advised to study detailed information about Khao Yai National Park’s tourist attractions, including the weather, travel conditions, the status of facilities and recreational activities, and current regulations concerning the National Park and other locations, to prepare all the necessary equipment to visit safely.


Travel from Bangkok is possible by three modes of transport: private car, bus or train as follows:

By private car

It is the most convenient option to travel to the park because there is no available  transportation service inside the park. The area is accessed by two entrance gates collecting the National Park entrance fee: Visitor Center at the Chao Por Khao Yai Shrine (Pak Chong Entrance) in Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima and Noen Hom Visitor Center (Noen Hom Entrance) in Meuang District of Prachinburi province.

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Thanarat Road winds 50km through Khao Yai National Park from the Chao Por Khao Yai Shrine Entrance to Prachinburi. Tourists may enter one Entrance and leave by the other, or turn back to where they started.

By bus

Take the Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima coach or Bangkok-Pak Chong private minivan and get off at Pak Chong. From there hire a taxi or take the Pak Chong-Khao Yai bus which terminates at Chao Por Khao Yai Shrine Visitor Center (Entrance gate to the National Park). For further travel to the attractions of Khao Yai National Park, other visitors’ vehicles may be prevailed upon.

By train

Take the North-eastern line (Bangkok-Pak Chong) and get off at Pak Chong station in Nakhon Ratchasima province. From there take a songthaew bus from Pak Chong Market to Khao Yai National Park, getting off at Chao Por Khao Yai Shrine Visitor Center (Entrance gate to the National Park). For further travel to the attractions of Khao Yai National Park, other visitors’ vehicles may be prevailed upon.

Safe Tourism at the National Park

The National Park gives the highest priority to visitors’ safety and has instituted safety measures to protect both people and wildlife.

Items prohibited from being taken to the National Park

●  Pets

●  Foam containers

●  Alcoholic drinks

●  Sharp objects

Recommended conduct at the National Park

●  Do not remove any plant or animal, but do remove your litter and other waste

●  Do not make loud noises

●  Do not leave graffiti

●  Do not use firewood or cut trees to make firewood

●  Do not feed the animals or attempt to touch them

●  Do not use a drone, except with explicit permission

●  Do not smoke in the designated non-smoking areas


Accommodations and other locations in the National Park have separate regulations for tourists to follow. Please check the latest updates to these regulations on Facebook.

What to do if you see an elephant on the road?

  1. Stop the car at least 30 meters from the elephant.
  2. Don’t use the horn, make any noise to annoy the elephant or try driving the elephant away.
  3. Don’t use flash photography as this may startle the elephant when close and make the elephant interested in you and approach you.
  4. Always keep your engine running to escape if necessary.
  5. If you encounter an elephant at night, keep your headlights on to conveniently see the elephant’s mood and the distance between you and the elephant.
  6. If you are surrounded by elephants, stay calm and collected.
  7. Don’t stop your car to look at elephants, as there may be another vehicle following you and you will block the road, which might be the cause of an attack on you rather than the car.
  8. Don’t park your car to get close up shots of elephants, as you might not be able to run back to your car in time.
  9. When cars are in a line, drivers must act in solidarity.

Services for wheelchair users

Khao Yai National Park welcomes the disabled, the elderly and other wheelchair users. Facilities have been installed for wheelchair users in various locations as follows:

●  Toilets: There are toilets in 4 locations at the Visitor Center, the Chao Por Khao Yai Shrine, at the Noen Hom Entrance and Haew Suwat Waterfall

●  Tourist attractions: There is wheelchair access to the Km 30 Viewpoint and the Exhibition at the Visitor Center

●  Activities: Wheelchair users are invited to join the Night Safari and Camping


The National Park provides the service of accommodations for tourists to experience nature close-up in two forms: National Park Accommodations and tents. Please book your accommodation with this Link, or make your booking in person at the Visitor Center, or book space at the campsite, as long as there are spaces available.

Ideas for Tourist Itineraries 

If you are looking for ideas to plan your next visit, we have some good suggestions for you to have some adventures and experience nature. These activities have been designed to let you know how long they will take. Despite being mainly suitable for visitors with private cars, it can be exciting to try hitching a lift in the cars of other tourists! 

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