Travels in Thailand part 5 Khao Yai National Park

Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

After we visited the rice farm and that uncomfortable ride in a buffalo cart, we travelled up into the mountains to visit the beautiful Khao Yai National Park. As we drove through the rainforest we were on the lookout for various animals, like elephants and tigers. We didn’t see any but elephants had been walking on the road just a short while before us, as evidenced by the huge blobs of their droppings everywhere.

At one point we stopped at a little shop and picnic ground. After a short break we went for a long walk down the valley to a waterfall. The walk was very interesting but the waterfall wasn’t worth all the effort – especially the walk back out. The steep climb out was quite demanding. It was also quite still and humid and I was saturated by sweat by the time I arrived back at the bus.

I was quite disappointed by the lack of flowers and birds. I saw very few of either. I guess we were there at the wrong time of the year.

Okay – so the above photo is a bit dorky. I tried to take a shot of myself with the falls in the background. I managed to cut off half of my face. Oh well, never mind.

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