South-East Asia

Travel time: March - August 2009  |  by alex alex

Khao Yai National Park

Through Bangkok, we went to Pak Chong then, some 150 km away from the capital in the Khao Yai National Park, which is supposed to be one of Thailand's best ones. We were met at the train station by a couple of women, each of them trying to sell us their guesthouse. We chose the Greenleaf Guesthouse, following recommendations, and were not disappointed (8 euro for a large bungalow with fan and shower). I suppose the tours to the park offered by various hostels do not differ so much, but we had nice company and well-informed guides here. Khao Yai is pretty impressive, with snakes, monkeys, elephants, tigers, leopards, bears, spiders and a jungle where you might indeed lose your group by falling just ten meters behind. We didn't see any predators, but for the average European, seeing an angry elephant running for your car is quite an experience, not to speak about the 2 million(!!!) bats leaving their cave in a one-hour excursion each night for a hunt.

© alex alex, 2009
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The trip
Alex and Vera exploring the miracles of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia for five months...
Start of journey: Mar 21, 2009
Duration: 5 months
End of journey: August 2009
Travelled countries: Thailand
The Author
alex alex is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.