Khao Yai National Park was the first national park in Thailand and has global and regional significance with its distinct landscape of high mountains at the edge of the Northeastern Plateau. These have made the Park a crucial watershed and the source of many rivers. These in turn have generated great biodiversity of both plants and wildlife. The park is both a home and a school for tourists to come to stay. Visitors can learn about conservation and the need for protecting natural resources which are a "home" for everyone.