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Address : PO.9 PakChong Musi Pakchong
                   Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand 30130

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Southern Entrance (Noen hom)


Northern Entrance (Pak Chong)


Kha Yai NP Headquarter


Visitor Center


Night safari



General information



COVID-19 situation

How can I get to Khao Yai?

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 Muang District of Prachinburi province.
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What are the opening hours?

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

What are the entrance fees for people and vehicles?

Is there an entrance fee for vehicles at Khao Yai?

Entrance fees for vehicles

Motorcycle  per vehicle  20 baht 
4 wheels vehicle per vehicle  30 baht
6 wheels vehicle per vehicle 100 baht  
Vehicle more than 6 wheels but not more than 10 wheels  per vehicle  200 baht  

* From June 7, 2022 onwards
**Vehicles with more than 6 wheels, double-decker vehicles or vehicles taller than 3.50m are forbidden from entering the National Park.

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What are the telephone numbers for various departments of Khao Yai National Park?

  • Visitor center  :  086-0926529  
  • Khao Yai  NP Headquarter  :  086-0926527  
  • Northern Entrance (Pak Chong)  : 086-0926531   
  • Southern Entrance (Noen hom)   : 090-7821929  

Are there any prohibitions or recommended conduct at National Park accommodations?


How should I prepare for a visit to Khao Yai National Park?

You should:

-       Prepare physically and mentally

-       Study the route before you travel

-       Check the readiness of your vehicle

-       Study emergency telephone numbers

Safe tourism

-       Comply with warnings and regulations which appear on signs inside the National Park

-       Comply with advice from the National Park officials and rangers

-       Comply with measures to contain infection from COVID-19

Drive safely

-       Comply with traffic rules

-       Rest up if you are sleepy

-       Have good manners towards your fellow road users

If you meet an elephant what should you do?

For the safety of both elephants and visitors, Khao Yai requests visitors to strictly cooperate with the following advice:

Try and detect the elephant’s mood Click

Elephant in a good mood

Ears flap and tail is swaying, trunk swinging from side to side, or is grabbing branches to eat, without paying people much attention. Elephants will charge someone that is annoying them in close range about 2 or 3 times. If they cannot catch up, they will give up and stop running. A good-tempered elephant will not attack, even if a car drives close to them.

Elephant in a bad mood

Ears will stick out, tail not swaying, trunk stock still and staring at you as if to charge. If the elephant is angry or suspicious, such as a cow with a calf, they may attack something bothering them, even if it is far away.

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

1.Stop the car at least 30m from the elephant. If the elephant approaches, escape by reversing, taking due care. Wait until the elephant has left the road before proceeding past it.
2.Don’t use the horn, make any noise to annoy the elephant or try driving the elephant away, as you may anger the elephant and cause it to approach you. Wild elephants have exceptionally sensitive hearing and the sharp sound of a horn may startle or anger them.
3.Don’t use flash photography as this may startle the elephant when close and make the elephant interested in you and approach you. Once an elephant has become startled, it wears off slowly.
4.Always keep your engine running to escape if necessary. The low rumble of the engine will not startle or stress the elephant, as it is the familiar sound of a car.
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. Don’t use your indicators as this light will be seen by the elephant and may attract their interest, causing them to approach you.
6.If you are surrounded by elephants, stay calm and collected. If it is night-time, dip your headlights, do not use indicators and move the vehicle in the direction that there are less elephants. Even if you have to get close to or push past a herd of elephants, don’t switch off your engine or your headlights under any circumstances, and drive very slowly, trying to keep your engine as quiet as possible.
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. Always remember that elephants move together in family groups or herds.
9.When a cars are in a line, drivers must act in solidarity. Whether a car is close to or far away from elephants, anyone may be in an incident. If a car ahead shows reversing lights, the car behind should reverse carefully.

Is there alcohol for sale?

All alcoholic drinks are forbidden for the following reasons:

    1.Drinkers may get noisy and disturb other campers

    2.Possible arguments and violence


    4.Bottles, cans and bottle tops may be a nuisance to other visitors and wildlife, such as by treading on bottle tops or broken glass. Wildlife may think it is food and get a can stuck in their throat or on their legs, causing injury or death.

If rangers discover visitors drinking, visitors can be prosecuted under the National Park Act 2019, which can result in imprisonment or fines.

Why shouldn’t I bring my pet to the National Park?

Pets may spread diseases, or pets themselves may be infected by a wild animal.

Why should I not feed the animals?

Feeding wild animals changes their behaviour and alters their ecology. There is also a risk of infection between humans and animals. Even worse, you may be attacked by an animal or have your property damaged.

Feeding wild animals in the National Park is subject to a fine of 100,000 baht under the National Parks Act 2019

If I stay in a tent, what expenses or charges are there?

Pay entrance fee and vehicle fee at the National Park entrance gate : Pak Chong Entrance (Northern Entrance) or Noen Hom Entrance (Southern Entrance) and pay the rental charge for camping space at the campground where you intend to stay.

            Pay entrance fee and vehicle fee at the National Park entrance gate : Pak Chong Entrance (Northern Entrance) or Noen Hom Entrance (Southern Entrance) and pay the rental charge for camping space at the campground where you intend to stay.

Entrance fees for persons

     Children                                                            200     baht 
     Adults, including the elderly and disabled        400     baht 

 Entrance fees for vehicles

     Motorcycle                                                 30 baht/vehicle   
     4-wheeled vehicle                                      50 baht/vehicle
     Small bus, not more than 24 seats          100 baht/vehicle
     Large bus, more than 24 seats                200 baht/vehicle
     Truck with 4 wheels (1-4 tons)                 200 baht/vehicle
     6-wheeled passenger vehicle (4 tons)     300 baht/vehicle

**Vehicles with more than 6 wheels, double-decker vehicles or vehicles taller than 3.50m are forbidden from entering the National Park.

Rental charges for camping space

     Child              10 baht/person/night  (under 14)
     Adult              30 baht/person/night (14 and up)

How do I reserve accommodation and tents in the National Park?

Please make a booking via DNP official websiteclick

If I bring my own tent, what charges are there?

If visitors bring their own tent, they will only pay the tent pitching charge. Please reserve and make payment online, or contact the campground where you intend to stay.

  • Child              10 baht/person/night  (under 14)
  • Adult              30 baht/person/night (14 and up)

Which campgrounds are open over the New Year holidays?

Khao Yai National Park has 2 campground areas for camping over the New Year:

  • Lam Ta Khong Campground                    Capacity 800
  • Khao Rom Overflow Campground           Capacity 1,000  (overflow)

How do I postpone the reserved date, or request a refund?

If any visitor wishes to postpone a date or request a refund, they can contact the Accommodations section of the Tourism and Recreation Department at Khao Yai National Park Office on 02 562 0760 and 02 561 0777 ext. 1719, or the visitor may submit the request in the system with the following evidence:

  1. Evidence of payment
  2. Bank book copy of person making the reservation


Will the rangers erect the tent for me, which I have reserved?

An instructional video of how to erect a National Park tent demonstrated by the Khao Yai National Park rangers can be viewed at:

What interesting activities are there at the National Park?


Khao Yai National Park welcomes all genders and ages to its diverse scenery and wonderful views. There are many opportunities on offer to explore, including animal and bird watching expeditions, whitewater rafting, cycling and camping in the forest. Let’s go !


Besides these activities, the park has many spectacular attractions that are waterfalls, viewpoints, reservoirs and observation towers that are waiting for you to come. Let's explore !

I’m interested in the Night Safari

If you wish to join the night safari, there are two time slots per day, which are 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can inquire and reserve a time slot at Khao Yai Visitor Center

  1. Make a reservation and pay the service charge at the service desk and receive a receipt for the Night Safari before 6 p.m. on the day of the safari. Service charge is 600 baht per vehicle (capacity not exceeding 10)
  2. Please wait at the Visitor Center, or organise pick up from the campground or the lodge 15 minutes before the appointed time
  3. Leave for your Night Safari which is 10 km and takes about one hour

For more information : 086-0926529, 081-0639241

Note : It is forbidden to take your car to see animals at night

Maps for tourism and nature trails in Khao Yai National Park


Is Khao Yai open for service during the COVID-19 situation?

Khao Yai National Park is open normally. However, there must be strict compliance with measures to contain COVID-19 such as:

  • Screening by officials at the entrance gates
  • Wearing a mask or face covering
  • Hand-washing with alcohol gel
  • Social distancing

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What measures has Khao Yai National Park instituted during the COVID-19 situation?

  1. Register on the QueQ Application
  2. Scan Thai Chana Application to enter the National Park
  3. Once in the National Park, comply with measures to contain COVID-19:
  • Screening by officials at the entrance gates
  • Wearing a mask or face covering
  • Hand-washing with alcohol gel
  • Social distancing


I’d like to pitch a tent, but I am afraid of COVID

The COVID-19 situation requires tent accommodation to be socially distanced. Campground officials have arranged tent pitching sites with spacing of 4x4 metres, and will put in markers for visitors to pitch their tents in a zig-zag pattern for the safety of all visitors. Visitors may also make enquiries at the Visitor Center telephone numbers.

How to reserve entry to the National Park with the QueQ Application?

Procedure for installing QueQ application

  1. Download the app for Android or iOS
  2. Open the app and select language
  3. Read the privacy policy and scroll to the bottom, and accept the conditions
  4. Choose a data connection by selecting Facebook  / Line / Email or adding name as a new user.

How to reserve entry to Khao Yai National Park with the QueQ application 

  1. Open the QueQ app
  2. Select the group of 155 National Parks
  3. Select Khao Yai National Park
  4. Choose the day of travel, fill in telephone number and category of vehicle
  5. State the number of people and their information
  6. Choose time of travel
  7. Successful registration (Forfeit in the case of not arriving at the specified time)

Procedure on the day of travel to the National Park

  1. Arrive at the National Park 10 minutes early
  2. Re-confirm 1 hour before arrival at the National Park
  3. On arrival at the National Park, show your paper to the officials for inspection 
  4. Pass the entrance gate and pay the entrance fee; officials check the reservation code
  5. Visitors check in through the Thai Chana system
  6. Pass the screening point and temperature check
  7. Enter the National Park
  8. When your visit is complete, check out with the Thai Chana system

Report and Complain

We are delighted to hear the opinions of every visitor which could be of benefit to the National Park’s operations to help and improve services, for visitors to get the best possible experience.

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