If you love nature and are heading to Thailand in search of an exotic and exciting adventure then definitely make time to visit the Khao Yai National Park. Situated along the road from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima, this picturesque attraction was the country’s first national park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. Providing an ideal backdrop for your excursions, there are a number of mountains that can be found here such as Khao Rom, Khao Sam Yod and Khao Far Pha.

Mainly covered by tropical moist evergreen forests, the park boasts of a rich biodiversity and as you explore its scenic landscapes you will come across a fascinating array of flora including rattan palms, mosses, ferns and lichens of a variety of colours. Offering fertility to the surrounding land, the rivers that flow through this area include the Lam Ta Kong, the Nakhon Nayok and Prachin Buri.

There are also grasslands here which provide important grazing areas for such species as elephants, guar and deer. Khao Yai National Park is teeming with wildlife; there are around 70 species of mammals here, not forgetting the diverse array of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. As you journey through the site on sightseeing tours keep your eyes peeled and your ears open. Sambar, gibbons, macaques, elephants, squirrels, wild pigs and lizards are among the creatures one may get a chance to see.

Bird watching enthusiasts can look forward to spotting a wide range of birds at the park which is known to have more than 320 species including the great hornbill and the Indian pied. The Khao Yai National Park is also were you can view fascinating nocturnal creatures of the animal kingdom; bats! Near the outer fringes of the park you will find a cave up a hill that is inhabited by countless insect eating bats.

Travellers in search of centrally located serviced accommodation in Bangkok which to base themselves at while they make excursions to such attractions as Khao Yai National Park, can stay at Somerset Lake Point Bangkok. This well equipped apartment Bangkok has to offer comes with modern comforts and is ideal for both business and leisure guests.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.