Attractions in Nakhon Ratchasima
Khao Yai National Park
Tourist attractions: Waterfalls, Trekking Trails, Wild Animals, Viewpoints, Natural Trails Famous for: Heaw Suwat Waterfall (Leonardo DiCaprio jumped off in the movie “The Beach”)
Established: September 18, 1962
Address: Hin Tung, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok 26000 (Sankamphaeng Mountain Range)
Province: Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi and Prachin Buri
Region: Eastern, Central, Northeastern Thailand (Isan)
Has an area of about 2,168 square kilometers in the Phanom Dong Rak mountain range. It covers 4 provinces: Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi and Prachinburi. In the past when there were no roads through the area, Khao Yai was regarded among travelers as a wild and dangerous place.
The jungle here divides the Central Region and the Northeast. Khao Yai became Thailand’s first national park on IX”1 September 1962 and is an ASEAN World Heritage because of its variety of flora and fauna.