Best Time To Visit Khao Yai National Park

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What is the best time to visit Khao Yai National Park?

The best time to visit Khao Yai National Park is from November to April, when the climatic conditions are most favourable. In this period, the weather is pretty cool and there is no rain to hamper travel within the park.

Nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers will be blessed to witness the migration of birds that happen from March to April. Visitors can also catch glimpses of Southeast Asian elephants roaming around the dense vegetation park during the months of winter - November to February.

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Monthly Weather in Khao Yai National Park

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 30°/ 18° 1 days
February 30°/ 18° 0 days
March 31°/ 20° 13 days
April 30°/ 21° 22 days
May 30°/ 22° 29 days
June 28°/ 21° 25 days
July 27°/ 20° 25 days
August 25°/ 20° 30 days
September 26°/ 19° 25 days
October 27°/ 19° 25 days
November 27°/ 18° 3 days
December 27°/ 16° 1 days

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Khao Yai National Park in the Hot Season (March-April)

The summer season here isn’t as harsh unlike other parts of the country. Khao Yai National Park can still be visited as the temperature on average goes up till the high twenties during the day, and at night, it goes below 20 degrees Celsius. The months from March to April are also best to spot the rare Gaur, also renowned as the largest bovine species and the world’s tallest species of wild cattle. They tend to roam around grasslands post sunsets.

Khao Yai National Park in the Wet Season (May-October)

The average temperature during the daytime at the park can go till the mid-twenties and cool down late afternoon, post-rain. Expect to face some considerable levels of humidity. The temperatures during the night do dip but not to a great extent. This season is best visited for its waterfalls. One of the most impressive waterfalls of Khao Yai, Haew Narok waterfall, is encompassed by misty mountain tops and lush jungles, which shouldn’t be missed. Since the park usually receives heavy rains in the noon, it can be visited during the mornings or post noon.

Khao Yai National Park in the Winter Season (November-February)

The best season to visit the park, the days in winter are characterised with an average temperature in the low 20s. After the sun sets, the temperature can hover a bit above 10° or below. In this season, the waterfalls can sometimes be dry or weak as there is not much rainfall to keep the strength of the water flow.

Khao Yai National Park Photos

Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
Chet Sao Noi Waterfall - Located in Khao Yai National Park
Herd of Elephants, Khao Yai National Park
Suspension Bridge at Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

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