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Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo :

Nakhon Ratchasima Travel Guide : Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo
        Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo is around 13 kilometers from the city of Nakhon Ratchasim. It is located on Ratchasima Pakthongchai Road and covers and area of 218 acres. It is one of the most modern zoos of Asia and is home to over 500 animals, including the magnificent large animals from Africa.More....


 

 

Wat Na Phra That :

Nakhon Ratchasima Travel Guide : Wat Na Phra That
        Nakhon Ratchasima Province is located in the northeastern part of Thailand. The provincial capital is also called Nakhon Ratchasima and is considered to be the gateway to Isan. Nakhon Ratchasima city is the third largest in Thailand and it is commonly known as Khorat or Korat, which is a shortened version for the ancient name of the city, Angkor Raj.  The is located on the western edge of the Khorat Plateau and it used to mark the boundary between the Siamese Kingdom and Laos. More....

 



 
 



Nakhon Ratchasima Travel Guide :

Khao Yai National Park 

        Khao Yai National Park is located in Nakhon Ratchasima Province of Thailand and has a number of complicated mountains, with Khao Ram being the highest having an elevation of 1,351 meters and Khao Kaew the lowest with an elevation of 802 meters. The park is mainly grassy field interspersed with forests. The north and east of the park are sloping downwards while the south and west rise upwards.

 

        Owing to its topography, Khao Yai National Park is source of 5 main rivers, namely Prachin Buri River, Nakhon Nayok River, Lam Ta Kong River, Praplerng River and Muag Lek Stream.

        Nearly 70 percent of the park is covered with tropical moist evergreen forest and you can see towering trees covered in climbers, mosses and epiphytes mixed with spiny rattan palms, ferns, lichens and an array of fungi. The lower slopes of the park are covered with dry evergreen and dry deciduous forest. Above 1,000 meters, you can see hill evergreen forest.

        Khao Yai National Park also has grassland where the park animals come to graze all year round. You can find deer, elephants and guars coming to the grassland to feed. The park has abundant wildlife with 74 species of snakes, gibbons, sambars, barking deer, civets, squirrels, porcupines, wild boars and lizards. There are numerous invertebrates also living in the park and the most prevalent are the cicadas who never stop humming.

        The park is also teeming with birds. Around 320 species of birds have been recorded. In addition, nearly 1 million insect eating bats live in a cave near the boundary of the park. If you want to see the bats flying, head 3 kilometers north of Park Chong entrance and then take the small track on the left hand side just after the temple. You can to climb a hill to get to the cave. Do not enter the cave as the bats will be disturbed. You can see the bats when they fly out of the cave to look for food.

Nakhon Ratchasima Travel Guide : Khao Yai National Park

 

 

 

 

 
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