As you enter Khao Yai National Park via the northern entrance to the park the second attraction you come to is Khao Yai 30 km View Point. It’s 6.6 km by road from the northern entrance to this viewpoint.
- Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 06:00 to 18:00
- Entrance Fee: To access the Khao Yai 30 km View Point you need to pay to enter Khao Yai National Park
- Foreign visitors: 200 THB (adults), 100 THB (children)
- Thai nationals: 40 THB (adults), 20 THB (children)
About Khao Yai 30 km View Point
As you approach Khao Yai 30 km View Point from the northern entrance to the park you will see a long narrow car park on the left hand side of the road.
Car Park, Toilets and Coffee Shop
This is where you need to park if you want to stop and appreciate the views. Facing onto the car park is coffee shop and some free public toilets. This is a good spot to stop, use the toilet and have a drink before carrying on along the road that passing north to south through Khao Yai National Park.
The Khao Yai 30 km View Point is where you find a tall stone marker commemorating Khao Yai National becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. Khao Yai National Park was created in 1962, and was Thailand’s first ever national park. Khao Yai is Thailand’s third largest national park covering an area of 2,168 square kilometres and attracts more visitors than any other national park in Thailand.
Khao Yai 30 km View Point looks southward through the central part of Khao Yai National Park towards Khao Phaeng Pha hill. If you visit during the rainy season, which generally lasts July through to September each year, early in the mornings the valley below is often covered by a thick layer of mist. At other times of the day, and other times of the year, the views across the park are much clearer.
Birds and Bats
You can sometimes spot flocks of birds flying through the valley below, the most spectacular of which are park’s large population of hornbills. Visitors who come later in the evening as the sun is setting will see large groups of bats flying out from the caves of Luk Chang hill to hunt for insects.
Location of Khao Yai 30 km View Point
- Khao Yai 30 km View Point is located 40.3 km by road from Haew Narok Waterfall.