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Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

Monday, 9 April 2007 | link | tag | / Trips / Thailand
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Khao Yai (Big Mountains) national park, about 200 km north east of Bangkok was our 'half-way' rest stop on the drive to NongKhai. We stopped for lunch on the way just before reaching Khao Yai, had a spectacular meal, roast pork and chicken, and Pad Thai Khao Yai - a local speciallty and my new all time favourite dish.

Once we'd settled into the resort rooms, we hit the road into the park. Every few hundred meters after the checkpoint into the park, we had to stop for troupes of monkeys (gibbons) sitting about on the road, laying in ambush of tourists that might give them food.

The bush was very special, so rich and noisey with life, from chain-saw loud cicadas, to woop-woop-wooping gibbons and grasping leaches trying to latch onto your feet.