Khao Yai National Park & Winery tour-PB Valley

Khao Yai National Park is located 2.5 hours north of Bangkok and is one of the best national parks in Thailand.

Established in 1962, it was Thailand’s first national park and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

I visited Khao Yai National Park in September of 2021. The name Khao Yai actually means “Big Mountain” in Thai.

Khao Yai National Park is the most visited and consistently rated as one of the best in Asia. At three times the size of Singapore. Khao Rom is the highest mountain in the park, at 1,351 meters. The park has over 2,000 species of plants. About 80% of the park is forested.

From here you can see two types of forest found in Khao-Yai. Mixed deciduous forest on the lower slopes with evergreen forest above. Different types of forests cause varying habitats as well as diverse riches of plants and animals.

There are over 300 species of birds, around 70 species of mammals, and another 70 herptiles (reptiles/amphibians).

There are also plenty of caves and waterfalls to explore along the way.

Khao Yai’s gates are open from 6am to 6pm, though you can exit after 6pm if you stay in the park for a night safari. Haew Narok and Haew Suwat waterfalls close at 5pm.

BTW, I am a wine lover. So I googled and found PB Valley Khaoyai Winery after a trip to Khao Yai National Park. Located on the edge of Khao Yai national park, about 150 km northeast of Bangkok

I took the last tour session available at 4 pm. I had the opportunity to see the grape growing so close within an hour of the tour.

The first grapes were planted here in 1991 by the Thai owner with help from a dedicated German wine-making expert. 

Unfortunately, Couldn’t taste the wine at the end of the tour due to covid 19. The restaurant is temporarily closed. So sad. 😦

But the wine shop was open. Bought two types of PB Shiraz.

Hope you like my post. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Stay safe and take care!

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