Escape the city and take a trip from Bangkok To Khao Yai for an experience that will make you come back for more. Here are the must-see Khao Yai attractions!
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If you haven’t heard of Khao Yai, you must be living in a well. It has recently been crazily popular amongst tourists, and you need to grab a share of that pie. Possible with a day trip, you can escape the heavy traffic and city’s bustle and surround yourself with lush mountainous landscape which is, by the way, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They offer not just nature but a vineyard and a Tuscan village apart from many other highlights. What should you see if you have only a few hours?
WHAT TO SEE
Head to The Bloom by TV Pool, which is a must for Instagram content. Flowers bloom and you can go wild in the garden of flora. You should be done with the area in less than 2 hours and thereafter, you can head to Primo Piazza to feel like you have teleported to Tuscany. You can choose from spending time feeding adorable merino sheep, donkeys and alpacas, or spamming your Instagram account with photos of the terraced buildings and nicely trimmed garden. There’s a café where you can kill those hunger pangs, but we suggest you leave some space for Palio Village that’s not just about food of course. This place really makes you feel like you have bought a ticket to Italy. The flowers hanging on the balcony are nice touches you’d not even notice because you’d be so busy admiring the whole setting – the cobblestoned streets and colourful buildings. The selection of restaurants here are better than at the previous stop, so you can properly have a (late) lunch here. Next up would be wine, so don’t load up on the alcohol just yet. At PB Valley Winery, you can tour the vineyards and admire the stunning scenery. If you prefer to lunch with a view, you can head to this place. We were just afraid you might get too carried away with tasting wine and harvesting grapes (available mid-January to February). Next up is dessert at The Chocolate Factory. You probably won’t have time to learn how to make chocolate, but you can taste chocolate. Their signature chocolate lava cake should go on your dessert platter, and then you are free to select from a wide range of chocolate made with the finest imported ingredients from Belgium, Switzerland and France. Your high sugar levels should leave a sweet ending to the day spent!
The Bloom by TV Pool
Address: 357, Moo 5 Tambon Prayayen, Amphoe Pakchong, Khao Yai, Thailand 30320
Opening Hours: 8:00am to 10:00pm daily
Admission Fee: 100THB per adult / 50THB per child
Tel: +66 44 756336 ext. 0, +66 87 799 9555
Website: The Bloom by TV Pool
Address: 861, Moo 6, Thanarat Road, Tambol Nong Nam Daeng, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm daily
Admission Fee: 200THB
Tel: +66 44 009 900, +66 81 922 9000
Website: Primo Piazza
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Address: Thanarat Road, Mu Si, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand 30130
Opening Hours: Sun to Thu, 10:00am to 8:00pm; Fri to Sat, 10:00am to 10:00pm
Admission Fee: Free
Tel: +66 44 365 888
Website: Palio Village by Hotels.com
Source: PB Valley Khao Yai Winery
PB Valley Winery
Address: 102 Moo 5 Phaya Yen Pak Chong Nakorn Ratchasima Thailand 30320
Opening Hours: Sun to Thu, 8:00am to 8:00pm, Fri & Sat, 8:00am to 10:00pm
Admission Fee: Free
Tel: +66 81 733 8783, +66 85 481 1741
Website: PB Valley Winery
The Chocolate Factory
Address: Thanarat Rd. Khaoyai 352 Moo 2 Thanarat Rd. T. Musee Pakchong Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand 30130
Opening Hours: Sun to Thu, 9:30am to 9:00pm; Fri and Sat, 9:30am to 9:00pm
Tel: +66 92 443 8881
Website: The Chocolate Factory
HOW TO GET TO KHAO YAI
It takes a little more than 2 hours by car to reach Khao Yai from Bangkok, so you have the option of driving there yourself as the journey is relatively straightforward. A day’s car rental can be as lower as 900THB. If you don’t drive, chartering a taxi or a private driver is possible for about 4000THB. If you don’t want the fuss of locating places, join a day tour! You can find them at any tour shop in the city, but there are also links below you can check out.
Thai Happy Taxi