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5 Incredible Things to Do in Khao Yai, From Granmonte Winery to the Elephant Conservation Center


Nestled amidst the lush emerald landscapes of Thailand lies Khao Yai, a region that seamlessly blends natural beauty with cultural allure. From the sprawling Khao Yai National Park to the artisanal charm of Granmonte Winery, we asked InterContinental Khao Yai Resort's general manager Sandy Liw for her top five extraordinary experiences in the region.

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1) Khao Yai National Park

Spanning over 2,000 square kilometers of pristine forests, grasslands, and waterfalls, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Traverse winding trails that lead to cascading waterfalls like Haew Narok and immerse yourself in the symphony of exotic birdsong echoing through the trees. For the intrepid, nocturnal safaris offer glimpses of elusive creatures such as elephants, gibbons, and even the elusive clouded leopard.

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2) Granmonte Winery

Nestled amidst the rolling hills of Khao Yai, the award-winning Granmonte Winery showcases Thailand's burgeoning wine industry. Sample award-winning varietals crafted from locally grown grapes, each sip revealing the terroir of this enchanting region. Whether indulging in a guided tasting or strolling through the estate's gardens adorned with vibrant flora, Granmonte Winery offers a tranquil retreat for oenophiles and nature enthusiasts alike.

3) Khao Yai Thieng Windmill

Perched atop a picturesque hillside, the Khao Yai Thieng Windmill stands as a symbol of sustainable innovation and panoramic vistas. Witness the gentle dance of its blades against the azure sky, capturing the essence of renewable energy in a serene setting. Photographers and romantics alike are drawn to its commanding views of the surrounding countryside, where the wind whispers tales of ancient traditions and modern aspirations.

Image courtesy of Khao Yai Art Museum

4) Khao Yai Art Museum

Khao Yai Art Museum is a cultural oasis nestled amid verdant landscapes. Featuring works by both local and international artists, this gallery showcases a diverse array of contemporary and traditional art forms. Wander through vibrant exhibitions that celebrate Thai heritage and global creativity, offering visitors a glimpse into the region's evolving cultural landscape.

Image courtesy of Khao Yai Elephant Conservation Center

5) Khao Yai Elephant Conservation Center

At the Khao Yai Elephant Conservation Center, conservation meets compassion in a sanctuary dedicated to Thailand's beloved pachyderms. Engage in meaningful interactions with these majestic creatures, gaining insight into their behaviour and the ongoing efforts to protect their natural habitats. Witness elephants thriving in a nurturing environment, where education and research initiatives foster a deeper understanding of their importance to biodiversity conservation.

Book your stay at InterContinental Khao Yai Resort and the team can help to arrange visits/tours to any of these locations and more.


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