Monday Moment: Waiting For Elephants in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

20.February 2012

Monday Moment, Thailand

Khao Yai National Park, ThailandWe had seen elephants at the elephant camp near Chiang Mai but I really wanted to see them in the wild. We headed out to Khao Yai National Park in central Thailand specifically for the hike through the jungle and grasslands where a pack of elephants were known to live.

The hike was beautiful but oh-how-it-rained! We took refuge in a wildlife viewing platform where we peered out into the rain for a couple of hours willing the elephants to show. Turns out it didn’t matter how much I wanted to see an elephant; it just wasn’t in the cards for that day and we returned to town with no elephant sightings.

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7 Responses to “Monday Moment: Waiting For Elephants in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand”

  1. Glenda Says:

    Sounds like us driving around looking for kangaroos in Australia. Sorry you weren’t as lucky.
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  2. Krizelle Says:

    I know that you have a great experience at Chiang Mai, I think I need also to gain that kind of unforgotten things.. This coming summer vacation is a perfect time for that.

  3. Nomadic Samuel Says:

    Ah, that’s too bad :( Khao Yai National Park is quite gorgeous though. i was there in 2008.
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  4. YnnaRada Says:

    Wow! What a breathtaking view have here. Better luck next time my friend. Thanks for the post!
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  5. Phil Says:

    Almost the exact same thing happened to me about a week ago. I wanted to see elephants in the wild so badly but it wasn’t meant to be. To make matters worse, the group that went the next day was successful :(