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Khao Yai warns against elephant peril

Dec 05. 2018
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By The Nation

Khao Yai National Park has instructed tourists on how not to anger wild elephants walking beside its roads.

Tourists travelling to the national park from Prachin Buri Province at the Noen Hom entrance are likely to meet wild elephants in the morning and evening, the national park said. 

They are likely to encounter an elephant or a herd from the km4 marker all the way to the Haew Narok Waterfall. 

In order not to anger them, tourists must not use the horn, make loud noises or use a flash when taking photos, the park ranger warned.

Drivers should maintain a 30-metre distance and keep their engine running so they can retreat if an elephant approaches. Headlights should be used at night. 

“Don’t get out of the vehicle and go near the animal to take photos,” the ranger added.

Khao Yai spans over 2,168 square metres in four provinces: Nakhon Ratchasima, Saraburi, Prachin Buri and Nakhon Nayok. The third largest Thai national park is home to about 300 wild elephants and is renowned as one of the best places to see wild elephants in Thailand.

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