Close to the Burmese border in central Thailand lie the wildlife sanctuaries of Thungyai and Huai Kha Kheng, covering more than 6,000 km² of various types of forest. The reserves are home to a wide variety of animal species including elephant and tiger and at least 34 endangered species. The region is also home to several spectacular waterfalls including Thi Lor Su Waterfall, one of the largest in southeast Asia with seven tiers of falls from high limestone cliffs, Kotha Waterfall and Thi Lor Lay Waterfall.
Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
The Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex in south-eastern Thailand is home to 112 mammal species, 392 bird species and 200 reptile and amphibian species including many endangered species. Mammals found in the park include tiger, elephant, gibbon, leopard cat and banteng.
Khao Suk National Park
Khao Suk National Park is home to some of the oldest rainforest in the world, dating back 150 million years and set amidst mountains and karst limestone peaks. It is an area of incredible biodiversity, with resident species including the leopard, Malayan sun bear, elephant, langur and tiger, though spottings are rare due to the thick jungle and nocturnal nature of many of the animals. The park can be explored through jungle walks, elephant rides and canoe trips along the river.