Photo: Khao Yai's breathtaking Pha Diao Dai.

Pha Diao Dai Viewpoint

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Arguably the most breathtaking of Khao Yai’s many viewpoints, Pha Diao Dai consists of several flat boulders where you can gaze over Khao Yai’s wild interior forest.

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One of a few viewpoints found on Yod Khao Khiao mountain, Pha Diao Dai is accessed by a 450-metre-long trail with raised wooden footpaths running through hill evergreen forest and an unusual high-altitude swamp. During rainy season a stream runs alongside part of the trail. Keep your eyes peeled for exotic insects, snakes and birds, including the silver pheasants that often hang around here. Signs placed along the trail explain the distinctive environment.

Along the way to Pha Diao Dai. Photo taken in or around Pha Diao Dai Viewpoint, Khao Yai National Park, Thailand by David Luekens.

Along the way to Pha Diao Dai. Photo: David Luekens

At an elevation of around 1,150 metres, the viewpoint itself runs for around 30 metres alongside a sharp precipice with no rails -- keep a close eye on small children. The boulders are so perfectly flat that it seems like prehistoric giants could have placed them here as benches for relaxing in ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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