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    Google Doodle Explores Thailand's First National Park

    It was 55 years ago Monday when Thailand established its first natural protected area, Khao Yai National Park. To mark the birth of this tropical treasure, Google has created an interactive Doodle that lets users explore the Southeast Asian kingdom's natural beauty.

    Google's animated slideshow celebrates the park's diverse wildlife and lush landscapes; from a mother and baby elephant, the national animal of Thailand, to the cascading natural waterfalls so sought by travelers to the country.

    Situated about three hours from the capital Bangkok in the central-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, Khao Yai was established as a protected area on Sept. 18, 1962 with help from the renowned Thai conservationist Boonsong Lekakul, according to Google.

    Spanning 837 square miles, the park is host to more than 70 types of mammals and hundreds of species of birds. Khao Yai receives more than a million visitors each year, according to Google, who come from all over the globe to catch a glimpse of macaque monkeys, enjoy a hike, or camp out beneath the stars.

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    Was just there for three days. Rode my bike a 'significant' way into the Park and didn't see one swinging dick elephant the whole time. Lots of big monkeys hanging out along the road begging for food. Lots of elephant dung on the pavement but no Chang's. The Park Rangers told me they were back in the forest so I left a pile of peanuts for them anyhow.

    Beautiful Park it is and even with the signs at the entrance that say Farang don't get a discount, if you show your Pink Card or DL, the fee is 40 baht. Same as Thai.

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    Was there in March. Saw my first wild one. It was trotting down the road and then crossed to our side. it was then that a pulled off my first reverse handbrake turn since I was a young fella. After the mrs and BIL stopped screaming I glanced in the mirror to see it trot back into the bush.

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    ^ Nice.


    Have only gone on motorbiking rides though there, some great biking roads.


    First time thought that the big clumps of 'mud' in the middle of the road were dropped off some construction truck or something.

    Before realizing they were all elephant shit.

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    I was thinking the same. Or any front wheel drive 5 speed. I had fun in the 5 speed diesel pickup until I was told to stop scaring people. Them speed bumps could ruin your day.

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    Ain't that the truth.

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