Khao Yai National Park is evergreen mountains of forest, ready for ecotourism and adventure any time of the year. For this rainy season trip we opted for Honda Freed from Budget Car & Truck Rental at its RCA branch and, with all packing done, left Bangkok for a life adventure.adventure tour at Khao Yai.
We headed for The Greenery Resort Khao Yal with ‘Life Park’ – a natural complex which features all kinds of adventure tour at Khao Yai. They are: Zorb, GX-Swing, X-MAX, BugXster Rally, the Two Towers, and Khao Yai Hi Flyers Balloon; none advisable for those with personal restrictions such as high blood pressure,heart disease, spinal or bone fracture, etc. Even those going for cliff hanging should have had some basic training, and more than adequate body fitness.
Vital to cliff hanging is the Belayer, the one who takes the rope, advises his followers on specific directions, as well as slackens the rope. Gears for cliffhangers are: harness to withstand 2 ton wt; Carabiner-steel or alloy loop with a sprung or screwed gate; Quickdraw-two non-locking carabineers connected with a sewn webbing to reduce rope drag; Belay device to slacken the rope and control descending rate; cliffhanger shoes of thread-less sole and taper toecap to dig into fissure; chalk or magnesium carbonate powder; and cliffhanger’s rope or Kernmantle of 2t wt. Be sure todress appropriate for the weather and terrain.
Budget Car and Truck Rental, BKK Branch at RCA
New Petburi Road Tel : 0-2203-9294-5 Fax : 0-2203Â¬0666 E-mail : reservation@budget,co.th, www. budget.co.th
The Greenery Resort Khao Yai.
Pak Chong, Nakorn Ratchasima Tel : 0-4429-7668 Fax : 0-4429-7226
Krua Khao Yai Restaurant.
Pak Chong, Nakorn Ratchasima Tel : 0-4429-7138
Adventure Tour at Khao Yai
Take Bangkok-Khorat Highway to Pak Chong, turn into Dhanarat Road for 10 km looking for Ton Nam Lam Takong Hotel, keep left until you see Krua Khoo Yai Restaurant which is at the foot of the trail up Khao Yai National Park.