Without a doubt one of the finest sanctuary's I have ever visited in my life. It is teaming with wildlife. Quite simply amazing IMO.
This wildlife sanctuary is off the beaten path. It is about 140Km from Khon kean. So far enough away that Bangkok folks do not make the trip often. There fore a place to explore and really stop to see nature at its best.
Note: This park is not for everyone. When visiting this park. A few health precautions and planing are in order.
In the rainy season it is leach infested. To the point you need to take all the precautions you can. Leach socks, long pants, every thing tucked in. Then only very brief jumps into the jungle are advisable IMO. Each day I would discover at least 10-20 leaches making there way to my hands and neck. Just a pain in the neck for photographing wildlife. But if you take the appropriate steps. No problems.
The worst thing here is in the winter months when it is dry. The small ticks will get on you before you know it. These can be very dangerous. The bite is painful and lasts for months afterwards. I strongly advise a very careful hop into the jungle here. Make sure you use proper repellent and clothing. Ears, hands, eye's. I cannot stress enough the importance of preventive maintenance here. Just be very careful.
No guest housed around here either. Make arrangements with the sanctuary before visiting, or be prepared for a long drive every day.
One small food shop will serve you. It is a food shop for the sanctuary staff mostly, but ok. Bring you own snacks, I bring a propane cooker with pans and grocery's for the visit here. When in the area I will eat in the shop if open? Most times I will cook on the go.
Enough of the doom and gloom. If an outdoors person, you will find this park a gold mine!!!!
The sanctuary has a on going program to reintroduce endangered species into the wild. Trying to replace the threatened and endangered wildlife in Thailand. A very very important park.
On to the pics. My hops into these kind of places. Produce beautiful pics. I am very fortunate to be able to use some very good photographic gear. But, I would be just as happy visiting, just for the visit. With a point and shoot.
This first pic is of a White winged Duck. Endangered and extremely hard to find in the wild. Here with the release program at certain times you can find them on the small lakes here in the sanctuary.
As usual go birding, great hobby.