Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (2005)
Thailand

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The Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex spans 230km between Ta Phraya National Park on the Cambodian border in the east, and Khao Yai National Park in the west. It is a rugged mountainous area ranging between 100m to 1,351m high with about 7,500 of its 615,500 hectares above 1,000m. 

The north side is drained by several tributaries of the Mun River, itself a tributary of the Mekong River. The southern side is drained by numerous scenic waterfalls and gorges and four main fast streams that flow into the Prachinburi River. 

The site is home to more than 800 species of fauna, including 112 mammal species (among them two species of gibbon), 392 species of birds and 200 reptiles and amphibians. 

  • Thailand 2004. From the second series "Unseen Thailand". Abseiling at Tan Rattana Waterfall Khao Yai National Park Pranchiburi. 

Thailand 2004. From the second series "Unsaeen Thailand". Abseiling at Tan Rattana Waterfall Khao Yai National Park Pranchiburi.

Thailand 2004. From the third series "Unseen Thailand". Wild Gaur of Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima.

It is internationally important for the conservation of globally threatened and endangered mammal, bird and reptile species, among them 19 that are vulnerable, four that are endangered, and one that is critically endangered. 

The area contains substantial and important tropical forest ecosystems, which can provide a viable habitat for the long-term survival of these species. 

  • Thailand 2004. From the third series "Unseen Thailand". Wild Gaur of Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima. 

 

Both stamps are parts of souvenir sheets, each of 20 stamps in 20 different designs. No further information is available about these locations. 

Other World Heritage Sites in Thailand (on this site). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, section Thailand for further information about such sites. 

  • Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

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