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Khao Sok National Park

Posted on: 22nd February 2016

Located between Surat Thani and Krabi, Khao Sok National Park is a place that you cannot miss, especially if you are a nature lover. It is the oldest virgin forest on the earth and considered as a gem of biodiversity. The park covers more than 739 sq. km of land and it is divided into two parts. One part has visitor center and the main entrance of the park and offers excursion along the river. The other part has impressive Chiaw Lan Lake along with limestone mountains. If the main purpose of your trip is to admire the natural wealth of Thailand and if you are in the south of the country then you should must visit the Khao Sok National Park; it’s an amazing place.

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Things to Do at Khao Sok National Park

At Khao Sok National Park, visitors get the opportunity to enjoy a diverse flora along with a diverse wildlife. It is a home to different types of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects. The biological richness and beautiful natural surroundings of the park makes it an ideal place for trekking. During trekking visitors can see various types of birds and snakes. You can also enjoy the beauty of the forest while sailing through the waters of Sok River in a kayak or a bamboo raft. The most spectacular area of the park is the lakeside of Cheow Larn which offers a beautiful landscape. Another attraction inside the park is Waranam Cave where you can see stalactites and stalagmites formations. All of this makes it one of the most important and most visited attractions in Thailand.

Practical Information

Public transportation options to reach Khao Sok National Park are available, but a car rental from Surat Thani is the most comfortable option. It is affordable and gives complete freedom to explore the whole region. Accommodation options are also available inside the park. The best time to visit the Khao Sok National Park is between January and April when you can also see Rafflesia Wedding Flowers. You can also enjoy elephant trekking.

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