Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani

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Trek through the dramatic scenery of Khao Sok National Park, one of the oldest rainforests in the world and the wettest spot in Thailand. Jagged rock formations extend 300-600 m (984-1,969 ft) upward from Cheow Lan Lake with luscious green vegetation clinging to their sides and waterfalls tumbling from them. Elephants, tigers, tapirs, deer, boars, bears, gibbons, macaques, and many more wild animals roam the jungle (some 5 percent of the world's species in total). Take a boat across the lake, and follow winding trails that crisscross the park as you admire the bounteous flora and fauna. Flash floods, leeches, and slippery ground make the wet season significantly more dangerous, but some may wish to risk the hazards for the increased likelihood of spotting the big animals who become more active during this period. Plan your Khao Sok National Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Surat Thani using our Surat Thani trip itinerary site .
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  • Stunning nature, diverse wildlife, simply an unforgettable experience. I would recommend it to everyone!
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  • If you want adventure, go with a tour through here. We spent two days in different areas of this park, and thoroughly enjoyed the canoe ride up through the river to see wildlife, plus the 1 1/2 days i...  more »
  • Outstanding park and easy to travel to. Views and scenery are right out of a travel magazine. From mountain top overview of the park and reservoir and also at water level. If you have time take a boat...  more »
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  • What a beautiful park. One of the highlights of Thailand!! You should definitely visit. There are a lot of animals and if you're lucky you can spot them! Monkeys, birds, spiders and snakes. Even elephants!! Tip: do a overnight tour at the lake, it's really beautiful and at night it's do dark you can see millions of stars.
  • Great place but no one speaks any language here. You just can't get informed by any chance. I paid entrance ticket late afternoon, which was supposed to be valid for 24 hours but already early in the morning they asked me to pay again. no communication with those guys whatsoever. They pointed me someone whoo speaks English but "hello and thank you" was all be could say
  • A very nice hike, if you’re lucky you might spot a couple of monkey’s. They say you need a guide after the first 3KM but trust me you don’t as long as you don’t wander around too far... we hiked for 6KM and had an amazing time and got to swim in a very nice stream!! YOU NEED BUG SPRAY.
  • We had a nice day hiking through the park, and saw a ton of monkeys, lizards, and birds. We hiked along the main nature trail, and then continued on to the Klion waterfall. Swimming along the way was amazing and refreshing. Only criticism is the price of entry - very expensive. We did not use a guide, and they are not necessary.
  • One of the most beautiful places that I have visited. Far away from civilization. Animals bugs and fishes in the jungle. Amazing experience and peaceful time. Next time will spend more days here. 3 days were too short.
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