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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  • October 5, 2017
    We went in September two days, we agree with lots of rain, unfortunately. The tours are double or triple more expensive than in the rest of Thailand. Sleeping is economical at all sites, but according to where you sleep care because shower water came out Brown in the booth where we stayed. It is very quiet and nice that Yes.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Through ' Tree House Resort ' we bought a 2 day tour with accommodation in bamboo hut out on ' Cheow Lan Lake ' Lake ' Khao sok National Park '. "" Tour 9:2 days/1 night on Cheow Lan Lake. (on rafthouse) "". . We gathered at the Tree House Resort, where we started with breakfast and in a group of 14 was we saw of our Guide, the next 2 days, driven about an hour over to Rajaprabada Dam, from which we with longtail boat was sailed about 1 hour up the Lake to the site ' Krai Sorn rafthouse ' . This is a great scenic and quiet place with the clearest water to bathe in. Each family got their own little bamboo hut. In addition to the floating huts were also floating restaurant and toilets. After lunch we sat back in the boat and sailed to a place where we were hiking in the Jungle and also mountaineering 400 meters up to a fantastic vantage point with look out over the Lake. Back in camp we got Thai dinner and when the little power generator late night was stopped, it was totally dark, but luckily we had been told we were going to have a flashlight with. The next morning, after breakfast, we sailed further up the Lake, where we saw the monkeys swinging in the trees and also an elephant, which was down in the Lake to drink. After that we are back in the camp had gotten lunch and had bathed a bit more, he went by boat back to the car. The tour ended back at ' Tree House Resort ' in the late afternoon. . It is the most amazing nature experience we have ever experienced, and it can be highly recommended to others. Absolutely beautiful nature and a good Guide. We have never on 2 days talking with as many different nationalities as on this trip. We were literally all in the same boat. The best holiday greetings ropes and Jan Espersen
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  • October 1, 2017
    Sell you the entrance to the Park at 300 b (€8) x 24 hours. Where there is only a couple of trails, also absurdly you are forced to hire a guide.
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  • September 6, 2017
    เจ้านกเอย เจ้าเคย อยู่บนกอไผ่ กู่ขัน บทเพลงจากใจ ชมไพร ชมพฤกพนา ส่งสำเนียง เสียงธรรมชาติ สร้างมา ผสมเสียงเพลง พฤกษา ที่มา ของเสียงดนตรี กู่เรื่องราว บอกกล่าว ถึงความรู้สึก เป็นเพียง สามัญสำนึก และการ ห่วงหาอาทร ตอนนี้เรา สิ้นเงาไม้ ไม่เหมือนก่อน ชุ่มชื่น กลับกลายเป็นร้อน เป็นแรง ระแหงระเหิด ความแห้งแล้ง ความชุ่มชื้น อย่างไหน ที่เราชอบใจ ความร่ำรวย ความยากจน อย่างไหน ที่คนชอบกัน มันอยู่ที่ความ สมบูรณ์ ของหมู่ แมกไม้ ต้นสาย ต้นน้ำลำธาร นะ มาจากป่า สู่เมือง จากเขา ทะมึน หล่อเลี้ยง ผู้คน ในแท่น คอนกรีต ยามนี้เรา จึงมาร้องเพลง เพื่อบอก บรรเลง เสียงเพลง จากใจ เมืองนั้นมี ความศิวิไล เมื่อมี ป่าไม้ ต้นน้ำลำธาร มีนกกา หากิน บินว่อน เหลือแม่ ลูกอ่อน มีนม ให้ลูกกิน คนหากิน สัตว์หากิน เราไม่เบียด เบียนกัน และกัน ต้นไม้งาม คนงดงาม งามน้ำใจ ไหลเป็นสายธาร ชุบชีวิต ทุกฝ่ายเบิกบาน มีคน มีต้นไม้ มีสัตว์ป่า ความสมดุลย์ คือคุณ ตามธรรมชาติ ดินน้ำ ลมฟ้า อากาศ เติมวาด ชุบชีวิตชน หมู่ไม้พันธ์ อยู่กัน มาหลายชั่วคน ให้ใบ ให้ดอก ให้ผล ให้คน ได้ผลประโยชน์..
  • August 29, 2017
    A vacation inside a vacation. The park is truly beautiful and the boat rides on the lake are refreshing and surreal. Although once you are out on a bungalow their isn't much to do, take that advantage and enjoy where you are. We went hiking, kayaking and swam everyday in the fresh cool waters.
  • July 1, 2017
    A beautiful and bizarre rainforest, only accessible by the water. The 2 day 1 night tour offers a glance at its nature and wildlife while being looked after for from breakfast (including monkeys closely watching the kitchen) to dinner by the friendly guides and staff. Beers and chips for sale, don't either to bring some cards or other games to kill time!
  • August 20, 2017
    Nice but when you arrive in the rainy season (aug -okt) you will spot almost no animals ( larger species) after a rainshower. Also a day later they still will hide deeper in the jungle.
  • August 10, 2017
    There are floating houses on the river. But it should be noted that there is no internet nor electricity after 11pm because it is under the category of eco-tourism. Nice for meditation and yiga. Also it is possible to see plenty of animals in the jungle on a boat trip.

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