What is Khao Sok for?
Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand is an amazing place .It is a nature reserve in southern Thailand containing dense virgin jungle, towerlike limestone karst formations and the man-made Cheow Lan Lake.
It is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more, It is going to be an attractive destination for a carefree vacation.
Where is Khao Sok in Thailand ?
Khao Sok is perfectly situated on the mainland between Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and Koh Samui, the most popular destinations in Southern Thailand you can spend your holiday.
Things you need to know about Khao Sok
There are increasingly more activities being offered. I believe there is more than just scratch the surface of the places when you spend your holiday there .Because this is your chance to get to know a bit more about the locals and Thailand culture. By visiting the Khao Sok elephant retirement park, You will find many activities from Thai and jungle cooking to learning Batik printing and trips along the Sok River. Visit a local farm and get to know more about the Asian elephant.
The main attractions of Khao Sok are Cheow Lan Lake, wildlife, iconic limestone hills, waterfalls, raft houses spread over the lake, trails, caves and rivers.
What are you going to do before visiting?
Before getting to the park, it's good to know that there are two equally popular areas 67 km apart. One is the area around the headquarters generally referred to as Khao Sok or Khao Sok Village, where it is possible to walk a number of trails, visit waterfalls and join various activities in the river. The other hotspot is Khao Sok Lake (aka Cheow Lan Lake) east of the headquarters, best known for it's raft houses, caves, viewpoints, trails, limestone hills etc.
Entrance fees & opening times
Before you plan your adventurous vacation, below information about Khao Sok should you note .
The entrance fees are 300 Baht for adults and 150 Baht for children. Thai citizens pay 40 Baht for adults and 20 Baht for children. The entrance fees are valid for multiple days only if staying inside the park, either when camping or staying at raft houses in the lake.
The park is open from 6 am to 6 pm daily, all year round. It is possible to enter the park in the evening with a guide for a night safari.
What to do in Khao Sok National Park？
There are various water activities, some tour packages can be arranged in combination with a tour also involving hiking or visiting caves. Hiking Swimming，River tubing or bamboo rafting，Wildlife watching. All the activities can fulfill your holiday.
The attractions of Khao Sok you need to know.
-Khao Sok Lake
Also called Cheow Lan Lake or Ratchaprapha Dam Reservoir, Khao Sok Lake is the best part of the national park where more interesting attractions are located, where wildlife watching possibilities are much better.
Khlong Long is the most popular tributary within the lake, situated on the northeast side of the lake, approximately 15-16 km from Cheow Lan Lake Pier. The main attractions of this tributary are limestone hills, a cave and a nice viewpoint accessible by a 2.5 hour long hike through the jungle.
There are five raft houses in Khlong Long;
Chiew Lan Raft House
Plern Prai Raft House
Sai Chon Raft House
Panvaree Raft House
The quality of the raft houses in Khlong Long is much better compared to the others in the lake.
Khlong Ka is situated on the south side of the lake, approximately 15 km from Cheow Lan Lake Pier. This tributary has one of the best caves in the park and a great view over a group of limestone hills. There are some great trails between limestone hills to the south. Although the sighting is rare, tapirs have been reported in this area.
-Ton Kloi Waterfall Trail
This 7 km long trail along the Sok River is the main trail of the national park.
-Wing Hin Waterfall
A 20 meters tall waterfall about 2.8 km from the visitor center on Ton Kloi Waterfall Trail. It is located on the other side of the Klong Sok River from the trail but easily accessible by stepping on the rocks to get to the other side.
-Wang Yao pool
For swimming, 3 km from the visitor center on Ton Kloi Waterfall Trail.
This cave is on the banks of a smaller lake north of the Klong Long tributary, it is one of the more popular caves. Coral fossils have been found in this cave. The cave was used by insurgents in the past.
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