Khao Sok National Park is located in the southern peninsula of Thailand as part of the Surat Thani Province. The park covers an area of 285 square miles (739 sq km) of which includes 63 square miles (165 sq km) is accounted for by Cheow Lan Lake.
The park features a rainforest that is older and more diverse than the Amazon Rainforest. Bamboo and Liana trees are heavily represented in the forest. Fruit is plentiful with durian, jackfruit, jujube, mangosteen, pomelo, rambutan, and wild bananas topping the list.
Popular wildlife of Khao Sok National Park includes the Asian elephant, tiger, tapir, bear, deer, wild boar, mouse deer, barking deer, gaur, and white-handed gibbons. It is home to the only known amphibious centipede.
Khao Sok Highlights:
The serenity is what brings most people to Khao Sok National Park. The lakes, karsts, and waterfalls lead people to a natural state of relaxation. Of course, the heart starts racing if you have the opportunity to experience the Asian elephants, tigers, or sun bears in the wild.
Canoeing and bamboo rafting are common experiences on the Sok River providing both exercise and scenic views of the national park. Local guides can take the more adventurous trekking through the jungle in hopes of experiencing wildlife in a more personal way.
Khao Sok Highlights
- Tiger, Asian elephant, and sun bears
- Boating from waterfall to the lake
- Diamond cave and Khang Cow Cave
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