Fodor's Expert Review Khao Sok National Park

Surat Thani Park (National/State/Provincial)

A landscape of tall mountains, lush greenery, and small streams, this 161,000-acre park contains the most beautiful forest in Thailand. The diverse and rare wildlife that thrives here includes gaurs, bantengs, sambar deer, bears, Malayan tapirs, macaques, gibbons, mouse deer, and porcupines. Khao Sok is one of the few places to see a rafflesia, the world's largest flower, and rare bird species such as hornbills live here. Hiking, boat rides, and night safaris are some of the activities that take place in the park.

Rain is inevitable in Khao Sok, as the weather is influenced by monsoon winds from both the northeast and west—the best and driest time to visit is between December and April. Both the national park and some private resorts offer various types of lodging, but don't expect too much. Only very basic accommodations can be found in the park. There is additional private accommodation outside the park, most notably an oddly shaped tree-house accommodation 1 km (½ mile) before... READ MORE

A landscape of tall mountains, lush greenery, and small streams, this 161,000-acre park contains the most beautiful forest in Thailand. The diverse and rare wildlife that thrives here includes gaurs, bantengs, sambar deer, bears, Malayan tapirs, macaques, gibbons, mouse deer, and porcupines. Khao Sok is one of the few places to see a rafflesia, the world's largest flower, and rare bird species such as hornbills live here. Hiking, boat rides, and night safaris are some of the activities that take place in the park.

Rain is inevitable in Khao Sok, as the weather is influenced by monsoon winds from both the northeast and west—the best and driest time to visit is between December and April. Both the national park and some private resorts offer various types of lodging, but don't expect too much. Only very basic accommodations can be found in the park. There is additional private accommodation outside the park, most notably an oddly shaped tree-house accommodation 1 km (½ mile) before the park's entrance. The bus ride (B80) from the station in Surat Thani to the park takes about 2½ hours. The TAT office in Surat Thani has information about the park.

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Moo 6 Phanom
Surat Thani, Surat Thani  Thailand

077-395154

www.dnp.go.th

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Rate Includes: 300B

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