Khao Sok National Park is truly a beautiful little paradise. This is home to one of the oldest tropical rain forests on the earth, a clear blue jade lake, the biodiversity, many waterfalls hidden deep in the forest, the rich cave systems and magnificent limestone mountains. Khao Sok is a destination not to be missed in southern Thailand for nature lovers. Now, let’s check out our Khao Sok National Park travel guide to explore one of the best national parks in Asia as follows!
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Khao Sok accommodation (khao sok national park travel guide)
Staying at the tree house or bungalow on the water in Khao Sok National Park?
The special thing in Khao Sok that makes the visitors enjoy to come here is the experience of tree houses in the old forest. There are many Tarzan tree houses with 4-meter height. To climb to the tree houses, you have to climb hard on the steps, cross the beautiful suspension bridge to reach the bedroom.
You can also stay in the field tents. Do not be surprised because the interior is extremely luxurious with vintage style and private swimming pool with beautiful view over the Khao Sok Forest.
You can also choose to sleep in the small bungalows on the water of Cheow Lan Lake, freely go kayaking, sunbathe or swim in the jade water of the lake.
Surely this will be the unique and exciting experience that you will never forget. Khao Sok is still a very unspoiled, and little-known place. Let go to Khao Sok as soon as possible.
Below we recommend more best budget, mid-range and upscale hotels with good ratings and reviews you can refer to.
- Our Jungle House (Agoda, Booking)
- Khaosok Good View Resort (Agoda, Booking)
- Malulee KhaoSok Resort (Agoda, Booking)
- K.K. Park Resort (Agoda, Booking)
- Baan Khaosok Resort (Agoda, Booking)
- Khao Sok River Home Resort (Agoda, Booking)
- Khao Sok Silver Cliff Resort (Agoda, Booking)
- Khao Sok Palmview Resort (Agoda, Booking)
Best time to visit Khao Sok National Park?
This area is nearly 750km2 wide and has unique limestone mountains. The highest peak is 950 meters above sea level. It is possible for clouds in the eastern part (Gulf of Thailand) and the West (Andaman Sea) to make rain across the forest. It makes the national forest become the most humid place in Thailand with 3,500mm of rainfall per year. The rainy season lasts from May to November. So the best time to get here is from December until April.
How to get to Khao Sok National Park
There are many airports which are near from Khao Sok and many airfare promotions especially Surat Thani, Phuket and Krabi.
How to get to Khao Sok from Phuket: Every hour there is a car from Phuket Town to Khao Sok, the last one is 2 pm. If you are in Patong, Kathu, Kata or Kamala, you can buy a minivan ticket at any travel agent. It will help you to go faster and more healthy.
How to get to Khao Sok from Krabi: There are minivans to Khao Sok, you can book at any travel agent.
How to get from Koh Samui to Khao Sok National Park and Surat Thani: You can buy the bus ticket to Khao Sok from Surat Thani pier, travel agent or airport.
Going to Khao Sok by yourself is not difficult. You just need to go with the minivans to Khao Sok, then you can buy any tour to explore the Khao Sok Forest, Cheow Lan tour and camping tour. You can contact to purchase this tour in Living Nomads, the price is horizontal or cheaper than buying at the destination.
If you do not have a lot of time to find out, let buy a day tour, 2 days 1-night tour or 3 days 2 nights to explore Khao Sok. They start from Krabi or Phuket.
Where to go and top things to do in Khao Sok National Park
Trekking the jungle (#Khao Sok National Park travel guide)
If you have spent the whole of your vacation relaxing in the southern islands of Thailand, Khao Sok is the place to take advantage of your feet. Up to this point, this is the most popular activity in Khao Sok. The park is home to over 300 different bird species. If you are lucky, you will see wild elephants in the jungle. Some treks pass through many beautiful caves.
Seeing the King of Flowers: Rafflesia flower
Khao Sok is the only place in Thailand where you can find this rare plant. Flowers can reach up to 80cm in diameter. Each flower blooms only within 4 days. Then begins to wither and smell, attract a lot of flies.
How the flowers propagate are still a mystery to us. Therefore, it is not possible to use flowers for breeding. Guides and forest guards will inform each other whenever a flower or flower bud is found. The guide will take you to such special places.
Bathing in the natural waterfall hidden deep in the forest
Khao Sok has more than 5 large waterfalls surrounded by mountains and forests. The waterfalls are like giant pools, you can bath freely, anyone with blood adventure should play the waterfall jump.
Exploring the caves
Khao Sok also has deep caves in the forest such as Bat Cave, Diamond Caves, and Nam Ta-lu. Discovering these caves will give you a sense of adventure such as filming Indiana Jones, watching the stalactites shape thousands of years old.
The best way to see the beauty of Cheow Lan is with a kayak. Leaving behind the noise of the boat engines which can cause environmental pollution, you feel the peace of the lake with the kayaks, wool through majestic limestone ridges.
Camping in the woods
What is more wonderful than camping field, learn how to survive in the woods and eat the aromatic grill cooked from the bamboo tube. In addition, you will go trekking, bathing, exploring caves and find Rafflesia flowers on the way to the camping spot.
Khao Sok National Park information
Address: Khlong Sok, Phanom District, Surat Thani 84250, Thailand
Phone: +66 77 395 139
Opening Hours: 08:00–18:00
Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, from and to Khao Sok National Park you can refer to
- Khao Sok National Park Discovery
- Khao Sok Discovery Day Tour from Krabi
- Khao Sok National Park Hiking and Canoeing Day Tour
- 3D2N Khao Sok National Park Tour from Krabi
- Khao Sok: Full-Day Chiew Larn Lake Tour
- 2D1N Khao Sok Cheow Lan Lake Tour from Phuket
- Khao Sok Discovery Day Tour from Phuket
- Khao Sok National Park Overnight Tour by Longtail Boat
- 3D2N Khao Sok National Park Tour from Phuket