Khao Sok is one of Thailand’s most beautiful national parks and one of the most attractive places to spend a few days enjoying its exuberant nature. Located north of Phuket and west of Surat Thani, a visit to the park can also be combined with the sun and sand destinations on either of the two coasts.
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It was declared a National Park in 1980 and has a protected area of 740km2. On average it is 200 metres above sea level, its highest peak is 960 metres.
The landscapes in Khao Sok are superb – huge limestone mountains towering over freshwater lakes and covered with tropical rainforests.
From an ecological point of view, it is precisely these wet forests that make it a haven for numerous species of animals and plants.
It is a fantastic place to carry out a whole host of activities surrounded by nature. The log cabins on the edge of the lake offer the possibility of spending one or several nights in the heart of the park, for those tempted to prolong their visit.
If you have any doubts about making an effort to get here, just think about the serene beauty of the sunsets, the magic of the night surrounded by the forests and the breathtaking mist-clad mountains at dawn.
In this part of Thailand, the rainy season starts in April and is heaviest from May to November.