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Khao Sok National Park

Surat Thani, Thailand
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Surat Thani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Characterized by lowland rainforests and limestone mountains, this 739-square-kilometer park offers...
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Characterized by lowland rainforests and limestone mountains, this 739-square-kilometer park offers a variety of outdoor adventure including elephant trekking, hiking, jeep safaris and canoeing.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Khao Sok National park is a rainforest situated in the Southern Thailand approximately 175 km from Phuket. We went on a three day two nights trip organized by Khao Sok Discovery. In the morning we left from Sea Sun Sand resorts Patong to Khao Sok. We had stops in the Tsunami museum and Khao Sok view point. We had a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Since the New Park rules you are only allowed to walk 3 km alone, after you are forced to take a guide which is absolutly ridiculous because the way is well marked and its impossible to Miss it. Bevor for 30 years it was not necessary to take a guide........ The waterfalls along the trail are not worth the Name.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Because we did not want to participate in activities that exploit animals (and most of the tours included elephant rides in their programmes) we decided to travel to Khao Sok National Park ourselves from Khao Lak. The park is beautiful and quite large so if you have time, stay there for at least two days. We only had one day... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

200 baht to visit park, park staff not friendly. They tell you waterfall to left. They do not tell you it is ONE HOUR to left. Once you arrive you MUST hire a guide for 1000 baht to take you to waterfall (they do not tell you this at entrance.) If you do not want to pay for guide they... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani is a great change from the beach resort in Phuket or Khao Lak since it is a national park in a semi rainforest worthy of exploring for hiker. In the past this area always had been a refuge for people that ran into problem with the authority. The nature of this hideaway is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a half day hike and night hike at the park where we saw loads of wildlife and stopped to swim in the pools. You can walk alone on signed routes, but I would recommend going with a guide as they are can give you loads of information and spot the wildlife. We would have missed loads had we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Not part of our original plan, we only made this memorable trip because of a storm in the nearby Koh Phangan island. So happy we did it, this remains my best travel experience so far! The entire area is part of an ancient primitive rain forest that's more than 10 million years old. The forest is on the way from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited Khao Sok recently, we chose to come here as we had heard good things about the area and the lake trip. Khao Sok and its lake are stunning, the limestone cliffs that surround it are amazing and inhabited by many different species (we saw many different birds, monkeys and gibbons). We chose to do the overnight stay on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife and I visited in December 2014. We visited the park twice. Once with our tour company and the next time in our own car. We went on an elephant trek, went bamboo rafting, went and saw the monkees swimming at the temple, and went to swim in the hot springs. The views in and around the park are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We booked a 3 days, 2 nights trip to Khao Sok. We did an elephant ride on the first day and after we went to our floating bungalows. You are in the middle of the jungle with a stunning view. There is no power, and there is also no way to communicate with the world: you are not able to... More 

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