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Khao Sok National Park

Address: Surat Thani, Thailand
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Surat Thani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Took the two day trip with overnight stay at the lake. Several hut locations exist. Ours was very basic with very dirty bordering on gross restroom facilities (I am aware that it is in the middle of the jungle, but that does not excuse human faeces on the walls for several days). Food was very basic and definitely farang-style thai-food-... More 

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Balmoral, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We didn't book a tour or activity in the park but decided for our budgets sake to just pay the entrance fee (200 baht pp) and go for a walk on or own. The park staff advises to take a guide for safety reasons but we found that it is no problem walking on your own. (Note that we have... More 

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Cairns
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23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Both the Land based and Water based parts of the National Park are great to explore but impossible on your own. Land based - you can pay 200B/day to walk 3km through very pleasant but nothing special forest and have numerous swims in very nice water holes. The rest of the walking trails are closed to self-guided walking. Falls #5,... More 

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Sweden
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The park is very beautiful and there's plenty of things to do if you like or just relax! Stayed in a bit of a spartan floating bungalow since everyhting else was fully booked. But the food and tour was great.

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Los Angeles, California
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

To echo some of the other TA reviewers, yes, you can hike only a few km into the park w/o a guide. However, we spent two days in the park and hiked in 6 km both days w/o a guide b/c we met other people who had just come out of the entrance and asked why they weren't w/ a... More 

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Beijing
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We just spent a few days in Khao Sok park. Before this trip, I did some research and read some commons on Tripadvisor expressing people's disappointment in the lacking of wildlife. After we arrived, we checked with a few tour companies and finally decided that we will go with the Jungle Mania right next to the park gate. The Jungle... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a lake trip in the weekend by long tail boat. The first couple of hours we didn't see any bird or other sign of life. Too many longtail boats going up and down the lake, spoiling the stunning views. I'm a tourist as well, visited the place as well, but if there is no regulation on the number... More 

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Kamala, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Khao Sok is a neat area...and there are lots of cool and rustic places to stay for reasonable rates. However, I got the feeling throughout the little town that Thais are sick of tourists, and while I understand that, without tourists they would be poorer than they are with nothing to do. Every restaurant we went to had high prices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you find yourself in Thailand you must come here! The views are amazing and everything is soo cheap! We rented a room for 13dollars a night in khao sol village and rented 2 motorbike for 300 baht each! Also in addition, make sure to spend at least one night on one of the floating bungalows thru andaman adventures (~$85... More 

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Ok this park is just a HUGE TOURIST TRAP. First of all the real rainforest has been taken away and what is left are very young trees and bamboo, 30 years at maximum, nothing comparable with what you would normally call a rainforest. There are 8 trails where u can walk for the longest distance of 7 km from the... More 

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