I've been guided to the Khao Sok Valley Lodge by the german "Loose" guidebook, where the valley lodge was highlighted. And i haven't been disappointed: The bungalows from the valley Lodge are located at a calm place inbetween trees and beautiful green. The simple stilt-bungalow, one of five, was equipped with a comfortable bed with thick mattress, vent, bathroom with toilet and hot showers and a large terrace for relaxing (also power points were available and free WiFi in the restaurant). While the choice of meals in the small but cosy restaurant wasn't that big, the food was delicious. Also the resort houses a lot of squirels and on and off monkeys visit the close surrounding, mainly makakes, but sometimes also langures. Also the largest toad i've ever seen visited us here, amongst other amphibes and reptilians (like the large black snake i saw escaping into a bush or a beautiful chameleon).
But although the bungalow and restaurant were very nice, they had been topped by an incredible hospitality and kindliness. Bao, who humorous owner who speaks very good english, and his employees, Men and Sai, took really a lot of care to ensure that i never was bored in between my hikes and little trips. So i also have been taken to very nice bathing places in the Sok (the local river) or to a waterfall, to a caoutchouc plantation where i could proof myself as caotchouc-farmer, to see some working-elephants while they were bathing and transporting trees or to the incredible relaxing tubing where you float on a tire on the Sok below green trees and high cliffs.
A big thank you to the valley lodge staff and a recommendation to anyone looking for a low priced accommodation at Khao Sok.
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