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Khao Sok National Park

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Surat Thani, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely everyone should pay a visit here!! The Khao Sok national park is fantastic and a unique experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank themisp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We simply loved this place. We visit 2 caves, did kayake and enjoy this nature. Amazing. Although we discovered that after we left the cabins, people start preparing rooms for next customers and we realised that they were not changing bed sheets from the cabins...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pedromiguelg873
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Khao Sok NP gave us a one in a lifetime experience: we had the luck to see flowering Rafflesia’s. Our guides told us that there was a possibility to see them, the track to the place where they were supposed to be, was very challenging....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This National Park was, for me, difficult to get to. It took, from the Surat Thani train station (9 hours from BKK), 1 car + 2 minivans to get to the minibus terminal at the entrance of the road leading into the Park. An agency...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Poo Lin S
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful nature, dense plant life. The dam/lake trip was definitely worthwhile although expensive, as others have commented. The park layout is not very user-friendly if you would like to hike. The provided map is useless and once you hike 3.5 km to the headquarters, a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melissa T
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

We stayed in khao sok and I hiked in the part one afternoon from the town. The first part of the trail, 3k, is a hilly dirt road. After that is I’d single track trails that wind and change through the forest. It’s easy to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cyclingmaster
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Booked a day trip from Khao Lak to have a jungle walk and bamboo rafting. Excellent value for money at 2200 THB per person. Jungle walk was amazing with a guide for 3 hrs. I hurt my knee and first aid kit was available in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank henri_s
Reviewed December 29, 2018

We took two short unguided hikes. The first hike was a circuit with concrete paths covered in leaves and concrete steps that were rotten in places. We did not see any other visitors on this path, but strangely we didn’t see much wildlife either. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trekbud
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

One of the most stunning places I've been. Good time with mates, tour guide was a legend. It was easy going, pack lightly. The cave tour was cool, not for the faint hearted though.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kyuloving
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

FYI, there are more reviews on the lake tour under “Cheow Lan Dam (Ratchaprapa Dam). I booked the 1 day lake tour through my hotel. Overall it was a very fun day but not an excellent day. We spent about 2.5 hours of the day...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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February 17, 2019|
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Response from pedromiguelg873 | Reviewed this property |
The hiking is fine. I would say thar it might be dificult for your kid to visit the cave that has water
January 18, 2019|
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Response from willempie9 | Reviewed this property |
1200cc is enough. There is no steep road towards Khao Sok. We found Morning mist an excellent place to stay. If you only spend one night, then you should only visit the National Park.
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January 8, 2019|
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Response from Paintball-Party |
Hi, you can also rent a nice stream--side chalet, for a few hundred baht, with garden and pool. just next to the park entrance (check Google maps and Trip reviews), then take a day hike on your own or with local guides... More
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Honeymoon Itinerary - Bangkok - Khao Sok - Ko Phi PHI (6 Replies)
Starting to plan our honeymoon for March 2017. We will be there for a total of 11 nights. We are flying in business class so hoping jet lag isn't a factor and we can start exploring right away. We land in Bangkok at noon on day 1 and will stay there for just 1 night before departing. Right now I am thinking of splitting the remainder of the time between Khao Lak (with time in Khao Sok National Park) and Ko Phi Phi. If these end up being the 3 places we pick, is there an order that...More
April 19, 2016|
Response fromArandora|
Phi Phi presents the most difficulty with such a relatively short overall stay as it is furthest south and involves the longest transfers to and from whether at the beginning or end of your stay. So either Bangkok -> Phuket (just over an hour flight) -> Khao Lak (just over an hour taxi) -> Khao Sok (just over an hour by taxi if staying near Khao Sok Village where most accommodation is located or 2 hours taxi plus long-tailed boat if staying in a floating raft house on Cheow Lan Lake) - Phi...More
Surat Thani airport to Khoa Sok National park by Bus (2 Replies)
1. Re: Getting to Khao Sok National Park Please kindly advise >> I am planning a trip to the National park How to travel by public transport from Surat Tani airport to Khao Sok National Park (a)travel time and distance required (b)Approx.cost Thank you
December 11, 2011|
Response fromCassnu|
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Wildlife on my doorstep? (30 Replies)
Can anyone recommend a place to stay where wildlife is easily viewable? I mean free roaming wildlife, not tamed or 'owned'. I did have the Golden Buddha Resort in mind but it's closed during my stay. I've decided on Khao Lak for the week and am planning on taking a couple of trips out to see the turtle conservation centre & also Khao Sok National Park. Never been before and will be travelling there in the first week of September on my own.
July 02, 2017|
Response fromoutofhere|
Khao Lak town's are about Hotels and Pools, not the location for wildlife spotting except some Kingfishers, Egrets, snakes and spiders etc on the river in Bang Niang. Khao Sok National Park is about the views and scenery, again not the best National Park in Thailand for viewing wildlife, not bad for Birds though. Lak Ram National Park, was hard to spot anything except some nice large spiders. The turtle sanctuary was about 10 concrete and tiled tanks filled with several species of turtles of...More