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Khao Sok National Park

A must-visit place in Thailand for wildlife and nature lovers, Khao Sok National Park, is where nature meets adventure! Situated on the mainland between Krabi, Phuket, Khao Lak, and Koh Samui, this is a famous attraction in Southern Thailand and a fantastic place to include in your holiday. From up-close encounters with the elephants to exploring the jungle on foot, book the best tours Khao Sok National Park for a lifetime experience.

Among all the Khao Sok National Park things to do, the most exciting thing is enjoying a stay in floating raft houses and luxury tents. Also, the diversity in this national park can overwhelm you, but with the Khao Sok National Park map, you can see and explore just what you like and make your tour memorable.

The variety of flora and fauna in Khao Sok is incredible, along with the history and some interesting facts mentioned below. So keep reading to know more about Khao Sok National Park before customizing your Thailand tour package with Indian Holiday.

Overview of Khao Sok National Park

Location Surat Thani Province
Address 62 Khlong Sok, Phanom District, Surat Thani 84250, Thailand
Timings 8 am to 5 pm

Highlights

  • Spot native Asian elephants in their natural habitat.
  • Canoe safari on Sok River, along with witnessing the beautiful scenery.
  • Stay in a luxury tent surrounded by the Khao Sok rainforest.
  • Enjoy a Thai dance performance, a cooking demo, and a movie.

Khao Sok National Park Ticket Prices

Here are the Khao Sok National Park prices -

  • Cost of entry to Khao Sok National Park: Adults - 300 Baht (INR 707), Child - 150 Baht (INR 354)

About Khao Sok National Park

Any wildlife lovers visiting Thailand must make a trip to Khao Sok National Park for a night. Then, stay in their luxury tents built amidst lush green cover, offering peace and natural beauty. 

When it comes to the flora of Khao Sok National Park, its rainforest is partly tropical evergreen forest and partly tropical rainforest. About 200 different flora species are found in this national park per hectare, putting it among the most bio-diverse regions. 

The highlight of Khao Sok National Park is its fauna. So many giant and beautiful animals like elephants can be seen roaming in a jungle safari here. Along with elephants, the national park has 48 mammal species, 311 varieties of bird species, over 30 species of bats, and innumerable reptiles and insects.

On your Khao Sok National Park day trip, take the safari ride and witness the animals in their habitat. Some animals found here include majestic wild elephants, Mayalan sun bears that are cute but dangerous, swinging gibbons, strong bamboo rats, and shy mouse deer. 

Before wrapping, it is crucial to understand that unregulated tourism in a place like Khao Sok can increase the danger to wildlife. As per the official stats, today, around 140,000 people visit Khao Sok National Park compared to 2007, which was just 82,020! 

Thus, the authorities keep a regular check as the increased number of visitors can drive the wildlife away. That is why the fees that visitors pay go directly towards maintaining and protecting this national park.

Interesting Facts about Khao Sok National Park

  • Khao Sok National Park was established in 1980 as the 22nd national park in Thailand. 
  • The national park covers an area of 739 square kilometers.
  • The park is covered in e40% foothill rainforest, 27% rainforest plains, 15% limestone crag vegetation, 15% lowland scrub, and 3% rainforest at 600-1000m.
  • The predicted temperature highs and lows vary less than they do between midday and midnight.
  • Khao Sok National Park has Thailand's highest level of rainfall (3500 mm per year).

FAQS About Khao Sok National Park

Q: Are there tigers in Khao Sok National Park?

Ans: Yes, about 200 to 250 tigers live in Khao Sok National Park.

Q: What is Khao Sok famous for?

Ans: Khao Sok National Park is famous for its rich flora and fauna, Cheow Lan Lake, limestone hills, waterfalls, raft houses, luxury tents, caves, and trails.

Q: How do I get from Bangkok to Khao Sok?

Ans: Take a flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani (1.5 hours long). From there, travel to Khao Sok in a minivan or bus (2.5 hour drive).

Q: What is the nearest airport to Khao Sok?

Ans: Surat Thani International Airport is the nearest to Khao Sok, connected well with Bangkok Airport.

Q: Can you visit Khao Sok without a tour?

Ans: Yes, you can visit Khao Sok without a tour and explore independently, but it will be limited as the park's trails require a guide.