Khao Sok National Park is perfectly situated just behind Pakua Pa town, a spectacular green shroud extending across 739 sq-km of land. It only takes 30 minutes from our Khao Lak resort. Most importantly, it is one of the world’s most ancient evergreen forests, featuring soaring limestone cliffs, giant indigenous trees of hundreds of years old. In other words, has been the most popular destinations in Southern Thailand which is a fantastic place to go on vacation.
One of the most interesting areas is the stunningly beautiful Cheow Larn Lake in the heart of the National Park with remarkable biodiversity of plants and wildlife. For example, it offers unrivalled elephant encounters, nature trekking, canoeing and elevated routes for cycling by the cultural history of Takua Pa and Khao Sok national beauty park inspired the concept of Pullman Khao Lak Resort which will give you the experience of a lifetime. Bound together by the warm and authentic southern Thai service culture where people refer to themselves as “peuan” or friend in the local dialect.
Being the most popular mainland national park destination in South Thailand, It is easily accessible by public transportation. Therefore, we have listed some activities that you can do along the Khao Sok Village and Khao Sok Lake in the park;
There are plenty of trails around the headquarters area and the lake which you can walk only a couple of these trails without a guide. So, visitors must not walk longer trails on their own by breaking the national park rules. There is a significant chance to get lost. Therefore, we would recommend for a local guides to walk you the trails which you can arrange from the visitor center in Khao Sok Village in advance for half day or for a full day.
Waterfalls, caves, limestone hills and viewpoints
There are beautiful waterfalls along the trails from the headquarters in Khao Sok and at a couple of spots not too far from the main road 401 south of the park. Moreover, there are impressive limestone outcrops at many spots in the national park; in Khao Sok Village, along the main road and on the lake. Likewise, most of the impressive caves are around Khao Sok Lake, reached by longtail boats.
Khao Sok lake is a great place for canoeing and swimming. So, for those who loves water activities, it is possible to swim in a few ponds along the Sok River. But, only if there is not too strong current. And, if there is enough water in the river, it is possible for a great canoeing or tubing activities.
The park has some of the most exciting mammal species found along some of the trails in Khao Sok Lake. Therefore, there are few trails where you can see elephants and gaurs sometimes. Also, there are over 400 species of birds reported from the park. Moreover, around 90 reptile species reported from the park, and there are likely many more. However, many of Thailand’s exciting lizard, snake and amphibian species can be found along the trails to the waterfalls. However, the best time to find the reptiles and amphibians is during the evening. Around the headquarters long-tail macaques and banded-langurs are common. Similarly, sometimes boars or deer may show up on the trails.
Where to dine
There are plenty of restaurants in Khao Sok Village. But, there are no restaurants inside the national park. And, there are many restaurants in walking distance just a few hundred meters from the entrance.
Entrance fees & opening times
The entrance fees are 300 Baht for adults and 150 Baht for children. Thai citizens pay 40 Baht for adults and 20 Baht for children.
The park is open from 8 am to 6 pm daily and all year round. It is possible to enter the park in the evening with a guide for a night safari.
The rainy season is between late April and early December with most rainfall from May to October, the dry season is January to March. Average temperature ranges from 22°C to 36°C all year around.
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Khao Sok National Park
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