Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park was established as a national park in 1980 and covers an area of 739 square kilometres which includes beautiful geographical features such as native rainforest, waterfalls, limestone cliffs and an inland lake. The rainforest within the national park is partly tropical evergreen forest and partly tropical rainforest, and a home to around 200 different floral species per hectare. The national park is also home to 48 mammal species, 311 different species of birds, more than 30 species of bat, numerous reptiles and thousands of insects. This wonderful combination of stunning geography and diverse flora & fauna make Khao Sok a special place to visit for the nature lover and the active individual or family.
Luckily Khao Sok National Park is perfectly positioned between Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and Koh Samui - making it both easy to get to and also easy to combine with some time on the beach. To cater for the intrepid traveller a number of small lodges and resorts have sprung up in the park, many situated around the beautiful Cheow Lan Lake. Some of these resorts offer floating raft houses or luxury tents, and all offer a wide variety of outdoor activities such as kayaking, trekking, birdwatching or the chance to encounter elephants.