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The jungle of Khao Sok national park

Khao sok national park is one of the places in Thailand where you can experience some of the thick jungle of Asia. There is a small village close to the entrance of the park where all the accommodation is located. These exists largely of jungle huts of varying quality but add to the experience of staying in the jungle. They are built as tree-houses and are almost exactly as you would picture them. There is a path which you can easily walk by yourself and takes you through thick green jungle and past small waterfalls and a river.  

To really get to experience Khao Sok national park you will need to go on a guided tour. The most popular one takes you to Chiew Lan lake. This lake has some amazing scenery as it is surrounded by karst hills with all kinds of tropical trees and plants growing on there. After a 1,5 boat ride you'll arrive at a the floating village where you can stay if you take a multi-day tour. Here you can swim in the lake or get in a canoe and explore the surroundings. From here you can also hike further through the jungle and get to see some of the local animals (mainly spiders and ants) that call Khao Sok their home. There are some leaches as well. Because of the muddy conditions it is recommended to wear sandals which you can rinse out later. After the short hike you can go on another boat (bamboo raft) and visit some of the caves. This depends on the level of water as it makes some caves inaccessible.

Khao Sok national park is an ideal place to visit if you want to see a classical rain forest of Asia. Getting here is easy if you are staying on any of the nearby islands as any tour operator on Koh SamuiKoh Pangan or Koh Tao can arrange transportation for you. This will involve a few changes of boats and buses, but is remarkably straightforward. From Khao Sok it is possible to travel onward to Ao Nang


Khao Sok national park travel photo gallery

 
The jungle of Khao Sok national park.

The jungle.

 
Real jungle.

Real jungle.

 
Thick vegetation of Khao Sok national park.

Thick vegetation of Khao Sok national park.



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The muddy path through the jungle.

The muddy path through the jungle.

 
Monkeys on the path.

Monkeys on the path.

 



The river Sok.

The river Sok.

 
View over the jungle.

View over the jungle.

 
Thick vegetation.

Thick vegetation.

 
Chiew Lan lake.

Chiew Lan lake.

 
Scenery around Chiew Lan lake.

Scenery.

 
Majestic scenery.

Majestic scenery.

 
Little island on Chiew Lan lake.

Little island on Chiew Lan lake.

 
View from the boat.

View from the boat.

 
Fog hanging over the hills.

Fog hanging over the hills.

 
The karst hills of Khao Sok national park.

Fog hanging over the hills.

 
Green vegetation.

Green vegetation.

 
Dark clouds above the national park.

Dark clouds above the national park.

 
Steep karst hill.

Steep karst hill.

 
Amazing hills.

Amazing hills.

 



Karst hills surrounding Chiew Lan lake.

Karst hills.

 



Peaks rising from the water.

Peaks rising from the water.

 
Close look on one of the karst hills.

Close look on one of the karst hills.

 
Typical view from the boat.

Typical view from the boat.

 
An island shaped like a camel.

An island shaped like a camel.

 
Think green jungle in Khao Sok national park near Chiew Lan lake.

Think green jungle.

 
Hills that form a big wall.

Hills that form a big wall.

 
Best scenery of Thailand.

Best scenery of Thailand.

 
Land overgrown with jungle.

Land overgrown with jungle.


 
The waterfront of Chiew Lan lake.

The waterfront of Chiew Lan lake.

 
Amazing scenery in Khao Sok national park.

Amazing scenery.

 



Steep karst hills.

Steep karst hills.

 



Picture perfect view of the bungalows.

Picture perfect view of the bungalows.

 
Jungle behind the bungalows.

Jungle behind the bungalows.

 
Huts on Chiew Lan lake.

Huts on Chiew Lan lake.

 
View from your cabin.

View from your cabin.

 
Tourist bungalows in Khao Sok national park.

Tourist bungalows.

 
Amazing view seen from the accommodation.

Amazing view seen from the accommodation.

 
Pretty bungalows with some thick vegetation behind it.

Pretty bungalows with some thick vegetation behind it.

 
The bungalows from a distance.

The bungalows from a distance.

 



Classic view of Khao Sok national park.

The bungalows from a distance.

 



Bungalows all lined up.

Bungalows all lined up.

 
Path through the muddy jungle.

Path through the muddy jungle.

 
Small village seen during the hike in Khao Sok national park.

Path through the muddy jungle.

 
Another pretty lake.

Another pretty lake.

 
Small indigenous village.

Small indigenous village.

 



Majestic scenery of Thailand.

Majestic scenery of Thailand.

 



Detailed view of the hills and jungle.

Detailed view of the hills and jungle.

 
Natural sculptures inside a cave.

Natural sculptures inside a cave.

 
Interior of one of the many caves in Khao Sok national park.

Interior of one of the many caves.

 
Thailand's jungle.

Thailand's jungle.

 



Another lake and some hills in the national park.

Another lake and some hills.

 



Jungle view.

Jungle view.

 
Fallen over tree.

Fallen tree.

 
Impenetrable jungle.

Impenetrable jungle.

 
Narrow jungle path.

Narrow jungle path.

 
The flora of Khao Sok national park.

The flora of the national park.

 



The peaks in the fog.

The peaks in the fog.

 
Chiew Lan lake in Khao Sok national park, Thailand.

The peaks in the fog.

 
Clouds hanging over Chiew Lan lake.

Clouds hanging over Chiew Lan lake.

 
Boats which take you across Chiew Lan lake in Khao Sok national park, Thailand.

Boats which take you across Chiew Lan lake.



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