(Thai: เขาสก) is in Surat Thani Province, Thailand. Its area is 739
km², and it includes the 165 square kilometer Cheow Lan Lake contained
by the Ratchaprapha Dam. The park is the largest area of virgin forest
in southern Thailand and is a remnant of rain forest which is older and
more diverse than the Amazon rain forest.
Rafflesia in Khao sok.
Ratchaprapha Dam ,Khao Sok National Park,Surat thani,Thailand.
How to get to Khao Sok National Park ?
Khao Sok is located directly along Rte. 401, which is the main
thoroughfare from Takua Pa in the west to Surat Thani in the east, so
getting to the park from either of these cities is easy. There’s also
regular bus service to and from Phuket, with stops in Khao Lak and Takua
Pa along the way.Go direct to Khao Sok by Khao Sok Taxi Service.
Elephant Trekking in Khao Sok National Park.
By Local Bus
From Takua Pa, buses depart every hour between 6:00
and 18:00 and cost between 40 and 60B depending on the class of bus. The
trip takes about one hour from Takua Pa.
From Surat Thani buses also leave hourly, The trip
takes about two hours. The bus drops travellers at the access road to
Khao Sok along Rte. 401 and it’s up to You to walk to the guesthouse of
your choice or call Khao Sok Taxi Service to pick up.
From Phuket, buses depart every hour until about
16:00 and cost is depending on the class of bus. The trip takes about
four hours including stops at Khao Lak and Takua Pa.
The national park gates are 1.6 km from the bus drop-off point along
the highway, and there are guesthouses and resorts all along the access
road. To catch the bus onwards to either Surat Thani or Takua Pa, head
back to Rte. 401 and wait for one at the bus stop there.
From Takua Pa it’s possible to transfer to buses bound for Bangkok, Khuraburi, Khao Lak, Phuket and elsewhere.