About Khao Sok National Park
Located in Surat Province in southern Thailand, Kuso National Park was established in 1980 and covers an area of 739 square kilometers, covered by the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, which is older and more extensive than the Amazon rainforest, making it the most popular tourist attraction in southern Thailand.
Coxsackie National Park is a magical place, famous for its virgin rainforest, jagged limestone, incredible waterfalls, dense mangrove forests, straight gnarled trees, the world’s largest flowers and diverse flora and fauna. There are 48 species of mammals in the park, and wild elephants, monkeys, gibbons, deer, wild dogs and cloud cats are everywhere. The pristine tropical rainforest, mangroves and other plants provide a good ecological environment for birds to inhabit, making it a place where many birds live. The most common ones are hornbills and two-horned hornbills, and rare birds such as the eight-colored bird, the long-banded bird, the broad-billed duck and the biting cuckoo can also be viewed.
There are many jungle activities in Coxo National Park, such as jungle elephant ride, field bullock cart tour, off-road jeep, rubber cutting, monkey show, etc. It allows visitors to enter the jungle, experience and visit the rainforest world, which can enrich knowledge and add color to the trip.
How to get there
Hours of operation 08:00 – 16:00 approx.
Fee National park entrance fee: 300 baht per person *In case of bad weather, admission may be limited Address 62 Khlong Sok, Phanom District, Surat Thani 84250
To get to Chao Lang Lake, drive approximately 53 km from Khao Lak on route 401, and then drive approximately 14 km northwest to the national park sub-station.
One of the most popular day-trip activities from Khao Lak is a two-hour cruise around the artificial lake called Chao Lang Lake (Ratchaprapha Dam), which is located within the park. The cruise around the artificial lake, which covers an area of 168㎢ and has a depth of 20 to 200 meters, allows visitors to enjoy the powerful scenery of more than 100 small islands, known as the “Guilin of Thailand,” from the boat. Coral fossils have been discovered at the top of these limestone boulders, and it is believed that they may have been underwater 280 million years ago.