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Khao Sok National Park, Southern Thailand

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Rafflesia a genus of parasitic flowering plants, Khao Sok National Park, Southern Thailand

The main attractions in the park include Namtok Mae Yai which can be reached by car and Namtok Sip Ed Chan (eleven-tiered waterfall), situated approximately 4 kilometers from the park office. There are also other magnificent waterfalls and caves, which are mostly accessible by foot.

InformationKhao Sok National Park
Thai:อุทยานแห่งชาติเขาสก
Established:1980
Address:Mu 6, Khlong Sok Sub-district, Amphur Phanom, Surat Thani, Thailand 84250
Tourist Attractions:Waterfalls, Caves, Nature Trails, Lakes
Famous for:Rafflesia Kerrii Meijer (a genus of parasitic flowering plants)
Province:Surat Thani Province
Region:Southern Thailand
See also:National Parks of Thailand
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Tourist attractions and places of interest in Khao Sok National Park

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Viewpoint to Cheow Lan Lake Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok is inhabited by rare wildlife such as wild elephants, leopards, serow, banteng, gaur, dusky langurs, tigers and Malayan sun bears. Bird lovers will be enthralled visiting , as there are over 180 bird species to watch. Rare flora are found along nature trails particularly to the south of the park where local plants such as lianas, bamboo, ferns and giant rattan, of over 10cm. in diameter, can be found.

Ratchaprapha Dam (Reservoir) or Cheow Lan Lake

Natural Attraction in Ratchaprapha

Natural Attraction in Ratchaprapha or Cheow Lan Dam


From Khao Sok National Park to Cheow Lan Lake 1 h 5 min (66.7 km) by google maps.

Natural Attraction in Ratchaprapha or Cheow Lan Dam

Natural Attraction in Cheow Lan Lake, Ratchaprapha Dam (Reservoir)

This is a must-see in Cheow Lan Lake and one of the best attractions in Thailand, as this landscape is unique … Natural Attraction in Ratchaprapha

Ratchaprapha Dam Viewpoint

Ratchaprapha Dam


From Khao Sok National Park to Cheow Lan Lake 1 h 5 min (66.7 km) by google maps.

Ratchaprapha Dam

Ratchaprapha Dam Viewpoint

There are many viewpoints around the lake, this one located close to the dam and it is easy to access from the road … Ratchaprapha Dam Viewpoint

Ratchaprapha Dam (Reservoir) or Cheow Lan Lake

Ratchaprapha or Cheow Lan Dam


From Khao Sok National Park to Cheow Lan Lake 1 h 5 min (66.7 km) by google maps.

Ratchaprapha or Cheow Lan Dam

Ratchaprapha Dam (Reservoir) or Cheow Lan Lake

Cheow Lan Lake is part of Khao Sok National Park, the dam was completed in 1987, the lake is a tourist attraction … Ratchaprapha or Cheow Lan Lake

Rafflesia a genus of parasitic flowering plants in Khao Sok National Park

To top it all, the bua phut is perhaps what visitors to Khao Sok look forward to seeing most. Bua Phut or Rafflesia kerri meyer, a flower which can only be found in Khao Sok, is claimed as the largest flower in the world. When in full bloom, the Bua Phut is approximately 80 centimeters in diameter.

San Yang Roi Tropical Rain Forest Nature Trail, Forest Path, Khao Sok National Park, Southern Thailand

San Yang Roi Tropical Rain Forest Nature Trail, Forest Path

Within 2.0 kilometers along this trail, you will set a wonderful experience … San Yang Roi Tropical Rain Forest Nature Trail

Visitors Center, Khao Sok National Park, Southern Thailand

Visitors Center

Visitors Center, Khao Sok National Park

Tree house Tasan, Khao Sok National Park, Southern Thailand

Tree house Tasan

It house made from woods, it building on the tree … Tree house Tasan

Wang Yao, Bang Hua Raet and Wing Hin Waterfall, Khao Sok National Park, Southern Thailand

Wang Yao, Bang Hua Raet and Wing Hin Waterfall

Wang Yao, Bang Hua Raet and Wing Hin Waterfall

Rafflesia a genus of parasitic flowering plants in Khao Sok National Park

The flower is a natural parasite without roots of its own, but relying on roots of a jungle vine to survive. The best time to see Bua Phut is from October to December, when they are in full bloom. Contact the park’s headquarters for a local guide.

 

Note that a 5-8 hour walk is required to see such a rare flower. However, there photographs of Bua Phut in the headquarters’ office, with information displayed on the ecological system of the park. (In the picture above: Rafflesia, a genus of parasitic flowering plants).

Cheow Lan Lake Raft Houses, Khao Sok National Park

Raft Houses in Cheow Lan Dam

Raft Houses in Cheow Lan Dam

Raft Houses in Cheow Lan Dam

Pier in Cheow Lan Dam

Pier in Cheow Lan Dam

Pier in Cheow Lan Dam

Waterfalls in Khao Sok National Park

Ton Kloi Waterfall, Khao Sok National Park, Southern Thailand

Ton Kloi Waterfall

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Ton Sai Waterfall

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Chiao Lan Reservoir

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Kaeng Kho Cave


Tourist attractions and places of interest in Surat Thani, Southern Thailand