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.
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.
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).
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 (Reservoir)
This is a must-see in Cheow Lan Lake and one of the best attractions in Thailand, as this landscape is unique …
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 …
and Wing Hin Waterfall
in Cheow Lan Dam