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Nov
2021

Khao Sok National Park

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Together with nearby preserves, Khao Sok National Park forms the largest and most dramatic tract of virgin forest in South Thailand. The 285-sq mile (738-sq km) park rises to a height of 3,150 ft (960 m) and includes 100 spectacular islands, formed when the Racha brapha Dam was built in 1982.

Elephants, tigers, bears, boars, and monkeys live in the park, along with at least 188 species of birds, including hornbills and the argus pheasant. Sightings of the larger mammals are usually at night and animal tracks, are regularly seen along the park’s many marked trails. Sadly, poaching of tigers and elephants persists despite the efforts of national park officers

The area is popular with tourists eager to trek, canoe, watch birds, and spot animals. The park also contains interesting flora, such as the rare giant Rafflesia flower. Many of the hiking trails are suitable for all levels, with more demanding hikes for the experienced. Khao Sok receives the brunt of both summer and winter monsoons, causing a long wet season from May to November. The best time to visit is between January and April

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