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Places to stay in Khao Sok National Park

These blogs will help you find the best places to stay in Khao Sok National Park. Khao Sok is a bit off the beaten track. That is its charm and why it is such an amazing place to visit. Nevertheless it is no wonder that many people scratch their heads and ask themselves – Khao Sok National Park where to stay?

We will introduce you to the area and the amazing Khao Sok resort that is Khao Sok Riverside Cottages. We will also be able to help you decide on things to do as well as the local layout.

One thing that defines places to stay in Khao Sok National Park is the restricted availability. In the park itself you have only 2 choices – The floating bungalows and jungle camping. Most people will not be comfortable spending more than a day or two in this kind of accommodation. Therefore the village of Mueng Sok is the first place to look for Khao Sok accommodation.

There are a number of resorts. Riverside Cottages is situated in the perfect location. Just away from the hustle and bustle of the village and right on the banks of the Sok River. We are set in wonderful natural forest gardens. Reception will help you with everything you need to know to get the most from your visit. Please read these articles.

Rainforest Revival: from Fading Villages to a Vibrant Future in Khao Sok with Community-Led Tourism

Visiting with jungle guides, fruit farmers, and elephants, Alexander Vysniauskas shares how 3 simple concepts are empowering the emergence of Responsible Tourism in Khao Sok National Park, Thailand The fight for the preservation of Thailand’s Khao Sok National Park begins in the late 1970s, with an armed uprising deep in the jungle strongholds of present day Cheow Lan lake. Before the National Park was established, student activists, labeled as communists, were able to keep the encroaching logging and mining companies at bay. The fight against exploitation continues to this day, now against the scourges of modern agriculture and mass tourism. [...]

2018-11-16T17:27:15+00:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Riverside Cottages|Comments Off on Rainforest Revival: from Fading Villages to a Vibrant Future in Khao Sok with Community-Led Tourism

Khao Sok wildlife: A guide to the critters of the Riverside Cottages

Visitors to Khao Sok National Park will soon discover that life is everywhere in the rainforest!  Here at Khao Sok Riverside Cottages, this is especially true.  Due to our environmentally-friendly approach, the surrounding area remains rich in life and diversity.  As a result, guests at the Riverside Cottages will find many types of Khao Sok wildlife just outside their door!  Below is some information on some of the most commonly seen critters. For many first-time visitors, the rainforest can be a strange and intimidating place.  New sights and sounds greet our guests, and it can be difficult to sort [...]

2018-11-14T20:26:49+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Riverside Cottages|Comments Off on Khao Sok wildlife: A guide to the critters of the Riverside Cottages

Out and back – a Khao Sok Nature Trail

There are many benefits to staying at a Khao Sok resort that is located in an isolated, natural setting.  It is peaceful and quiet, for example, and guests can enjoy the full jungle experience.  However, a location well away from the town center can be a difficult place to stay entertained, especially for children.  Recognizing this, we have developed a variety of free diversions, such as a game library, river tubes, and free WIFI.  Our favorite diversion, though, is our Khao Sok nature trail, which we will look at here. A glimpse into the past: our Khao Sok nature trail begins [...]

2018-11-14T20:27:43+00:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Riverside Cottages|Comments Off on Out and back – a Khao Sok Nature Trail

Thai Dry Season: an April Portrait

The Thai dry season can be difficult to endure, but traveling to Khao Sok in April has virtues.  It is the hottest and driest month of the year, with a tropical sun blazing out of a pale blue, cloudless sky.  This means it is an excellent time of year for Khao Sok trekking, or visiting Cheow Larn Lake.  If only you can find a comfortable place to rest...The villageIn the village of Khao Sok, the asphalt and cement structures that have replaced the forest soak up the sun’s rays.  This ensures blistering heat from sky and ground during the day, and stored heat escaping [...]

2018-11-14T20:28:26+00:00May 4th, 2016|Categories: Riverside Cottages|Comments Off on Thai Dry Season: an April Portrait
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