The River Sok
The river not only offers relaxing views and gentle river sounds but also provides entertaining activities. Go swimming in the fresh water fed by the surrounding mountains. Take a canoe trip through plantations, farms and forests. Keep an eye out for monkeys lazing in the branches and snakes, birds and other wildlife that make the river banks their home. The village is the gateway to the national park.
The river actually rises in mountains to the west of Khao Sok and does not come from the park. It then flows east along route 401. At Ko Pak Ruap it joins the River Phun Duang which runs all the way to Surat Thani.
In Khao Sok village it is the backdrop to many resort balconies, restaurants and cafes. Most significantly it is your pathway to an amazing ride through the forests and jungles. You can take a canoe trip from the bridge in the middle of the village. You will soon leave the village and wander through the grounds of several resorts even going as far as Riverside Cottages and a little beyond.
When there is enough water in the river you can also enjoy tubing down the river. Jump on an inflated rubber tube and gently rock and roll down the stream. This is a great adventure for all the family and all ages except for the very young.