Welcome to our Khao Sok blog, a useful insight into all things Khao Sok. We are dedicated to maximizing your experience both at Khao Sok Riverside Cottages, Khao Sok village and the Khao Sok National Park. We also regularly highlight other aspects of travel tourism and adventures in Thailand.
A Khao Sok canoe trip is one of the staple activities for visitors. Recently, we made a trip down the river and thought we would share our experience. We began our Khao Sok canoe trip after a short drive through wondrous scenery. We enjoyed a climb down rock steps, which led to the river and our waiting canoes and guides. Then, the guides handed out bags of fish food. Instantly after throwing just a small handful into the river, a feeding frenzy erupted. Brightly coloured fish made the water boil as they fought for food. Have your camera at the ready to get some great action shots! In fact, due to breathtaking scenery, you should have your camera ready during all Khao Sok canoe trips! While our guide paddled slowly down the river, we experienced the true meaning of the Thai phrase 'Sabai-Sabai'. 'Sabai-Sabai' means [...]
Would you like to know more about the Khao Sok national park elephant? How much do you know about the Asian elephant? Having some knowledge of elephant facts will help you get the most from your Asian elephant experience. For example do you wonder ‘how much does an elephant weigh?’ How useful is an elephant trunk? How about the elephant diet? What makes up an elephant family? Who looks after the baby elephant? Understanding some elephant facts will prepare you for your Khao Sok national park elephant experience and help you to learn about the life of these special creatures. The Elephant Trunk The elephant trunk is the most versatile and important appendage of an elephant. An elephant trunk has and incredible 150,000 separate muscles and no bones. Among the many uses of the elephant trunk are breathing, touching, grasping and trumpeting. [...]
Khao Sok national park is certainly one of the best South Thailand destinations! However, there are other amazing spots just down the road! In this blog we’ll take a brief look at a few other of our favourite southern Thailand travel locales near Khao Sok, the best way to get off the beaten path in South Thailand! The Andaman Coast - home of amazing South Thailand destinations! Disclaimer: We love nature and the Real Thailand! The following destinations are recommended for travellers wishing to get off the beaten path in South Thailand. If you are willing to sacrifice some comfort and amenities in exchange for once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences, then keep reading! Leaving Khao Sok, the easiest way to get somewhere amazing is to head West. Unlike the bustling East Coast, with Surat Thani and the gulf islands, Thailand’s Andaman coast remains quiet and undeveloped in many areas. It [...]
Khao Sok National Park is home to many wonders of nature, and some of the best Thailand jungle trekking available. Rare and bizarre plants and animals call the peaks of the park’s mountains home. Also, due to in inhospitable terrain, more species are undoubtedly awaiting discovery among Khao Sok’s famous limestone Karst formations. Of all these enchanting natural wonders, few capture the imagination quite like the Rafflesia Kerrii - the world’s largest ‘flower’. Rafflesia Kerri is located high on mountain ridges, and is a genuine treasure of Khao Sok National Park. Furthermore, it is visited by a surprisingly few number of intrepid visitors. Recently, I was lucky enough to put my name on the list of adventurers to make the climb to the Rafflesia. Journey to the Rafflesia Kerrii Our Thailand jungle trekking adventure began at [...]