South of the narrow neck of the Thai/Malay peninsula (the Isthmus of Kra), Khao Sok National Park sits as part of the largest protected forest area in Southern Thailand. Find directions to Khao Sok here.
EXPLORING KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK & CHEOW LAN LAKE
Our hostel is conveniently located only 200 meters from the entrance to the National Park! We offer a wide range of National Park tours and activities.
Discover the treasures of the park with one of our local guides! There’s so much to do and activities include hiking, night safari, river activities, elephant treks, hot springs, and jungle cooking experiences!
Cheow Lan Lake’s floating bungalows are just 65 km to the east. Adventures to Cheow Lan lake can be arranged with us too! You can go for a full-day trip or an overnight stay at the floating bungalows!
THE VILLAGE OF KHAO SOK
Located just outside the National Park is the lively village of Khao Sok where you can also find Sunshine Khao Sok Hostel! There are many restaurants, bars, and shops in the area. Take a stroll to the river, visit the local hot springs, or enjoy a Thai massage!
KHAO SOK PLANT & WILDLIFE
The remote surroundings of Khao Sok National Park are known to be outstanding for discovering wildlife. This jungle is home to the wild elephants, a number of rare bird species, 5 types of monkeys and gibbons. Our area is unique for having animals native to both the Malayan peninsula and the rest of Southeast Asia. To see the big animals, it is recommended to visit the park between February and May.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
There’s something special happening at Khao Sok National Park year-round! We see the most visitors between December and March.
The finest experience of river activities and waterfalls is during the “green season”, from May to October. Within this time, periods of wet and dry weather alternate. For dry and sunny hikes, trekking and flora & fauna exploration, people usually choose the period from November to April.