A must on any Thailand travel itinerary, make sure you visit Koh Sok National Park whilst on your travels.
Koh Sok National Park
Nestled in the Southern Thailand province of Surat Thani, Koh Sok National Park presents 739 square kilometers of dense, tropical jungle just waiting to explored.
Lush and vibrant, the national park was established in 1980 and is Thailand’s 22nd National Park. This stunning national park spreads to the areas of Khlong Yee and Khlong Pra Sand forests, meaning there is a seemingly endless amount to explore whilst here.
Wildlife in Koh Sok
In amongst the forest however, you’ll also be able to spot some of the native Thai wildlife. Koh Sok is where you’ll find an exciting plethora of animals including Leopard and Tiger and the illusive and stunning Clouded Leopard. Cat’s aside this is also one of the only countries in the world that you’ll find the endangered Malayan Sun Bear. This Sun Bear is the smallest member of the bear family, and it’s dwindling population is down to deforestation for farmland. Other inhabitants of this rainforest include the Gibbon, the seriously cute Spectacled Langur and Macaques!
Activities at Koh Sok
A highlight of visiting Koh Sok National Park is the Elephant Experience. The experience is a much better way to interact with these giant mammals as you will have the chance to feed, wash and care for the elephants as opposed to riding them at the Elephant sanctuary. The process that young elephants have to go through in order to become “domesticated” is a long and torturous one known as ‘The Breaking Of The Spirit’ where a baby elephant is captured and beaten mercilessly in a pen until they become submissive to humans for the rest of their life. So if you want to get up close and personal with an elephant whilst in South East Asia, visiting a sanctuary is the ethical and exciting way to do so.
Koh Sok Lake in the park is where you’ll be able to take part in water sports such as kayaking, tubing, swimming and even stay overnight in the floating bungalows on the lake!
It’s a good idea when planning a trip to Thailand to consider the weather. Thailand is famous for its bucketing monsoons, so to be in with a chance of skipping the down pours you could visit between December and April – although the monsoons are actually quite spectacular, and welcome in the heat!
Visit Koh Sok National Park as part of Thaintro’s 9 day tour of Thailand.
Request a brochure or enquire about the Thaintro Tour here