LOCATION OF KHAO SOK
Surat Thani Province, Khao Sok National Park lies in the
heart of one of the world’s oldest primary rainforest
Towering, sharp, lime stone cliffs protect the area, and
are remnants of a time long ago when they were part of a
coral reef system that stretched all the way from Borneo
to China some 225-280 million years ago. The dramatic
topography of the park is stunning, with its tallest
“karst” reaching an impressive 960m. With its thousands
of species of plants and animals, Khao Sok contains a
true natural treasure and sanctuary of life.
The park is 739 sq km and is the 22nd National Park in
Together with two wildlife sanctuaries (Klong Saen and
Klong Nakkha), and two adjacent national parks (Sri
Phang nga and Klong Phanom), Khao Sok is part of the
largest protected area in Southern Thailand.
National Park is the top eco-tourism destination in
Southern Thailand and one of the oldest rainforests on
earth. Established as a National Park in 1981, the area
is 739 sq km and is homeland for 50 species of mammal
and 300 species of bird, and for the world’s largest
flower, the Rafflesia.