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When To Visit Khao Sok


Khao Sok can be visited all year round but the weather here can be quite unpredictable, especially between June and November when downpours are at their most frequent.

That said, rains usually don't last very long in Thailand so you can always enjoy outdoor activities even if you visit during those months.

For the highest chance of clear days, the months between December to March are highly recommended and it also falls in between the blooming season of Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, which can often be seen along hiking trails in Khao Sok National Park between February and March so if you want to see these flowers, make sure you align your trip accordingly.

All in all, Khao Sok is an all-year-round travel destination, and no matter when you choose to visit Khao Sok, you are going to have a great time here nonetheless.

  • What is Khao Sok famous for?
    The main attractions of Khao Sok are Cheow Lan Lake, wildlife, iconic limestone hills, waterfalls, raft houses spread over the lake, trails, caves and rivers. Khao Sok was established as Thailand's 22nd national park in 1980 by The Royal Forest Department.
  • Can you visit Khao Sok without a tour?
    Though options for independent exploration in Khao Sok National Park are limited due to the park's requirement that travellers be guided on most trails, you do not have to join the flock and book an all-in package tour.
  • Is Khao Sok National Park worth visiting?
    Is Khao Sok National Park worth a visit? Yes! Khao Sok National Park is one of the most beautiful destinations in Thailand. Because of the 2 day tour where you go deep into the ancient jungle and where you have the opportunity to stay in a unique location, this park is great to visit.
  • How long do you need in Khao Sok?
    How long to spend in Khao Sok National Park. I'd recommend spending 2-3 nights in Khao Sok National Park to really make the most of everything on offer. One night would suffice if you're tight on time – I just wouldn't recommend a day trip, as you won't get the full experience.
  • How do I get from Bangkok to Khao Sok?
    From Bangkok to Khao Sok you can travel by bus, plane+bus, train+bus. Travel distance from Bangkok to Khao Sok National Park is about 750 km by road. You can travel by plane from Bangkok to Surat Thani (about 1.5 hour) and from Surat Thani you can travel by minivan/bus to Khao Sok (about 2.5 hours).
  • When is Monsoon Season?
  • How far is Khao Sok from Krabi?
    Travel distance from Khao Sok National Park to Krabi in Thailand is only about 150 km by road. The fastest and comfortable way is to travel by minivan/minibus to Krabi from Khao Sok
  • How do I get from Koh Samui to Khao Sok?
    There is no direct connection from Ko Samui to Khao Sok National Park. However, you can take the bus and ferry to Surat Thani Train station, take the walk to Surat Thani station, then take the Mini Van to Khao Sok.
  • How to get from Surat Thani to Koh Sok National Park?
    Train: You can take an air-conditioned, 2nd class sleeper train, (approximately 800 Baht one-way) to Surat Thani train station.Then, from the train station in Surat Thani, you can take a bus to Khao Sok. When you have arrived at the train station, exit the front entrance and turn right.
  • How do I get from Khao Sok to Koh Phangan?
    Currently, the only bookable option to get you from Khao Sok to Koh Phangan is to use the bus-ferry option. This service departs once a day, and offers a personal pick up from any hotel. Bot vehicles are air conditioned, but only the ferry may have a bathroom on board.
  • How do I get from Khao Sok to Koh Tao?
    Currently, the only bookable option to get you from Khao Sok to Koh Phangan is to use the bus-ferry option. This service departs once a day, and offers a personal pick up from any hotel. Bot vehicles are air conditioned, but only the ferry may have a bathroom on board.
  • Can you stay in Khao Sok National Park?
    There are a number of different floating hotels and resorts in Khao Sok National Park, but the 500 Rai Floating Resort is the most luxurious option. Staying on Cheow Lan Lake is a wonderful experience, giving you the chance to enjoy beautiful views of the lake and the karst cliffs of the national park.
  • How do I get from Phuket to Khao Sok National Park?
    Follow route 402 across the Sarasin Bridge to Khok Kloy then bear left onto route 4 towards Thai Mueang. At Thung Maphro, turn right onto route 4240, and then left onto 4090. Follow 4090 until you reach route 401, then turn right to Khao Sok.
  • How is the climate of Khao Sok National Park?
    climate Khao Sok National Park area Influenced by monsoon winds on both sides is both the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean It starts to rain from the end of April. Until the end of December every year And will fall a lot during May - November. The best time to visit Khao Sok National Park will be during December - April of every year. The average rainfall throughout the year is 1,636 mm. The dry season starts from January - April. The weather is hot. and a slight increase in temperature There is not much rain The average annual temperature is 26 degrees Celsius, the hottest month. is April The average temperature is 28 degrees Celsius. The month with the lowest average temperature is January, with an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius.
  • Is it interesting to take a long walk in the forest?
    If you are another person who loves and enjoys long distance hiking. or exploring nature and among beautiful plants, of course, "Khao Sok National Park", Phanom District, Surat Thani Province It should be another destination that you should not miss visiting as well. "Long-distance trekking route km. 99 - Klong Pae" is another trekking route that would like to recommend you to visit once. Especially those who love adventures in Tham Nam Thalu. It is recommended to start at kilometer 99 near the office of Khao Sok National Park. The destination of the trek is at Klong Pae, near the National Park Protection Unit at Kor Sor 4, Pae Ton Toey, to the Ratchaprapha Dam Reservoir. with a distance of approximately 8 kilometers
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