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    Trip to Khao Sok..... Amazing!

    I have been in Thailand for 8 years, I have traveled to most places in Thailand but saw a review on Khao Sok in another Thai forum and thought I would give it a go as I never heard of the place.

    I booked a place called Las Orquideas which is owned by a french guy (I think) and the service there is amazing and he has trained the staff well.

    Anyway, Khao Sok is my new favourite place in Thailand, why is this place so unknown to tourists adn Expats, only a very few other farangs at work have heard of the place too. Its is like a hidden gem in Thailand in my opinion.

    You can do jungle tours and elephant trekking, but the best thing they have is the jungle treks, did not think Thailand would have so much wildlife still alive in one area lol.

    ANyways I seriously think you should check it out, the Las Orquides is the best hotel there by far, the other look a little runned down that I could see.

    Anyoen else been to Khao Sok? I want to go again soon and would like to know if anyone got any good tips on what else to do there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    I have been there and stayed in the tree houses.
    Me too. I think it gave me vertigo having all those gaping big holes in the floor of your hut with a 20ft drop down below.

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    I have been many times in the past with groups of tourists, there are several good walks in the park and also boat trips on the nearby hydro lake.
    There are a few floating resorts on the lake that are good for 1-2 day stays and bases for cave walks in the area.(not recommended in the wet seasons)
    My friend eit owns "the green valley resort" in khao Sok and he is usually booked a year in advance.
    number of the beast

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    Anyway, Khao Sok is my new favourite place in Thailand, why is this place so unknown to tourists adn Expats, only a very few other farangs at work have heard of the place too. Its is like a hidden gem in Thailand in my opinion.
    Whileas I agree with you that it is a gem, it is hardly hidden.
    I first visited in 1994 and there were plenty of other tourists at the time.

    As phunphin says, a stay at the Chiao Lan rafthouses is very enjoyable.
    Kayak trips on the Khao Sok River too.
    And a visit to the cave Narm Taloo.
    There are quite a few trails in the park where you can do your own trek.

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    I agree, it is a very nice area but not hidden, there were plenty of farangs around when I went there. I stayed in the resort with the tree houses just before the park. Very nice hiking area in the park and the limestone formations in the lake were fantastic. I rented a boat for about 900 baht for 3 hours for me and my girl friend, the water was clean and refreshing. I recommend a stop if you are driving between Phuket and Samui.

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    Yes a lovely place. your talking about khao-sok-resort.com
    The tree houses look pretty good, anyone been to this resort? Any good as the pics look great but usually always do

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    Yea Khao Sok is pretty cool.

    I once stayed up on the reservoir at place called 500 rai. It was a 30 minute boat ride and then a 1 km hike, then another raft ride to a floating bungalow isolated in a lovely secluded fjord surrounded by towering limestone formations.
    I heard it was closed for a while and now recently reopened.

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    some pictures would be nice!

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    This is 500 rai

    The raft going in after a hike through the jungle.



    The floating guest house.





    I would just step out of my room and hop in this lovely water.



    I spent a 2 days with this guy exploring and trying to catch a giant snake.
    I hooked a couple of jungle Perch and managed to see a snakehead take a quit look at my lure. The locals pretty much net and rape the fishing here, they don't have a clue about conservation.



    very pretty spot


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    Some more:





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    A couple of pictures out on the main reservoir





    Two long tail boats hauling a pre-assembled quest house.


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    Wow, that looks cool.

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    Nice pics, mr. Earl. Thanx for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCharlie View Post
    I have been in Thailand for 8 years, I have traveled to most places in Thailand but saw a review on Khao Sok in another Thai forum and thought I would give it a go as I never heard of the place.

    I booked a place called Las Orquideas which is owned by a french guy (I think) and the service there is amazing and he has trained the staff well.

    Anyway, Khao Sok is my new favourite place in Thailand, why is this place so unknown to tourists adn Expats, only a very few other farangs at work have heard of the place too. Its is like a hidden gem in Thailand in my opinion.

    You can do jungle tours and elephant trekking, but the best thing they have is the jungle treks, did not think Thailand would have so much wildlife still alive in one area lol.

    ANyways I seriously think you should check it out, the Las Orquides is the best hotel there by far, the other look a little runned down that I could see.

    Anyoen else been to Khao Sok? I want to go again soon and would like to know if anyone got any good tips on what else to do there.
    Hi,
    I read this about 2 weeks ago and stayed at there resort and need to join just to say thank you for your Post.
    I have just returned from Khao Sok and stayed at Las Orquides and my friends and I had such a wonderful time. I will post pictures once my friend send them to me.
    We did the jungle safari tour or trek, I cant remember the package name but the amount of animals and nice views was amazing.
    Thank you Sir, the website is khao-sok-resorts.com and I would recommend this to anyone.
    These forums have also helped me a lot and I thought I better join

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    Hey yeah I stayed at that resort too and it was very nice. I am not a very outdoor type of person but I had fun. Not many good resort there I seen, only maybe 2.
    I am Thai and didnt know such a beautiful place like this was in Thailand. I want to go again. What is it like in wet season?

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    Wet and raining.

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    hmmmm cliff jumping..........

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    stayed there in 2000, and had a ball... with a group of other farangs. Agree, it is a great spot if you like the outdoors. Think we stayed for 2 nights, but in concrete cottages, rather than tree tops. From memory the tree tops were either over booked or under construction/renovation.

    Great place to either kick back and relax, or explore the jungle.
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    Great job. I love those nature pics.

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