Khao Sok National Park – Thailand’s Treasure


When most people think of Thailand, the ocean comes to mind with picturesque Phuket and the Phi Phi Islands. While these areas are stunning people should not overlook inland Thailand.

Khao Sok National Park is quite possibly the most scenic lake that I have seen anywhere. I would compare it to the beauty of Lake Louise in Canada, that’s how high it ranks in my books.

Every direction that you look offers a different angle on this majestic beauty. The lake looks so peaceful at times.

It really has so much to offer. The combination of jungle, mountains, and lush Thailand greenery makes it special.

I only spent one day on this lake but I wish I had extended my trip to really enjoy the tranquility and serenity of the area.

Khao Sok National Park is a nature reserve in Southern Thailand that is 738 sq kms in size. The park features dense virgin jungle, limestone karst formations and the highlight of the park the man-made Cheow Lan Lake.

In 1982 the Rajjaprabha Dam was erected to close off the Pasaeng river which created the 165 sq km Cheow Larn Lake.

I’m normally not someone who appreciates man-made lakes as I feel like nothing can compare to natures creations but I had to make an exception when it comes to Cheow Lan Lake.

While boating on the lake I had to consistently remind myself that I was not coasting on the ocean. I consider Thailand the most beautiful country that I have had the privilege to visit, and this national park is one of its treasured assets.

I marveled as the stunning scenery, and the floating raft houses which seemed to blend into the nature.

The stunning jungle with the rocks that poked out of the water were marvelous to view.  The rocks below are themselves worth the journey.


  1. We loved this place , was such an adventure ! Great tour guide.
    We took our own sheets to ensure we felt comfortable , which was no drama at all .
    It’s not a luxury stay but more suited for the adventurous type . Was beautiful waking up to the view of the lake and the jungle . Will definitely be back one day

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