First-Time Visitor’s Guide to Khao Sok National Park

March 13, 2020
Blog - Chongfah Resort Khao Lak

You’ve made the necessary arrangements for a visit to Khao Sok National Park, and now you’re wondering how to best prepare yourself for the trip. If that’s the situation you’re in now, then this guide is exactly for you!

Here, we’ll go over what you can expect from your visit so that you can make the most out of it. We promise you a grand time once you reach the park, but follow the tips below for an even better experience!

1. Get enough sleep the night before

You’ll need plenty of energy to make the most out of your visit to the area, so get a solid night’s sleep prior to your trip. That’s because there are plenty of activities you can enjoy at the park, such as hiking and kayaking, and you don’t want to waste such a perfect opportunity to explore what the place has in store.

Think about it—the park is literally a vast expanse of land and sea—more than half the size of Phuket! Even the journey getting there might be pretty tiring. Set yourself up for an adventure by ensuring you have the energy to actually enjoy it in the first place.

2. Wear comfortable clothes

Khao Sok National Park is a tropical paradise—with emphasis on the tropical aspect. The weather in the area can get quite warm and humid, so make sure you wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Don’t forget about your footwear! Avoid wearing sandals and elevated shoes and opt for a sturdy pair of sneakers or good hiking boots. Additionally, we also advise you to bring a swimsuit with you as there are plenty of opportunities to take a refreshing dip.

3. Ditch the electronics if you can

Electricity at the park is limited to certain times of the day, so if you don’t need them, forego your tablets and laptops. Most of the accommodations won’t have WiFi anyway. If you plan to spend the night at the park, we advise you to bring a fully-charged battery pack (or two) so that you can make any urgent communications that you have to.

4. Take your appetite with you

Apart from the gorgeous scenery and wildlife at the park, one aspect of the trip you should definitely look forward to is the food! There are several establishments that dot the area and a few of them will have some of the best Thai food you’ll find.

Our advice is to bring a few light snacks to enjoy, but save plenty of room in your belly as there’s a veritable feast to be had as long as you know where to look.

5. Get up early

If you’re looking to see the best that the park has to offer, you need to set an early alarm. Aside from the spectacular sunrise that might greet you, many of the local wildlife in the area are most active in the wee hours of the morning.


Remember these tips so that you can ensure a wonderful time at Khao Sok National Park. Everything else you need to know will be provided to you by helpful staff once you get there.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to book your accommodation on your trip to Khao Sok, please get in touch with us today. We are a small boutique resort less than an hour’s drive away from the park.

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