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Khao Sok National Park

7 Reasons Khao Sok Should Be Added to Your Thailand Itinerary

Khao Sok National Park
Image Source: Courtesy of Amanda McCoy

Thailand is stunning. From swimming in bioluminescent waters in Krabi to feeding magnificent rescued elephants in Chiang Mai to partying until sunrise at the world-famous Full Moon Party, it's no surprise this beautiful country is on the shortlist of so many young travelers.

But there's another side to this popular tourist destination that many people don't think about: the age-old jungle. Only a few hours north of Phuket sits the Khao Sok National Park, an unbrushed wonderland of lush vegetation, hidden caves, staggering limestone cliffs, exotic wildlife, and so much more. And bonus: since it's not on everyone's agenda (although it should be), it's substantially less crowded than Thailand's more popular spots.

My fiancé and I spent two days in a tree-house resort inside the jungle parameters, nestled in the canopy of the evergreen rainforest. It turned out to be our favorite stop of the entire trip, and we wish we would've dedicated more time to it. These photos will show you why.

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