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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

Touted as the oldest evergreen jungle in the world, Khao Sok is home to a staggering amount of tree and wildlife species and is arguably older and even more diverse than the Amazon. Because of its depth and intensity, you must hike with a guide. We did an incredible full-day hike, and even though I could barely bend over to touch my toes the next day (or the day after, if I'm being honest), it was absolutely worth the sweat and day-after soreness.

Tip: I always travel with a muscle-relieving essential oil blend. Our guide was fantastic; he took us on a beautiful tour of only one little corner of the sprawling park, and we even met some extremely friendly locals along the way.

Even if you don't consider yourself the outdoorsy type, I highly recommend getting the chance to bear witness to a jungle of this magnitude. There is a wide range of hikes offered, from a quick 45-minute jaunt to a full overnight expedition, so you can choose your own adventure. It's truly amazing to see what will grow over the course of millions of years when it's let to.

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