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Khao Sok

Khao Sok is one of Thailand's largest national parks, spread over 739 km2 between the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Siam. One of the main attractions of the park is Lake Cheo Lan.

The park is the largest area of virgin forests in southern Thailand, and the rainforests themselves are older and more diverse than the Amazon forests. Mountains of sandstone and argillite rise to a height of 300-600 meters above sea level. The park from north to south crosses the mountain range of limestone, which delays monsoon rains emanating from the Gulf of Siam and the Andaman Sea. This makes Khao Sok the rainiest region in Thailand with an annual rainfall of 3,500 mm. Such a large amount of rainfall adversely affects limestone, which is washed by forming numerous karst formations, caves. 300 million years ago, there was a sea with a huge coral reef in the place of Thailand, but due to tectonic plates about 50 million years ago, the region rose, while at the same time the Himalayas formed. So there were limestone breeds in the area, from which nature over the years created a stunning landscape in beauty. 

In the Khao Sok National Park, there is a very rich flora and fauna, according to scientists, 5% of all animal species living on the planet are found here. Here you can see tapiras, elephant, deer, porcupine, bear, boar, various monkeys. Animals are attracted by an abundance of fruit trees and many plants.

The main attraction of Khao Sok Park is Lake Cheo Lan, which was formed as a result of the construction of the 1982 dam for the production of electricity. A year later, the lake was flooded 165 km2, because of which it was necessary to relocate residents of the surrounding villages with compensation for losses. The appearance of the lake led to the death of many fish that could not live in stagnant water. But, nevertheless, the appearance of the lake gave a powerful impetus to the development of tourism.

Khao Sok - geographical coordinates
Latitude: 8.95
Longitude: 98.583333


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