Best places to visit in Thailand: Our pick #7
Khao Sok National Park
It is unlikely that you will ever get tired of Thailand’s exquisite beaches but if, for whatever reason, you need a change of scenery, there are few places more magical than the Khao Sok National Park. The park consists of rugged islands jutting out from the perfect turquoise water, each one containing a plethora of flora and fauna just waiting to be discovered. There are dozens of ways to explore the park, from canoeing and rafting to elephant trekking to simply following the snaking paths on foot. Along the way you are likely to see the notorious Rafflesia flower, the largest flower in the world and also the smelliest with its rotting corpse odour, along with a range of other tropical plants. When it comes to animals, tigers, leopards, bears, gibbons, elephants, deer and cobras can all be found lurking within the leafy enclaves of the park.