Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
Covering 739 square kilometres, Khao Sok is enormous. It’s also ancient — the oldest evergreen rainforest on Earth, a place that is much visited, yet one that possesses secrets that are still to be uncovered. Located on the southern Thai mainland, the National Park beckons those seeking adventure, with dense jungles to be explored, immense limestone mountains to be climbed and spectacular waterfalls and lakes to be discovered.
There are various ways to reach the interior, with innumerable trails to be trekked, whilst those who prefer a seat in a canoe can travel Khao Sok’s shimmering waterways. The climate here is warm and wet — it is a rainforest, after all — and for those who do head into the lush jungle, creature comforts and modern luxuries must be left behind. If it sounds like a challenge, it is — but the sacrifices are more than worthwhile, with Khao Sok an enchanting wild location that can never be forgotten.