Surat Thani Province - Ban Ta Khun / Khao Sok

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Surat Thani Province - Ban Ta Khun / Khao Sok  Information:

Ban Ta Khun is an amphoe in the west of Surat Thani Province

of southern Thailand. It is both the largest district of the province

and the one with the lowest population density.

The district is mostly located within the hills of the Phuket Range,

with parts being protected within the Khao Sok national park

and the Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary.


Khao Sok National Park is a nature reserve in southern Thailand

which contains dense virgin jungle, limestone  formations

and the man-made Cheow Lan Lake.

It is home to rare species such as the giant parasitic

Rafflesia flower, hornbill birds, gibbons and tigers.

The park is mostly explored by elephant-back safari,

hiking trail, and raft, canoe or kayak via the Sok river.


The main rivers of the district is the Khlong Saeng,

which is dammed by the Ratchaprapha dam

to form the Chiao Lan reservoir.

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