Ratchaprapa of Khao Sok National Park – The Guilin of Thailand in Surat Thani
My latest adventure took place at Ratchaprapa of Khao Sok National Park. This area of Thailand is famous for a fresh water lake with cliffs and gorges that has caused it to be referred as Guilin of Thailand. Situated in Surat Thani province of Southern Thailand, a journey into this area of the country is not the most convenient. From the city of Surat Thani itself, it can take up to 2 hours by car and then one has to take a traditional wooden boat to get the around the lake which can take up to another hour or two.
The water at Ratchaprapa is pristine blue and the landscape reminded me of a fresh water version of Krabi, a seaside holiday destination of Thailand. (Click here to see my blog on Krabi) Ratchaprapa is deep inside the wilderness. There is no mobile phone signal and the accommodation is basically a straw hut which floats on the lake. Electricity is scarce and comes only at a certain time during the day due to the fact that the people there need to generate their own electricity. Nevertheless it is a great escape from the busy city life and the highly connected world that we are in today.
For more information please go to: http://www.khaosok-tourism.com/khaosok-cheow-larn-lake.htm