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Khao Sok NP or Ang Thong Marine Park in july?

  • CarbonBased

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    Hello,
    I will be going to Thailand for the first time with a friend July 11th-Aug 6th and I would like to see at least 1 National Park on our trip...After some reading Khao Sok NP really stood out but after looking on there site I see that much of the park is closed during the wet season(how much of the park is open they didn't say). So any suggestions?
    The only things set in stone are bangkok July 11th-16th and the FMP on Koh Phangan July 19th-26th everything in between is up in the air and suggestions are the name of the game.We pretty much have nightlife/clubbing covered between BKK and Koh phangan we are just looking for other things to fill in the gaps that are suitable for July ... National parks,trekking,site seeing,kayaking,zip line,cliff diving,snorkeling etc??? Any ideas would be great, thanks for reading.

    #1 Posted: 23/3/2013 - 20:58

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  • Geer1

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    http://www.khaosok.com/ has a list of what is closed under their recent news on homepage. I highly recommend doing the lake tour at Khao Sok as it is absolutely amazing scenery. As per their list Namtalu cave will be closed but that is only a small part of the tour so I wouldn't really worry about it(I read they do extra trekking instead). I recommend Smiley tours for the lake tour as they have their own raft houses which looked to be much better quality then where the majority of people were staying.

    #2 Posted: 23/3/2013 - 21:03

  • CarbonBased

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    Thanks geer, so what do you think? Would you choose Khao Sok over Ang Thong in july?

    #3 Posted: 23/3/2013 - 21:37

  • Geer1

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    I can't really say as I have not been to Ang Thong.

    What I can say is that I believe Khao Sok lake tour was the most beautiful scenery I saw in my 4 month tour of Thailand/Laos/Cambodia/Vietnam. Stunning limestone karsts surrounded by jungle around a beautiful emerald lake. It is right up at the top of my highlights of my trip.

    #4 Posted: 23/3/2013 - 23:31

  • CarbonBased

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    Sounds great...do you remember when you went?

    #5 Posted: 24/3/2013 - 11:27

  • Geer1

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    I was there near the end of Nov last year. We got somewhat lucky with our weather and didn't get rained on(rained on the bus there though), they took us into Namtalu cave but I don't think they went as far as they usually do.

    Your weather will probably be similar to ours, around a 50-50 chance of rain.

    #6 Posted: 24/3/2013 - 12:59

  • LeonardCohe-
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    The walking paths could be muddy as well.

    #7 Posted: 24/3/2013 - 19:02

  • guava_girl

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    The two parks are completely different so it is hard to say. One is jungle and the other a marine park, so depends what most attracts you.

    #8 Posted: 25/3/2013 - 00:46

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