After leaving Koh Phanghan, I got on a boat headed towards Khao Sok National Park. On the boat leaving the island I met an American guy the same age as me named Dave. He was traveling around Asia by hitch hiking, camping and playing trumpet for money (he didn't have any money except what he made playing). I convinced him to come to Khao Sok, and he convinced me to hitch hike (which I was planning on doing anyways). After loading up on some food in Surat Thani, we hit the road.
|Some fishing boats in the harbour at Surat Thani|
|Me and Dave on the road|
|The evil monkey|
|Swimming in the deep, deep lake|
|Are long tail boat|
|Hanging out at night on the floating village|
|Caving (some parts you have to swim through|
|the view from our porch|
|are bungalow on the floating village|
Khao Sok is the largest park in Thailand and had some beautiful sites. It is one of the last places in the region where wild elephants still exist. If you come to southern Thailand I would highly recommend going to see it and getting a boat onto the lake. The two day tour was one of the funnest and most memorable experiences of my whole trip. Also it's only like $70 for a two day trip everything included!