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Khao Sok National Park

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Khao Sok National Park (Thai: เขาสก, pronounced [kʰǎw sòk]) is in Surat Thani Province, Thailand. Its area is 739 km2 (285 sq mi), and it includes the 165 km2 (64 sq mi) Cheow Lan Lake contained by the Ratchaprapha Dam. The park is the largest area of virgin forest in southern Thailand and is a remnant of rain forest which is older and more diverse than the Amazon rain forest[citation needed].

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Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok
LocationSurat Thani Province, Thailand
Nearest citySurat Thani
Coordinates8°56′12″N 98°31′49″E
Area739 km2 (285 sq mi)
Established22 December 1980
Visitors419,470 (in 2019)
Governing bodyDepartment of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)
Sunrise in Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok view from a kayak
Scolopendra cataracta, the world's only known amphibious centipede, discovered near the park in 2001