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View from our bungalow

After our fourth visit to Bangkok, we made our way south to Khao Sok National Park. The park is in the interior of the sourthern, peninsular part of Thailand, and is somewhat less frequented by the mobs of tourists that seem to be over-running the country’s beaches these days. We arrived via a comfortable overnight train ride from Bangkok, followed by a scenic mini-bus ride. Huge limestone karsts reached skyward all around us, dripping in thick green jungle and vines. Gibbons and exotic birds provided a continuous soundtrack. We found a great guesthouse called Smiley’s, with super-friendly staff, and checked into a cheap little bungalow with a view of the cliffs. We were ready to dive head-first into some national-park caliber nature.