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Khao Sok Geology – A Natural History

Khao Sok’s relevant geologic history begins approximately 345 million years ago, during the Carboniferous period.  At this time, the Shan Thai craton (a craton is an extremely old chunk of land that has been relatively stable) was actively eroding.  Ancient mountains of the craton’s interior were slowly transferring their mass, via rivers carrying off gravels,

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Khao Sok Night Safari

While Penny and I allowed our food to settle and gluttony to subside, good Mr. Bodhi came to inform us that two guides were available for a night safari into Khao Sok National Park, would we like to go? With a few minutes of preparation, headlamps, and water, we are ready to explore the night. 

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Cave Exploring in the Khao Sok Jungle

We entered the Khao Sok jungle on a paved pathway that winds through a couple small caves inhabited by Buddhas. Eager for cave discoveries, my eyes interpreted the gold leaf littering the ground in these caves as mica or something akin to fool’s gold. We were flanked by woody hanging vines on our right and

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Khao Sok Village Visit – Get to Know the local life

In March 2013 we were lucky enough to be part of the first Khao Sok Village Visit in the Sapan Tao community. The program was amazing, a true insight into local life. We learned about rubber tapping, collected local vegetables by the river and learned how to transform them in local dishes and desserts. The

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Out of the Danger Zone – A New School for Kids in Need

As part of our ongoing support of the local community, Our Jungle House has partnered with Andaman Discoveries to rebuild and maintain the Burmese Learning Center in nearby Kuraburi. The Burmese Learning Center and community center is a hub of opportunity for the underserved migrant Burmese population that lack access to other Thai schools.  Our

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Surviving In Paradise – Khao Sok Jungle Survival Experience

To be honest, I was initially a little nervous when embarking on the Khao Sok jungle survival experience trip into the jungle. I am usually quite the outdoor adventurer, but I had just bruised my tailbone while hiking a few days previous. Luckily, through the incredible help and patience of our guide Tuk, my fears

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Learning About Local Life in Khao Sok – Volunteering Insights

The following are Khao Sok Volunteering insights from recent volunteers, Matt and Caro. Khun Hia, the local man sat cross legged on the floor in front of us, brandishing a pair of large metal shears in his right hand. He plucks a large Beetlenut out of the bowl beside him and begins to expertly slice

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Volunteering in Khao Sok

When we first arrived in Thailand two months ago the first thing on the agenda was relaxation, sun and ocean; not volunteering in Khao Sok. Standing in front of a group of eight year old Thai children trying to teach the difference between, “my, his and hers”, was a little far from our minds to

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Cheow Lan Lake Day Trip & Nam Talu Cave

At our time of departure from Our Jungle House, thanks to the lady at the reception, we saw a hornbill sitting in the trees. These giant birds always live in pairs and we could hear the calls of the second one from beyond the river. Even with our superzoom camera the bird is hard to