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11. Posted by Jadearth (Budding Member 36 posts) 10y

HEY!
I spent a month in thailand a month ago! I wanted to let you know that one of my FAVORITE places was the Khao Sok National Park, it was really unlike anything I had seen anywhere else. It's really refreshing to be in an 160 millin year old jungle after being in the city and on the beaches. Everyone is really nice there too, nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of people wanting to sell you something. A lot of the lodges there have you sleep in treehouses too, and THAT's really cool. Especially all of the jungle sounds at night.ooooooo! haha.

12. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 10y

I'm intending to go there in Feb. We shall be driving down in 3 vehicles. Can you tell me how much the entrance fee was and was it daily or for the length of your stay?
Also is there vehicle accessinto the park i.e. to places such as cabins/accomodation?

13. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

Quoting wildfk

I'm intending to go there in Feb. We shall be driving down in 3 vehicles. Can you tell me how much the entrance fee was and was it daily or for the length of your stay?
Also is there vehicle accessinto the park i.e. to places such as cabins/accomodation?

snap, I'm back in Thailand for 3 weeks in Feb & this national park is on my list of places to visit. Would love to know more about it.

14. Posted by stiltskin (Full Member 45 posts) 10y

Just to throw in my two pence worth on the Pattaya debate - I found it to be sleazy and touristy, with little of the charm of many other Thai towns. It seemed to be over-run with European sex tourists, and I left the next day. I would definitly not recommend it, but that is just my own experience and judgement.

15. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 10y

Pattaya! take a walk down beach road and check out all the western middle/OLD age guys with their twenty year old girlfriends who all love them sooooooooooooo much, only for their looks and sparkling personalities of course. Also just as well that the Thai newspapers don't report all the suicides as the murders they are in that sleeze pit. Anyone who lives in Thailand knows the place for what it is, sure there are some ok places there but on the whole its a hole. I sure as hell wouldn't take my daughters there on holiday.

16. Posted by Kristie79 (Full Member 225 posts) 10y

Quoting wildfk

Kristie - the fact that you enjoyed Sri Racha zoo leads one to believe that you are hopelessly uncritical about what you see. The same would seem to apply to your expriences in Pattaya.

If S R zoo was in UK, the place would be closed and the owners prosecuted....did you hear of the huge numbers of tigers (20 to 50) because they fed them chicken infected bird flu....a cheap supply of meat? And puuting sheep, dogs and what else in with the tigers who suckle them and vice versa....where do they go after that? Do the tigers eat them?!

Whao there, I was only saying that I (personally) didn't enjoy my time in Pattaya - there was no need for the snipe. I agree that if S R Zoo was in the UK it would be shut down but so would alot of other places that are in Thailand.
There were aspects of the Zoo that I didn't agree with, but getting to hold and feed a bengal tiger was unforgettable. I met plenty of people on my travels that visited the zoo.

17. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 10y

Want to go and see/hold tigers? go to Wat Pa Luangta Yannasampanna. No drugged up or ill kept tigers here, you want to hug one up to you. Word of advice don't be wearing perfume and don't be wearing bright clothes, the tigers don't like it!

Donate as much as you can to the temple, the abbot knows what he's doing.

18. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 10y

It wasn't meant to be a snipe...it was a slap in the face! You were supporting a bunch of incorrigible animal abusers!

There is a kind of anality which pervades the Pattaya Dellenda Est brigade, the same phrases are used and the same misuse of gutter reporting, if you WANT to see sleaze you will see wherever you go and some people go to Pattaya to see what they read about in the gutter press (which incidently has 2 or 3 papers in Pattaya itself)
A recent survey actually put the murder rate in Pattaya at 1/10th the national average. Prostitution in Thailand is everywhere; it's just that outside places like Pattaya westerners don't recognise it.
The only people making any false claims for the town are the gang who love to write salacious fallacies to reinforce their own repressed sexualities.

19. Posted by Jadearth (Budding Member 36 posts) 9y

Quoting Laura_B

Quoting wildfk

I'm intending to go there in Feb. We shall be driving down in 3 vehicles. Can you tell me how much the entrance fee was and was it daily or for the length of your stay?
Also is there vehicle accessinto the park i.e. to places such as cabins/accomodation?

snap, I'm back in Thailand for 3 weeks in Feb & this national park is on my list of places to visit. Would love to know more about it.

the admission fee was 800 bahts...BUT there are NO places to stay inside the park. Don't pay the admission fee unless you want to just explore the park. The whole place is vehicle accesible. We stayed at Art's riverview lodge...VERY NICE. Just make sure that if you do the intertube river tour at art's that there are fish in the river that BITE ouchhh.

20. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 9y

800 BAHT?!?!?!?!?!?