National Parks and Sanctuaries
National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
Khao Sok National Park is part of a cluster of national parks and sanctuaries that covers an area of over 3,500km2. This area includes the Kaeng Krueng, Sri Phang Nga and Khlong Naka national parks as well as the Khlong Saeng, Khlong Yan and Khlong Naka wildlife sanctuaries. What is the difference between national parks and wildlife sanctuaries? In general wildlife sanctuaries are less accessible to the public than national parks and offer more protection to flora and fauna than national parks. National parks are allowed to develop facilities for tourists. To enter a wildlife sanctuary you need permission in advance of the Department of National Parks in Bangkok.