Today, we are going back to Thailand to feature a location I had never heard of: Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park. I first discovered this location when I came across the awesome and fun image below on Instagram. Synchronized back flips off wooden logs, seemingly controlled by the girl on the dock, all in front of vibrant greens and the sheer cliffs I loved during my time in Thailand. There is just so much to love about this image from Rebecca Schack.
Rebecca said the following about the above image:
The photo with the 3 people was captured from my Android phone. It wasn’t a planned picture other than the 1-2-3 jump that was yelled out. The fresh water was refreshing after a long day of travel both by car and then by boat to get to this location. I would highly recommend Cheow Lan Lake to anyone who plans a trip to Thailand!
Cheow Lan Lake
Cheow Lan Lake is a man-made reservoir that was formed in 1987 with the construction of the Rajjaprabha Dam. The lake is located in Khao Sok National Park, which is in Surat Thani Province, on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand in the southern part of the country.
Rebecca said Khao Sok National Park, despite seeing a good number of tourists, has a more natural and organic feeling than other must-see places in Thailand.
Khao Sok National Park is home to mammals such as tigers, elephants, tapirs and monkeys. Less commonly seen reptiles include the king cobra, reticulated python, and flying lizards. The reservoir area includes the Khlong Saeng, Khlong Nakha and Kaeng Krung wildlife sanctuaries where rare animals can be found. Unfortunately, Rebecca reports that they did not see any of these exciting animals during their stay.
Rebecca said Cheow Lan Lake is home to floating bungalows all along the lake that can be rented out for your stay.
You can find more of Rebecca’s adventures on Instragram by following @rausedlife.