Touch of Thailand - 3 - The Journey continues, Khao Sok National Park

All pictures from Roberto Rossi & RobPhotograhpy

We had left each other in Koh Yao Yai when we decided to embark on a journey through the islands of Krabi in Khao Sok National park. Khao Sok National Park, halfway between the Andaman and Gulf coasts is considered one of the world's oldest rainforests and is over 160 million years old. Khao Sok’s vast terrain makes it one of the last viable habitats for large mammals and is estimated to contain over five percent of the world's species. After our first steps through the jungle, the loud sounds of all creatures that surrounded us astonished me.

 

Khao Sok National park, the trail begins

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Bamboo forest guided us in the jungle tour

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Luckily in the first hours spent there, we managed to arrange a guided tour for the next day.

 

Local market in Phanom District

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Local market in Phanom District

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At the dawn we met our guide, a boy the same age as ours who introduced us to another Swiss guy who  joined the team for the day. That day we manage to walk over than 18 kilometers through the jungle!!! It has been incredibly tough to carry all day all the photographic equipment while the temperature raised up to 38°C with 100% of humidity. Luckily a fresh river guided us through this journey and allowed us some refreshing bath.

In this excursion we saw incredible animals and Huge Trees. When we reached in the evening our resort with aching back, feet and legs I realized that I had no idea of what will be happen tomorrow and what was going to be our next adventure. So me and Pietro, after we realized that we booked our train to Bangkok the wrong day and we had one more day in Khao Sok, we scheduled for the next day another trip through the Lan Lake in the national park.

This Adventure was making me day by day more conscious that anything was possible and anything could happen. I realized that every day was special and at the same time an opportunity that must be lived with joy as the gift of the present…I had this thought while I was waiting for the train to Bangkok in Surat Tani Train station.

 

Cheow Lan Lake view from our boat

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Detail of our boat while sailing in Cheow Lan Lake

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Photographer in Cheow Lan Lake mistaking a picture in the most famous view point.

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Cheow Lan Lake foreshortening from our long tail boat

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Floating bungalows in Cheow Lan Lake

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Cute squirrel in front of our bungalow

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The train one hour late finally arrived and the journey to the central region of Thailand started. In the twelve hours of night train I finally manage to read, relax and write on my diary.

 As soon as we got off the train, the impression of being catapulted into a new world caught us aback.

 

 

Monk walking in Bangkok district

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Outide the Wat Tramit Temple a Buddhist woman donate flowers

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The Golden Buddha, officially titled Phra Phuttha Maha Suwan Patimakods, is a. 5,500 kilogram gold Buddha located in Wat Tramit Temple

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 Now  get ready for the next adventure in the capital... 

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