As the world gets back to business in the wake of Covid-19 things are the same but different in Khao Sok. Some coronavirus Khao Sok restrictions are in place but are a small price to pay for the amazing experience that Khao Sok has to offer. Read on to know about the impact of coronavirus at Khao Sok.
Coronavirus at Khao Sok – A safe place to visit
Thailand did a really great job of containing the corona virus epidemic. The Kingdom shut its borders and put travel restrictions in place very quickly. Whilst it caused some hardship in the short term, Thailand has been able to manage the virus very well.
Also, unlike the big cities, the labor force is made up of the locals. People did not have to travel back to their villages. In the same way, now that travel restrictions have mostly lifted, we don’t have an influx of people from the villages. In short Khao Sok has to be one of the safest places in the world to visit. Of course there is some impact of coronavirus at Khao Sok but this is certainly one of the safest places to visit.
General coronavirus restrictions
Khao Sok has put safety measures in place. Luckily most accommodation are in individual cottages and there is plenty of space between them. There are lovely gardens and plenty of outside spaces to enjoy safely.
The impacts of coronavirus at Khao Sok include extensive monitoring, social distancing, washing and cleaning. Resorts, restaurants and cafes will usually check the temperatures of all their visitors. Many resorts provide face masks and sanitizing gel to their guests as well as their staff. Most staff wear masks at all times.
Staff have also been trained in all aspects of social distancing, the wearing of masks and the importance of hand washing and sanitizing. All communal areas are cleaned thoroughly throughout the day.
And that’s about it. You will still enjoy sitting out on your deck, exploring the gardens and trails as well as lounging in restaurants and bars. And the National Park is open!
Impact of coronavirus at Khao Sok – An Explosion of nature
And what a time to visit. The park was closed on 25 March and only reopened on 1st July. In that time there has been a huge regeneration of all aspects of the natural environment. Rangers are seeing animals and birds that have been a rare sight for several years. Khao Sok National Park restrict the number of visitors anyway. Nevertheless thousands of people are usually on the lake, in the floating bungalows or trekking through the forests and jungle. The result of 3 whole months without visitors is just remarkable. If you have any interest whatsoever in birding, insects, flora or fauna you will be in heaven when you visit.
The park covers an area of 700 Sq. Kms. The lake is an amazing 165 Sq. Kms. This means that you will be in a huge area and spend most of the time outside. Social distancing is part of the experience anyway here. Get away from it all far out on the lake in the floating bungalows. Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life far behind you as you trek through jungles and forests. And everywhere you look you will be surrounded by amazing views and a fabulous regenerated natural environment. Coronavirus restrictions, while still practiced in the park, will seem insignificant and hardly register as an inconvenience.
Khao Sok has put sensible and obvious measures in place. The safety of our visitors is the number one priority. Still Khao Sok does what it has always done. Provide a fabulous relaxing place to stay with amazing adventures and experiences.
The impact of coronavirus at Khao Sok is likely last for many months. Perhaps the new restrictions and safety practices will become the norm for travelers all round the world. However, Khao Sok remains one of the safest places in the world to travel to.
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