When Khao Yai’s trails get wet, leeches come out to feed on unsuspecting hikers. Luckily, protective socks can be purchased from park stations for around 50THB ($1.5 USD).
After a long trek, handing your smelly leech socks to an armed ranger is not advised! So hang on to them.
Emblazoned with a flying hornbill, Khao Yai leech socks make a nice souvenir. Or with a little creativity they can become:
- A Christmas stocking
- The stars of a sock puppet show
- Cover for your hockey stick, golf club or didgeridoo
- A zany fashion statement
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