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What You Should Know More About Khao Lak

  • Travel Advice

    • On your mission to explore Khao Lak, you can hire a cab. But always agree to a price before getting into it. The cab drivers might demand higher charges later if not fixed earlier.

    • You need to reserve you table beforehand in the popular restaurants.

    • Book your hotel room before coming down to Khao Lak. The place is extremely popular among the tourists and you might not get a room available.

    • Do not visit Khao Lak during the monsoons, i.e., May to October. Visit in the months of November to April instead.

    • The tour agencies are pretty good in Khao Lak. Consult them for your tours.

    • If you want to do scuba diving, consult a related agency.

    • The whole place remains crowded with tourists from all over the world. Avoid the over-friendly ones.

    • The spas might offer pick- ups. Confirm that beforehand.

  • Drinking Laws

    The minimum drinking age in Thailand is 20 years. Below that, drinks are not sold and this law is strictly followed.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    White sand beach

    As the name suggests, you will get white sand in this beach. The water is clear, giving it a transparent effect. The beach is very beautiful and picturesque. You will love to see the sunset from this beach. There are some tiny restaurants offering fresh and tasty food.


    Pak weep beach

    The Pak Weep Beach is one of the most beautiful and picturesque beaches in Khao Lak. You will find a lot of tiny restaurants on the beach offering good food and drink. The water in this beach is crystal clear. You can go swimming there. You can easily spend 4 to 5 hours in this beach.


    International Tsunami Museum

    During the tsunami on 26th December, 2004, Khao Lak was badly affected. This was perhaps the place with maximum losses. There is a museum in Khao Lak as a tribute to those who lost their lives and those who lost everything they had. The main aim of this museum is to make the visitors aware of what Khao Lak went through. This museum is located near the Bang Niang Market.


    Ton Chong Fa Waterfall

    This beautiful waterfall is situated amidst thick lush greenery. You will have to trek up to reach the falls. The journey is worth it. The waterfall is divine. If you are visiting Khao Lak during the monsoon, you will get to see good volume of water in the fall. You will encounter many hornbills near the waterfall.


    Khao Sok National Park

    If you are tired of visiting the beach, try visiting the Khao Sok National Park. Its flora and fauna is mesmerizing and will surely impress you. You will get to see a lot of unusual flowers in this park, including rafflesia. The wildlife has a lot of surprises for you like the tigers, Asian Elephants, barking deer, mouse deer, languor, gibbons, etc.


    Similan Island Tour

    This island offers the best diving trips. So if you are looking for a great scuba diving experience, you must pay a visit to the Similan Island. You will surely cherish the memories lifelong.

  • What will like you like there?

    Culture

    As the main source of income of the people in Khao Lak comes from the tourists, the culture is very tourist friendly. You can seek help from the locals regarding directions and similar things and they are always happy to help.


    Food

    The food in Khao Lak is simply mouth-watering and finger-licking. If you love street food, visit the Bang Niang Market to taste the local delicacies. You will also get good food on the beaches. There are some great restaurants in the mainland too. You will get restaurants offering food from all over the world but it’s recommended to taste the local cuisine.


    Beaches

    You will definitely fall in love with the beaches in Khao Lak. The Pak Weep Beach is the most beautiful one. The other good beaches are White Sand Beach, Bang Sak Beach and Bang Niang Beach.


    Adventure

    Where there are the beaches, there would be thrilling adventure sports too. You can satisfy your adventure needs by scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing and what not. If you love diving, you must head towards the Similan Islands. Apart from the water sports, you can go for trekking, mountain biking, forest safaris, etc.


    People

    The divine beaches are the main tourist attractions in Khao Lak but you must also explore the land and meet the locals. They are sweet and simple people leading a simple and laid-back lifestyle. For the town exploration, you can go up to the Khao Lak Land Discovery Office.


    Spas

    If you want to have a relaxing “me time”, there are a lot of spas which offers great therapeutic body massages. The best spa is the Silk Spa near J.W. Marriot. Book you appointment to have a relaxing time.


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