Khao Lak and the surrounding region

  • Some 50 mlesi from Phuket airport, Khao Lak is accessible via a bridge that links the island to the mainland. The journey lasts approximately one hour, but once you're there it's pure bliss. Khao Lak is one of the parts of Thailand that was worst hit by the Tsunami, although there are no traces of the destruction today. All the hotels have been rebuilt and some new ones are already being opened.Here's ...
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Thailand

Some 50 miles from Phuket airport, Khao Lak is accessible via a bridge that links the island to the mainland. The journey lasts approximately one hour, but once you're there it's pure bliss. Khao Lak is one of the parts of Thailand that was worst hit by the Tsunami, although there are no traces of the destruction today. All the hotels have been rebuilt and some new ones are already being opened.Here's hoping that this development doesn't ruin the natural beauty of Khao Lak. The coast here is much calmer than that of the neighbouring region of Phuket. Khao Lak offers a wide variety of beautiful landscapes: long sandy beaches, impressive underwater sites, lush vegetation with beautiful waterfalls and so much more.

Khao Lak and the surrounding region: what to do?

Discover the Bay of Phang Nga by canoe and explore the caves and tunnels with their stalactite-covered ceilings. Lunch at the fishing village built on stilts in Kho Panvi. Go on an elephant ride in the Khao Lak Park and bathe in the waterfalls after going scuba-diving or snorkelling.

The buddha at the temple of Suwankhuba is a popular excursion as is the island of Kho Panvi, more widely known as 'James Bond Island'.

  • Beautiful beaches
  • The landscapes have been well preserved
  • The distance from Phuket airport

Khao Lak and the surrounding region: what to visit?

Landscapes

Reminders

Go with an empty suitcase, otherwise you will be forced to buy an extra bag over there for all your new purchases! Oh, and don't forget your mosquito repellent, very important.

To avoid

There's a good reason why Thailand is nicknamed the 'land of smiles' so don't hesitate to join in - smile! Don't buy counterfeit goods, you'll only get yourself into trouble with customs. Also, avoid visiting during the monsoon - never pleasant for your holiday!

Khao Lak and the surrounding region: what to eat?

Thai cuisine is excellent but can be very spicy so know your limits and enjoy those spicy peppers in moderation! The choice is varied; from green curry to noodles, from sauteed vegetables to fried rice and soups there is something to satisfy all palates. Don't forget to taste a real pad thai and somtom (green papaya salad).

Khao Lak and the surrounding region: what to buy?

In Thailand, it is difficult to resist the temptation to shop; from clothing to Biddha statues, or incense and cushion covers, here you will find the souvenir to suit you.

Khao Lak and the surrounding region Reviewedhotels
  • 8.25 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Ramada
    Khao Lak - Thailand
    Hotel Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    The Ramada hotel was entirely rebuilt after the tsunami and has ...

  • 7.7 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Khao Lak Resort
    Khao Lak - Thailand
    Hotel Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    A natural spot by the water in Khao Lak, in a largely preserved ...

  • 7.6 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Kappa Club Thaļ Beach Resort
    Khao Lak - Thailand
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    The Apsaras Beach Resort and Spa opened in 2007 and became the ...

  • 7.5 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Khao Lak Palm Beach
    Khao Lak - Thailand
    Hotel Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    A lovely brand new establishment in the area of Khao Lak, by ...

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