Ko Mak Travel Guide

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Ko Mak Things to Do

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    by daiquiritoo Updated Sep 1, 2013

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    Open in november 2008 Smile koh Mak Thai cooking school is run by a friendly and always smiling young Thai women " Leng " . She was previously teacher at "Blue Lagoon Thai cooking school " in koh chang so she have a lot of experience teaching ;
    During our 4 hours cooking class , we had the opportunities to learn 4 dishes ...and had a lot of fun !!! We had the chance to enjoy a great sunset too , which added a lot to the pleasure of cooking ( and tasting too !)
    I would highly recommend this experience ...if you like thai food and thai cooking of course
    You 'd better email her before or phone her as the classes are organized for 4 people maximum

    Related to:
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    • Food and Dining
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Ko Mak Restaurants

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    yummy

    by bonbonhart Written May 11, 2004

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    The well-known Monkey Shock chain of
    restaurants spreading throughout Bangkok,
    This Monkey shock at Ko Mak is the 4th . Other Monkey Shock are located in Satorn road. They provide you truly delicious Thai dishes and Western food in amazing surroundings.

    Yeah! I have to admit that it will cost you big amount for one meal. But believe me ,,it’s worthy. ;-) Most of time I stayed there, I sat down relaxing eating there.

    Favorite Dish: In pic is my first lunch there. Rice served in heart shaped. (so cute) Yellow-like dish is crispy shrimp omelet(must try). In pot is Kang-Som ( bit spicy ..very spicyyyy)
    Really yummy.

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Ko Mak Transportation

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    by bonbonhart Written May 15, 2004

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    Blue Taxi. (10 seat)
    It’s 10-Seat taxi. When you arrive Trat. You have to take Taxi to Lam Ngop (The pier to take a boat). It’s very save if you go together with other people (shared),cost you around 20 baht.
    But if you go alone (1-2 persons) you have to pay 150 bht. Normally,after the bus arrive you will meet the driver who keep asking you to go with him. GO with people otherwise you will be charge for 10 seat.

    But Traveling around down town cost you only 20 bht. in any condition.

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    by bonbonhart Written May 15, 2004

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    First of all, you have to go to Trat and then take taxi to the pier to take a boat to Ko MAK.

    There are many Bus services your choice to Trat. But this time i'd recommend Cherdchai Tour,giantic bus business company here. It is air-conditioned coach from Mor Chit or Ekkamai Bus Terminals. (Price is a bit different from this different departure terminals,about 30-40 bht)

    Bus will take you normally 4.30-5.00 hours. YOu can also depart Bangkok nearly midnight (around 11.30pm) and reach Trat on 4.30 am.

    The matter is pls organize or check boats' timetable first. There is 6.30am boat from Lam Ngop too. If you take the midnight bus,you better take 6.30am. boat. Otherwise,you have to wait until 9.00am.

    Bangkok 023912237,023914161
    Trat 039511062

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Ko Mak Warnings and Dangers

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    by Rob&Giz Written Jan 26, 2006

    Not exactly what you would really call a 'danger', but they can drive you crazy. The problem is these critters are so small, you don't notice you're being attached until you're covered in small bites that itch, and itch, and itch. It was only after our trip that I read that sandflies do not like 'coconut' (which probably explains why you can buy coconut oil everywhere on the island). Unfortunately, in my case, I found out too late - zillions of bites later. So, do yourself a favour, use coconut oil and try not to lay directly on the sand.

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    by bonbonhart Written May 15, 2004

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    Beware of the insect. They will bite you anywhere any place. Especially night time and day time when you stay under the trees.

    Have to bring.
    1. "Go away insect lotion" What i meant is anti-mosquito lotion. Johnson's baby clear lotion is quit great. or there is lemon grass lotion too. (product of Thailand) but it has strong fragrance.
    2. Anti-itching gel / healing,, i was itchy everywhere.

    Dont forget. That's the most danger that i can thinking about ;-)

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Ko Mak Sports & Outdoors

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    my basic set

    by bonbonhart Updated May 15, 2004

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    Snorkelling ,,,

    Equipment: Basic set : Mask ,Snorkel ,Fin
    But dont be worried. You can rent , aproximately 60 baht, life jacket is included.

    i have my own equipment. !!!
    Snorkeling with fin is better than feet. Safe your energy but becareful the coral under your fin.

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