Ban Khao Lak Travel Guide
Lovely beaches and good access to Similan Islands
Check the weather. It can get very hot and wet
In a nutshell
..and the people mostly wanted to talk..we just listened.
Make a half day trip to Lampi Waterfall
Lampi Waterfall is about 30 Kms drive from Khao Lak on the main Highway no.4. Its quite a lovely green area and you will be see more local than foreign tourist here. There's a nice walking trail down the stream to the waterfall. The waterfall is overall 40m height. It's...
Taking a long walk on the beach
I love the long walk on beach, include watching the sunset. Khao Lak has many beaches where they are connected with each other, good opportunity to make a long walk in the morning or late afternoon, scenic view all around while walking, mountain view and seaview.
The tsunami Police Boat 813 memorial
We rent a car and made a day trip to many places. We also visited The tsunami Police Boat 813 memorial, located very close to main street in the area of Bang Niang, central of Khao Lak. It became one of attractions in Khao lak after Tsunami hit Khao lak very hard in December...
Ramada Resort Khao Lak
1 Review and 507 Opinions Lovely and quiet with an amazing view of the sunsets This fabulous resort if situated right on the...
Khaolak Merlin Resort
1 Review and 144 Opinions Very luxurious and given it was off-season it seemed at times we had the place virtually to...
9 Restaurant: Simply is the best
Lovely food, a very welcoming restaurant. The staffs were so friendly. This is one small restaurant among tons of restaurants in the area of Nang Thong, Khao Lak. In the evening you will see people walk around to find their dinning place. We found this place, quite relaxing,...
Muan Lai Restaurant: Great local Thai food and seaview from the hill
Muan Lai restaurant offers menu of local Issan food or local thai food from Northeastern Region. The restaurant is very popular for Thai visitors. It's also the best place for a cold drink during the day and watching the seaview of the whole area of Kha Lak from the...
Happy Lagoon Restaurant: A nice quick meal
Its a very nice place for a quick meal during the day, good food, huge menu of Thai food and international food, relaxing atmosphere. If you happen to stay in Nang Thong area, shouldn't miss. The restaurant open early from 7 AM till late at night.
Dragon Bar and Resturant: Dragon Resturant Khoa Lak
I have never tasted food in all my travels as good as the food servedhere. The atmosphere and the family that run the resturant are amazing. I will be going back very soon. Possibly for good.
Leave shoes at the doors as per prev tip.
Dragon Bar: Sad story cont.......
As you may have already read, the Dragon Bar on the beach was completely destroyed by the tsunami 2 years ago. However, I visited Khao Lak in late November 2006 and discovered the remaining family members have infact clubbed together and opened a restaurant in Khoa Lak town....
Taxi from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak
We did fly from Bangkok to Phuket Airport and took taxi from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak for 1,500 Baht. Don't forget to make a bargain at taxi counter in the airport. In the beginning we got a quote of 2,000 Baht for taxi. The journey took about 1 hour and a half drive up...
Taxi to Khao Lak
Get hold of Tee. She runs a rental shop, motorcycles, tours, taxi, etc... in Khao Lak. We used her before and she is fair and good at what she does. contact her at email@example.com or tel 06--281-6602.Good luck
Main street of Nang Thong Area: Cool Shopping in the evening
As it was very warm during the day, the best time to do shopping and also the time when all the shops fully open seem to be in the evening.
All kind of stuff sale along the main street of Nang Thong area, Men's and Women's Clothes, Food and Drink, Sporting Goods,...
Pedestrians watch out!
As can be seen in the picture, there is no real pavement (sidewalk in Americanese) for pedestrians. The piece of road outside the white line is where most people walk but it is also used by motorbikes in both directions. During the daytime vehicles overtake other vehicles at...
The animals of the jungle
When staying at Similana Resort don't forget that this place is located really close/ in the jungle, and that the animals living there also are close to you. So be prepared to meat frogs, lizards etc. =)Here: A frog on the wall at our balcony.
Avoid all the tailors except Monty
The tailors are very aggressive and rude. The quality is quite poor as well, the just take them to sweat shops and have them made there.
Monty the Tailor is not only polite, but his quality is very good.
Written Jun 22, 2010
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Bring your camera!
Don't forget to bring your camera. You never know when you just have to use it... I mean who could resist taking a photo of this cute little puppy when he/she was drinking water from a coconut shell. I couldn't!! =)
Sea Dragon Rocks!
Hi Just a word on how great it has been to go diving in the Andaman Sea with the folks at Sea Dragon! I have been on 8 live aboard trips with them and have enjoyed tremendously. I have been lucky to have seen Whale Sharks at Richelieu Rock on a few occasions and Manta Rays...
There is a Thai boxing stadium in Khaolak. It is nothing compared to the big stadia in Bangkok but it is one up from the bouts you might see in the bar areas of Patong.Fights are usually on a Saturday night and throughout the day of a fight you will see and hear speaker vans...
The Proliferation of Dive Shops
Because of Khaolak's proximity to the Similan Islands, one of the world's best diving locations, it is not surprising that more and more dive shops are springing up. At one time Sea Dragon were the only dive shop in town. On my last trip I noticed that the huge place in the...
Once the raw rubber sheets are the correct approximate size and thickness they are hung up to dry. Seeing pickup trucks loaded with sheets of rubber like the ones in the picture is a common sight in this part of Thailand as they are taken to wholesalers to be sold.One...
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