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Khao Lak

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Just 1 and 1/2 hours by car from the Phuket International Airport, stretches in Phang Nga Province the beautiful Khao Lak Beach, right at the Andaman Sea - a secret for quiet holidays surrounded by lush tropical jungle. Far away from city-live, the nature-lovers will find in Khao Lak National Park absolutely relaxation and will enjoy the unspoiled beaches as well as the beautiful surrounding picture, a change between Rainforest and Rubber-tree plantations. 
Takua Pa, about 25 kilometer away, is the next bigger village. In the first millennium, it used to be the main harbor for Indian business traveler, used to live at the Malaysian Coast in a province called "Suwannaphum", they called it "Land of Gold".  

Khao Lak
Khao Lak is  one of the latest beach destinations in South Thailand, located 1 1/2 hours drive North of Phuket, on the main land. The area is forest covered hill country, partly belonging to national parks and rubber plantations. The bungalow resorts are stretching out on the kilometers of white sandy beach. 

Khao Lak Map

The beautiful Khau Lak Beach

 

 

 

Getting there:

  • Regular bus service from Phuket or Suratthani to Khao Lak. 
  • The most convenient way is by airport-taxi from Phuket (about 1.200,-  to 1.400,- THB per car) or a pre-arranged transfer from any Phuket hotel.

    What to do in Khao Lak:
    Khao Lak is a paradise for nature lovers with its national parks, inviting for walks or trekking, elephant rides or canoe tours. 

    The Similan islands are famous as one of the best diving areas in Thailand and can be reached by a 2 hour boat trip. Tours are organized by local travel agents and the hotel resorts.

Aireal view of the Phang Nga costal region      Whale shark in Similan National Marine Park

 

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