• Khao Lak Travel Guide

    Khao Lak tourism .

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  • Phuket International Airport

    Sakhu, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand .

    Phuket International Airport

  • Khao Lak Transit Station

    Khuekkhak, Takua Pa District, Phang-nga 82190, Thailand .

    Khao Lak Transit Station

  • Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park

    Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park, Petchkasem Road, Khuekkhak, Takua Pa District, Phang-nga, Thailand .

    Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park, (798.5 km at the top of the Khao Lak headland, adjacent to police checkpoint), 08:30-16:30. Nice walks and a restaurant. Entrance on the headland between Nang Thong and Khao Lak beaches. Walkable from the resorts in Bang La On. Across the road from park headquarters there is a Buddhist shrine to the Khao Lak (Khao Lak Mountain) god. Non-Thai adult: 200 baht; non-Thai, under 14 years: 100 baht. Thai adult: 20 baht; Thai, under 14 years, 10 baht. All children under 3: no charge.

  • Lampi Waterfall

    Lampi Waterfall, Thai Mueang, Thai Mueang District, Phang-nga, Thailand .

    Lampi Waterfall, (turn off at km820). About 30 minutes south of Khao Lak just off highway 4. A very nice waterfall, best viewed in the early morning as the sun rises from behind the mountains and the rays shine through the mist. The falls are only a short walk from the car park, making access easy for all. There is a small shop on-site where you can buy drinks (including tea and coffee), ice cream and souvenirs. There are also toilets on-site. Swimming in the water below the falls is permitted and appears reasonably safe.

  • Chong Fah Waterfall

    Ton Chongfa Waterfall, Khuekkhak, Takua Pa District, Phang-nga, Thailand .

    Chong Fah Waterfall, (7 km inland (a quarter of which is unimproved dirt road) off Rt 4, at the northern end of Bang Niang. Turn is marked with a blue signpost. 08:00-16:30. Great for hot days. Enjoy a short swim. Very scenic and accessible to all. 100 THB for foreigners /50 THB for children.

  • Cheow Lan Lake and Rachaphrapha Dam

    Khao Phang, Ban Ta Khun District, Surat Thani 84230, Thailand .

    Cheow Lan Lake and Rachaphrapha Dam, Just 2 hr north of Khao Lak off highway 401. Superb views over the lake to the limestone ridges. Boat trips are available to rafts (for overnight accommodation you will need to pre book at Khao Sok National Park HQ or book the trip via a tour agency).

  • Shopping

    51, Petchkasem Rd, Tambon Khuekkhak, Amphoe Takua Pa, Chang Wat Phang-nga 82190, Thailand .

    Thailand is the Promised land for shopaholics! Everything between heaven and earth is for sale – the range is enormous and the prices are low. The department stores have always displayed fixed prices, a custom which is becoming the norm. However, at markets and in smaller shops, you may have to negotiate a price that both parties are happy with.

  • Bang Niang Market (talatnat)

    Petchkasem Rd, Tambon Khuekkhak, Amphoe Takua Pa, Chang Wat Phang-nga 82220, Thailand .

    Central Bang Niang (just south of the Bang Niang 7-11). M-W-Sa 15:00-dark. Outdoor market held 3 days per week. One section of the market sells fresh fish, meat, vegetables, and fruit. Another section sells prepared foods like barbecued chicken and corn on the cob.

    The remainder of the market stalls sell clothing, luggage, DVDs, games, kitchen ware, souvenirs, sunglasses, etc. All at knock down prices if you haggle, as is expected. There are at least three bars on the market grounds where you can buy a beer and take in the passing scene.

  • Fresh Market (talat sot)

    Khao Lak-Bang Niang Fresh Market, Petchkasem Road, Khuekkhak, Takua Pa District, Phang-nga, Thailand .

    Central Khuk Khak (find the 7-11 in central Khuk Khak, turn at the road adjacent to it, and proceed 2 blocks). Daily 04:30-16:00. This is the market where all the smaller restaurateurs from the area procure their foodstuffs: fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, and so forth.

    Some small storefronts around the market specialize in foreign foods such as salami, butter, cheese, frozen foods, olive oil, as well as selling frozen beef steaks, lamb, lobsters, and other exotics. On M-W-Sa, when the Bang Niang Market takes place, this market appears to shut down about 13:00, when the vendors move to the other marketplace. The government bus station, BKS, is located here at the NW corner of the square.

  • Wat Lak Kaen

    Lam Kaen, Thai Mueang District, Phang-nga 82210, Thailand .

    Wat Lak Kaen

  • Police Boat 813

    Police Boat T813 Tsunami Memorial, Khuekkhak, Takua Pa District, Phang-nga, Thailand .

    Police Boat 813, (central Bang Niang, and inland side). Was one of two police boats guarding Khun Phum Jensen, son of former royal Princess Ubol Ratana (his father was an American, hence the last name) at the time of the 2004 tsunami. Khun Phum was jet-skiing when the wave struck, and he and the entire crew of one of the police boats (which was sunk) died. This is the other boat, which was swept approximately 2 km inland and has been left where the tsunami deposited it as a memorial and historical landmark. Extensive works during low season 2012 developed the site into a park with museum. Free.

  • Takuapa & Old Town

    Meeting Point Takuapa Old Town, 196 Thanon Sri Takuapa, Tambon Takuapa, Takua Pa District, Phang-nga 82110, Thailand .

    Takuapa & Old Town, (north on Rt 4).Takuain Thai means lead, the metal. Which is odd, because the town was a centre for tin, and not lead mining in the 1920s and 1930s. Little remains of that era except for some old photos in the Takua Pa Library. In the old quarter of Takuapa you will find Sino-Portuguese architecture and have the chance to wander around the quaint shops (best in the early morning). About 30 minutes drive north of Khao Lak. Takuapa market and River Plaza are in the new town, near the bus station. There is a typical local market. The plaza has some good shops and a few riverside restaurants. On a macabre note, Takuapa was the centre for relief efforts following the tsunami. The collection/identification point for recovered bodies was located here, and there is reputed to be a cemetery holding the remains of unidentified foreign victims of the disaster. A great, alternative way to get to Takuapa is to turn right at km784 following the signs to the Sai Rung waterfall. The next 17 km will take you on one of Thailand's most lovely roads - no traffic, perfect tarmac, and no hills to speak of (perfect for bicycling). You will come to a tee-junction. Turn left to old town Takuapa, 1 km.

  • Saori Foundation Center

    ศูนย์สินค้า กลุ่มทอผ้าซาโอริ Takua Pa District, Phang-nga, Thailand .

    Saori Foundation Centre, Bang Muang (drive north from Khao Lak and Bang Niang to Ban Muang; go through the built up area and a few hundred meters further on you will see on the left an official-looking entrance. Turn left into it and find the Saori workshop on the left). The women's workshop develops its own textile designs after a Japanese monk showed tsunami survivors how to weave and earn a living. Visitors are welcome Mon to Sat.

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