Khao Lak Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences
Khao Lak is a 20 kilometre/12 mile stretch of coastline set against a backdrop of jungle-covered mountains on the Andaman Sea in Southern Thailand about 100 kilometres/62 miles north of Phuket. It is generally a region for quiet and peaceful Thailand vacation ideal for families and nature lovers. The attractions here are the attractive uncrowded beaches and national parks. There are 3 main centres. Bang La On is the most tourist-oriented of the three with its many shops, bars and restaurants. The town’s beach is called Hat Nang Thong which has a few hotels and a dive centre. Just north of here is Bang Niang which is much quieter but it does have a reasonably active nightlife as well as good beaches. The third centre is Khuk Khak which has a daily market.
Regional attractions include Lampi Waterfall, best viewed in the early morning as the sun rises from behind the mountains. Here you can go swimming in a pool or at the nearby beach. Another is the Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park with its beautiful cliff scenery and beaches; there is quite a bit of animal and bird life Khao Sok National Park, offers nature activities such as jungle trekking on foot or on elephant, visiting waterfalls & river rafting and canoeing. The Saori Foundation Centre is a workshop which develops its own textile designs. Takua Pa & Old Town used to be a centre for tin mining in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Today, you will see Sino-Portuguese architecture and quaint shops.
Diving is a major activity but most of it takes place in the Similan Islands which are off the coast This is a national marine park and is recognized as the number one scuba diving area in Thailand with some of the best reef and marine life in Asia. The dive sites vary from gentle sloping hard coral reefs to wild current swept rocky landscapes. There are around 20 dive sites in the Similan Islands.
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