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KhaoLak Travel Guide

by our Thailand expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyOriginally just the beach of that name, Khao Lak now usually refers to a stretch of the Andaman coast south of Takua Pa. The beaches and bays, fringed with trees and lapped by clear waters have attracted many upmarket resorts, which jostle side by side with beach bungalows and other low rise accommodation. The pace of life is much gentler and more family orientated than nearby Phuket. The town, stretched out dustily out along the main road is a patchwork of dive shops and restaurants. Day boats and live aboard dive trips (October-April) leave from here to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon and Richelieu Rock for some world class diving sites. Nearby Khao Lak (Lam Ru) National Park and (further) Khao Sok National Park both have dense forest, rocky outcrops and a variety of wildlife and are ideal for walking or bird watching. Local tour operators offer 'eco-tourism' trips offering elephant trekking and rafting.
 

360 Tour of Khao Lak resort - hotel grounds & pool


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Language(s): Thai
Currency: Thai baht
Dialling Code: +66
Time Zone: GMT + 7
Tourism Website:
http://www.tourismth
ailand.org/

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Khao Lak Weather Forecast

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10/01/2015
Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Broken Clouds Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Broken Clouds 28°C
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Sunday
11/01/2015
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 28°C
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Monday
12/01/2015
Scattered Clouds Scattered Clouds 29°C
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Tuesday
13/01/2015
Scattered Clouds Scattered Clouds 29°C
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 Khao Lak Weather Forecast
 

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