Tourism Authority of Thailand
License Number: 11/2802
North of Phuket on the western coast of the peninsular is Khao Lak in Phang Nga Province. From Phuket International Airport, Khao Lak can be reach by car in about 1 hour.
Last Modified On: Thursday, 02/November/2006 00:57:16am
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North of Phuket on the western coast of the peninsular is Khao Lak in Phang Nga Province. From Phuket International Airport, Khao Lak can be reach by car in about 1 hour. It is possible and convenient to drive along the paved road, in good condition with the big green trees along the both sides of the road. Lately, Khao Lak is becoming more popular for tourist who prefer quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Not far from Khao Lak area, it will be hilly with fertile National Park with various sorts of unique species of plant including the rare animals. There are also the beautiful natural waterfalls such as Saeng Thong, Lam Roo ,Chong Fa. Therefore, visiting Khaolak in each time, visitors not only get in touch with the peaceful and natural atmosphere but also enjoy various interesting activities, available completely for the visitors from over the world.
Khao Lak Area: Khao Lak is becoming increasingly popular with overseas visitors who accepted that Khao Lak actually became the heaven for relaxation. The combination of long stretches of unspoiled beach, crystal clear blue sea and virgin mountain wilderness make this area particularly attractive to tourists looking for a peaceful vacation in the Land of Smiles. Apart from Pure beaches and sea, Khao Lak locates closely to Thap Lamu Port where dive and excursion boats depart for Similan Islands; one of ten most beautiful diving site in the world. Besides, Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park - occupying 150 square kilometers just inland from Khao Lak Beach has many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. There are several scenic nature walks and treks that can be taken through this verdant wilderness. There are also various activities for visitors to enjoy such as elephant trekking, rafting, canoeing, etc. Much of the tourist accommodation available is built in traditional Southern Thai style, with many rustic bungalows spread along the coastline.