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 Known as the ‘Land of Smiles’ for its generous hospitality and friendliness, the very nature of the Thai people as well as the exquisite natural beauty of the country, make Khao Lak an alluring getaway destination for people from all corners of the world. The stunning beaches, the tasty food, the good weather, the affordable, good-value-for-money accommodation and the non-aggressive attitudes of the people put Khao Lak, Thailand at the top of the list of the world’s most worthwhile places to visit. It is so easy to reach Khao Lak by simply flying to the island of Phuket and making use of the complimentary transportation offered by the resort hotels or take a taxi from Phuket International Airport.

With the peak tourist season beginning in November, The Kingdom of Thailand in Southeast Asia has the beautiful Andaman Sea, and the long strip of coastal resorts about 100 km north of Phuket known as the Khao Lak region. The area is made up of 26 km of exquisite beaches set against magnificent mountains and it is not surprising that the resorts and their facilities attract some of the millions of visitors who visit Thailand year after year. The Thai people are out to please with a fantastic array of stimulating activities to enjoy. The natural environment of Khao Lak complete with land and marine national parks offers a variety of activities for people visiting Khao Lak. Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, River Rafting, Elephant Bathing and exquisite waterfalls are just some.

Khao Lak is a mecca for nature enthusiasts. The beauty of Khao Lak’s beaches and rain forests attracts nature lovers and families who appreciate the quieter lifestyle that the region is Known for. It offers a welcome reprieve from the hectic, stressful cities that so many travelers escape from. Khao Lak provides a relaxing and rejuvenating experience where your equilibrium is restored.

Beautiful waterfalls are found in the Khao Lak area, and you can enjoy excellent scenic walks through varying landscapes. Those interested in activities on the Andaman Coast will be attracted to the Similan and Surin Islands which are famous for their scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities.

If you are coming to Thailand, Khao Lak should be on your bucket list. Whether you’re traveling with your family or on a romantic trip for two, Khao Lak offers a full spectrum of accommodation options, offering excitement or relaxing solitude; the choice is yours but you always get the break you deserve.

The articles written on MyKhaoLak.com, using local knowledge, will give you more in-depth insight into what is happening in and around Khao Lak.

Day Trip from Khao Lak to Koh Surin Islands

Day Trip from Khao Lak to Koh Surin Islands

The Surin Islands are located in the Andaman Sea, in an archipelago of 5 islands in Phang Nga Province, South West Thailand. Located about 60 kilometers from Nam Khem or Thap Lamu Piers in the Khao Lak area, the speed boat ride is about 90 minutes. I was fortunate to...

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Similan Islands December 2021

Similan Islands December 2021

The Similan Islands are a string of 11 lslands off the coast of southern Thailand in Thai Muang District. The Similan Islands are located about 48km from Thap Lamu or Nam Kaen Piers in the Khao Lak area. Similan Islands translates from Malaysian to “Nine Islands”....

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Khao Lak Surfing 2021

Khao Lak Surfing 2021

In Khao Lak, surfing is getting really popular these days. Khao Lak is hands down one of the best places to experience sun, sand and surf in the country. If you are planning on coming here to surf, here is a rundown of some of the well-known surf spots. The first...

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Interview with Surfing Innovator Gary Mountford

Interview with Surfing Innovator Gary Mountford

We are happy to have Gary Mountford here with us today. Most of you have never heard of him but if you surf you are more than likely to be using one of his products. Lets start with a little background. When did you start surfing? Well I started surfing when I was...

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Bussaba Massage, Bang Niang, Khao Lak

Bussaba Massage, Bang Niang, Khao Lak

Want to luxuriate in a Khao Lak massage that will leave you feeling completely relaxed and refreshed, ready to enjoy other things to do in Khao Lak? A place where you can go with your partner and share the experience of having those tight muscles pressed into peaceful...

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Pilgrimage Project Dharma Propagation in Honor of the King

Pilgrimage Project Dharma Propagation in Honor of the King

Today Monks from all over Thailand walked by our office. They are on a pilgrimage. They started at the Dong Yang Meditation Center in Si Sa Ket, in the northeast of Thailand and traveled by bus to Phuket. The 659 monks started on the pilgrimage on the 22nd of November...

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Thai Noodles in Phang Nga Town

Thai Noodles in Phang Nga Town

I love noodles. I think I can safely say that I have rarely met a noodle that I didn’t like. Here in Thailand they take their noodles seriously. Everyone knows about Pad Thai. It is on every menu in every Thai restaurant worldwide. What you get here in Thailand...

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What to Do in Khao Lak when it Rains

What to Do in Khao Lak when it Rains

The weather in Khao Lak plays a big part in what you get up to during your holiday. Between November and April you can be almost guaranteed to be treated to warm sun, clear skies and calm seas. But for the rest of the year the Khao Lak weather can be a bit...

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Asian Water Monitor Lizards In Khao Lak Thailand

Asian Water Monitor Lizards In Khao Lak Thailand

There are at least 4 different species of monitor lizard in this area of Thailand. The most common is the Asian Water monitor lizard which can grow to lengths of up to almost 2 meters long, normally they weigh a little more than 50 kg, in extreme cases monitor lizards...

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Monkeys in Khao Lak

Monkeys in Khao Lak

Of all of the animals that inhabit the Khao Lak countryside, monkeys are one of the most popular among tourists. There are several opportunities for tourists to see monkeys in Khao Lak. The most common monkey experience for tourists is a visit to the Suwankuha Temple...

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Asian Giant Hornet and Other Insects in Thailand

Asian Giant Hornet and Other Insects in Thailand

One of the bigger insects in Thailand that is slightly less friendly is the Asian Giant Hornet. This invasive species of hornet can grow up to 45mm long with a 75mm wingspan. They are found mostly in jungles and forests where they inhabit holes in trees and borrows...

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Reef Rash & Coral Cuts

Reef Rash & Coral Cuts

If you dive, surf or even just wade in tidal pools there is a risk of cutting yourself on the sharp coral. In surfing and diving circles they call this reef rash and it is very painful and can leave lasting scars if not treated promptly and properly. Since the...

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History of Surfing

History of Surfing

Surfing in Khao LakThere are beautiful beaches in Thailand. Surf spots are easy to find. The most logical place to start is to go where everyone else is going. There are some popular places to surf that are advertised in local and national travel guides. The breaks in...

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Islands you Can Get to from Khao Lak

Islands you Can Get to from Khao Lak

Ever since Khao Lak first came up on the ‘Tourist Radar’, the islands along the coast of Khao Lak have been a major appeal for divers, snorkelers and anyone who has ever dreamt of spending time on a paradise island. With their clear waters and white sandy beaches,...

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Snakes in Khao Lak, Thailand

Snakes in Khao Lak, Thailand

There are over 230 different species of snake found in Thailand. So it is fairly safe to say that wherever you go in Thailand there will always be a snake nearby. This might put some people off, but what you must remember is that it is very unlikely you will be bitten...

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2 Waterfalls to Visit in Khao Lak

2 Waterfalls to Visit in Khao Lak

When is the best time to visit the waterfalls in Khao Lak? Khao Lak is home to a couple of beautiful local waterfalls. They have water running all year but in the summer months they are at their finest.Chong Fa Waterfall is the one closest to town. It's about 7...

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Expat in Thailand Interview with Grant Young

Expat in Thailand Interview with Grant Young

OK so let’s start at the beginning. Tell us a little about yourself. Well I was born in 1953 and raised in the town of Narrabeen which is about 30 km. north of Sidney. You might have heard it from the Beach Boys song. I’ve lived there my whole life. Actually...

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Thailand Sunscreen Safety Tips

Thailand Sunscreen Safety Tips

There are many people who understand how important it is to protect themselves from the sun's rays. Most of us know the risks of skin cancer, among other things, by being too long and unprotected in the sun. But even those of us who have the best intentions, can make...

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Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park is a tropical forest reservation that can be found in Southern Thailand. It is considered as one of the most beautiful national parks in Thailand. The park has a total area of 738 sq.km which covers the parts of Khlong Pra Sang and Khlong Yee...

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