Khao Lak Travel Guide
Our Khao Lak Guide is here to make your life easy and provide you with a full range of information about Khao Lak area.
Khao Lak is located 55 km West of Phang-na and 73km from Phuket airport, which make it a convenient place and easy to access for your holidays.
Khao Lak area is still very nation orientated, lots of forest, mountain and wild yellow sand beach, nature lover will find Khao Lak the best suitable place for them to stay. It’s also the main departure point to the Similan islands which are famous for crystal clear water, white sandy beach, amazing dive sites and snorkeling.
In our Khao Lak guide, you will find all the usual question travel ask themselves:
How to get to Khao Lak, how to get money, atm, bank, which hotel to choose, what to do, what to visit, direction to the main attraction, local history and tip and secrets about the area.
Khao Lak has been devastated by the Tsunami of 2004, now completely rebuild, the small city provide all necessary commodities for your entertainment.
Khao Lak is a quiet place for family, divers and nature lovers, if you are looking for parties you are at the wrong place (but still have a few party spots).
Khao Lak guide is provide to you by Khao Lak Explorer, we provide excursion and tours in Khao Lak area to make you discover the nature in small groups, our khao lak tour guide knows very well the area with years of experience around Khao Lak.
Find below all the answer to your question about Khao Lak in our Khao Lak guide:
Khao Lak Tourist Information Guide
Recent Articles Thap Lamu Pier
Thap Lamu Pier si the main pier for all departure to the Similan islands national park, located just 10km south of Khao Lak and about 70km from Phuket airport.
Speedboat for the Similan, snorkeling or diving, liveaboard are also departing from there. It’s located in a river delta which provide protection
Gecko Bar is one of the most famous Khao Lak hangout spots for divers and travellers from all over the world. You can almost always find a few of the local dive instructors enjoying a cold drink on their day off. It is a small cozy bar, with
Thailand is known for many things: elephants, great food, amazing Similan scuba diving and watersports, brilliant weather, and outstanding natural beauty. One of the most stunning areas of Thailand is the Khao Sok National Park. The park is located in the southern Thai mainland between Khao Lak, Phuket, Krabi, and
Where are the beast Restaurants in Khao Lak
Best places to eat and have lunch and dinner in Khao Lak:
There is many places in the center of Khao Lak for lunch or diner , let start by the classic Thai Food if you want to stay in the center:
If you want the freedom to go around without to have to take a taxi every-time, renting a car is the best option. Also is cost efficient if you are a family.
Lots of things to explore around Khao Lak, but all attraction are a bit far away, so you need
What to do in Khao Lak?
Khao Lak is world renowned as a scuba diving mecca; with its beautiful coral reefs, and rich marine life, not to mention being the nearest port to the amazing Similan Islands, it has been pulling divers in from all over the world for years. What
What is Thai Cuisine?
Since the explosion in tourism to Thailand in the 1980’s Thai food has established a foothold as one of the world’s leading schools of the culinary arts. It is one of the 5 most popular food types globally, the others being Indian, Chinese, French, and Italian.
All you need to know about Thai Massage
Since the boom in Thai tourism in the 1980’s Thai massage has come to the fore and its reputation has grown internationally. It is now popular around the world and is one of the main massage techniques practiced globally. Traditional Thai massage
Khao Lak is surrounded by beautiful mountain and country side. There is a lots a waterfalls around, and the best time of the year to visit them is between July to December. That’s when the waterfall will be the biggest due to rain falls.
During the dry Season November to
Traveling to another country with another money can be confusing, here is the common questions:
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Exchange money in Thailand?
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Khao Lak have multiple market places, all unique in their own way.
Find below our Khao Lak market guide.
Bang Niang market is the oldest tourist market around, located opposite the “Tsunami Boat” and “Tsunami Memorial” in Bang Niang.
This market is one of the largest and is held every Monday, Wednesday
Thailand is one of the most beautiful countries on earth: with lush jungles teeming with wildlife and outstanding natural beauty, as well as mountains and spectacular marine life around its coast, it offers some of the best diving and snorkeling locations worldwide. In addition to all its natural beauty,
Thailand is synonymous with spectacular festivals, from the Thai New Year, and the Vegetarian Festival to the Loi Krathong Festival. This festival is considered the second most important festival in Thailand. Loi Krathong translates as “to float a basket”, after the woven baskets “krathong” which are floated down many
Thailand is renowned for its unusual celebrations and festivals. Apart from the traditional Thai New Year Festival, during which the whole country grinds to a standstill to celebrate on the streets with water fights and daubing each other with colored chalk, Thailand also hosts the mesmerizing Nine God’s Festival, or
On the morning of the 26th of December 2004, the seafloor shook and rumbled off the west coast of Sumatra. Within 100 seconds, an enormous rupture in the earth crust appeared 30 km below the seabed. Measuring 400 kilometers long and 100 kilometers wide, it is the largest
Khao Lak Lamru national park also spelled wrongly Lam Ru or Khao Lak-Lam Ru, is the closest national park from Khao Lak.
Khao Lak area is surrounded by mountain and tropical evergreen forest and waterfalls, parts of the area is protect and called Khao Lak Lamru National Park.
The national park covers
Phang-nga Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Center (also known as “Turtle Heaven”) was founded in 1985. It originally was set up as Phang-nga Mollusk Culture Research Station to produce cockle, oyster seeds, and shrimp larvae. Later on in 2002, it was then promoted to Phang-nga Coastal Fisheries Research and
Welcome to our beautiful Khao Lak!!!
to get around Khao Lak nothing easier if you have a map , so come to our shop and get a free edition of our Khao Lak map, then we can arrange you a motorbike rental and you are go to go!!!
Ready to explore Khao
If you are looking for an affordable taxi service from Phuket airport to Khao Lak or from Khao Lak to Krabi, Phang-Nga or other destination, plan ahead and book your taxi.
Taxi rate from airport are a lot more expensive if you choose one on the spot.
With us our driver will
Many customer ask me how to get to khao Lak!!
Well you have a few solution to come to Khao Lak and join us in time for your scuba diving holidays.
The easiest way to get to Khao Lak is to fly into Phuket (closest way) or Krabi. Then you can take
Please do not look at the random weather forecast about Khao Lak you can find online, most off them will show you everyday the same, which is a cloud, a sun and 3 drops of rain, these weather forecast are not accurate. It’s very hard to predict weather under
There is a few Hot Spring in Khao Lak Area, you can find hot spring at Kapong, Thai Muang and
These hot springs get natural water coming from underground in natural pool or man made pool around a temperature of 65°C. We recommend you to go in the evening or
We offer motorbike for rent at our office in Khao Lak.
You can come and see us at our office or contact us in advanced to make sure have some as we have a limited number of motorbike.
Our bike for rent are very well maintained and helmets are provided.
You MUST have
Which one to the visit?
Khao Lak have many beaches going from south to north, during your stay in Khao Lak you wonder which one are the best one and which one to visit.
Khao Lak Explorer beach selection are:
Beautiful sandy beach away from big resort, if you want a quiet stay
Recent Articles Night Bus from Khao Lak to Bangkok
Sorry Bus Ticket service is NO LONGER available from us
There is no cheaper way to get from Khao Lak to Bangkok than the bus.
The bus ride is a long journey bus you can catch the bus from Khao Lak and it will drop you after 11 or 12h at
Minivan transfer service FROM Khao Lak to Other places, NOT FROM Other Places to Khao Lak, sorry.
Shared minivan transfer service will take you fast and safe for the best price. It’s the most cost efficient versus time saving way of traveling.
Local Government Buses services in Thailand doesn’t serve many
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Khao Lak Tourist Office
Where to find Khao Lak Tourist Office, well Thailand is not like europe where you have some public Tourist Office Information center, here in Thailand you can only get informations from private Khao Lak Information center like we can provide at Khao Lak Explorer.
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