Fronting the Andaman Sea is the town of Khao Lak. Located in the province of Phang Nga, Thailand, this destination is favored by domestic and international visitors who are drawn to its laid-back appeal. Unlike other resort communities, it has retained a serene small town atmosphere favored by those who are getting away from city life. Below are just 5 of the most unique Khao Lak attractions.
1. Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park
Established in 1991, this national park covers 125 square kilometers of coastlines, mountains, forests, and water systems. Lam Ru waterfall, a popular treat and shrine for Buddhism practitioners, is located within the park. Visitors will be impressed by the marine and forest ecological systems inhabiting Lam Ru.
2. Khao Lak Mountain
A Chinese temple, the Chao Pho Khao Lak Shrine is situated in this mountain, which serves as a gateway to the Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park. Flora and fauna dwells within its verdant forest cover. A must see on your Khao Lak holidays.
3. Takua Pa District
It takes around 45 minutes of driving to get to this district from Khao Lak, but definitely worth the trip. Visitors flock to this area for its historic significance and to see old structures inspired by Sino-Portuguese design aesthetics. Aside from this, the district has a local market with an assortment of unique shops.
4. Phang Nga Bay
An hour’s drive away from the resort is Phang Nga Bay, an area known for its majestic limestone cliffs. These cliffs jut out of the crystal blue waters creating a dramatic view from the beach.
5. Khao Lak Beach
Most visitors are drawn to the town because of Khao Lak beach. Framed by the verdant Khao Lak Mountains, this 10 kilometer curved beach offers an impressive view of the Andaman Sea. Coral reefs, pristine sands, and offshore islands make it the most popular beach in town.