Khao Lak Attractions
as named from a national park
(Khao Lak-Lam Ru). The park was declared a
national park in August 1991. It occupies a
vast area of 150 sq.km and covers Amphoe
Thai Muang, Amphoe Kapong, Amphoe Takua Pa
and Amphoe Muang. Khao Lak is becoming
increasingly popular, mainly with European
visitors. It's easy to reach, quite
and, as yet, not overdeveloped. It is
something like Phuket's past 20 years.
You can walk northward along the sadn for
many kilometres, almost as far as Bang Sak
There are many interesting
the mountain is located 25 kms
from Amphoe Takua Pa, one Highway No 4 (Thai
Muang - Takua Pa), taking a left turn
between Km 56-57. Before reaching
Amphoe Thai Muang, the mountain - Khao Lak
can be seen. On the mountain, there is
the Chao Pho Khao Lak Shrine (as the photo).
Opposite to the shrine, entrance of Khao Lak
National Park Office, lies a stony beach
with rocks and boulders of all sizes strewn
all over the beach. The beach is
sandy, wide, not much long, clean and good
to swim. North of the beach is a Khao Lak
mountain and south is the pier to Similan
located on the Takua Pa - Khao Lak route.
Diving from Takua Pa town on Phetchkasem
Road, the cape will be on the right, another
5 kms down the side road. It is a sandy
beach piled with deer coral washed up on the
beach by strong waves - thus giving the
beach its name. The beach is blessed with
groves of pine, making it ideal for camping
located on the Takua Pa - Khao Lak route
like Laem Pakarang. Driving from Takua Pa
town, the waterfall is on the left, a right
turn and going for another 5 kms. The
cascade runs all year round and the
surroundings are blissfully calm and cool
under the trees' shade. The waterfall
originates from the Bang Niang Canal and is
a large beautiful waterfall with 5 levels.
previously called Pakthaweep Waterfall.
Located near Bangsak and Pakthaweep Beaches,
on Highway No 4 at 70-71 km. 1,800 metres
along the cement road and walk about 30
metres to the waterfall. With 60 m of
height, falling from wide cliff about 20
metres. You can enjoy swimming but
is a petite waterfall with 5 diminutive
levels. The fall is of middle height in the
area of Kradai Range. The waters flow all
year at Laem Ru and many varieties of birds
live in the shade of the it numerous
species of tree surrounding the falls. A
small path trail leads to the top of the
North of Khao Lak beach in Tambon Bang Muang,
this beach does not match that of Khal Lak,
though it features a long strip of fine
white sand shaded by casuarina trees. A
popular spot for picnics with locals, there
are a number of seafood stalls set up and
limited accommodation available. Its key
characteristics are: white sand, clean, long
curve beach, not too steep, good to swim.
Road is along to the beach, there are many
local seafood restuarant with cheap price.
Located the south of Laem Pakarang. It is
another quite beach and less of visitors as
contradict with its name (means "crowded").
It is good to walking, sight-seeing, south
of the beach is a canal. When the tide is
low, we can acrose the canal.
Located at the middle of Khao Lak area,
between Khuk Kak and Nathong Beach, there is
many routes to the beach. Similar to Khuk
Kak beach, but more pretty curve.
golden sand is free from rocks, stones or
coral. Just a few sea shells are swept
ashore during the high tide -- a nice gift
to be found in the morning. Swimming is
possible any time of the day, during low or
high tide. Most of the time the water is not
very clear due to the fine sediments that
are moved by the waves.
The beach is wide at low tide, but only 5 to
10 yards at the height of the high tide.
Near the mouth of the Bang Niang River
picturesque rocky outcrops make a beautiful
backdrop at sunset.
Located in south part of Khao Lak area,
south of Bang Niang Beach.
beach is separated into several sections by
rocky bands stretching out into the sea. The
southern part is the centre of Khao Lak,
where the first bungalows were built in the
late Eighties. Today, it is the most
developed area of Khao Lak offering a wide
choice of restaurants, travel offices, dive
shops, tailors and film developing. Most of
these enterprises are located along highway
No 4, that is 200-600 metres away from the
coast and can easily reached by walking.