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3 Wonderful Activities You Can Enjoy in and Around Khao Lak

February 24, 2020

While only found an hour north of Phuket, Khao Lak is much more relaxed compared to its rowdier neighbor. If you are looking for a peaceful environment, then Khao Lak is the right place for you! It is a destination that is filled with many exciting activities for anyone to do as well. From hiking to snorkeling and even kayaking, this beautiful place has got it all just for you to enjoy. In other words, Khao Lak offers the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation.

If you’re wondering what you can do during your time at Khao Lak, here are three activities that are worth mentioning:

1. Explore the parks

There are plenty of parks you can find around Khao Lak, the closest one being Lam Ru National Park.

At this park, you’ll get to enjoy relaxing hikes and encounter inhabitants, such as birds and reptiles. If your stomach ever starts to rumble while you’re visiting the area, the park also has a restaurant. It provides a stunning view of the sea while serving delicious, authentic Thai dishes that’ll sure to satisfy any of your cravings.

Further up north of Khao Lak lies Khao Sok National Park, known as the wettest area in the country. That’s all thanks to it enjoying the most amount of rainfall in all of Thailand! Inside this lush forest, you’ll find the gem that truly makes this place magical—Cheow Lan Lake. Filled with monkeys, elephants, birds, and reptiles, Khao Sok National Park is home to plenty of animals that you might not see in other places. To discover them, you can go kayaking, hiking, or even swimming!

We recommend that you stay at least overnight in Khao Sok National Park to enjoy all that it has to offer fully.

2. Sit by Phang Nga Bay

Popularized thanks to James Bond’s “The Man with the Golden Gun” film, Phang Nga Bay has been a popular tourist destination for those seeking to snap a photo of James Bond Island.

Phang Nga Bay in itself is truly stunning, with towering limestone karsts that dot the beautiful emerald waters. While you can hang around the beach and enjoy the soft, white sands, you can also go on a kayaking adventure where you’ll encounter plenty of caves.

Don’t forget to stop by the fishermen village, known as Koh Panyi, to the locals. It is a rustic village of about 300-plus houses on stilts. While initially, as the name implies, a fishing village, it now strives on tourism, offering plenty of shops and restaurants for you to enjoy your time there.

3. Dive under the water

Khao Lak offers plenty of diving spots that’ll make for one of the best experiences you will ever have. You can even reach the Similan Islands from here, which will take approximately two hours to arrive when you travel by boat from Thap Lamu Pier. That said, this place is truly worth the visit. Why? Because it is known to be one of the top diving destinations in the world!

Wrapping up

Khao Lak, while not as wild and crazy as Phuket can be, is still a place that’s truly worth the visit. With its peaceful yet exciting natural beauty, coupled with activities that’ll get you up close and personal with it all, we guarantee that Khao Lak will find a special place in your heart.

Make your trip even more memorable and book a place with Manathai Khao Lak! We offer you a boutique experience that’ll genuinely enhance your trip here. Sit down and eat a fantastic Thai meal or enjoy an excellent Thai massage. From stunning accommodation to high-end facilities, we have it all to complete your Khao Lak vacation.