Khaolak is located on the west coast of Thailand in the gorgeous Phang-Nga region only an hour away from Phuket. There are various attractions in Khaolak, such as the national parks, serene beaches, green forests, cascading waterfalls and amazing geological landscapes. Khaolak translates to ‘Main Mountain’. This striking mountain is just one of the many natural attractions in Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park. Set against these beautiful geologic mountains is its iconic long span of charming beaches along the Andaman Sea coastline.
The surrounding area has plenty of remarkable attractions as well for the nature-lover. This region is well known all over the world for its adventure and nature activities. You can venture north of Khaolak to Takua Pa where the Little Amazon is waiting to be discovered. One can readily embark on nature exploration and tour the mangroves on a canoe. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as monkeys, hornbills, snakes, and more.
The neighbouring Similan islands and Surin islands are only a boat ride away from Khao Lak. In the Similan Islands you can visit the Similan Islands National Park or even go snorkelling and see the vibrant and beautiful marine wildlife.
Khao Lak is one of the most admired tourist destinations and a very relaxing place for families wishing to experience a peaceful vacation surrounded by nature. For young and active holidaymakers who wish to have an adventure, mountain biking, surfing, muay Thai training, snorkelling, and scuba diving are just a few of the choices available. Because of its vibrant, natural, and tranquil scenery coupled with established infrastructure, this region makes travel easygoing, which is why Khao Lak is considered one of Asia’s top tourist destinations.
For tourists who wish to experience authentic Thai culture, there are many tours on offer, such as discovering different temples and visiting nearby islands like Panyee Community and James Bond Island. Seeing Phang Nga’s well-known temples in person will surely enhance your appreciation of Thai culture and history. Some temples have Hindu and Buddhist insights combined with Chinese and Thai influences, with some even offering native herbal medications that are usually made and produced by the local monks.
If you wish to experience all that Khao Lak has to offer, come to Khao Lak Merlin Resort, a beautiful beachfront eco resort where the rainforest has been preserved to pristine condition. Immerse yourself in a magical jungle where you can hear the call of birds and see various wildlife during your stay on the resort. This resort is sure to bring you the authentic Khao Lak experience.