Phangnga Travel Guide

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khao lak
Khao Lak, Phangnga, Thailand - General Information
map Khao Lak is surrounded by rice fields and rubber, palm and coconut plantations. The interior is covered in magnificent natural jungle and rises to meet high hills, cut by streams and cascading waterfalls such as Saeng Thong, Lam Roo and Chong Fa. Here you can try jungle trekking, rafting, jeep safaris and elephant trekking or simply cool off in the waterfalls' plunge pools.

As an alternative, take a boat cruise or sea kayak through Phang Nga Bay with its unique limestone rock formations and sea gypsy village. Or venture further north to Khao Sok in neighbouring Surat Thani, southern Thailand's oldest and largest national park, and canoe through the awesome scenery with lakeside wildlife viewing, trekking and camping. Khao Lak is the ideal Thailand tourist destination for couples, nature lovers, divers and families alike offering hotel accommodation of all kinds.
Rain Season May - October
High Season November - April
Recommended Season February - April
How to get there
Khao Lak Khao Lak is about 70km north from Phuket International Airport, and can be reached by car in about 1 hour. In 2004, taxis charge B 1,400 fixed price from the airport to Khao Lak. Krabi IAirport is about 2 hours and 120km south. Direct air-conditioned and VIP buses leave Bangkok's southern terminal between 18:30 hrs and 20:30 hrs every day, or you can catch the train from Bangkok to Surat Thani and then pick up a bus to Khao Lak.

Distances from Khao Lak to:

Phuket Town 105 km 90 Min.
Phuket Airport 74 km 70 Min
Krabi Town 136 km 2,5 - 3 Std.
Takua Pa 26 km 20 Min.
Phang Nga Bay 89 km 80 Min.
Khao Sok (N.-Park.) 74 km 1 Std.
Bangkok 785 km mind. 11 Std