Land Activities in Phang Nga
Khao Lak is located in the middle of the west coast of the province of Phang Nga and is with it's central location an optimal starting point for tours and excursions to the surrounding area.
The province of Phang Nga is one of the greenest provinces in Thailand, about 60% of the province is farmland and the rest stills secondary or primary forest (rainforest). The province includes several small and large national parks, such as the Khao Sok, Lamru, Sri Phang Nga-, Sanang Manora etc, Ao Phang Nga, Similan or Koh Surin Marine National Parks.
There are some waterfalls in the vicinity of Khao Lak such as Sai Rung or Rainbow Waterfall, Chong Fa, Ton Pring, Lampi and the Tong Prai Waterfall. The waterfalls flow with abundant water from May to November, while during the rest of the year the water volume is reduced, as not enough rain falls.
Many guests would like to explore the area by motorbike or by car. We can recommend this only to a limited extent, because it is difficult to find good map material. We recommend exploring only the immediate surroundings of Khao Lak - within a radius of 20 km. Exploring further distant destinations costs a lot of time, as many get lost easily, since not everything is well signposted. Please do not rely on information from Thais when you are traveling and ask for directions. They often know just a little of their immediate environment and if, they have problems explaining the way. Therefore a planned and hoped for nice day turns into a total stressed failure, without having found the desired location.
Especially if you come to Khao Lak for the first time, you should take a tour organized by a travel agency. The operators must have a TAT license and a liability insurance. We only arrange directly to an operator that guarantees the highest quality and safety for our guests.
To Phuket town about 130 km, Phang Nga bay about 70 km, Khao Sok about 80 km, Cheow Lan Lake about 120 km, Surathani about 150 km.
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