Destination Fact File
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Khao Lak, located just north of Phuket Island on the gorgeous Andaman seaboard, is one of Thailand's most peaceful resort destinations. No less than three national parks are embraced by the surrounding hills that sweep down to this lovely stretch of coastline with beaches that simply go on for miles. Khao Lak offers a rare oasis for relaxation, with a superb combination of cool tropical forest, lovely beachfront accommodation and expansive white sand beaches. And the beaches are more beautiful than ever before. Following last year's tsunami, Khao Lak has made a remarkable recovery with newly refurbished hotels providing even better accommodation. Revitalised hotels have upgraded facilities, created more stylish rooms and added ambient features like soothing lotus ponds, serene gardens and infinity pools.
Inland, the forested slopes beckon with nature tours including activities like rafting, elephant trekking and hiking to temple caves, on your holiday menu. Giant tropical trees and sparkling waterfalls provide a home to many species of wildlife and exotic birds in this surprising and beautiful place.
Khao Lak is more than just a holiday destination it’s an inspiration. It lies in the Takua-Pa district of Phang-Nga province, in the south of Thailand. Phang-Nga is situated on the West Coast facing the Andaman Sea, and lies within 1-2hrs driving distance of popular tourist destinations such as Krabi in the east, and Phuket in the south.
A primarily agricultural province, Phang-Nga produces rubber and food crops such as rice, vegetables and fruit. A large proportion of the province is still comprised of forest, much of which is designated national park area.
Khao Lak itself is a national park area, resplendent with rich natural attractions, and a convenient departure point to other of Phang-Nga's many points of interest, including the famous Similan Islands, and Surin Islands in neighbouring Ranong Province.
Khao Lak's strong attraction is the beauty of its natural surroundings bordering the Andaman Sea on one side, and surrounded by natural forest on other sides. Offering peace and tranquillity, the area is reminiscent of Phuket in bygone days, and is the perfect spot to get away from the razzle and dazzle of more populated areas nearby.