A very popular place in Thailand that doesn’t get as much recognition but is still very popular will be the tourist destination of Khao Lak. This was once the most talked about tourist spot in all of Thailand on the western beaches of the Phang-Nga Province. However, after the unfortunate earthquake and Tsunami in 2004, it has taken some time to rebuild. Now, this area has taken on a new look as well as a new perception in the community, as well as with the tourists that visit this area. If you’ve been planning to visit this area of Thailand, you’ll find that Khao Lak Tourism has exploded, and more and more people have been gravitating to this area as a result.
You will discover that there are literally no signs of the incident that took place in 2004, and this entire area has been rebuilt completely. Now, you will not want to confuse Khao Lak with areas like Phuket or Koh Samui because they are much different. Some travel agencies will equate these areas as the same because they are in close relation with each other. You will find that Khao Lak is much less expensive than either of the other areas and you will find beaches that are far more pristine, with a lot less people that frequent them.
For those tourists that like a little activity while they are out and about, you’ll find that Khao Lak is located very close to some of the other vacation destinations located in the area such as the Surin and Similan Islands. These are National Parks that offer diving and chartered boat trips. If you haven’t planned a diving trip, you’ll want to get started right away because these areas have some of the best diving available, and to give you some idea – this area has been listed in the National Geographic as being one of the top ten diving sites in the entire world.
If that isn’t enough, you’ll be able to enjoy some time at the Lamru National Park. If you like trekking, rainforests, elephant trails, and a little off the coast snorkeling, this is an area you will surely want to visit. There are other popular places to visit which will complete your tourist adventure. If you have a little time on your hands, you’ll want to take a trip over to Phang Nga Bay. You may not remember but this area was the main filming location for the James Bond movie, ‘The Man with the Golden Gun.’ In addition to this wonderful location, you’ll be able to see Koh Panyi or the Floating Island. Although artificial, it’s still quite a sight to see.
So, as you can see, Khao Lak Tourism hasn’t subsided in popularity, but has actually increased considerably. If you’ve been planning a visit, there is no better time than right now. There is a lot to see and do as you’ve probably gathered from the information above. So, if you would like to take part in a vacation that will provide you with a lifetime of pleasurable experiences, make Khao Lak your vacation destination because this is a place you will not soon forget.