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Places to visit in Khao Lak

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What to see in Khao Lak

In Khao Lak city, places to visit are mainly memorials to the victims of 2004 tsunami. But here you also are not far from the Phang Nga Bay which offers one of the most beautiful seascapes in Thailand. It includes among others the famous James Bond Island, appeared in "The Man with the Golden Gun". All Khao Lak travel agencies offer a day trip to explore this beautiful bay. But make them compete because if the program is everywhere the same, the price can be very different.
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Khao Lak or from Khao Lak. Click here to see them.

Must-visits in Khao Lak

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Phang Nga Bay

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My opinion :
One of the most beautiful natural scenery in Thailand with its limestone cliffs and mountains in a turquoise sea. The main attractions in the bay are the famous James Bond Island and Koh Panyee with its floating village.
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James Bond Island

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My opinion :
The island shaped like a nail in the sea is called James Bond Island since its appearance in The Man with the Golden Gun.
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Similan Isands

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My opinion :
Comprising 11 islands, the Mu Ko Similan National Park offers seascapes and beaches as well as some of the most beautiful snorkeling and diving spots in Thailand. This exceptional environment is threatened by tourism, but measures have been taken to try to preserve it such as the closure to visitors during the low season and more recently the introduction of daily quotas of tourists.
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Koh Surin islands

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My opinion :
With their beautiful white sand beaches with turquoise water and snorkeling or diving spots among the most beautiful in Thailand, the Surin Islands are clearly a must go place during your stay in the area. But be aware that they are only open to the public 6 months per year.
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Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

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My opinion :
Discovered by a photographer who was looking for a dominant viewpoint to photograph Phang Nga Bay, the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint has become in just a few years one of the most popular attractions in the region. For a unique reason: the panorama is just amazing ! You can sleep in a tent, a basic bungalow or a comfortable room there too.
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Other visits suggestions in Khao Lak

  • Similian Islands National Park
    70 km from the coast. The forested islands with fine white sand beaches and coral reefs are a dream destination for diving fans. Departure from Thap Lamu pier. You will have no trouble finding an agency to offer formulas to get there.

Tours in Khao Lak and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality.

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Lemon Dives & Tour

Day Trip to Similan Islands

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Visit the Ko Similan Marine Park from Phuket and enjoy its superb beaches, turquoise waters, and mask and snorkel spots where you can swim among multicolored fish.

1 day tour to surin islands from khao lak
Frenchy Explorer

1 day tour to Surin Islands From Khao Lak

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Go on a 1 day trip to the Surin Islands, their magnificent white sand beaches with turquoise water and their incredible snorkeling spots with multitudes of colorful fish.

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Lemon Dives & Tour

Day Trip to Surin Islands

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Visit Ko Surin National Park, one of the best snorkeling destinations in Thailand. On the program for this 1 day tour from Phuket: paradise beaches and snorkeling among corals and multicolored fish.

Places to see elsewhere in Thailand

Sam Pan Nam Floating Market

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this is certainly the most friendly and the busiest of the two floating markets in Hua Hin. It is located only 2 km after the first one


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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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a must see. On the top of a mountain, it is the most famous temple in the area. It is very popular with the thais and of course tourists and offers a magnificent view (often more clear in late...


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Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

koh phi phi viewpoint

On the hills, it offers the most beautiful and the most famous view over Koh Phi Phi island. You have to go up there if you want to tkae THE picture of Koh Phi Phi or a selfy that will make your...


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Wat Tham Chiang Dao

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Wat Tham Chiang Dao, cave temple offers a beautiful scenery with a pond and fish and allows to visit a beautiful 360-meter-long lit cave, Wat Tham Phra No. There are others but for which you have...


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