Lak Beach (Hat Khao Lak) is about 80
kms North of Phuket International Airport. The sandy
beach, studded with smooth granite boulders, extends
for many kilometers. With its tranquil and rustic
atmosphere Hat Khaolak is becoming popular, especially
among European visitors.
Beach (Hat Bangsak) this Tambon Bang
Muang beach is a long strip of fine white sand shaded
by casuarina trees. About 20 kms north of Khaolak
Beach heading to Takaupa town.
Muang Beach (Hat Thai Muang) is
a spectacular stretch of sand, 13 kms. long with
clear water and an adjacent golf course. The beach
is clean and swimming is excellent. From November
to February, sea turtles come to lay their eggs
on the beach. As a result, local inhabitants
customarily go view the turtles on moonlit nights.
Similan Island National
Ko Similan National Park A group of
9 small islands, 50 kms. off the west coast of Phang-nga
in the Andaman Sea. The National Park covers an
area of 80,000 rai. Skin Diving Magazine rated them
among the ten loveliest places on Earth, because
of the great natural beauty found on the islands
themselves the extensive surrounding coral gardens
beneath the waves.
The islands are undeveloped and unspoiled; numerous
species of fish, crustaceans, and other forms of
sea-life abound; water clarity and diving are excellent.
Similan is corrupted from the Malay Sembilan and
means nine. From north to south in order the
islands are : Koh Bon, Koh Ba Ngu, Koh Similan,
Koh Pahyoo, Koh Miang (two islands), Koh Pahyan,
Koh Payahng and Koh Hu Yong.
Island The largest island in the Similan
archipelago has a large granite outcrop shaped like
a horseshoe with a panoramic view of the Andaman
and surrounding islands from its crest.
Koh Similan is an excellent location for hiking
and snorkeling. It encompasses a long curving bay
with powdery sand beaches and wonderful underwater
scenery. Beneath the shallow, clear waters, coral
reefs and colorful fish abound. Spiny lobsters in
rock crevices, sea fans and plume worms can be found
in a small bay on the west of the island.
Surin Island National Park
Koh Surin National Park is located in
the Andaman Sea and covers an area of approximately
135 square km. The five islets of Koh Surin Neua,
Koh Surin Tai, Koh Ri, Koh Kai and Koh Klang were
declared a national park on July 9, 1981.
The Surin Archipelago
is highly rated for its excellent diving and snorkeling.
Mu Koh Surin is close to the marine boundary between
Myanmar and Thailand. The two main attractions within
the national park are Surin Islands and the Sea
Khao Lak Lamroo National Park
Khao Lak-Lamroo National Park, Takua
Pa covering parts of Thai Muang, Kapong, Takuapa,
and Phangnga Town districts this park lies about
33 kms south of Takuapa Town on Route 4.
Ao Phangnga National
marine park is 12 km from the provincial
capital in the districts of Amphoe Muang, Takuatung,
and Koh Tao, with a total area of 250,000 rai, or
400 sq km. It was declared a national park on April
The expansive, turquoise extension of the Andaman
Sea is composed of a mass of limestone islands that
protrude from the sea in different shapes and sizes.
Caves and beautiful bays together with rock formations
and mangrove forests are some of the park's major
Phangnga National Park
Phangnga National Park was founded in
honor of His Majesty the King, to celebrate his
60th birthday anniversary. The park lies in Khuraburi
District, about 100 km north from Phangnga provincial
It occupies an area of approximately 250 sq km.
The national park is rich forest with a large variety
of flora and fauna. It is a great place for all
kinds of mountain activities, including camping,
hiking and the study of tropical plants and trees.
Tok Lampi is in Mu 6 of Tambon Thai Muang
off Petch Kasem Rd. (Route 4) on km 32-33.
Turn left at a gravel road junction and go about
1.5 kms. The waterfall is medium sized and
divided into three levels, each about 100 meters
high. It flows year round.
Tok Tone Prai is a large waterfall with
water flowing year round. At km. 28-29 of Petch
Kasem Rd. is a gravel side road. Turn left and go
for 7 kms. Then continue on foot for another
kilometer. The hike to the falls is most enjoyable
during dry season.