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khao lak or Phi Phi

buenos aires
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khao lak or Phi Phi

Can somebody tell me about the diferences , which can I choose¿

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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1. Re: khao lak or Phi Phi

Hi Mairene,

You are comparing apples with pears really between Koh Phi Phi, which is an island, or rather two islands, and Khao Lak which is an area comprising several townships and over 25km of beaches on the mainland facing the Andaman Sea just over an hour north from Phuket Airport. Phi Phi is a few hours by sea either from Phuket or Krabi.

Plenty of information about Khao Lak in the FAQs at top right of this forum.

In my view Phi Phi although smaller is more commercialised than Khao Lak although there remains some beautiful "picture postcard" parts too and is best for a day or just a few days I think. But that is my view and my preference.

Khao Lak has accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes but it would be better for us to advise you about accommodation choices if you could say when you intend to visit, for how long, how much your daily budget for accommodation is, whether you want a quiet, secluded location, or near to restaurants, bars and shops.

Buenos Aires...
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2. Re: khao lak or Phi Phi

I only have 5 days , which place you suggest me? In phi phi is possible diving?

thanks

marcela

Poulton Le Fylde...
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3. Re: khao lak or Phi Phi

I am not too sure about Phi Phi but there two World Class Dive Sites in the Similan and Surin Islands just over an hour away from Khao Lak. What time of year are you thinking of?

Buenos Aires...
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4. Re: khao lak or Phi Phi

I am planning to go in january

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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5. Re: khao lak or Phi Phi

January is one of the best months for weather at both and is also very popular for tourists so best to choose which and book some accommodation as soon as ossible.

Sydney, Australia
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6. Re: khao lak or Phi Phi

I once went on a daytrip to Koh Phi Phi once and enjoyed the trip and the complimentary lunch,however I couldn't stay there for more than one night,but this is just my personal thoughts...Too commercial and too small for me...!!....

Snorkelling and scuba diving can be done around Monkey Beach and other islands near Koh Phi Phi....

I would spend the 5 days in Khao Lak but there again is my personal opinion...

And being Thailand Arandora I would have made the comparison lamut and durian....LOL....!!...Sorry...!!

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