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First time in Khao Lak

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First time in Khao Lak

Hi all, I arrived in Khao Lak on Thursday morning and am loving it so far. I am here with my mother and my 7 year old daughter and we are staying at the Sands. I have walked up the rd just outside the hotel and there are a few shops but I am just wondering if this is the main drag in Khao Lak or I should be going somewhere else. I am loving the quiet relaxation but also like a little wonder and shop. Any advice?

Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: First time in Khao Lak

How far "up the rd just outside the hotel" have you walked? The Sands is at the northern end of Bang La On which is the main township of Khao Lak which has most restaurants, bars and shops, stretching south down from the Sands to the end of the dual carriageway on either side.

For more shopping of all sorts there is the 3 times a week market less than 10 minutes up the road by taxi in Bang Niang. The market is open on Modays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from about 2pm to 7pm.

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2. Re: First time in Khao Lak

With a 7 year old probably a ten minute stroll to where all the shops and cafes are. Better still go out the beach side of your hotel turn left and walk to near Nang Thong Bay Resort, or if high tide, Green Beach Resort and walk up to Nang Thong supermarket corner from there.

Also if you love great Thai food walk up the driveway to the main road, turn left and 50 metres away is The Orchid, the best thai food we've found anywhere in Thailand or Oz.

Edited: 07 April 2013, 06:24
3. Re: First time in Khao Lak

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