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If your best friend was going to KL....

Kent, England
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If your best friend was going to KL....

Bit of a random way of asking a question but I know there are lots of regulars here, each with their own preferences. Our countdown is starting to move quite quickly - we are staying for 11 days from the end of Jan and I am now thinking about trips, tours etc.

So, if you best friend was going to KL, what thing or things would you tell them were unmissable?

I have just started making enquiries to do 2 nights at Khao Sok and want to find the right mix of seeing things, relaxing and exploring.

Very open to suggestions and would love to know what everyones personal highlights were.

Thanks

Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: If your best friend was going to KL....

Khao Sok - 2 nights in tree house - see https:/…

Khao Sok, Cheow Lan Lake - longtail boat trip[ on lake and/or overnight stay in floating rafthouse

- plenty of info on both on Khao Sok Forum

Phang Nga Bay - longtail boat trip into the Bay with sea canoe trip into the Hongs and mangrove swamps, calling at Monkey Temple - see https:/…

Koh Kho Khao - see https:/…

Similan Islands - see https:/…

Surin Islands - see https:/…

Koh Tachai - see https:/…

Turtle Sanctuary and temple, Tab Lamu - see https:/…

Marine Sanctuary Thai Mueang - see https:/…

Takua Pa Old Town - see https:/…

Temples near Phang Nga/Krabi - see https:/…

Sairung Elephant Trek - see https:/…

Longtail boat fishing trip from Bang Niang Beach - see https:/…

Moo Moo's Cabaret Show - https:/…

White Sand Beach - https:/…

and the best of them all and it's free! - see https:/…

Hope your best friend likes these! :-)

Kent, England
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2. Re: If your best friend was going to KL....

Wowee, thank you SO much, that was awesome!

I was also quite surprised by the coral @ Surin, I literally imagined everything to be dead and bleached so that was a nice surprise. The Marine Sanctuary looks great too, as does KKK and White Sand Beach. I've gone from wondering whether we will have enough to do to wondering whether we will have enough time to do everything.....and I've been reading the forum since we booked.

Kent, England
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3. Re: If your best friend was going to KL....

The turtle sanctuary @ TL - is that something we could arrange with Boss or Lora Alan?

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4. Re: If your best friend was going to KL....

like arandora,we enjoyed our nights in khao sok, stayed at our jungle house and booked the elephant riding and canoeing from there, enjoyed them both.

Poulton Le Fylde...
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5. Re: If your best friend was going to KL....

Hi Jody,

Bear in mind some of those albums are a few years old new, the coral at the Surins sadly having deteriorated sice our visit there.

The Turtle Sanctaury is only 15 minutes or so from Khao Lak so Boss or other local taxi drivers will take you there. You can combine it with a lazy bamboo raft ride on the river just on the other side of the highway. Lora is a good idea for a privately guided tour.

Kent, England
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6. Re: If your best friend was going to KL....

Thanks Sue, I emailed Khao Sok Paradise Resort earlier today as I would love to stay in a treehouse!

I need to mark some of the places on a map to see if we could do a couple of things in one day - turtles, temple, waterfall etc.

Kent, England
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7. Re: If your best friend was going to KL....

Appreciated Alan. I think a private tour would be nice, I was reading through some of the self drive itineraries and liked the sound of those (although we don't want to do the driving) so I will drop Lora an email.

Would it be feasible to do the Turtle Sanctuary and a temple visit, is the distance manageable?

Poulton Le Fylde...
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8. Re: If your best friend was going to KL....

The temple in the pics is in Tab Lamu so you cold do turtles, temple and raft ride as one tour plus lunch in between at Poseidon Restaurant (as outlined in Self-drive tour). A very nice day out.

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9. Re: If your best friend was going to KL....

What a great list of photos and resources, thanks so much for sharing that Arandora! So looking forward to spending time in Khao Lak (sadly only a few days this trip but hopefully we'll be back!)

Poulton Le Fylde...
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10. Re: If your best friend was going to KL....

....a picture says more than a thousand words! :-)

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