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comapre khao lak

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comapre khao lak

I want to compare khao lak to kata beach, we have stayed in Kata beach @ Xmas & we love it, its quiter than patong , the beaches are nicer as well as nice restaurant's, but we saw a write up in our local paper about khao lak & it sounds nice but was wondering if there are as many restaurants & shops etc in khao lak ?

Could anyone please tell me.

Gold Coast
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for Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Samui, Thailand
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1. Re: comapre khao lak

Sure Arandora will chip in here, but the impression I get is that Khao Lak is even quieter than Kata - it's not Phuket, that's for sure and that's why people like it.

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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2. Re: comapre khao lak

Kata Beach is one beach on Phuket in a lovely bay with restaurants, bars, shops etc behind. Khao Lak is an are comprising 8 beaches over a 25km stretch of the Andaman mainland just over an hour from Phuket Airport. Each beach area is different in characteristic with accommodation over different types and standards and number on each. The two main townships where most restaurants (there are over 175 in the whole of Khao Lak, mainly Thai including regional cuisine, but other cuisines too Italian, Mexican, Japanese, German, Swedish, Spanish, Steak, Seafood), bars and shops are to be found are Bang la On/Nang Thong Beach, and Bang Niang just 10 minutes up the highway.

Khao Lak is more laid back than Phuket but is probably more like Kata than Karon and certainly Patong and is nowhere near as commercialised.

If you give an idea of your budget for accommodation and when you are thinking of visiting, standard of accommodation etc. it will help to provide some suggestions.

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