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khao lak or ao nang(klong muang) for one week beach vocation

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khao lak or ao nang(klong muang) for one week beach vocation

hello everyone :)

me and my wife want to arrive for 1 week in the end of this month(november).

our 2 options is:

1- khao lak

2- ao nang( sleep in klong muang and get to ao nang for evening scene)

what i ask is about the evening scene in khao lak, in ao nang i know its very "alive" ! will i have the same vibe in khao lak ? by shopping options(clothes, bags, watches and more) ? resturant ? bars ? massage ? and etc

thanks a lot in advance good people !

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1. Re: khao lak or ao nang(klong muang) for one week beach vocation

Khao Lak has two main townships Bang La On and Bang Niang about 10 minutes from each other where most restaurants, bars and shops are located. Plenty of massage places here and on the various beaches (there are 9 beaches along Khao Lak's 25km coastline) There is also a big market 3 days a week Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays in Bang Niang. Neither of these places are as commercialised or as busy as Ao Nang which is one of the reasons that more people are preferring Khao Lak. Have a read of this Travellers Article on Evening Entertainment in Khao Lak tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g297914-c202327/Kha…

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2. Re: khao lak or ao nang(klong muang) for one week beach vocation

thanks arandora !!!

your info is really helpfull !

we booked beyond resort for 6 nights 22-28 november...

i want to hire a scooter to explore the place and for move from place to other (i have expirience with scooters in thailand).

there is some good and honest place to rent from ? (pasport copy deposit not the original one).

and is khao lak a good and safe for scooter ? compare to samui for example (where i allready ride for a week).

and again, thanks a lot for your helpfull and sharing your amazing information ARANDORA

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3. Re: khao lak or ao nang(klong muang) for one week beach vocation

You may have experience riding a scooter in Thailand but do you have a Driving Licence to drive a motor bike in your own country? If you don't then, despite someone hiring you a scooter, you will be driving ILLEGALLY. Also scooter hire does not include any insurance so you need your own and if you are driving without a home driving licence that insurance will be invalid. I've seen enough tragic accidents involving scooters hired by visitors with no helmet and probaly no insurance for me not to recommend anywhere as being safe. See the important information at tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293915-c133830/Thail…

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4. Re: khao lak or ao nang(klong muang) for one week beach vocation

thanks for the feedback arandora...

i do have DLC for motor in my country and everything is cover under my unsurance.

i just ask about the way from beyond resort(bangsak) to the main towns you mentioned on your first answer (bang la on and bang niang).

is it good ride ? the traffic level ? specially at night.

and all in all, is khao lak a good area for motorbike ride ? (exprience rider with driving license and insurance)

much appriciated your help... thanks

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5. Re: khao lak or ao nang(klong muang) for one week beach vocation

The entrance to the Beyond is on Highway 4 which runs all the way through Khao Lak from Bangkok to Malaysia so directly through Bang Niang (about 20 minutes by scooter) and Bang La On (5 minutes or so further on). Because it is a major highway it is always busy with lots of fast trucks, so keep to the cycle lanes and be especially careful at night of other scooters coming at you on the wrong side of the road often with their light not on or working. Across from the Beyond is a road going through beautiful countryside and much quieter that leads to Takua Pa Old Town where the Walking Street Market takes place every Sunday afternoon from about 3pm to 7pm.

Hiring a bike through the Beyond is probably best for you. It's a great resort with excellent management.

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