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Boom time for Khao Lak Tourism

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Boom time for Khao Lak Tourism

Seems like one of Thailand's best kept secrets is not so secret any more - see www.ttgasia.com/article.php?article_id=27273

Whilst being very pleased for the Khao Lak Community, both locals and those who have invested here, let's hope it continues to develop in its own way and not to quick fix commercialism.

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1. Re: Boom time for Khao Lak Tourism

An airport to control its own tourist destiny

lord forbid !!!!!

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2. Re: Boom time for Khao Lak Tourism

Do you mean like the one proposed on Koh Kho Khao until they realised they would need a bridge instead of the ferry to get passengers across? LOL

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its a bit like our "fast train"

been in the pipeline since 1820, well nearly that long

doubt my kids will not see that either...

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4. Re: Boom time for Khao Lak Tourism

Probably not the airport, but I bet it will be one long line of hotels, if there is an increase of needing extra beds I can't see the hotel chains missing the opportunities of this, but I hope not.

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Time wise Khao Lak is as close to Phuket Airport as Patong someone is dreaming

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6. Re: Boom time for Khao Lak Tourism

Remember Khao Lak the first time you visited it...??...How has it changed since then...??...

Dreading the day we see tuk tuk's,jetski's & paraflying on Khao Lak's beaches :0(

Girlie bars...??...Yesss, but no thanks...!!

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7. Re: Boom time for Khao Lak Tourism

We first visited in 2012 and except for being busier it hasn't changed yet (just completed visit #7).

Not having the things Cocotang has mentioned is a big part of the attraction for most who love it here.

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We never thought Koh Phangan would ever have it's own airport and sadly here we are with one under construction - nowhere is safe.

Mind you, it's been under construction for some time, so hopefully it gets delayed and delayed.

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9. Re: Boom time for Khao Lak Tourism

Hi Cassnu,

Do you have any updates on the airport in Koh Phangan?

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10. Re: Boom time for Khao Lak Tourism

What will come first

The airport or

Sorting out Agaveplant's The Waters epic saga in the rain