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Khao Lak is a string of villages which lie on the west coast of Thailand. Once a quiet and unknown land, these villages are fast becoming a hotspot for adventure sports and beach activities between both Thai locals and tourists alike.
Khao means mountain so Khao Lak literally means Lak Mountain. A combination of six beaches, these villages all combine to form 'Khao Lak' as we know it. The beaches are a starting point for those wishing to explore nearby areas and northern andamans too. Every beach has its own vibe as does every market. No two experiences in Khao Lak are going to be the same that is for sure. Some of the beaches are - Hat Nang Thong, Hat Bang Niang, Hat Pakarang and Hat Bang Sak. Come to this vibrant yet chill place if you wish to lie around and relax on the beach but not be crowded by throngs of people. Lots of hidden eateries and shopping opportunities make this a haven for all kinds of tourists albeit the area is gaining more and more popularity among backpackers and budget travellers.