Miss Grand Phang Nga 2019

Going to the Miss Grand Phang Nga beauty pageant is one of many unusual things to do in Khao Lak, particularly as such competitions are generally frowned upon in the West. The Phang Nga province first held the pageant in 2016. This year, it was held in the 813 Tsunami...

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Songkran in Khao Lak

For 1 day on the 13th day of April every year, the festival of Songkran is celebrated throughout the Khao Lak region. Songkran is Thailand’s New Year, with the current year being 2562 BE (Buddhist Era). This form of calendar corresponds precisely with that applying to...

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Buddhist Practice of Releasing Fish into Takua Pa River

What to do in Khao Lak is a question often asked by potential visitors to the Khao Lak region. This question is, naturally, one of the most obvious ones to ask when wanting to spend time in a place that has not been previously visited. As it turns out, there are many...

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Chinese New Year Parade in Thai Mueang

There are many things to do in Khao Lak that would keep a person enjoyably occupied for an entire holiday; things like markets, bars, restaurants, beaches, shopping, diving, and much more. The various villages of Khao Lak do provide many of the activities that single...

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Thai Kick-Volleyball in Bang Niang, Khao Lak

When the late afternoon approaches, and the Khao Lak weather permits, many of the young boys in the Khao Lak region will be out playing one of the most popular games in Thailand, “Sepak Takraw”. The similarities to the Western sport, volleyball, is very obvious, so...

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Phanasnikom Buddhist Temple in Bang Niang, Khao Lak

Of the various things to do in Khao Lak, I often find myself in one of the several Buddhist Temples and associated compounds in the region. Back in the 1990s, I was a devotee of a guru whose teachings were similar to that of Buddhism, so I am familiar with the...

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Indy Massage in Bang Niang, Khao Lak

There are many things to do in Khao Lak no matter what state the Khao Lak weather is in. When it’s sunny there are numerous beaches to swim in, as well as many restaurants and bars in the region to while away the hours. Even though today is hot and sunny and I could...

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The Beaches of Khao Lak

When people think of a Khao Lak beach what comes to mind? Is it, how many beaches are there in the area? Or perhaps, are the beaches wide and extensive?  Maybe the quality of the beaches and how far away they are from the Khaolak center and associated accommodation,...

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Khao Lak – Loy Krathong Festival

One of the best things to do in Khao Lak, Thailand, is to participate in “Loy Krathong”, commonly known as the “Festival of Light”. This event occurs in November, which is generally one of the better months of Khao Lak weather to be out and about. November is the...

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The Most Relaxing Massage in Bang Niang, Khao Lak

It’s September in Thailand and rain mostly in the form of storms dominates the Khao Lak weather. Indeed, September equals October as having the most average rain days and rainfall than any other month of the year. But today it’s hot and sunny with the Khao Lak...

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Khao Lak hosts the Bang Niang Fair

One of the most enjoyable things to do in Khao Lak is to wander through its markets and fairs. Over the last few days the Bang Niang Fair has appeared and provided the inhabitants of the region, as well as tourists and visitors, with a number of enjoyable activities...

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