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The nature around Khao Lak is very beautiful and green. The enormous National Park situated here here have a whole lot to offer and even with in easy reach from the shoreline there are plenty of waterfalls with very beautiful nature to enjoy.
Choose a waterfall close by or why not find a trip of maybe head off on your own excursion and explore the deeper parts of the mountains and the forrest in this giant park.
If you want to stay by the sea the extraordinary Similan Islands are within easy reach. At Similan Islands you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling with a marine life that still blossom.
This National Park consists of nine islands with perfect beaches and fantastic water. The islands are closed from 15 May until 1 November every year because of the big waves and strong winds that are common during the periods. There are no resorts available here but on the biggest island you can rent a small bungalow or a tent at the beach. Similan Islands are located about 65 km (40 miles) west from Khao Lak and trips are offered at most beaches. The islands housing many rare species of marine animals and this spot is one of the best diving sports in the world. You might very well see big turtles, sting rays and many other extraordinary animals. The water surrounding the islands are crystal clear and there are lots of reefs and rocks under the surface which is perfect for many of the marine animals.
Lam Ru National Park
Go swimming in any of the natural pools below a waterfall close by Khao Lak or go deeper in to the park and explore the wildlife. This National Park became the 66:th Nation Park on the 30 August 1991 and covers 125 sq km (48 sq miles) and reaches more than 35 km (22 miles) from the shore. The highest mountain peak in the park is as tall as 1077 meters (3533 foot) and the location of the peak is about 30 km (18 miles) west from Khao Lak. This park has a great variety of terrain offering cliffs and beaches by the ocean as well as huge forests and tall mountains. The wild life is as you can imagine enormous and one of the bigger mammals found here is the Malayan Tapir.
Sai Rung Waterfall
Chong Fa Waterfall