On the west coast of Thailand, right on the Andaman sea, lies a paradise that your whole family would love to explore—Khao Lak. Khao Lak is a small village that is both a great landmark and a paradise for nature lovers. With amazing beaches and fascinating national parks within easy reach, you will never tire of things to do.
Khao Lak is an ideal exploration for every family pursuing a travel vacation. This place is particularly appealing to kids who love swimming in crystal-clear water, witnessing the wildlife, bathing with elephants, visiting temples, and exploring local markets. Who said Thailand was only for adults?
If you’re looking for a place to go on a trip, consider booking a room at a family resort in Khao Lak. Bring your kids along and prepare to enjoy the trip of a lifetime. Here are a few experiences that your children will love at Khao Lak:
Witnessing wildlife and waterfalls in the national parks
Let’s start with the national parks in Khao Lak. After having checked into a family resort, make your way to the nearest national park. At Khao Lak Lam Ru, your kids can have a dip in one of the amazing waterfalls. You can choose between the five-tiered Tong Chong Fa waterfall or Sairung waterfall with water that drops from 20 meters above. These waterfalls are said to flow at their fullest between the months of June and October as this is the monsoon season. Once you’re in the park, take a boat trip along the Khlong Thap Liang estuary or follow walking trails. Your kids will enjoy the opportunity to spot creatures such as flying lemurs, Malayan porcupines, and monitor lizards, among others.
Soaking up the sunlight at the amazing beaches
Never miss out on an opportunity to visit the beautiful beaches of Khao Lak. As soon as your kids put their bags down, they’ll be begging to jump into the cool waters of the sea. Pakweep beach is one that you can’t ignore, given its unspoiled stretch in the confines of Khao Lak. Make an effort to visit two other beautiful beaches as well: Bangsak to the north and Khuk Khak to the south. Aside from swimming, your kids can go on long walks and play in the sand.
Rafting on the rapids
Let’s move on to the great rivers in Khao Lak. During monsoon season, the rivers around Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary flow freely, making them perfect for white water rafting. Your older kids will love the exhilarating experience of rafting on the rapids. Choose grade two or grade three rapids for your youngsters.
Snorkeling off nearby islands
When you’re in Khao Lak, don’t pass up the opportunity to visit the nearby islands. There are several boats for hire along the various beaches that will take you to the best sites nearby. You may want to explore the Similan and Surin Islands, which are ideal for snorkeling. Teach your kids how to appreciate underwater life here so they can enjoy the breathtaking coral gardens and colorful fishes.
Dropping by the Monkey Temple
Another thing you can’t forget to do is drop by the famous Wat Suwan Khuha temple. Known for being the home of dozens of friendly monkeys, this temple is only a 45-minute taxi ride east of Khao Lak. Your kids will surely enjoy having a glimpse of these friendly little creatures. While you’re there, explore the series of caves in the mountainside and appreciate the great expanse of the golden Buddha statue.
Bathing with giant creatures
One Thai experience every tourist must have is bathing with elephants. On your way back from the temple, why not go on a tour such as the one offered by Khao Lak Land Discovery? This tour will allow your kids to get up close with elephants and bathe with these majestic animals. Although this is the main attraction, your whole family can also experience playing under a waterfall. When you get tired, be sure to eat an authentic Thai lunch!
Exploring the market sights and sounds
Finally, don’t forget to explore the sights and sounds of the local markets. Bang Niang Market, for one, is roughly 25 minutes by car or taxi from Khao Lak. Your kids will surely enjoy a hearty meal here. Walk among the small shops with your family as you enjoy delicious milkshakes and browse the trinkets. Don’t forget to pick up a few souvenirs to take back home after you leave the family resort in Khao Lak!
No one can deny that there is a wide range of activities to enjoy in Khao Lak. The place is ideal for the whole family, particularly for kids who want to have a great experience of a lifetime. Once you’ve checked in a family resort, consider all the places mentioned above and your kids will surely have fun. So what are you waiting for? Visit Khao Lak and enjoy!
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