Attractions

National Park in Hat Khao Lak

Khao Lak/Lam Ru National Park

Immediately south of Hat Khao Lak, this vast 125-sq-km park is a collage of sea cliffs, 1000m-high hills, beaches, estuaries, waterfalls, forested valleys and mangroves. Wildlife includes hornbills, drongos, tapirs,…
Museum in Hat Khao Lak

International Tsunami Museum

On Hwy 4, 2.5km north of Khao Lak proper and just north of Boat 813, is the International Tsunami Museum, with English-language displays, photos and videos that spare no detail about the effects of the disaster in o…
Memorial in Hat Khao Lak

Tsunami Memorial Park

The moving, wave-shaped Tsunami Memorial Park in Ban Nam Khem, a squid-fishing village 26km north of Hat Khao Lak that was nearly wiped off the map, was built to memorialise both tourists and locals who lost their l…
Memorial in Hat Khao Lak

Boat 813

This police boat was hurled into an open field 1km inland from Hat Bang Niang (2.5km north of central Khao Lak) by the powerful 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. A decade later, it remains the region’s most prominent reminde…