Top Choice Dive Site in Surin Islands Marine National Park

Richelieu Rock

Richelieu Rock (a seamount 14km southeast of the main park area) is technically in the Surin Islands Marine Park and happens to be one of the best, if not the best, dive sites on the Andaman coast. Whale sharks are …
National Park in Phang-Nga Province

Similan Islands Marine National Park

Known to divers the world over, the beautiful 70-sq-km Similan Islands Marine National Park lies 70km offshore from Phang-Nga province. Its smooth granite islands are as impressive above the bright-aqua water as bel…
National Park in Ao Phang-Nga Marine National Park

Ao Phang-Nga National Park

Established in 1981, 400-sq-km Ao Phang-Nga National Marine Park is famous for its classic karst scenery. Huge vertical cliffs dominate its 42 islands, some with caves that lead into hidden hôrng (lagoons surrounded…
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…
National Park in Phang-Nga Province

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park is close to the Andaman Sea, and possesses the classic Andaman topography: signature ferny cliffs that shoot straight up into the air like crocodile teeth.
National Park in Phang-Nga Province

Surin Islands Marine National Park

Village in Surin Islands Marine National Park

Ban Moken

Ban Moken on east Ko Surin Tai welcomes visitors. Post-tsunami, the Moken (from the Sea Gypsy ethnic group) have re-settled in this sheltered bay, where a major ancestral worship ceremony, Loi Reua takes place each …
Lake in Khao Sok National Park

Chiaw Lan Lake

This stunning 165-sq-km lake sits 65km (an hour’s drive) east of park headquarters. It was created in 1982 by an enormous shale-clay dam called Ratchaprapha (Kheuan Ratchaprapha or Chiaw Lan). Limestone outcrops pro…
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…