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Khao Lak means “Lak Mountain”, which is one of the main mountain peaks seen in the area. It is an up and coming tourist destination, so you had better visit while it still has most of its culture and nature untouched by tourism! Surrounded by greenery, Khao Lak is the perfect place for nature lovers and even more so for anyone who is in need of peace and tranquility. Located just an hour’s drive from Phuket, a short getaway to Khao Lak is all you need to recharge yourself.
This is the cheapest and most convenient option for solo travellers. Motorbike Taxi drivers wear fluorescent vests that are usually in yellow, orange or pink.
Fares start from around 100 baht.
Song Thaew is the local public bus in Khao Lak. It is a blue-coloured open-air bus that runs regularly from 7:00am to 6:00pm daily. With no designated stops, free and easy travel is more feasible as you are allowed to stop anywhere along the bus route.
A tip is to negotiate your price first before boarding the bus! Travelling from one end of Khao Lak to the other costs around 50 baht.