3 Child-Friendly Activities When Traveling To Khao Lak
Located 100km off the north side of Phuket, Khao Lak in Phang Nga Province is a coastal town famous for its secluded resorts, emerald hills, tranquil beaches, immaculate national parks, and lush tropical rainforests. This place is entirely family-friendly and ideal when traveling with kids.
There are many trips and adventures you can do with your kids in Khao Lak. Several zoos and sanctuaries, featuring elephants and other species, are perfect places for your kids to get up close and personal with and learn a thing or two about these extraordinary creatures.
Tips When Traveling To Khao Lak With Kids
Sometimes, having kids when traveling can be challenging. However, when in Thailand, getting around is easy. There are taxis and tuk-tuks available to help you get anywhere, plus speed boats and ferries if you want to visit other islands.
Most children, especially foreigners, become instant celebrities in Thailand. They would often attract attention from the locals, with some even holding your baby while you eat or taxi drivers enjoying a game of peek-a-boo with them. If you are wary about this attention that your child will get, you can avoid such touristic places. Likewise, Khao Lak is an ideal place because of its family-friendly environment.
With that, here are three child-friendly adventures you can do while in Khao Lak:
1. Visit a National Park
Take your whole family to the Khao Sok National Park and discover one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests. Your kids will definitely enjoy a day of kayaking, cruising on the lake, elephant riding, or hiking. One fantastic aspect of this park is the limestone formation along the creek the closely resembles that in Halong Bay in Vietnam.
2. Cultural Temple Visit
The Buddhism culture is apparent in all areas of Thailand, and Khao Lak is no different. You can bring your kids to visit three of the most renowned temples in the Phang Nga region – Suwanakuha Temple, famous for its macaque monkey guardians, Dragon Cave Temple that can be found in a cave full of limestones, and Bang Rieng Pagoda Temple that features a wide range of architectural styles. Let your kids learn about Thai history and culture by visiting these temples.
3. Check out Waterfalls in Khao Lak
Apart from gorgeous tropical rainforests and amazing beaches, Khao Lak is also famous for its waterfalls. You can hike along the terrains or take a dip in one of the stunning waterfalls, which flows at its peak during the monsoon season from June to October. You can choose from either Sairung Waterfall, which is the most accessible and falls 20 meters, or the five-tiered Tong Chong Fa. Marvel at these waterfalls that forms prisms of sunlight all the way down. You can take walking tours to see special creatures like the Malayan porcupine, monitor lizards, or flying lemurs. Your kids will also enjoy a boat trip along the Khlong Thap Liang estuary.
Your children will surely love Khao Lak and the adventurers it offers. With so many land and water activities, turquoise beaches, and white sand, this secluded island of Khao Lak is guaranteed to give you and your kids an experience of a lifetime.
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