How Will I Travel To Khao Lak?
You will arrive at the Suvaarnabhumi Airport; it’s an international airport with very limited domestic flights. There is a rail system that connects to the City Air Terminal train station to the airport, a total time of fifteen minutes. From here you can connect to transit subway system at Makkasan. It takes a total of thirty minutes for the train to travel through the city. Public buses travel between several city destinations; including Happy Land, Samut Prakarn, Victory Monument, Bang Na, Min-buri, and Don Muang. Once you’re in Khao Lak you will have a few options available to you. The area is quite spread out you can rely on hotel transport, which can be free or expensive, and their schedule may not be ideal. There are songthaews but they have no set schedule and may stop running at the beginning of the evening. Taxis are available but prices may change during the night, more so if your destination is out of the way. Your last two options are to either rent a car or motorbike (drivers are on the left side of the road), or walk and stay close to your hotel. You can alleviate the transportation problem somewhat by staying in Bang Niang or Baan La On (Khao Lak Town)
Where Can I Stay?
There are a multitude of hotels to choose from, whether you’re searching for a luxury hotel or a hotel you can afford on a budget. Hotels in Bang La On are most likely to be expensive while Khuk Khak will have the least expensive lodgings. Bang Niang is most likely, out of the three villages, to have mid-range hotels. Building development has gravitated from the beach, closer to the highway so you won’t have to worry about access. Knowing exactly where you are staying is important since most businesses will post their address as Khao Lak. The less time you spend trying to clear up a misunderstanding, the more time you have to enjoy your vacation.
Is It Safe To Travel?
It is important to keep safety in mind regardless of your vacation destination. Luckily, most problems can be solved by a phone call or visit to the Consular Section of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. The most important steps come before you depart. Dress casually in a way that does not draw attention to yourself; leave expensive jewelry somewhere safe. If you must carry valuables on your person, do not keep them all in one place but they are safest in a hotel safe. Pack your own medicine if you do not know the state of a country’s medical facilities. Make sure you keep them in their original containers and keep a letter on you from your doctor to avoid trouble with customs. Use credit cards not cash or traveler’s checks, personal checks aren’t accepted. Leave anything you wouldn’t want to lose, unnecessary cards, social security cards or any other identifying cards you routinely carry. This is just the basics of your checklist make sure to check the country’s restrictions before traveling.