Thailand's Vegetarian Festival is celebrated all around the Khao Lak area. Many of the local community participate in the festival. Towards the end of September 2014 it will be common to see a lot of residents dressed in white, as is customary during the Vegetarian Festival. Around town the Mah Song (devotees who invite the god’s spirits to possess their bodies) will be leading prossessions and calling to bless houses where offerings are made.
Marvel at the abundant wildlife of the mangrove forests from our modern, luxurious speedboat on the way to Koh Prathong. Enjoy unspoilt nature and witness the cultural richness of local life as you journey through scrub forest, traditional fishermen villages and the turtle nursery. Whilst on Koh Prathong you will enjoy an exciting ride on a Tak Tak Car through seldom seen scenic vistas of Thailand, the ‘Thailand’ Savannah and Melaleuca forests.
At GBS Music Shop you will find selection of guitars, ukuleles and accessories for sale. GBS Music Shop is also a small music school, specialising in guitar and ukulele lessons as well as basic piano and keyboard lessons.
If you are a scuba diver visiting Khao Lak and have just found out that the Similan Islands are closed, don't worry, we have been doing some research and have found some alternative Thailand diving options for you. Khao Lak is ideally located on the Andaman coast for both land tours and diving trips out to sea. Situated between Phuket and Khao Sok, it is a great place to base yourself for visiting some of the best dive sites that Thailand has to offer.
Khao Sok National Park and the Cheow Lan Lake (Khao Sok Lake) are two of southern Thailand’s spectacular highlights. Easily accessible from Khao Lak, there are many organised tours to Khao Sok Lake. Increasing in popularity, Khao Sok may no longer be the hidden gem it once was, however it is still possible to visit Khao Sok Lake, avoiding the crowds and getting well off the beaten track.
The Vegetarian Festival occurs every year in Thailand, beginning on the eve of the 9th lunar month. A spectacular event, noisy, colourful and shocking.