‘Tis the season for Rambutan, one of the natural and healthy delights of the Southern Thailand rainy season. The ripe clusters of red, spiky ovals bow the branches of a 10 -30 meter high evergreen tree, nephelium lappacaeum. Exotic to those of more northerly climes, this fruit is as common to tropical South-East Asia as is the apple in Europe or the N. America.
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.
The sunny weather that marked the end of June continued well into the first week of July. Rain and storms had been forecast, but instead Khao Lak saw plenty of blue skies, white fluffy clouds and warm temperatures. Towards the middle of July Khao Lak's weather returned to it's predicable low season weather patterns. Scattered showers throughout the day and high humidity. There were plenty of dry spells too allowing people to get out and about.
Mangosteen is a tropical fruit grown in the hot, humid climates of SE Asia, namely Southern Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The Mangosteen tree is a tropical evergreen tree which supposedly originates from the Sundra Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesian. It is also not to be missed if you are visiting Khao Lak during the rainy season.
2nd half of June saw some unpredictable weather along with a noticeable rise in humidity. June ended with a reminder of high season weather patterns.
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.
One thing most visitors to Khao Lak miss when away from home is a really decent cup of coffee. It is a question frequently asked, "Where can I get a good coffee?"
The start of June saw Khao Lak's weather follow its now fairly predicable climate pattern, bright cool mornings and humid afternoons with rain showers. Towards the middle of June a strong south west prevailing monsoon wind blowing over the Andaman Sea brought with it adverse conditions to Khao Lak and much of southern and central Thailand.