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.
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.
Chonticha is a Mookrata Restuarant, a Thai style barbeque. Mookrata literally means pork barbeque. Chonticha is immensly popular with locals and tourists alike.
The Vegetarian Festival occurs every year in Thailand, beginning on the eve of the 9th lunar month. A spectacular event, noisy, colourful and shocking.
Ao Thong Bungalows stand in the shade of coco palms and casuarinas pines only a stone’s throw from the powdery sand and turquoise waters of Khao Lak’s beloved White Sandy Beach. Lush, well tended gardens surround each bungalow adding to the privacy of your time spent on the balcony or chaise lounge in the shade.