Tsunami Museum & Police Boat 813 Memorial near Bang Niang Market.
Tsunami Memorial Park in Ban Nam Kem.
Dress respectively when entering a bank, restaurant, shop or temple. If you enter a private home or temple take off your shoes.
Do not drink the tap water. Water & ice cubes served in the restaurants are safe to drink.
The immigration office is located in Phang Nga Town. Visa runs go to the Thai/Burmese boarder at Ranong.
Please note you may only receive a 15 day visa upon re-entry.
The nearest T.A.T. office is located in Phang Nga Town. Open daily 00:00-00:00. Tel.: 076 000 000
There are numerous internet cafes located around town and msny bars, restaurants and guesthouses offer free WiFi to guests.
Khao Lak, known nowadays is located on Highway 4 which runs north to Ranong & south to Phuket. Beach roads run west off Highway 4 to Khao Lak Beach (Nang Thong), Bang Niang Beach & Khuk Khak Beach.
The original Ban Khao Lak is situated on Highway 4 to the south of Lamru National Park.
Located all around Khao Lak. The best display certification of training. See massage listings in our Business Directory.
Clinic to the north on Highway 4, for appointment, Tel: 081 968 9702.
Clinic just off Highway 4 to the north, for appointment, Tel: 076 420 149.
Located on Highway 4 in Bang Niang, open daily 00:00-00:00. Tel: 083-647 7053.
24 hour emergency service.Tel: 1669
Most major Thai banks situated on Highway 4, opening times vary, usually Mon- Fri: 09.30-15.30.
Bangkok Bank and Kasikorn Bank are open until 18:00 on weekdays.
All banks offer money exchange as well as numerous exchange counters around town. You will need to present your passport to change traveler’s checks. For using your credit card the surcharge is normally 3%. Please check before purchase.
If you rent a motorbike please wear a helmet. Most rentals require your passport. Always drive on the left & slowly.
Post & Communication
Post office is located in Bang Niang on Highway 4, opposite the T.O.T. Office. Opening times are Mon-Sat; 10:00-18:00. Some larger supermarkets offer postal services. The local postcode is 82190.
Thai mobile phone SIM available from 7-11 with proof of identity. International code for Thailand is +66.
Shopping is a major pastime in Khao Lak where high street shops offer souvenirs, beachware, clothing, arts, crafts, to name a few! Bang Niang market is open on Monday, Wednesday & Saturday. Khuk Khak market for fresh produce is open daily, best visited in the morning.
You can give a 10% tip if you are satisfied with the service. Most hotels and some restaurants have a 10% service charge which is shown on te bill.
Police Box located in Khao Lak Centre on Highway 4. Tel: 1155.
Local buses to Phuket & Takua Pa stop on Highway 4 upon request. Ticket counter & bus stop for VIP buses to Bangkok located at the bus station at Khuk Khak Market.