Khao Lak & Similan Islands – photo gallery

We visited Khao Lak, a beach-resort town 70k north of Phuket on the Andaman coast. Unfortunately, the town and the surrounding area was devastated by the 2004 tsunami and has been re-built in a very Western way, lacking Thai character.

However, it still has a lovely stretch of sandy beach and a few decent restaurants & bars. A lot of German influence here – food menus in German, a lot of German sausages and schnitzels, and even Thai waitresses speaking German!

Chilling out on the boat at sunset at the Similan Islands

Whilst there, we booked a 3 day/2 night live-aboard trip to the Similan Islands – an archipelago of 9 beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea, about 1.5 hours by speedboat from Khao Lak. Whilst there we enjoyed some wonderful snorkelling, seeing an array of wildlife, including turtles, sting-ray and some massive fish!

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March 12th, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

More enjoyable pictures and fascinating tales! Keep them coming, keep well and happy, and take good care of yourselves
Lots of love, Margie

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