Wednesday, May 6, 2009

27-29 April – Khao Lak, Thailand

Khao Lak covers a large area and includes many beaches. Some of them are very developed and bear no resemblance to the peace and beauty which made Khao Lak popular in the first place.

Hardly any trace of the tsunami damages can be seen today. Most resorts have been rebuilt, and more hotels are erected everywhere. But there are tsunami warning signs, evacuation routes and memorials – reminding you of the terrible tragedy which happened here 26 December 2004.
More remote parts of Khao Lak are still very beautiful. We found the nice Ao Thong beach in the northern Khao Lak area. Only a few bungalows. Mostly undeveloped shoreline. We camped on the long white beach and enjoyed our last lazy beach days before moving on to northern Thailand.

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