Khao lak is a seaside place that sits on a long stretch of coastline with attractive beaches. The big draw in the season are the live abroad diving trips which explore the stunning Similan ( meaning 9 as there are 9 islands ) and Surin Archipelago.
|The power of nature is very evident here...|
We stayed in a rather attractive resort for couple of days and explored the small town as well as the empty destroyed by tsunami hotels – quite ghostly.
This town was hit really hard by the tsunami some say that it was hit the most. A police boat was brought by the tide where it currently stands 2km inland when the giant wave hit. The boat remains on the hill as a monument to those lost and a reminder of natures raw power.
|What used to be...3 large resorts|
Totally destroyed by tsunami
They will never
Sad feelings around here
with dead stillness
and the nature taking over
what used to be...
|A tribute to an european family|
with their picture
held to a coconut tree
Marked with a small coral rock...
still after so many years
|A small house|
that is built outside of the shade
of the large house
from bad spirits
giving them somwhere
Each house in Thailand
has at least one
small house like this.
Offerings are placed daily.
|A quick stop at a typical Thai fruit store |
with stink beans on the way home/boat.
So traditional in the south