Fodor's Expert Review Khao Lak Lamru National Marine Park
Khao Lak Lamru National Marine Park's rolling green hills and abundant wildlife are a primary attraction. The park grounds cover more than 325 square km (125 square miles) from the sea to the mountains, including a secluded sandy beach and several waterfalls. The park preserves some pristine tropical evergreen forest that is often supplanted in the south by fruit and rubber trees. Wildlife includes wild pigs, barking deer, macaques, and reticulated pythons. Walking trails lead to waterfalls with swimmable pools. Three rudimentary cabins are available for overnight stays, as are tent rentals for visitors who do not have their own. The park headquarters, on the road from Khao Lak Beach to Khao Lak town, provides information about exploring or staying in the park.