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Khao Lak: 6-Hour Takua Pa Historical & Cultural Tour

4.7 / 5

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Khao Lak: 6-Hour Takua Pa Historical & Cultural Tour

From US$ 62.34 per person

This historical and cultural Takuapa tour explores the old town of Takuapa, formerly known as Takola. Discover the beauty and unique heritage of this special Thai town.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Khao Lak between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the architecture and beauty of the Chinese Shrine
  • Explore Takuapa Old Town with its unique architecture and explore the market
  • See Tor Sor Cake Factory and savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant
  • Visit Nam Khem Cultural Center and the Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park
Full description
Begin your day trip with pick-up from your hotel in Khao Lak at 9.00 AM, to depart for your first stop, the Chinese Shrine. Discover the temple's architecture and colorful ornamentation, before heading to Takuapa Old Town. Explore the old-town streets lined with beautiful examples of Sino-Portuguese architecture and visit the Takuapa Market to see locals selling and bargaining for their produce. Continue to Nam Kem Cultural Centre, a museum run by locals and interestingly made out of clay, to learn more about the area. The next stop will be the Tor Sor Cake Factory, where you can witness the local craftsmanship, before enjoying a delicious lunch at a local restaurant around noon. Finally, visit the Tsunami Memorial Park and Museum, a tranquil and peaceful place for reflection and remembrance. The tour will end with a drop off at your hotel in Khao Lak, arriving around 3.30 PM.
Includes
  • Hotel transfers
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Full insurance
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Tips and gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Once booked, the tour operator will confirm the more exact pick up time
  • Please wait in the hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to pick up time
  • Please note that the itinerary may change due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseeable circumstances
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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It was fantastic. Our guide Oad was so knowledgeable and his English was great. It was only the two of us on the tour in iAds very comfortable car. We went to the Tsunami memorial park which was informative and moving. The fresh market was amazing and Oad bought us some jack fruit to try. I bought some spices there. We had fun making the cakes at the local bakery and came away with a complimentary box. The height light for me was the Thia Buddhist temple. I learned so much from it. The Chinese temple was interesting but very different. We went to the Happy beach diner for a sumptuous lunch. The owner was charming and our food delicious. I would highly recommend this tour and Oad as a tour guide.

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October 27, 2019

Good trip to Takua Pa

Very good trip to Takua Pa overall. We were only 4 people and it was nice. The guide vividly told about the tsunami museum, and of course it was very sad and had affected almost every family in the area. We then drove to a small cake factory where delicious cakes were made by hand. Eventually to the old town of Takua Pa, where, however, there was not much historical information.

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November 23, 2018

Exceptional tour

Our tour guide hard to spell his name but told to call him Nyne for short. Informative all the way. Local history excellent. Lunch exceptional on the beach. Would recommend this tour company again and ask for Nyne as the tour guide. You will not be sorry as a fun filled day will be had.

October 23, 2018

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