Thai Muang Drive
This is an easy drive that will take an hour at most, round trip, once you start at the main intersection in Thai Muang – about 25 minutes south of Khao Lak.
As long as you are in the area – in addition to this loop drive – consider turning right at the main intersection (as you come into town from Khao Lak) and head up to the beach area and the many fine local restaurants there [bottom of page].
Note: the map of the main intersection in Thai Muang [above] is a bit of an estimation and the exact compass directions are NOT exact, but when you come to this intersection you will know what to do.
For the Thai Muang Loop Drive:
When arriving at the main intersection of Thai Muang (the only intersection with a blinking traffic light – or any traffic light at all), continue straight down a small town road – noted as “West – To BoDan Beach” on the map above. It is not main highway as the other three directions from the intersection are.
Follow that road for about seven kilometers and you will drive past a local Chinese temple, through a rural village area, shrimp farms [see photo below] and quiet countryside.
At about seven kilometers you will come to a T-Junction. Turn right and you will go to BoDan Beach (see info on that drive from the menu) and if you turn left you will go back out to the main highway Route 4. When you get to Highway Route 4 – turn left to get back to Thai Muang or right to head down to Phuket – and the Hot Springs Drive – also on this website. Thai Muang Area Shrimp Farm
Thai Muang area shrimp farm
Thai Muang Beach Restaurants – Refreshing! Give them a try.
You can’t get lost as there are few roads in the area and no major junctions off these roads.
Take your time, drive slowly, and enjoy a slice of traditional Thai life.
Thai Muang Beach Restaurant looking across the street to the sea
Thai Muang Drive