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Lamroo Waterfall Lamroo Waterfall
is a National Park in forested mountains. Lamroo Falls is of middle height and has 5 levels. To get there: Take the fork from Route 4090 and pass the Kapong District Office (the Amphoe) going toward Ban Lamroo about 9 kms. The falls are onward another 1 km.

Hin Lahd WaterfallHin Lahd Waterfall
East of the District Office about 8 kms. The falls are formed by 3 streams: the Bang Yai, Khao Mai Kaew, and the Malakor, that run together at the falls. Rocks there are spread out like paving stones. Water is crystal clear.

Kapong Hot Springs
lie 8 kms. distant from the Kapong District Office. The springs temperature is 65 degreesc celcius, A regular pool has been formed of the mineral water by damming up the streams.

Ko Yao

Ko Yaoconsists of two large islands, Ko Yao Noi and Ko Yao Yai, surrounded by many smaller islands. The total area is 137.6 sq. kms. Largely unaffected by booming developmet in nearby Phuket, Ko Yao retains its traditional Muslim culture. There are a few bungalow operations providing basic but very charming accommodations. Rental vehicles are not an option, although sometimes you can strike a deal with people at the bungalow to use their motorcycle.

Traveling to Ko Yao Yai is like traveling back in time. On Ko Yao Yai there are many interesting beaches

Tikood Bay
is a bay with a white sandy beach. On the north is a rocky point from which a very beautiful panorama can be seen. The shore is shaded by a line of casuarina trees. :

Ao khlong Son
has a white sandy beach shaded by evergreens, with variously coloured sea rocks and small boulders. In this bay you can swim, look at lovely corals during low tide, or search for shellfish.

Ao Sai
A beach with fine white sands and beautiful sea rocks. Good for swimming.

Ao Larn
is a lovely beach. Swimming is good. On the north is a headland of steep cliffs. Watch out for deep water. Travel to Ao larn is easier by boat than overland.

Ao Hin Gong
The beach is shaded by a forest of Mai Kiem (Cotylelobium Lanceolatum), which are long, straight trees. Rays and skates abound in the waters. Not suitable for swimming.

Lo Pa Raed
is a beach with fine white sands shaded along its length by a coconut plantation. A rocky cape is at the north end. Swimming is safe at Lo Pa Raed anytime.

Laem Nok-ok
A beach of many coloured rocks; good swimming anytime. On Ko Yao Noi, there are same picturesque beaches;

Hat Pasai
lies about 7 kms. from Ko Yao Noi's District Office (referred to as the amphoe). It is a white sandy beach shaded by a line of trees where swimming is safe. The islands in the distance off Krabi form a panorama in the distance.

Hat Tha Khao
is approximately 5 kms. from Ko Yao Noi's District Office. Intricately lined, colourful rocks both large and small are the attraction of this beach. Just offshore is Ko Nok, a tiny island that can be conveniently reached on foot at low tide. It is covered by very interesting wild plants and orchids.

Travel to KoYao
Boat leave for Ko Yao from Phuket, Phang-Nga and Krabi, but leaving from Phuket is the most convenient. Leave from Bang Rong Pier in Tambon Pa Khlok on Phuket's northeast shore to go to Ko Yao Noi. Passenger boats leave in the morning and charge 40 baht per person (one way). Long-tail boats can be chartered for 600-1,200 baht each way. The trip takes about 1 hour. Speed boats to Ko Yao Noi are 4,000-6,000 baht

For Ko Yao Yai, boat leaves from Tien Sin Pier at 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. It takes about 1 hour and the fare is 50 baht per person (one way).

Travel between Ko Yao Noi and Ko Yao Yai is 20 baht. Boats leave from Ko Yao Noi's Manoh Pier and take 15 minutes to cross the channel.

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