Be a part of local conservation efforts
The Turtle Release Festival in Khao Lak is a yearly, week-long festival at the beginning of March where baby turtles that have been raised by the local conservation centre are released into the wild. Thai Muang district is home to several beaches that are central to the regional sea turtle conservation efforts, and this festival aims to promote awareness among Khao Lak’s visitors.
Aside from the release of the turtles, the festival hosts an array of live music, traditional dances and parades throughout the week. Everything is eco-friendly, and there are workshops and a funfair to entertain the kids. Tons of local vendors sell their wares at night, so you can browse the sea-related trinkets and eat snacky street food all you like.