How the New York Times went through its travel story this a.m. without an explanation of how to pronounce the name of the described destination is beyond me. The Gray Lady was gray indeed, as it extolled the virtues thusly:
It is in "the Andaman Sea at Khao Lak, in Thailand’s southwest. A paradise of mangroves, tropical islands and emerald coves set in electric-blue waters, the Andaman Coast is one of the world’s best-known beach destinations. It includes the island province of Phuket ... "