Paklok is located on the east coast of Phuket heading up towards the Khao Phra Thaew National Park. The small village stretches east from the Heroines monument all the way to the outer eastern coasts. It is home to many of the most rural tourist attractions such as the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre, the Tonsai Waterfall and the Bang Pae Waterfall.
The small village that encompasses Paklok is mostly inhabited by locals. There you'll find a few amenities such as local stores, a Thai school, a gas station and the national park. However, closer towards the monument, you will find several Thai restaurants, a few 7-11 and Super Cheap stores as well as the newly built Precious Gems Museums and Jewelry Store. The roads leading out towards the outer most points of Paklok are very poorly light and quite windy, so caution while driving at night is recommended as there have been many (non fatal) accidents out there.