27 March 2013

10 Things to Do in Krabi

 Tub Kaek beach, Krabi

Krabi is a must-visit. It is one of the most beautiful provinces in the south of Thailand. Especially, a small beach town in Krabi called Ao Nang, a central point of tourism where resorts and hotels are located and where you can reach beautiful islands. Its area has many rock formations covered by rain forest. I’ve been living in Ao Nang for several years. So I know where to eat local foods, where to visit & what to do. Here are suggestions, 10 things in Krabi are worth a visit.

1. Wander around and see gorgeous limestone mountains
2. Take a sunbathe and swim at the beautiful Railey beach
3. Visit several splendid islands in the Andaman sea
4. Take a stroll and see rubber groves, palm groves and coconut groves
5. Hike at Ngorn Nak Mountain national park
6. Sea kayak at Tha Lane bay
7. Eat crispy roti and delicious local foods cooked by street vendors along Ao Nang road
8. Climb the rocks by the sea
9. Go local, visit flea market where people buy fresh seafood and local products
10. Discover hidden beaches nearby with a gorgeous backdrop of limestone mountains in Ao Nang
Villagers who live in this town remain their life pretty much the way they used to be. So it makes this place truly amazing and worthwhile a visit.

Poramin Taiyaraj

26 March 2013

Langkawi; Using public transport all the way down to reach the Andaman sea

 Temurun Waterfall, Lankgawi Malaysia

          My trip was to travel to Langkawi, I started from Krabi in the early morning. I set my plan to travel by using public means all the way down to the south of Thailand and reach the island in the Andaman sea. I think, we all know that if we want to visit somewhere "a must visit". We will jump into a pack of tourists. So, I want to get off from the beaten tracks.

          I took the public bus from Krabi Bus Station at 7.30 a.m. directly to Trang, then took another public bus from Trang to Satun. When I arrived Satun I was looking for pick-up truck to connect to Tammalung pier where all travellers are checked their passport and show ticket before going out Thailand to Langkawi. Round trip ticket is only available for Thais. The trip had not end yet, my next journey travelled by the sea. The huge ferry boat took me to the island. It was luck enough that there was no storm, no cloud during my trip. This trip by ferry took around 1 hour until I got the island. I finally arrived Langkawi. After that I took a taxi from the pier to the resort. So, my whole trip took around 8 hours. It was not bad to use public transport for my travelling, it only gave me a little bit tired but the view during the way to the destination was spectacular, so I forgot all sort of obstacles.

          The picture of the waterfall above was the place I really enjoyed. It called Temurun waterfall. I rented a motorbike and spent the day by driving around the island.

Tammalung port, Satun

Langkawi port