Sawasdee – Hello in Thai. Two weeks in paradise.
I think we were in the best point where you can be when you start your Thai adventures. Our base was Ao Nang beach, Krabi and from there you can go everywhere around the Thailand. Also Ao Nang beach is very popular as it has loads to offer – beautiful beach, shopping, great food and active night life. The boat taxis are available to go to closest beach – Railay beach on daily bases. We stayed in Apasari hotel which was 5 min walk to the beach – it was great! Hotel overall was nice and staff was very friendly.
Next closest and one of our favourite beaches was Pai Plong Beach – we walked there through Monkey Trail – which was such a fun as monkeys are everywhere climbing the trees and even approaching you. Be careful – they might steel everything what you have and jump high into the trees 😁 The beach is very nice, not overcrowded and there is a bar as well if you fancy some cocktails or a beer but we would suggest you to bring some snacks and drinks with you – will be much cheaper.
Our top place for food and drinks was The Beach seafood and grill restaurant – amazing view and great Thai food.
To get to Railay Beach we got onto taxi boat – it’s great and fast way to get there. Of course, beach is more popular and you will see more tourists there. If you fancy to see more islands at once there is a possibility to buy a 3 or 5 islands tour including the Railay beach. Beach is popular of limestone cliff climbing, Dimond Cave and Phra Nang Princess cave beach – famous because cave is full with penises in all sizes, mostly girls and women are placing wooden penis shaped sacrifices to pray for their fertility. There is plenty of choices of staying over the night, also good places to eat and have an relaxing time.
When you are in Thailand, for us, we didn’t want to stay in one place – it’s so much to explore. We went to Krabi night market – it was great experience. Loads of people and strange food, you will end up buying cheap stuff just for fun😄 And the best part of trip to market, actually, was trip by local ‘bus’ – Songthaew. Loved it!
We visited Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi and climbed up 1237 different size of steps up to the Temple. Before visiting the temple, ladies – remember to follow the dress code – cover legs with long skirt, dress, trousers or you can rent a sarong there. It was hard to climb up and pretty good challenge – especially in +35 degree heat but it was worth that. What a view!
Thailand, part II is on the way.