Monday, July 18, 2011

Trip To Krabi, Thailand (Day 4)

It is our last day of our trip. Really sad because have to leave this beautiful place :(

The 4th day is about halfday tour around Krabi Town. First place is the Krabi Marine National Park.
The park area is quite big.


Sea turtle


We had our lunch, Duck Noodle in the middle of nowhere. 
Duck Noodle
Our 3rd stop is at Tiger Cave Temple. My respect to this temple because it is very big and also the 1,237 steps to the top of the mountain *I will come and conquer the steps one day*
Tiger in the temple

Work-in-progress temple


1,237 steps sign

Daily joss stick
Overall, this trip is much much better compared to the one before. We had our fun meeting people with different nationality. The hotel was recommended for its service and also friendly employees.

Will be coming back in the future if there's chance :)

Trip To Krabi, Thailand (Day 3)

Day 3 - We went to Koh Phi Phi tour!

First stop is the Bamboo Island. Bamboo is a flat evergreen island with blending white sand and beautiful crystal clear water.

The tourists

Crystal clear water

Loneliness at the beach

Next is the Viking Cave. It is a place where the extremely expensive swallow-nests where collected. 
Due to the preservation of the cave, it is no longer open for public.
Viking Cave
3rd stop of the tour is to Phi Phi Ley or Pileh Cove. It is mainly the point where two limestone formations jut out of the water, creating a narrow focal point for boats to go through. 

And the Maya Bay is another island after Phi Phi Ley. It is the main tourist attraction because a Hollywood film, The Beach was filmed here in 1999. It is kinda hard to gain entry because of the rough seas but we got lucky that day as the sea is rather calm compared to other days.
Loh Samah Bay

The tourists

My babe


Our last stop was Phi Phi Don. It is the largest of the Phi Phi Islands and also the only island with permanent inhabitants.
Phi Phi Don was one of the victim of the Tsunami in 2004. We had our lunch at the island and also took some walk around the island.

Phi Phi Don


Road sign

Fresh fish

Phi Phi Don
Our dinner for 3rd day is at Lae Lay Grill. It is voted First in Krabi restaurants and also sunset view from hilltop.
We were picked up from our hotel by the LLG staff. Yes, there is free pick-up around Aonang hotel if you dine in LLG. The price is pretty cheap especially for the Seafood Platter. It is made for 2 pax and trust me, it is one of the best seafood I have ever had :)


Seafood platter

Last before we end our 3rd day, we went for Thai massage and she had her manicure and pedicure. 
And I bought a Thai version of Coke. Lol.

Thai Coke and Pepsi

Trip To Krabi, Thailand (Day 2)

2nd day of our trip was all about 4 island hopping and a nice sunset dinner next to a beach.

The first island we visited was Tup Island. The main feature of this island is its wand bar, which is a Y-shaped stretch of sand that connects Tup to other islands. Basically, we can walk to another island thru the sea.

Long tail boat

The tourists

Unknown species
Next island is the Chicken Island or Koh Gai. It is named after the strange rock formation which looks like the head and neck of a chicken. We stopped there for snorkeling and later on we headed straight to Koh Poda. 

Koh Poda is a small island no more than a kilometre in diameter, covered in palm trees and almost entirely encircled by a soft white sand beach. Surprisingly, this island was visited by the Tsunami in the year 2004.
Chicken Island
Poda Island view

Poda Beach Bar

Entrance gate?

Tsunami hazard zone

Previous tsunami water level


Next we had our lunch at the island. I was reluctant to try their specialty which is the Sticky Rice at the Night Market but after trying it during the lunch, it was delicious! 
Sticky Rice
Next we're headed to Railay Beach. This area doesn't have any roads, bus or cars. Only footpaths and can be accessed by longtail boats.

Railay Beach

Railay Map

Pictures of Railay Beach and its resort
We had our dinner @ Restaurant Wang Sai.

Food was above average and accompanied by a beautiful sunset by the beach :)

Asparagus w/ shrimp

Squid w/ lemon sauce

Coconut spicy seafood

Before we head back to our hotel, we went to Aonang town and bought few items back. Alcohol is very cheap!