Saturday, November 20, 2010

Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand

Thanks for coming. 1 hour and 40 minutes by plane from Singapore takes you to Krabi in South Thailand. Daniela and I went for a long weekend last week.

We chose to stay at Railay Beach away from the shops and the traffic. You can't get there by car. From the airport there is a half hour car ride followed by a 30 minute longboat trip. Which of course would be lovely, if it wasn't pouring with rain. By the time we got to the resort we were soaked. Luckily it did get better, although it was definitely unsettled. As you will see in this and the next blog we managed to enjoy the sun too.

The first morning it had stopped raining and initially was very cloudy. Then things began to brighten up. Here is Daniela wearing layers. Compared to Singapore it was definitely cool, barely 25 C!

I hope you enjoy the photos of this beautiful place


We stayed at Railay Beach West. This area of
Thailand is famous for its limestone cliffs and
they help create some of the most beautiful
beaches in the world

The cloud is still very low

Early morning reflections. We then went to
have breakfast. The cloud started breaking

 I went back on the beach to take some
more shots

The cliffs rise on either side of the beach

The place we stayed is lovely, quite enchanting.
It is beautifully choreographed with plants,
trees and flowers. At night there was a concert of
sweet sounds from the various (non-human)
inhabitants. It is the Railay Village Resort

You can walk from the west beach to the east
beach very easily. On the east side there is a
mangrove swamp area. The fisherman
casts his net wide

The monkeys were very benign and quite
happy to pose for photographers

The pace of life is quite different to that of

Reaching for the top. You can
have rock climbing lessons.
Needless to say I kept my feet
firmly on the ground

But I really admired those who
were doing it. This lady took a
break to wave to us

A stalagmite that has taken a certain shape.
Phallic symbols appear to be important in

On the way there were beautiful rock formations

Beach Altar with lots of phallic reference

Magic spot

Don't you just wish you were there? I do
and I have just come back! This is Phra
Nang Beach, back on the West side, just
south of where we were staying

The boat is a refreshment bar

Imposing and impressive

These guys also impressed with their footwork,
Spot the ball!

This guy is a very good climber.
His body is crafted by his sport

But of course compared to a monkey....
Though not much climbing going on here.
More like lunch!

High tide

The entrance to Phra Nang Cave

Coming in to the cave

Stunning limestone rock formations

Just dripping!

A couple of photos of the local fauna

Basking in the early morning sun

I leave you with these sunny postcard shots

Next time a I'll show you photos of what we saw
when we went on a boat trip. Hope to see you then

1 comment:

Joanna said...

I really like the shot of this guy in the middle of the rock. It looks so impressive. It's hard to take shots that show vast surface and small shape of human that are interesting. One often finds that in order to show magnificence of the object/surface you need to forget about a person in the shot. I think this picture is very good in that sense.