Thailand – My Plan B

Thailand is a versatile country with busy, happening cities, beautiful white sand beaches, lush green mountains, backwaters and elephants ๐Ÿ˜.

It was a busy hour, bustling with life at Aonang – Krabi (south Thailand), when I arrived. Pale blue sea, good eateries, beach-front massage parlors, little souvenir stores and night clubs all make the place really vibrant. The best way to explore this beautiful town is by bike. There are many bike rental points around the beach area. I rented a bike for my day of exploring Krabi.

I did a little research on the offbeat locations in Krabi using the Thailand insider page. One of them wasย Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam.

This spectacular nature trail of tranquil mangrove swamps left me awestruck. However, the lack of tourists at the entrance of the trail left me skeptical… Was I at the right place???ย A few minutes of exploration deep in the swamps…. there I wasย having the entire trail to myself,ย taking a refreshing dose of nature- definitely a hidden gem of Thailand.


Thereย  are some small, authentic Thai restaurants near the trail; the prices are cheaper than those in Krabi. While interacting with the locals, they suggested I visit Thalane Bay, which is about 15kms away

The entire stretch is beautiful, with hills on one side and backwaters on the other. I reached Thalane Bay, but there were hardly any tourists. At one of the kayaking centers, I met Mr. A (yes his actual name was just “A”!) – My skipper, photographer and guide for rest of the day.

He quickly went to get one of the smallest boats he owned and started sailing as soon as I settled in. We cruised between the thickly populated thickets of mangroves; away from the concrete jungle. I could only hear the musical lilt of water and the screeching of bats deep in the mangrove forest forest.


It Sarted raining after a while as we kept sailing to some of the best & untouched islands.

I left my heart here
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Mr. A posing Namste ๐Ÿ™‚

Featuring Flamingo Diaries on the sands of this secret island while our boat is getting ready for the next island

Grateful to the locals from Tha Pom for suggesting this place. It was an amazing experience.

Apart from these offbeat places there are breathtaking islands near krabi. Many tour operators organise day trips to these islands. I choose to go to hong islands.

Emerald greens – Hong lagoon

 

Tanning is not always bad

Am definitely going back to Thailand as I can’t get enough of it. Let me know your experiences of Thailand. Any tips and suggestions for my next trip ? ??

22 thoughts on “Thailand – My Plan B

  1. Thatโ€™s a beautiful way of penning down your experiences Bhavya ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ ! Canโ€™t wait to see Thailand now ๐Ÿ– .Keep going girl ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

  2. Amazing write up girl… now cant wait to be there๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Do let us know how many days to plan for?

  3. That was a wonderful narration. Your pics made me remember my trip of Krabi in October, 2014. One of the best places I have ever travelled. Looking soon for an another trip. Thanks.

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