7 Beaches Along Krabi’s Spectacular Mainland Coast

Krabi is different to places like Phuket and Koh Samui where you’ll find long white beaches with an army of umbrellas lined up on the sand and water sports like jet ski and parasailing. In fact, Krabi is a completely different story. With its natural beauty and incredible limestone cliffs, several national parks incorporate the beaches and offshore islands why motorized water sports aren’t allowed. You will also not see any sun loungers and umbrellas on the beaches except those outside the resorts. Here are seven beaches along Krabi’s spectacular mainland coast.

1. Railay Beach

World Class Fishing in Krabi

I stumbled across a website about fishing in Krabi and Gillham’s Fishing Resorts with a 12-acre lake stocked with 52 species from around the world including monsters like Arapaima 250 kg (560 lb), Mekong Catfish 135 kg (300 lb), Siamese Carp 90 kg (200 lb), Giant Freshwater Stingray 90 kg (200 lb), and Chao Praya Catfish 70 kg (160 lb).

The resort offers 14 luxury 2-bedroom bungalows situated within 12 meters of the lake set in stunning Krabi landscape. Who’s up for some fishing in Thailand?

DJI Phantom Store at Siam Discovery in Bangkok

Drones are so popular now for both aerial video and photo capture, and you might be thinking about getting one when traveling in Thailand. If so, there is a Phantom store on the second floor at Siam Discovery Shopping Center in Bangkok. The guys working there were so knowledgeable and helpful I decided to blog about them.

I choose to go for the DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K (upgrading from Phantom 3 Standard), and they helped me out with updating to the latest firmware, which took a while, so we asked if we could come back later. I also bought a Phantom backpack and asked if they could put the drone in the backpack instead of the original box ready for me to just put on my back and start the journey.

DJI Phantom Thailand

Train from Bangkok to Maeklong Railway Market

When we have traveled out of Bangkok to places like Ayutthaya and Damnoen Saduak, we have taken a minibus as it was the fastest option. But the drivers are pretty crazy, and after reading news about a horrible accident on the highway involving a minibus, we decided to go by train to Maeklong Railway Market. The journey, including a short ferry ride, takes about 2½ hours and cost only 23 baht.


Where to Stay in Phuket – a Guide Through Thailand’s Largest Island

Phuket is bigger than many realize. In fact, Phuket is not only the country’s largest island with another 32 smaller islands off its coast – it’s a province with three districts grouped into 17 sub-districts consisting of 103 villages. Patong is the most popular resort town, famous for its nightlife with go-go bars lined up at Bangla Road and the 3½ km long beautiful beach. If Patong doesn’t suit you, don’t worry – Phuket has something for everyone which I will guide you through in this post.

Surin Beach

Surin Beach in March 2017

Pai Plong Beach and the Monkey Trail in Ao Nang

Pai Plong Beach is a small beach hidden in a bay between Ao Nang Beach and Ton Sai Beach (Railay) which can be reached only by boat or via a 10-minute trail over the mountain from Ao Nang Beach’s south end. The trail is called “Monkey Trail” because of the macaque’s monkeys living around the trail.

The beach is beautiful with lovely greenish water surrounded by limestone mountains and lush greenery. The five-star Centara Grand Resort is located directly on the beach with security guards asking you to sign your name in a book before entering the beach zone and signing out when leaving.

Betel Nut Chew with Grandma – My Experience

In Thailand, it’s a common thing to see older women chewing betel nuts – a tradition that has been around for thousands of years. But since it’s hard to find younger people who chew betel nuts these days, this tradition will eventually die.

Betel nut chew is a mix of three main ingredients: betel nut (areca nut), betel leaf and limestone paste. These three ingredients need to be combined to provide a stimulant and psychoactive effect.

I have watched my wife’s grandmother fixing her betel nut chew many times before, but this day I decided to try it out.

Betel (areca) Nuts