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, 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.
It’s pretty amazing what an amateur with little experience can achieve with a Phantom drone. I test flew a couple of times in Oslo before making this video in Thailand with a DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K, and it was incredible fun.
The movie starts with the sunrise at Nong Thale Lake in Krabi. I have been here twice, and it was stunningly beautiful both times. The second clip of the oil palm tree plantation is from my wife’s hometown Lam Thap in Krabi.
The movie continues at Pak Meng Beach in Sikao, Trang where a street dog looking fascinated at the quadcopter. The clip of the little beach that is hidden in a bay surrounded by big boulders and rugged forest is Sunset Beach on Koh Kradan in Trang.
Then it was time to visit Phuket and the pier at Rawai Beach with the colorful longtail boats before the movie ends with the beautiful sunrise at Paradise Koh Yao — a fantastic secluded beach resort on Koh Yao Noi in Phang Nga Bay.