With This Post, My Blog Will Be Put on Ice for Quite a While

After blogging every week for some years now, my writing streak has come to an end. The reason is simply lack of material, and next year we will probably not go to Thailand for several reasons — one being that we want my wife’s family to come to visit us in Norway. And that should be pretty interesting considering they have never been outside Thailand.

I want to finish by saying thank you to those who have been reading my blog. And whenever we’re going back to Thailand, I will for sure start posting again. Below is my last material from our previous trip, and my last post in quite a while.

Staying at the Lovely Sripakpra Boutique Resort in Phatthalung, Southern Thailand

Sripakpra Andacura Boutique Resort in Phatthalung is a lovely two-part resort, standing on stilts over water connected by a series of raised wooden walkways with rooms and villas overlooking Songkhla Lake — the largest natural lake in Thailand. Besides being a 5-star boutique resort perfect for a romantic getaway, the popular onsite restaurant overlooking the traditional fishing nets in the lake, and the nearby Thale Noi with millions of Lotus flowers attracts visitors from all over the country — but you won’t see many foreign tourists here. Below is our stay in pictures.

Thale Noi Waterfowl Reserve: The Spectacular Lotus Lake in Phatthalung, Thailand

Phatthalung southeast of Krabi is quite an unknown province to foreign tourists but a popular destination among Thai people. Located between Songkhla Lake to the east and the mountains to the west, Phattalung is an excellent destination to see some of the country’s natural beauty without the massive crowds. The big attraction is the Thale Noi Waterfowl Reserve in Khuan Khanun which is a protected freshwater wetland with millions of pink lotus flowers.

Phatthalung and Songkhla, Provinces in Southern Thailand

Phatthalung and Songkhla south of Krabi are two lesser-known provinces for western tourists. I was excited to see some of the country’s natural beauty without the massive crowds. When we drove from Krabi in the morning our aim was to get to the Thale Noi Waterfowl Reserve in Khuan Khanun, Phatthalung to see those gorgeous lotus flowers fully opened before the petals close in the afternoon. Unfortunately, we were a little bit late, and the flowers were already fully shut.

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