Discovering the least discovered in Thailand

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1st Feb 2019
Photo of Discovering the least discovered in Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney
Day 1

My friends and I landed at the Suvarnabhumi Airport of Bangkok city, Thailand at around at around 3AM in the morning and had our hotel booked in Sathorn district which is kind of the center of the city and was equally distant to both the airports in Bangkok.

Didn't make much plans for this city, as it was not the destination we came for in Thailand.
In the morning we went to "The Emerald Buddha Temple" which has the entry ticket of 500Bhat per person that includes visit to the temple and the cultural show.
One point to note is that the cultural show operates only from Monday to Friday but the people at the ticket counter will be giving you the tickets for the cultural show on Saturday and Sunday as well, as it is valid for 7 days. We had our ticket wasted because we couldn't afford to come after 2 days.

Later, we went to the Siam center to pick our tourist sim cards(DTAC) which we already had booked from "Klook" as we got them in pretty cheap rates. You can also buy the same sim cards from the airport as well in around 250Bhat with unlimited internet and 100Bhat worth of talk time.

If you really want to know what the fuss is all about the red light district of Bangkok then give a visit to Soi Cowboy after 9PM because that's the time when all the bars there start operating and continue till around 2AM. Each one will have to buy a drink if you want to go inside a bar.

Emerald Buddha Temple, Bangkok #thailandinpictures

Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Emerald Buddha Temple, Bangkok #thailandinpictures

Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Emerald Buddha Temple, Bangkok #thailandinpictures

Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Soi Cowboy Street, Bangkok #thailandinpictures

Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Emerald Buddha Temple

Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney
Day 2

It was an early morning flight for us from Bangkok to Krabi which is cheap if you book it 1-2 months early.
After reaching Krabi airport you can easily get a shared cab for your hotel/hostel at around 150Bhat per person.
We had our hostel booked at "Ao Nang Beach" which is the best area to stay in Krabi. The hotels there will probably be a bit expensive that's why we took hostel which was super clean and the best place to stay in cheap. Do not think of anything else, just find a place to stay near to Ao Nang beach. The market is opened till midnight and most of the eateries are opened for 24hours.

We didn't have much to do that day as it took time for us to settle in our hostel so we roamed around Ao Nang beach and enjoy the market and its night life.

You can easily a rent bike here for around 200-250Bhat but most of the owner will probably ask you to submit your original passport. But there are few shops as well which will provide you bike on rent on behalf of some security deposit.

P.S.: Don't forgot to try the coconut water there.

Krabi from above #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Ao Nang Beach, Krabi #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Balcony Party Hostel, Ao Nang Beach

Photo of Ao Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Balcony Party Hostel, Ao Nang Beach

Photo of Ao Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Ao Nang Beach, Krabi #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Coconut Water at Ao Nang Beach #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Walking Street, Ao Nang Beach #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Walking Street, Ao Nang Beach #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Ao Nang Beach

Photo of Ao Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Ao Nang Beach, Krabi #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney
Day 3

Today we had our tour to "Four Islands" booked for half of the day which had following islands included:
1. Chicken Island
2. Tub Island
3. Poda Island
4. Railay Beach

You can either opt for long tail boat or a speed boat depending on the budget you have. We took the long tail boat as you will see the same view with any of the rides.

You can also do snorkeling on each of the island with snorkeling gears included in the tour package. You will be able to book the tour from any of the local shop at Ao Nang. Lots of options present there for you to discover. We had our tour booked in around 500Bhat per person.

In the later half of the day we moved to another hotel in Krabi Town which is kind of peaceful and less crowded than Ao Nang, but you probably wouldn't like staying in this area after living at Ao Nang as the market here closes at around 10PM with no one to be seen on the roads.

Long tail boats waiting for their journey to start #thailandinpictures

Photo of Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Riding in long tail boat be like #thailandinpictures

Photo of Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

4 Island tour, Krabi #thailandinpictures

Photo of Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

4 Island tour, Krabi #thailandinpictures

Photo of Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

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Photo of Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Poda Island, Krabi #thailandinpictures

Photo of Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Tub Island, Krabi #thailandinpictures

Photo of Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Relaxing at the beach and looking at the sky #thailandinpictures

Photo of Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney
Photo of Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

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Photo of Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

#thailandinpictures

Photo of Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney
Day 4

For this day we rented bikes and went straight to Ao Nang beach early morning as we had our "Sunset Kayaking" planned for half of the day(3 hours) at Ao Thalane Beach which is about 30 min away from Ao Nang.

You can also plan kayaking for full day which is of around 6 hours. The cost of Kayaking for half of the day was of around 500Bhat(vary from shop to shop).

We enjoyed our night with cold beer at Ao Nang beach, as it was our last day there. We had our early morning Express Boat booked for Phi Phi Island which costed us around 350Bhat per person.

Way to Ao Nang from Krabi Town #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Thalane, เขาทอง เมืองกระบี่ Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Way to Ao Nang from Krabi Town

Photo of Ao Thalane, เขาทอง เมืองกระบี่ Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Way to Ao Thalane, Krabi #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Thalane, เขาทอง เมืองกระบี่ Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Way to Ao Thalane, Krabi #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Thalane, เขาทอง เมืองกระบี่ Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Sunset at Ao Thalane, Krabi #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Thalane, เขาทอง เมืองกระบี่ Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Ao Thalane

Photo of Ao Thalane, เขาทอง เมืองกระบี่ Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Ao Thalane, Krabi #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Thalane, เขาทอง เมืองกระบี่ Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Kayaking at Ao Thalane

Photo of Ao Thalane, เขาทอง เมืองกระบี่ Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Kayaking at Ao Thalane, Krabi #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Thalane, เขาทอง เมืองกระบี่ Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Sunset at Ao Thalane, Krabi #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Thalane, เขาทอง เมืองกระบี่ Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney
Day 5

We took our early morning Express Boat from Krabi Pier as we had only this day planned for Phi Phi Island.

We had a Party Hostel booked at Phi Phi Dom beach, which was just around 5-7 min walk from Phi Phi Island Pier.

There are no vehicles in Phi Phi Island, so you will just have to walk around this place to visit anything.

We booked a private long tail boat for about 3 hours and visited 4 places which were totally amazing. The snorkeling here is far better than "4 Islands" in krabi as the water here is very clear. The 4 places we visited were:
1. Monkey Island
2. Phi Phi Leh
3. Vikings Cave
4. Maya Bay
You can do snorkeling at Phi Phi Leh where you could see the corals and different Aquatic animals.
We started from Monkey Island and then ended our tour by looking at the sun setting at Maya Bay.

Krabi Pier

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Express Boat

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Pier, Phi Phi Island

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Apache Beach House Hostel

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Vikings Cave

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Vikings Cave

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Vikings Cave #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Phi Phi Leh #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Phi Phi Leh #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Peace #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney
Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Maya Bay #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Maya Bay

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Snorkeling at Phi Phi Leh #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney
Day 6

We had another Express Boat to Phuket booked for the afternoon, till which we had time to visit the must go "Phi Phi View Point".

The way to View Point includes, climbing a lot of stairs and walking on the inclined plains. But all of it is worth the view you will get to see when you reach the top.

Way to Phi Phi View Point #thailandinpictures

Photo of View Point 1 (I love Phi Phi), หมู่ที่ 7 Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Way to Phi Phi View Point #thailandinpictures

Photo of View Point 1 (I love Phi Phi), หมู่ที่ 7 Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Phi Phi View Point 1 #thailandinpictures

Photo of View Point 1 (I love Phi Phi), หมู่ที่ 7 Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Phi Phi View Point 1 #thailandinpictures

Photo of View Point 1 (I love Phi Phi), หมู่ที่ 7 Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Express boat to Phuket

Photo of View Point 1 (I love Phi Phi), หมู่ที่ 7 Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

This is where you can see Phi Phi Island getting divided into Phi Phi Dom and Phi Phi Leh.

Phi Phi View Point 2 #thailandinpictures

Photo of View Point 2 (Top View), Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Phi Phi View Point 2 #thailandinpictures

Photo of View Point 2 (Top View), Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

In the afternoon we left for Phuket where we had our Hostel booked at Paradise beach which is a private beach owned by "Paradise Beach Backpacker Hostel". This is the place where you can come to have rest and not roam in Phuket much. This place is near to Patong beach for which the hostel itself provide you the to and fro shuttle service after every 30 min.

Paradise Beach Backpacker Hostel, Phuket

Photo of Phuket, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Paradise Beach Backpacker Hostel, Phuket

Photo of Phuket, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Patong Beach

Photo of Phuket, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Paradise Beach Backpacker Hostel, Phuket

Photo of Phuket, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney
Day 7

We rested for the complete morning and had sun bath at Paradise beach which had an entry fee of 200Bhat for outsides and was free for the Hostel guests.

Hostel Room

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Paradise Beach, Phuket #thailandinpictures

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Rock View Point, Paradise Beach Backpacker Hostel, Phuket #thailandinpictures

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand by Vaibhav Sawhney

Then later in the afternoon we went to the Patong market for the souvenir shopping. You can find lots of things here for you to buy for your friends/family.
And then we left for our Airport which was around 1Hr 15Min away from the hostel late at the night.

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