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Thursday, 14 April 2011

PHUKET HOLIDAY


We did a day trip to Krabi... was actually four islands. So beautiful. Departed from the harbour in a large ferry to Nopparat Thara Beach where we switched to a speed boat.


Our nest stop was Talay Waek where at low tide you can walk between the islands.


Such a fabulous swimming spot. Then we stopped off  for some snorkelling... my favourite thing to do. I love all the coloured fish and corals that you see. The boys loved it too.


 Then we visited Chicken Island because of the shape of this piece of rock.


The to Railay Beach for lunch and more swimming :-) We had a lovely Thai meal here too.


Our last stop of the day was at Phranang Cave. Another pretty Island with a cave and a shrine.


And yes you are seeing right the cave is filled with penises. The story goes that Princess Phra Nang lived there many years ago and her husband was lost at sea and she waited for him to come back. Now I am not sure how the penises came to be but they believe that this island is blessed with fertility and so they carve their phallic symbols and leave them there. There is also a belief that if you carve a penis anywhere in the area and throw it out to see it will eventually wash up in the cave.


Then it was time to go back to Rasada Harbour and get the big ferry back home... A long and tiring but very interesting day.




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