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Thai fun – Krabi

Who is Krabi? Let’s look at what Baidu Encyclopedia said first:

Krabi in southern Thailand is a tropical peninsula like heaven, surrounded by more than 30 outlying islands scattered sporadically, dotted with pearls. White and soft fine sand, warm and clear sea water, palm trees swaying in the wind, waterfalls flowing endlessly, wild animals shuttling everywhere, here everywhere poetic and picturesque, beautiful. Those who like rock climbing can even show their skills here. Krabi has many beautiful islands and strong local culture. Its rich vegetation and animal population are also well known.

Krabi Town is separated by Pangga Bay and faces Phuket Island to the west. The two places are not far apart. It takes only two hours by boat or car. Although there are many tourist attractions in both places, Phuket Island is like a lady in gold and jade, while Krabi is like a village girl who is not handsome and refined. What is rare is that the scenic spots around it are rich and concentrated, and convenient transportation is a good place for tourism and vacation.

Krabi City has a population of only 20,000 to 30,000. Not only is the folk customs simple, but the price is much lower than Phuket. If you compare hotels of the same grade, the charges here are only half that of Phuket Island, not to mention local products and seafood.

The best beach to eat in Krabi is Ao Nang Beach, which was first developed. Here, there are many stalls where fresh seafood can be eaten.

Krabi has many beautiful islands and national parks, the most famous of which is Phi Phi Island, where the famous movie “Beach” was filmed.

The water quality of Krabi is very suitable for diving, especially near the coastal islands. In addition to diving, Krabi is also loved by modern Spider-Man-there are said to be 460 rock climbing routes here. The limestone cliffs on the Na Mao coast of Panya are the most ideal place for rock climbing, and many professional companies provide rock climbing facilities and training.

Travel Tips

1. If you are good at English, Thailand’s self-help tour is more convenient and safe than that in China. Thais on the island are kind, honest and helpful. As long as you are good at communication, you can certainly have a good time.

2. Try to bring US dollars in cash. The exchange rate of RMB is very low. In some places, there is no RMB quotation at all, or Thai baht is used.

3. Remember to find a waterproof bag for underwater shooting, otherwise you will regret your whole life.

4. Thailand’s mosquitoes are too severe. You must bring anti-mosquito liquid. I returned home for a week and the bitten place is still itchy.

Krabi is like a village girl who does not apply fine and handsome powder.

This sentence is the best portrayal of Krabi. It is not commercial here, it is simple everywhere. Even hotels or tourist salesrooms give you a special feeling of kindness.

The journey of Krabi

The time was too short. I met a family of Chinese tourists, a couple, the woman’s parents, plus a son, and five of them traveled on AirAsia. They said they would stay in Krabi for 2 months, 2 months, 2 months! ! ! What a concept! ! ! Envy to speechless.

So if you have time, stay in Krabi more. You can do nothing, sleep until you wake up naturally every day, then go shopping, go to the beach in a daze, watch Bikini beauties, climb mountains and step on the waves. There is no more comfortable life than this.

Arrive on December 13, 2013 and stay in Krabi Town.

It takes about 40 minutes from the airport to Krabi Town. Take a shuttle bus, 90 baht per person, and take a taxi, 350 baht. It’s just that shuttle bus needs to wait for a while, then when it arrives at the assembly point in Krabi Town, it will put you down first, continue to go to Onan, and then change cars to take you to the hotel, which is also very convenient.

The driver will help you carry your luggage to the car.

Hotel: Dee Andaman Hotel Pool Bar)

Booking is on special offer, 360-night queen bed room with small balcony, which is very comfortable. The hotel also has a swimming pool, but the swimming pool is closed at 8 pm.

The room hasn’t been cleaned out, so take a walk around and take photos by the way.

A person’s room is very pleasant, but the lights in the room are very dim at night and there are few TV channels.

WiFi is available only in the public area of the lobby

It is especially Thai-style.

In the evening, I had dinner in a Thai restaurant and had two friends whom Krabi had just met. Taste authentic Thai cuisine and Dongyingong soup is delicious. It is said that this is a shop that many local people will patronize, and few foreigners know about it.

I stared at the gecko in the toilet for a long time. He did not move. I thought it was fake. . Who knows, when I’m done, he’s gone. . .

The reason for posting this one. . Because I went to the wrong men’s room. . Fortunately, there was no one that night. . My thinking still stays in the domestic farmhouse entertainment, often the toilet does not distinguish between men and women. In Thailand, I have a particularly good impression, that is, no matter where the toilets are, they are very clean, with toilet paper and no peculiar smell. People still attach great importance to this aspect of hygiene ~

I ate too much and went out to visit the night market in Krabi Town.

Who knows this fruit?

The small basin friends are performing musical instruments. It seems that they are all disabled and work on their own.

Spiderman!

There were also people singing on the stage.

Mini pineapple

Return with a full load, planning to return to the hotel to destroy

12-14. Before going abroad, I booked an ElephantTrekking from the website of going abroad (www.chuguoqu.com).

(http://www.chuguoqu.com/line/product-2327), 2 hours, 8: 30 a.m., the driver came to pick me up. Pull all your luggage and when the trip is over, take me to the hotel in Onan. Even the travelling expenses to Onan are left, hoho ~

At first, I only dared to stand so far.

The following is a large number of pictures of riding elephants. This is a village where elephants are raised in an era. Elephants are like their family members. Elephants take five baths and sleep for five hours every day. This special way of riding gives villagers extra income. However, they will never beat or scold their family members and will always take care of them carefully. My elephant lady was indeed full of temper. As soon as she went out, she was unwilling to leave. All kinds of cheating, begging for bananas, and begging for nothing, as long as she searched the grass everywhere for food. So guide simply came down from the elephant and took various photos for me.

Simply get down from the seat and put all kinds of pose on the elephant’s broad back.

Look, she is looking for food. . .

Feed her leaves

My little green frog is on the scene again.

19-year-old guide. . Only 19 years old! ! !

Mantis found on elephant hair, what a harmonious world.

I’m rummaging around, this little glutton.

Began to be attacked by mosquitoes. . . Be sure to bring mosquito dew. . .

I started to make boring phone calls, and I blamed this food for being high.

Looking up, you can see tens of meters of big trees in the sky.

Other people’s elephants. . Seemingly older, why do you have purple dots on your body? So far, we have not understood it.

After riding the elephant, you can finally be rewarded with bananas.

The small houses in the village began to visit.

Guide, who took photos for me and showed me around the village, I’m sorry I can’t remember your name. I’m really enthusiastic. I took photos for me and brought me to dinner at noon.

Banana leaves eaten by elephants

Ponds in the village can raise fish.

Rubber tree

Ma Ma took her little basin friends to take a bath. This is the river on which they live. The laundry, the bath and the dishes are all here.

Little basin friends who are playing with little crabs

My little basin friend has been staring at me.

At noon, a wonderful restaurant, like his name, was like entering a tropical botanical garden.

Dundun Dongyingong Decoction

Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach

Thanks also to the sponsorship of the Youduo Prize-Holiday Inn for its 2-night stay. This hotel is really great!

Located on the white beach of Ao Nang Beach on the coast of Thailand, the hotel is a spectacular boutique resort hotel with rooms leading to a large free-form swimming pool. Surrounded by stunning tropical views, the Holiday Inn Resort Krabi hotel features deluxe rooms with private terraces.

Unbeatable beauty

The pool closes at 8 p.m., but. . I still went into the water and played secretly.

Tripod selfie. . Overexposure

Another pool in the hotel

Coming out of the hotel, opposite the beach, you can watch the sunset. . It is said that sunrise can be seen, but obviously. . I can’t get up

Bare-hipped child

Tripod selfie. . The novice can only reach this level.

But it is really difficult to capture jumping photos. . .

It was getting dark and the lights were on.

Hotel Restaurant

IPHONE Find Someone to Shoot

The hotel dinner was great, and the chef’s name was even better, OH ~

Finally, I saw my friends from China, chicken movement.

12-15, also on the website of going abroad (www.chuguoqu.com), booked a one-day tour of the four islands.

(http://www.chuguoqu.com/line/product-2326)

In the morning, I had breakfast in the restaurant. Birds flew in and threw some bread crumbs. I had a good meal.

First of all, get on the two cars that pick us up.

Finally saw the long tail boat this statue

This is the speedboat we are taking. The waves are not big, so we basically don’t need to take seasickness medicine, if you don’t get carsick at ordinary times.

The first island, Bamboo Island, is incredibly blue

Only selfie feet

Put the camera on a branch in the distance.

A man who passed by couldn’t watch it. He offered whether to take a picture or not. He was too kind and shed tears.

It’s still early to return to the ship. Find Xiao Hei to take a picture

Viking Cave? My literal translation

Foreign handsome pot, really good figure oh ~ ~ ~

His date. . . Is this a model? ? ?

Living starfish, Xiao Hei, catch it for us and show it to us. It will be put back into the sea soon.

Snorkeling

PP Island, the island is very small, should it be small PP? Many resorts are under construction

Rian, a Thai child on board, was born and raised in the United States. He either ate or slept. It was very pleasant.

The second day early in the morning, will leave Krabi, Krabi, extremely not to give up, but will definitely come again!

Bangkok BKK

The Last Dinner of Dongyingong Soup

There is still the money left. Don’t worry. Naturally, many duty-free shops can spend it after passing the security check.

Krabi is over, thank you for watching!

Extraordinary holidays to Thailand on the 10th (Bangkok + Chiang Mai + Pai District + Phuket Island + Phi Phi Island)

On November 20, 2014, I watched that all the busy things this year would come to an end. I wanted to go to Thailand for a walk. It was not very expensive to check air tickets online. Just look at the strategy online, choose the places you want to go most, make a good itinerary, and book three air tickets for Thailand (Shanghai-Bangkok, Chiang Mai-Phuket Island, Phuket Island-Shanghai). Get a visa, book a hotel and make all preparations to start my trip to Thailand.

Overview of itinerary:

(1) The first stop is Bangkok (arrived on the evening of December 10, 2014-left on the evening of December 11, 2014). On the morning of December 11, 2014, I strolled near the Imperial Power Duty-free Shop, then I checked my luggage at South China Peng Railway Station and visited the Grand Palace in the afternoon. Take the water bus to return to Huanan Peng Railway Station and take the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. (2) The second stop is Chiang Mai (arrived on the morning of December 12, 2014-left on the morning of December 14, 2014). After checking in on December 12, 2014, the inn went through the check-in formalities and wandered around the ancient city of Tapeimen. Go to the fruit market to buy fruit and go back to the inn to rest. In the afternoon, wander around the ancient city, looking for a place to do fish spa and Thai massage. On December 13, 2014, I rented a motorcycle and took a trip to Chiang Mai University. In the afternoon, the motorcycle rode to Shuanglong Temple on the top of the mountain, and then went back to the city to stroll around the shopping malls in Chiang Mai. At night, I arrived at the south gate of the ancient city and went to Chiang Mai Gate Night Market. (3) The third stop, Pai District (arrived on the morning of December 14, 2014-left on the morning of December 16, 2014), arrived in Pai District on December 14, 2014 by 3-hour Mini Bus from Chiang Mai. After lunch in Mari Pai Resort, I rented a motorcycle in the town in the afternoon, then went to the Yellow Cabin, watched the sunset in the Grand Canyon of Pai District, returned to the town in the evening, and had dinner and went to the night market of Pai District. On December 15, 2014, Mari Pai Resort had breakfast and traveled around Pai District on a motorcycle. Main Attractions: Pink Cabin, Yunlai, Chinese Village Character, Waterfall, Flower Sea, Elephant Camp, World War II Memorial Bridge, Strawberry Garden, Yellow Cabin.

(4) The fourth stop, Phuket Island (arrived on the evening of December 16, 2014-left on the morning of December 18, 2014), returned to Chiang Mai from Pai District by Mini Bus on the morning of December 16, 2014 and flew to Phuket Island at 14:20 p.m. Arrive at Phuket Island at 16:25 and take Mini Bus to Padong. On December 17, 2014, a motorcycle was rented at the gate of the hotel to ride on the west coastline of Phuket Island, Patong Front Beach, Little Karen Beach, Karen Beach and Kata Beach. In the evening, I went to the hotel and waited for a pick-up to see the goddess (5) The fifth stop Phi Phi Island (arrived on the afternoon of December 18, 2014-left at noon on December 19, 2014, returned to Phuket Island, and took a plane from Phuket Island to Shanghai) on December 18, 2014, the hotel and other docks were transported to the docks and arrived at Phi Phi Island by ship. In the afternoon, I strolled around the hotel on Phi Phi Island and had afternoon tea on the island. On the morning of December 18, 2014, I went to the seaside to watch the sunrise, took photos at the seaside in the morning, arrived at the dock after lunch, and returned to Phuket Island by ship. Take Mini Bus back to Patong, eat seafood dinner, go to the shopping mall to buy special products, return to the hotel where I stayed a few days ago, and wait for the booked airport pick-up. Arrived at the airport at 11 o’clock and returned to Shanghai by plane at 2 o’clock in the morning.

Prepare air tickets before the trip 1) The flights from Shanghai to Bangkok and Phuket Island to Shanghai are all special fares booked from the official website of Chunqiu Airlines, with round-trip air tickets per capita of 2510RMB. Thailand’s domestic flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket Island are booked from Bangkok Airlines’ official website, which is a little cheaper than the price of domestic websites. As long as there is a credit card that has been paid in US dollars and has expired for more than half a year, the ticket price is 630RMB/person. 2) Visa Thailand visa is very easy to handle, can land visa, can also go to the Thai consulate to handle. When landing visa arrived at the Thai airport, he brought his return air ticket and 2-inch photos, filled in the application form, and handed in 1100 Thai baht to do a good job. One of my colleagues went to Chiang Mai landing visa. The first time we went to Thailand, we didn’t dare to land visa when we were a little worried. The * * company we found directly on Taobao mailed passports and photos in the past and sent them back in a week at a total cost of 250RMB/person. 3) The hotel shall plan the accommodation according to the itinerary, book the hotel on agoda and booking, and print out two copies of the order with you. When checking in, give it to them and they will soon understand your intention and do a good job in your check-in. The other one is kept for later use to prevent forgetting the name and address of the hotel and finding the way back to the hotel. Most of the rooms booked by the hotel were rooms of about 300RMB, which cost a total of 3500RMB B.4). The train tickets for Bangkok-Chiang Mai were found on the Internet. The online search strategy found that there were sellers on Taobao who could purchase them on their behalf, tell him their passport number and name, and the hotel’s travel itinerary sent them to the sellers, who would express the train tickets to the hotel. When we arrive at the hotel in Bangkok and check in, the front desk will give us an envelope with train tickets. At that time, we all forgot about this matter, which was full of surprises and accidents. The total amount of train tickets is 405RMB (771 Thai baht on the upper berth is about 154RMB, 841 Thai baht on the lower berth is about 168RMB, and the seller’s service fee is 80RMB). Of course, train tickets can also be bought at Thailand’s railway station by ourselves. We were just worried that we could not buy berth tickets, so we found a substitute. 5) Tickets Phuket Island to Phi Phi Island’s tickets are also purchased on Taobao’s behalf. After placing the order, they will send a website to let you fill in your personal information and hotel information, and then there will be a pick-up service to the dock. I feel that Thailand’s pick-up and drop-off service is very good. Mini Bus is very punctual. Just arrive at the hotel lobby on time and wait, costing 143RMB/person. 6) Tickets for the Transvestite Show the Goddess Transvestite Show on Phuket Island was also ordered by the same seller found on Taobao. There is also a pick-up service, which is very convenient and worry-free. You don’t need to find it yourself to pick you up after watching the show and then send you back to the hotel. It costs 89RMB/person 7) to exchange money. Our Thai baht was exchanged at the Bank of China, but we had to make an appointment in advance. A total of 6000RMB was exchanged for 30,900 Thai baht, and then we brought some RMB. In fact, all the money was not spent after playing. The rest was replaced at Pudong Airport, but the rest was not as cost-effective as replacing it in Thailand. The exchange rate between RMB and Thai baht is about 5.1 in China and 4.66 in Thailand. It is relatively cost-effective to exchange money in China when going out, but there will not be much more. There are many places in Thailand where money can be exchanged, including streets and alleys, subway stations, etc. Just like our newsstands, it is also very convenient to exchange money. 8) The phone card can buy a Thai Happy card online at 48RMB in China, and can be used after being installed in Thailand and activated by the mobile phone. Dial the international telephone 1 Thai baht and send unlimited 3G traffic within the previous week. It is very convenient to go out and check Google Maps on the route, and it is enough to send photos on the road. During the 10 days we played, we only charged 100 Thai baht. All convenience stores have prepaid cards, so you can ask the clerk for help if you can’t recharge. 9) Travel itinerary and strategy book air tickets and hotels. When you are free at night, look at other people’s travel notes and strategies and plan your own playing methods. Before leaving, make travel itinerary and print it out, and put it in a bag with the printed copy of hotel air ticket information, so that all preparations are almost sufficient.

(1) Bangkok, the first stop, is the capital of Thailand, the largest city in Thailand, and also the important place of Buddhist culture in Thailand. There are more than 400 Buddhist temples, large and small, scattered all over Bangkok. Bangkok used to be a fishing village, but it gradually developed into such a big city, especially after World War II. In the center of Bangkok, there is a Chao Phraya River (some maps are marked with the Zhaopiye River) that runs through the north and south of Bangkok, dividing Bangkok into east and west parts. The main scenic spots in Bangkok are around the Grand Palace and the business circle in the center of Siam.

Bangkok transportation: There are two BTS light rails, an MRT subway, public buses, two cars, tutu cars, motorcycles, and water Bus crossing the Chao Phraya River.

Bangkok South China Peng Railway Station

Bangkok Water Bus

bus of Bangkok

Bangkok tutu

Bangkok Taxi

We started from Shanghai Pudong Airport at 13: 10 p.m. and flew for more than four hours. We arrived at Suwannabe International Airport in Bangkok at 17: 15 p.m. Starting from Shanghai, it was still winter. When I approached Bangkok slowly, I felt the temperature was rising on the plane, and then I changed my summer clothes before getting off the plane. At present, more and more Chinese are visiting Thailand. The signs at Bangkok Airport are basically in Chinese and English, so they will not be lost when getting off the plane, and they can go through customs smoothly after following the signs. Before going out of the customs, check your passport, visa and entry form. If you have nothing to do on the plane, fill in the entry form so as not to be in a hurry when going out of the customs. The first thing to do when I come out of the customs to take my luggage is to activate the Happy card, install the card into the mobile phone, and receive the activated short message after turning on the phone, so that 3G network will be available, and some will not worry about surfing the Internet while others will not worry. Then find the place where the clock is located to adjust the time, but later it was found that the mobile phone would adjust the time by itself when there was a network. The time in Bangkok, Thailand was more than an hour later than Beijing time. The hotel we booked is in Phaya thai, which is very close to the Imperial Power Duty-free Store. It is directly connected from the airport by the red line of the Airport Express and is the terminal. The Airport Express is also very easy to find. On the B1 floor of the airport, there are also automatic ticket vending machines and manual ticket selling, which are the same as those in China. The ticket price is 45 Thai baht per person. Thailand’s subway is very quiet. People basically don’t talk loudly and communicate loudly. The subway is not very crowded and no one grabs seats. The station announcement is in Thai and English. Listen carefully and you should not take the wrong station. Google Maps is still easy to use abroad. After getting off the subway, enter the hotel name and navigate to find the hotel we booked soon. Go to the hotel front desk, show our printed order, and check in soon. Then when we want to go upstairs, the front desk brings us an envelope. We just remembered that this is the Bangkok-Chiang Mai train ticket that we booked online.

The clay figurines in front of our hotel have seen such lovely and vivid sculptures in many places.

I came out in the evening to find a place to have a meal. When I first arrived in Bangkok, I was nervous and did not dare to walk too far. I went shopping in the street near the hotel. The shopping malls and shops here leave work earlier, and most of them close at 8 o’clock. Then I found a food stall with an English brand. The waiter could speak a little English and ordered a few dishes casually. It was not very expensive and cost 210 Thai baht, but the taste of the food was a little far from what we could accept. After dinner, go to the nearby convenience stores to buy something to drink. Toothpaste is especially abundant in what, whether in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. Seven Eleven’s convenience stores can be seen everywhere in the streets and alleys, and sometimes several families can be seen, but not as many as Seven Eleven’s.

The next day I got up and went to the vicinity of the Imperial Power Duty-free Shop and had breakfast by the way. Bangkok’s Imperial Power Duty-free Shop is really quite large, the size of two football fields. As we went too early and did not open the door, we stroll around the periphery.

Bangkok Imperial Power Duty-free Shop is said to be the size of two football fields.

Roadside cold drink sellers and disorganized cables

Roadside Breakfast Shop, Breakfast Only 30 Thai Baht/Serve

After checking out at the hotel, I want to go to South China Peng Railway Station to deposit my things and then go to the Grand Palace. We are on the 6 p.m. train, so we have plenty of time. We started from Phayathai Light Rail Station, took BTS Sukun Yi Line to Siam, changed to BTS Shilong Line to Saladaeng, and then took MRT subway to South China Peng Railway Station from Shilong Passage to Silom. The transfer of Bangkok’s two light rails in Siam is on the same floor, that is, from the BTS Sukun Yi line, you can go directly to the opposite side to take the BTS is the Long line, and you don’t need to go up and down the stairs. This feels more humanized and saves a lot of time for the transfer people. At first, when we arrived at Siam Station, we were a little confused by the instructions on the sign. While hesitating, a Thai girl came up and asked us if we needed help. She spoke English very well and told us how to change to BTS and MRT. First, we had to go to Saladaeng to leave the station and then return to Silom to change. During the later journey, we also met several people who took the initiative to show us the way. I felt that Thais were very friendly to foreign tourists and would take the initiative to help people I didn’t know. Even if I didn’t understand the language, I would smile and respond. The BTS of Pietai-Saladen is 28 Thai baht/person, and it is 18 Thai baht/person for MRT subway of Long-South China Peng Railway Station.

Bangkok South China Peng Railway Station

Arriving at South China Peng Railway Station, save your luggage and take Bus 53 to the Grand Palace. From Google Map, it took us only 15 minutes to get to the Grand Palace from South China Peng Railway Station. In fact, it took us about 50 minutes to get there. The road was very congested and we thought we had taken the wrong route. However, Route 53 just passes through Chinatown, and it is also good to visit Chinatown by the way. It took a long time for Chinatown to turn out. It is just a prosperous and crowded area. You can see all kinds of old shops with traditional Chinese hanging. Many shops, such as gold, medicine, tea and groceries, are close to each other. However, the shops are relatively old and seem to have a history of hundreds of years.

The Grand Palace is located on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is a palace complex built after the old palace in the old capital city. The gate is guarded by guards and next to the Jade Buddha Temple. In order to enter the Grand Palace, there is a requirement for dress. Suspenders, shorts, sandals, etc. are not allowed. You need to rent them at the door. Tickets are 500 Thai baht per person. It was already over 2: 00 p.m. when we tossed and turned to the Grand Palace. It was too late to return to South China before 5: 00 p.m. and we didn’t go in even if we had to rent clothes and shoes.

Coming out of the Grand Palace, take the water bus to the nearby dock to reach the vicinity of River City, have lunch + dinner at River City Shopping Center, and then walk back to South China Peng Railway Station. Bangkok’s water bus is also quite convenient, with fast speed and no traffic jam, and the scenery on both sides is also good. The water bus stops along both sides of the Zhaopiye River. Each stop stops for no more than 5 minutes, and passengers can get on and off the shore, with only 40 Thai baht per person.

Scenery on both sides of Chao Phraya River

Scenery on both sides of Chao Phraya River

Inside Bus on Water

Take the Water Bus and disembark near River City Mall.

River City Resturant

During the period from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, we chose the train and wanted to experience what the train sleeper in Thailand was like, and we could save one night’s accommodation money. The architectural style of Peng Railway Station in South China is ancient and has lasting appeal, much like the railway station seen in the past movies. The train goes directly into the hall without complicated security checks and ticket checks. Passengers can get on the train freely one hour in advance. The conductor usually checks the tickets after the train starts. Sleeper carriages are also quite special. The lower berth is two opposite hard seats, which can accommodate people during the day and can be changed into a sleeper for two people at night. Moreover, the sleeper has curtains, which can be pulled up without losing privacy when sleeping. Trains are also more interesting. They always stop and go. Like buses, they stop at a small station. The conductor was very busy all night, making the bed and running to open the door to pick up the passengers. The conductor of our carriage, while making the bed, said to us in Chinese: busy, busy! The people around him burst out laughing.

(2) Chiang Mai, the second stop, is Thailand’s second largest city and is known as the Rose of Northern Thailand. However, compared with Bangkok, it is quiet, easy to relax and slow-paced, and the price is not very expensive. It is very suitable for permanent vacation. It was once Teresa Teng’s favorite city. Chiang Mai is centered on the ancient city. The ancient city and its surroundings are prosperous areas. The ancient city of Chiang Mai is not big. It is a square ancient city less than 2 kilometers long, surrounded by intermittent city walls. The Tapeimen in the east is the most well preserved. We live near Tapeimen. The periphery of the ancient city is a moat, and both sides are covered with green space and ancient trees, forming a very good scenery line. There are many fish in the moat, and some are big and fat. People often sit on the river to feed the fish. There are many antique pagodas and temples in the ancient city. You can see that Buddhist culture is the most popular here when you meet one place not far away. I was most impressed by Shuanglong Temple on Sutie Mountain to the west of the ancient city and Qingyun Temple to the north of the ancient city.

We wandered on the train for 14 hours and arrived in Chiang Mai at 8: 30 a.m. The next day (December 12, 2014). Coming out of the railway station, I took a double car to the ancient city. There were many double cars parked outside the railway station. The price of each car was different. A double car could take about 6 people. Talk about the price with the soliciting person, tell you the address you want to go, and when others have enough, he will take you to the place you want to go. Two cars cost 50 Thai baht per person. We went to the inn in the ancient city to check in and went out to have breakfast and stroll beside the Tapet Gate. Then I saw on the map that there was a fruit wholesale market in the eastern corner of the ancient city. I wandered around and bought a lot of fruits. The fruits were quite cheap here. I bought a lot of fruits at 40RMB. Finally, when I left Chiang Mai, the papaya was not eliminated and was given to the driver who drove us when I left.

Chiang Mai Tapeimen

The prosperous section of Chiang Mai’s ancient city is the street opposite Tapemen. Walk along this street for 40 minutes to reach the west gate of the ancient city. On the road, you will pass Chadiron Temple and Pasin Temple near the west gate. When I came to Thailand, I wanted to try Fish Spa very much. I couldn’t find it on the Internet for half a day. I happened to have one in a small shop near Pashin Temple. I got my wish and worked Fish Spa 100 Thai baht per person for 20 minutes. After visiting Pasin Temple, I was tired. There was a Lila Thai massage in this street, which was authentic and not very expensive. The waiters inside could basically speak some Chinese. They were basically trained in Chinese. There were many Chinese who went to the massage. After 2 hours of Thai massage, I felt comfortable all over, especially after several big moves by the masseur. I was also drunk. Thai massage was 550 Thai baht.

Chiang Mai is a city where motorcycles “run rampant”. Motorcycles can pass through vehicles and even occupy lanes at will. Therefore, it is the most convenient way to wander around the city and ride motorcycles. You are not afraid of traffic jams and can go wherever you want. There are many motorcycle rental places in the city, about 200 Thai baht 24 hours a day. You don’t need a driver’s license, so you can get out of here with simple training. Of course, you need to pay a deposit or press your passport in the rental place. Motorcycle rental is very popular in Pai District. Many foreign tourists choose to rent motorcycles. Moreover, some large shopping malls also have motorcycle parking lots. Many motorcycles are parked below, which is very spectacular. On the second day in Chiang Mai, I also experienced a motorcycle tour around the ancient city of Chiang Mai. I rode a motorcycle to Chiang Mai University, Shuanglong Temple on Sutie Mountain, and went to the weekend night market on the south gate of the ancient city at night. I didn’t return the motorcycle until I left on the morning of the third day. However, we need to find a good gas station before renting a motorcycle. Before we come out, the fuel tank is filled up. When we come back at night, we need to fill up and return the car. It took half a day to find the gas station. The gas station is located in the southeast corner of the ancient city. On the street outside the east gate of the ancient city, 50 Thai baht of oil can be enough to run for one day.

Chiang Mai University is the only university in Chiang Mai and the first university in northern Thailand. Its campus is very large and beautiful. It is open to the public for sightseeing. When we went, it was the graduation season of the university. Many people dressed in academic uniforms took pictures of graduation photo, especially the girls dressed beautifully and brought professional photographers to take pictures. It was obvious that they attached great importance to this. Before we came, we saw that tickets were charged to Chiang Mai University and we had to take sightseeing bus for sightseeing. However, when we went, we didn’t see the place where tickets were charged. We went in directly by motorcycle. We took a motorcycle to the university and made a turn. No one stopped us.

Lake of Chiang Mai University

A Scene of Chiang Mai University Campus

The road to Shuanglong Temple is quite exciting. It is also worthwhile to ride a motorcycle all the way up the mountain and see a panoramic view of Chiang Mai City on the mountain of Shuanglong Temple. We rode slowly when we went up the mountain, reaching the mountain in 40 minutes, faster when we went down the mountain, and reaching the bottom of the mountain in 20 minutes. When going down the mountain, the internal test near the road is rather cold, so it is better to wear a coat, otherwise your arms will feel numb with cold when riding a motorcycle.

The Shuanglong Temple on the Plain Paste

Performance in Shuanglong Temple

In the evening, I went to Chiang Mai Weekend Night Market outside the south gate of the ancient city. The night market was very prosperous. There were many vendors who set up stalls and bought all kinds of novel and fun things, food, play and clothing. Linglang had everything everywhere. I have never seen so many night markets. There are so many people. People from all over the world come to Chiang Mai to travel. People walk next to people, especially the Chinese. Chinese tourists in different dialects can be heard in two steps. Moreover, the night market was very long and did not come to an end after walking for a long time. Later, we simply gave up and returned halfway through.

Chiang Mai Night Market

Chiang Mai Weekend Night Market

Chiang Mai Weekend Night Market

(3) The third stop is Pai District. Pai District is a fairy tale town hidden deep in the mountains. It is quiet and full of fairy tale color. The roads in Pai District are winding and undulating, and there are not many tourists and vehicles. Travelers can ride motorcycles around Pai District and see all kinds of beautiful scenery in Pai District. Pai District is 130 kilometers away from Chiang Mai and can be reached by Mini Bus, but the mountain road takes 3 hours, usually 150 Thai baht per seat. There is a small airport in Pai District. You can also take a small plane to Pai District. It is said that it will take an hour and a half.

The ticket we booked was booked at a travel agency near Tapeimen, the ancient city of Chiang Mai, at a fare of 180 Thai baht per person. When booking, tell them the hotel they stayed in and the departure time. It is very convenient for the driver to pick them up at the hotel on time. The mountain road from Chiang Mai to Pai District is very dangerous and winding. Generally, cars like Mini Bus or public transportation like two cars travel through the mountains. Larger buses are difficult to pass here. Some people have also seen people riding motorcycles in the past, but it is more dangerous. It is easy to have accidents when mountain roads turn around. It can be said that our 3-hour drive is basically turning. People with carsickness had better take carsickness medicine first, or get on the bus and go to bed, otherwise they will not be able to stand it. Compared with the 18th bend of the mountain road on the other side of Yunnan, it is really nothing.

We started from Chiang Mai at 8 a.m. and arrived in Pai District at more than 11 noon. Mini Bus took us to the front of a travel agency in Pai District Town. Then we got off and bought tickets back to Chiang Mai there. The inn we booked was Mari Pai Resort, the resort with swing trees. When I first arrived in Pai District, I didn’t know my specific location in what. I asked the girl in the travel agency for help and called our inn to pick us up to the past.

Mari Pai Resort)

Mari Pai Resort)

The staff of Maribai County Resort were very friendly and came to pick us up soon after receiving the phone call, and the owner of the resort spoke fluent Chinese. The resort swing tree was seen as early as the strategy, and both of them were excited. There are two kinds of guest rooms in the resort, one is a car room and the other is a cabin. We live in a cabin. There is a small swing in front of the cabin and there are two cane chairs in front of the cabin. You can enjoy the cool air here in the afternoon and lie down at night to see the stars all over the sky. It is very pleasant to live here.

At noon, I will walk around the resort and then have lunch at the restaurant in the resort. The price is not very expensive either. In the afternoon, let the people from the resort drive us to the town to rent motorcycles. There are several places where motorcycles can be rented in Pai District. The price is about the same as that in Chiang Mai, which is 200 Thai baht/day. Rent a motorcycle, refill it and go straight to the yellow hut we want to go to.

I came out of the yellow hut and headed straight for Pai District Grand Canyon to see the sunset in the canyon, but when we ran to the mountain, it was already late and the sun had already set. Pai Canyon is not very large and is nothing compared with the canyons in China, but you can see the panoramic view of Pai Canyon from there. The road on the top of the canyon is very narrow, and it is all dirt roads. Below it is a cliff, which makes people dizzy and soft. If you go too far along the dirt road, try to return to the mountain before dark, because there is no light on the mountain that is more dangerous.

Yellow Cottage

Yellow Cottage

Pai District Grand Canyon

Pai District has a night market every night, and many local people come here to set up stalls. Compared with the night market in Chiang Mai, the night market in Pai District is not very crowded, there is no bustling crowd, and it is very suitable for relaxing and wandering. The night market here is also very prosperous, with all kinds of clothes, ornaments and food, as well as singers who come here to promote their albums. I also don’t know where these vendors came from. I came to see this street again the next morning. The vendors’ stalls disappeared without a trace. It is also good to drink coffee in small shops on the roadside and see tourists passing by. It is also good to spend the night in such a quiet small town. In the evening, I met two acquaintances who set up stalls in the night market. One was a little girl from a travel agency who helped us buy return tickets when she came. She set up a stall to buy clothes at the gate of the store. The other is the aunt who helped us to rent a car and a motorcycle. She started the tea egg business at the door. This kind of plot makes people feel very interesting, and also makes people sigh with emotion how open the free market in Pai District is. It is estimated that it has long been suppressed by the urban management in China. It is really happy not to be harassed by the urban management.

Pai District Night Market

Pai District Night Market

Pai District Night Market

Pai District Night Market

Pai District Night Market-Niu Mowang Herbal Tea

Starting from Mari Pai Resort at 9 o’clock the next morning, I started to travel around Pai District, passing through Pink Cottage, China Village, Yunlai, Waterfall, Flower Sea, Elephant Camp, World War II Memorial Bridge, Strawberry Garden and Yellow Cottage. Then I returned to the town at night and dropped my motorcycle and went to the night market again.

Mari Pai Resort was foggy in the morning

Yunlai Viewing Platform

Yunlai Viewing Platform

Yunlai Viewing Platform

On a path from the cloud to the waterfall, there were few cars and it was quiet.

On a path from the clouds to the waterfall

On the way, I met a Pai MountainResturant)

Tree House Resturant)

Tree House Resturant)

Flower Sea

Elephants in Elephant Camp

World War II Memorial Bridge

World War II Memorial Bridge

Strawberry garden

Strawberry garden

I can’t remember the name of a hotel on the way.

Finally, he returned to the town, ate and returned the car.

(4) The fourth stop is Phuket Island

Phuket Island is located in the south of Thailand and is the largest island in Thailand. There are many beaches on the seaside of Phuket Island. The sea water is blue and the beaches are soft. It is a tourist resort. Tourists from Phuket Island are mainly concentrated in Patong Beach, Kata Beach and Karen Beach, the western beaches of Phuket Island. Patong Beach has the largest number of tourists, mainly because it is located in Patong Business District. At the same time, Phuket Island is also a transit point to the surrounding islands. Most of the islands such as Phi Phi Island and Emperor Island go to Phuket Island first and then pass through the dock of Phuket Island.

Phuket Island has Phuket International Airport, and planes from all countries can reach Phuket Island directly. However, the airport on Phuket Island is relatively small, similar to some medium-sized railway stations in China. From the airport to Patong, you can take the airport bus or Mini Bus. Mini Bus is faster and can take you to the gate of the hotel. You can see the ticket office of Mini Bus from the airport. If you have enough tickets, you can leave. Mini Bus goes to Patong at 180 baht/person. The place where we live is near Jungceylon in Patong. It takes more than an hour to get there by Mini Bus. However, this Mini Bus will sell you the route. The bus will pull us halfway to a travel agency and let us get off the bus to do travel consultation inside. A group of middle-aged women rushed up and asked one by one if they wanted to book the route. We were not allowed to get on the bus until everyone who got off the bus had questioned us. This kind of thing has been seen many times in China, and it is not unusual. It is said that when the itinerary is booked, we will be released.

You can also rent a motorcycle to play in Phuket Island. You can travel around the beach one by one. There are roads along the beach. Renting motorcycles on Phuket Island is not very expensive either, between 200 and 300 Thai baht, but it is very convenient for Phuket Island to refuel motorcycles on Phuket Island. Many car rental stores or car repair doors have petrol bottles for refueling motorcycles, usually 30 Thai baht/bottle. On the night when I first arrived in Phuket, I saw these glass bottles of various colors and thought they were champagne or drinks from what, because there were many places on the street. I almost had a bottle to drink. After renting a car and adding oil once, I felt a cold sweat for my own ideas.

Patong Beach

Patong beach

Patong beach

Karen Beach

Karen Beach

Karen Beach

Karen Beach

Kata Beach

Kata Beach

Kata Beach

(5) The fifth stop Phi Phi Island, Phi Phi Island is located 48 kilometers southeast of Phuket Island and is one of Thailand’s National Marine Parks. The sea water on Phi Phi Island is clear and emerald green. It looks beautiful on sunny days. There are ships destined for Phi Phi Island from the eastern dock of Phuket Island in the morning and afternoon, and there are also ships returning in the morning and afternoon. There are 4 shifts from 8: 00 a.m. to 3: 00 p.m. from Phuket dock, and 2 shifts from Phi Phi Island to Phuket Island at 9: 00 and 14: 00 p.m. The tickets we booked were also booked online in advance. There was a hotel pick-up service. The total number of round-trip tickets was 143RMB/person.

The hotel we booked is in the northern part of Phi Phi Island, even the boat under Lantong Beach. Few people disembarked from here and few people came to the northern part. Generally, after boarding the ship, everyone will stick a round sticker of different colors, which represents that you arrive at different docks on Phi Phi Island. When you arrive, someone will come and call you off the ship. What was unexpected was that the clerk who came to pick us up from our hotel was on the boat. He recognized us through the round sticker, took us off the boat and took us to the hotel.

On the day I went to Phi Phi Island, the weather was not very good. It was gloomy and windy. The ship was bumpy. I felt seasickness for the first time. At first, we were sitting outside the second floor of the cabin, blowing the sea breeze. Later, it was too cold, so we went to the front row of the cabin downstairs to stay for a while. After a while, we felt dizzy and nauseous, and our foreheads were sweating. We ran upstairs and returned to the outside for a long time before recovering.

Pier at Tonsai Bay, Phi Phi Island

The next day the weather cleared up, and at first glance the turquoise sea water made people infatuated.

The fish that was hit ashore by the waves on the coast was dying. Later we put it back to the sea and did not know if it survived.

The Islanders of Phi Phi Island

A father and son at the seaside are more conspicuous. As soon as the child can walk, his father will take him out on a trip alone. He will step on the waves at the seaside and bask in the sun on the beach, which reminds people of the greatness of his father’s love.

Leave the hotel at noon and walk to Lantong Beach Pier in 10 minutes. Take a small boat from here to change to a big boat to Phuket Island.

On the way back from Phi Phi Island to Phuket Island at 2: 00 p.m., I saw another appearance of Phi Phi Island.

At 4:30 p.m., we returned to Phuket Island from Phi Phi Island. We were on the Phuket Island-Shanghai flight at 2:00 a.m. When we went to Phi Phi Island, we left some luggage in the hotel on the other side of Patong. Tickets from the dock to Patong Hotel were booked on board, just as the yellow crew on board were asking if there was any need to book tickets. I returned to Patong, found a place to eat seafood, packed small bags in the shopping mall and bought a bunch of special products, then returned to the hotel to wait for the pick-up at the airport.

Arriving at Phuket Island International Airport is already 11 pm. Phuket Island Airport is relatively small, noisy and crowded. I took Spring and Autumn Airlines, because when I checked in, I had to weigh all my luggage, while Thailand’s things were cheap, and tourists came to buy large quantities of goods. There were many overweight people, causing chaos in the crowd. The airport had no choice but to add an additional counter and even put up a Chinese slogan on the counter saying “Please wait outside the yellow line”, which was not the case at other counters. Let a person think, Chinese people go abroad in such a swarm, doing what is like crowded buses and subways.

Travel Summary

At first, when planning to go to Thailand, there were still some minor worries. First, I was worried that I could not find anywhere I could go because I could not understand the language. Second, I saw the terrorist incident reprinted on the Internet saying that I went to Thailand to play lost or something was robbed, which would happen to me. After returning from Thailand, or the second day in Thailand, I completely dispelled these worries. Because the Thais we met were very friendly, we would offer help when we were confused. Moreover, Thailand is a country where Buddhism is prevalent, and theft is relatively rare. In Chiang Mai, Pai District and Phuket Island, we don’t have to worry about leaving our rented motorcycles outside at night for one night. We don’t even lose our safety helmets when hanging on the motorcycles for one night. Tourists who come here all hang their helmets on the motorcycles and leave. This is unthinkable in our country. It takes an hour to lose bicycles and battery cars.

Also, language is not a big problem either, as long as we can speak a little simple English, because in most restaurants or shopping places we come into contact with, the clerks there can speak a little English, and some even speak Chinese very well. The inns we live in, the places where we rent cars and the places where we buy special products all speak Chinese. After all, there are too many Chinese who come to Thailand to travel. Even when we go to spa clubs, most of their employees can speak Chinese and some have received Chinese training before taking up their posts, so I don’t think language is a big problem. Moreover, on the way to travel, we met several people who could not speak English at all and were also traveling on their own. It seemed that they were also having a good time and did not encounter any big problems in what. What is more interesting is that we met an elder sister who was bargaining with the salesperson in the Chinese pronunciation of foreigners. Perhaps she forgot that she could speak Chinese at this time. Ha ha!

I feel that Thailand is too suitable for young people to travel. I can rent a motorcycle to ride everywhere, and the cost is not too high. The items of food, drink and play are very cheap. Especially in Thailand, there are very few places to collect tickets, and many temples and resorts visited are open free of charge. Even if it is a self-help tour in Thailand, as long as the strategy is well done and the pick-up service is well ordered, you can pick up and drop off anywhere, which is actually as convenient as a group tour. Because Thailand’s pick-up service is now very mature, as long as an appointment is made online, MiniBus drivers will pick you up on time.

In a word, I was quite satisfied with this trip to Thailand and had a good time. The only regret was that I couldn’t dive in time. If you still have the chance to go there several times, go to Phuket Island to dive in water, see the world under the sea in Thailand, or spend a whole day at the seaside. Thailand’s blue sky and blue sea are still memorable and fascinating. In addition, I also want to stay in Pai District for a few more days, stay in the fairy tale world, and fully enjoy my leisure vacation.

Early Morning Alms Not to Be Missed in Chiang Mai

In a world full of material desires and troubles, is what more peaceful than a devout heart? In Chiang Mai, every morning, people spontaneously come to the streets of the ancient city to give alms to monks who come to alms.

Thailand has a very high proportion of people who believe in Buddhism, so people almost always greet each other in a folded way.

Thailand believes in Mahayana Buddhism, and monks do not eat after noon, so they need to go out of the temple every morning to receive alms.

Most of the local people cook their own meals at home and prepare the necessary items for alms to wait for the monks to arrive at their doorsteps.

Many tourists also joined the charity team and could buy wrapped food and water from peddlers at the edge of the ancient city to show their hearts to the monks. Monks will line up and walk slowly. Sometimes the innocent and lovely little novice monks will walk in front.

They carried their bowls to the front of the believers kneeling on the ground, took food, money and other items, then read a scripture for the believers, and then moved on.

The process of giving alms in the morning is very short, but it will make people feel very peaceful.

In the past few days in Chiang Mai, I got up three times in the morning and went to the river to watch alms, experiencing and feeling the peace.

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Chiang Mai Early Morning Alms

Alms at the Moat in Chiang Mai Early Morning

Alms at the Moat in Chiang Mai Early Morning

Alms at the Moat in Chiang Mai Early Morning

Alms at the Moat in Chiang Mai Early Morning

Alms at the Moat in Chiang Mai Early Morning

Alms at the Moat in Chiang Mai Early Morning

Alms at the Moat in Chiang Mai Early Morning

Alms at the Moat in Chiang Mai Early Morning

Riding to Chiang Mai University to Feel the Tranquility

After eating and drinking from the chef’s school, we found a small bicycle rental shop. One person rented a bicycle and was going to ride to Chiang Mai University and Sutie Mountain. Before that, we learned that Chiang Mai University was not too far away in the northwest suburb of Chiang Mai City. We also wanted to experience the feeling of riding a bicycle in a foreign country. Ha ha, so we set off.

Along the way, I stopped riding and filmed while walking. I saw several temples one after another. I didn’t know the name of what. I looked at the map for a while, looked at the road signs for a while, and asked the next way after walking for a while. I was also afraid that there would be problems in the exchange meeting. I found a passer-by who spoke English very well and could speak some Chinese. It seems that the quality of Thais is very high.

The direction of cycling in Thailand is different from that in China. We need to drive on the left. We have not been used to it all the way. We ran to the right after riding. It seems that it is not easy to change a habit. Sometimes I don’t want to stop to take photos, I take the camera in one hand and hold the handle in the other. I ride while taking photos, but most of the films I take are paste. Ha ha

A temple passed by was photographed on a car.

A corner of the ancient city wall riding on a car.

Another temple photographed on a car,

This one was taken by stopping the car.

The ancient city wall photographed on the car still feels quite tasty. If the repair is too new, it will not feel good.

The ancient city wall and moat photographed on the car.

Ride on the car and take photos.

This should be the Buddhist Institute of Chiang Mai University.

It should be the stone table for playing chess on campus.

The environment in the campus is very quiet.

Chiang Mai University is so big that it belongs to an open campus.

Chiang Mai Royal University is a public university in northern Thailand. It was established in 1924 and was initially an agricultural teacher training college.

Chiang Mai Royal University has four campuses. The Royal Chiang Mai University has a Teachers College, a Science and Technology College, a Humanities College, a Science Management College, an Agricultural Science and Technology College, a Continuing Education College, an Asian Population Economy and Technology Research Center and an International College.

A small library at Chiang Mai University

Chiang Mai University offers more than 100 undergraduate, master, doctor and international majors, such as agriculture, chemistry, art, English, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, computer information science, environmental protection, management, marketing, normal disciplines, accounting, architecture and local management.

A heart made of copper and rotten iron.

This is not seen as what Dongdong.

This should be a big ant.

These students should be doing their homework. I didn’t disturb them in the past.

This should be from the art department.

Chiang Mai Lake in Chiang Mai University is a place with a very beautiful environment.

We sat by the lake and had a rest for a long time. I also took many pictures. Unfortunately, the weather was not very good. I heard that it would be beautiful to watch the sunset here if the weather was good.

The campus of Chiang Mai University is towering with ancient trees and lawns like blankets.

The water in Chiang Mai Lake is clear and bottomed out, splashing layers of ripples from time to time.

Chiang Mai University in Thailand is located in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It is the first institution of higher learning in northern Thailand and the first provincial capital university in Thailand. It was established with the approval of His Royal Highness King Bhumibol in January 1964.

There are many college students sitting on the lake bank.

It feels good to sit by the lake and look at the lake bank.

There are several students playing football on the football field.

I feel very good sitting by the lake.

For a long time, I didn’t want to leave.

[Thailand] Flower Seller on Chao Phraya River

Flower Seller on Chao Phraya River

After visiting the Great Emperor, we came to the “Zhaopaiye” dock and took a long tail boat to visit the Chao Phraya River. Chao Phraya River, now no one knows how many spring and autumn years you have flowed through. In the ups and downs of the tide, how many sorrows and how many joys has history performed? However, all this will not sink to the bottom of the river with the passage of time. All this will not leap to the surface with the changes of the times.

In my feeling, the Chao Phraya River is like the Yunhan Milky Way that poured down from nine days in an ancient Chinese poem. This beautiful mother river, dragging Yiyi’s long skirt, crosses through the middle of Bangkok and nurtures Bangkok, a beautiful city, with its sweet milk sweat.

I have seen Thai rice in China. It has long grains, sharp ends and white color. It is cooked into rice and is fragrant, soft, smooth and tender. It enjoys a high reputation in the world market. The Chao Phraya River is the basic guarantee of Thailand’s granary. It is no exaggeration to say that without Chao Phraya River, there would be no world-famous rice in Thailand. How important is the Chao Phraya River in the minds of the Thai people?

The Chao Phraya River is not clear and has deposits from ancient history. Yes, spring breeze and autumn rain, love is not easy, hate is not easy. For many years, the love and hate here have only turned into waves one after another. After a moment of surging and jumping, they finally flow into the sea and return to peace.

The boat had just started when a girl selling flowers came up with dark skin, deep eye sockets, thin and small. She held strings of wreaths of fresh jasmine buds and orchids, symbolizing happiness and good luck. In a flash, the fragrance of flowers on the boat added a romantic exotic flavor.

The tour guide told us that the flower seller was a resident of the “water family” on the Chao Phraya River. Their ancestors sailed deck ships, went through many hardships, crossed the sea, brought Chinese ceramics, silk and so on to Bangkok, and then stayed in Thailand.

The tour guide also said that buying her flowers, like supporting Project Hope in China, would enable her and her younger brothers and sisters to go to school. At this point, everyone naturally bought small wreaths one after another.

With so many people buying her flowers, the girl who sells them looks very happy. However, I saw a bunch of shining things in her eyes. Somehow, my mind suddenly rang out a song “Flower Girl”, which I liked very much when I was a child. I also think of those flower girls I have seen before.

They are like immature flowers, losing the gardener’s care too early, wetted by bitter wind and rain, and blooming on the winding journey of life. In the streets without local accents and outside the entertainment venues frequented by couples, they live in crowded and gloomy huts during the day and are dyed with city lights at night. The voice of pleading for flowers is often muted by cold eyes. Hopefully, this flower girl is not one of them.

I can’t ignore those real plots. The hand of the flower girl, like Qian Qian’s tentacles, touched my eyes. I turned my head, on the long water waves, canoes shuttled back and forth, leaving couples with romantic silhouettes that passed before my eyes, leaving me with eternal yearning.

Looking at the scenery on the Chao Phraya River is really like shuttling back and forth in the deep just visiting, where modern and ancient collide and merge. Bangkok has many rivers and waterways crisscrossing, but order is maintained in disorder and vitality is revealed in stability. Bangkok feels like a living city, real and attractive.

There are many towering office buildings, public houses, international luxury hotels, giant department stores and large shopping malls on both sides of the Chao Phraya River, but these modern buildings have not obliterated the glorious traditions and numerous places of interest with commemorative value. Thailand, known as the “Yellow Robe Buddhist Country”, is still full of magnificent temples with pointed towers soaring into the sky.

I also saw rows of wooden houses built on the Chao Phraya River and its tributaries everywhere. This should be “water houses”. It is indeed a pleasure to see the tradition that is still very active in the life of people on the water. Many small sampans are piled up with flowers, fruits, handicrafts, etc. The women and peddlers in the middle politely peddle them to the tourists in the boats, which is very lively.

Just, the river full of embankments, will it be gentle * *, quietly overflowing the threshold of people on the water, suddenly devouring a beautiful home? Perhaps, nature is naturally nurtured by nature, and aquatic water is nurtured by nature. It is alarmist? Seeing the triangle plum blooming on the eaves, it is full of fragrance. Ha ha, my hanging heart seems to be relieved.

When she got off the boat, the girl selling flowers folded her hands and said Shawadi Ka, leaving behind a faint scent that floated far in the wind amid the joy and laughter of the tourists on board. Looking at her slowly disappearing in the crowd, if the tour guide is telling the truth, I hope she and her younger brothers and sisters can carry their schoolbags and fly back to the warm nest of the school early like those birds. . .

On the bank of Chao Phraya River

There are many tall buildings on both sides of the Chao Phraya River.

Scenery of Chao Phraya River

Magnificent temples can be seen everywhere.

“Water Family” in Chao Phraya River

Residents of “Water Families” in Chao Phraya River

Zheng Wang Temple in the Sunset

The Chao Phraya River shines with golden light as the sun sets.

“Red Boat” on Chao Phraya River

On the banks of Chao Phraya River at night

A pious prayer

The Flying God-Truth Temple

Have you ever seen the Flying Buddha in Dunhuang? You will be amazed by the exquisite image above, which also appeared in our trip to Thailand-Truth Temple.

Our party changed into their carriages and came to the empty place. At first glance, this place is really inconspicuous. When we looked up, we were still shocked one by one. The buildings in the distance stood like sailing boats on the seaside. The gods on the roof were very strange and felt like flying one by one. The women’s gods had elegant skirts, while the men’s gods were majestic and straight, and their appearance had attracted us deeply.

When we wanted to go in, Hand in a helmet, The construction team that swam a lot was born, We also saw a lot of scaffolding around, There are still many workers working on the construction site. The Truth Temple is made of wood. It is very old and prevents corroded wood from falling down and hitting people. Therefore, we have become construction personnel. We filed in. The lens in our hands is constantly raised and lowered to photograph various gods. We only feel that one lens is far from enough to take in this beautiful idol. Peter kept urging us to visit the temple.

A commentator from the temple came to help us explain, Peter translates, Only then did we know that, The Temple of Truth was built at the expense of Thai businessman Varyapan, He started work in 1981, It has been built for 30 years now, Although others have passed away, his next generation is still continuing to complete the project. It is said that it will take another 20 years to complete. Because the whole building is made of wood, it will be catalyzed by years. Some old buildings need to be repaired continuously and new buildings need to be completed continuously. So I wonder if the project will be completed one day.

All the idols here don’t use a nail, It was all built by wedges, tongues and bolts. There are gods of various countries in the temple. They have melted in all kinds of Buddhist essences, and the temple was also designed by the investors themselves. They have invited skillful craftsmen to complete this task. There are exquisite and complicated wood carvings in all corners of the temple. They will not let go of any gap, even on the steps. You will be attracted by the prosperity of the world. The most precious thing in this temple is the relics dedicated to the masters. These relics were piously placed at the highest place to accompany the completion of the temple.

I am very curious to ask: Why would anyone pay for this prosperous and complicated project? Peter answered and said, Because Thaksin believes in Buddhism. No one knows what the investor really thinks, but I think this should be the best reason. I believe in Buddhism and love God, and because of love God, I built this temple without complaint or regret and managed it.

Under the setting sun, the gods on all sides put on a golden coat and looked at everything around them quietly. The smile on his face knew everything in the world, and the gods around him seemed to be resurrected under the light golden sun. At that moment, everything was quiet and detailed. When you walked inside, your heart seemed to calm down.

Look at the picture and talk about a food market in Thailand.

Coming out of Koh Samet Island, we temporarily arranged a visit to the most common food market on the roadside during our trip. Let me also change my writing method and let everyone know about the most common food market in Thailand by looking at pictures. Let’s listen to me one by one.

We were greeted by a row of various seafood with various prices marked on it. I am not sure if I can make a counter-offer for vegetables here. It is 1 RMB yuan = 4.4 Thai baht in terms of RMB and Thai currency. Please calculate how much it is by yourself. It should be sold by kg.

Entering the market, there are many varieties in it. From here, I can feel that Thai materials are still very rich. All kinds of vegetables are different from our Chinese. I wonder if I have gone to too few markets and basically can’t name what.

Apart from seafood, only two kinds of meat dishes are seen. I wonder if Thais do not eat other meat dishes.

The food in the market doesn’t make me particularly surprised. What makes me feel different from that in China is that each booth is always decorated with flowers more or less. They even made the booth look like a small flower shop. And there were items in the booth, The boss couldn’t find it, Nobody here seems to be afraid of throwing things away, The larger stalls will have TV sets. The stall owners are very comfortable watching TV while doing business. When they see me holding the camera, some will pose for my camera, even take out what they sell, and tell me how big the item is with gestures. Although they do not meet the camera, they will look at me with a smile and take care of their own work.

Vendors happily watch TV while working.

Dabao Xiaobao Phuket Tour

Eat a good dinner and go to the opposite beach to watch the sunset, which can make you fall in love with Phuket’s sunset instantly.

As early as February, I wanted to find a vacation place for the wedding anniversary in May. I screened the islands one by one. Finally, I chose Phuket Island, because too many friends have been there and heard their description of the beauty there. It is better to have a chance and experience it personally. Since it is still in the visa-free fee period, the visa will be completed in March, then the air ticket and hotel will be booked, and the one-day tour will be arranged by the wife. Because the wife has consulted too many strategies, the whole trip can be said to be perfect, but there are always some minor accidents, which will be described later.

5.25 9: 10 take Shanghai Airlines flight FM831 to Phuket directly, The cabin was not full. My wife and I were sitting in the seat of three people, which was very spacious. However, the sound of the plane engine was too loud to sleep. We watched quietly with the newly bought books, but we were counting the time in our hearts. The five-hour voyage was so long that our hearts could not wait and landed on Phuket Island first.

At 2:05 Beijing time, the plane landed smoothly. Not far from the cabin door, we heard the call for “Shadug Drop Card”. A little Thai girl guided us to the counter of the Immigration Department with her hand. Due to the late night, there were not many people. We went through the customs smoothly, took the free map and went to Ctrip’s pick-up staff. Ctrip’s personnel waited at the exit of the airport early on. Due to the Chinese signboard, it was easy to find them. Only there is a Chinese couple nearby who want to go to Patong with us. We have ordered a special bus. Why do we still come to carpool? Is Ctrip tightening its spending and taking us with it? Only later did I know that the couple from Beijing arrived in Phuket on the work plane, but because the suitcase was taken by mistake by others and they had to stay at the customs for registration, they missed the last bus and had to go to Patong with us. Since it is understandable, let’s go together. We can only pray in our hearts that they can find their luggage as soon as possible and have a happy journey in Phuket.

As Phuket’s time was one hour earlier than Beijing time, I slowed down the time by one hour when I got off the plane. At 2 o’clock local time in Phuket, we checked into Amari Coral Beach Hotel, the first hotel on the trip. After a long flight, we felt very tired, so we neglected to enjoy the hotel, took a bath and fell asleep immediately accompanied by the sound of the waves.

5.26 Wake up by his wife at 8: 00 a.m., “Come and see the beautiful sea”-struggling to get up from the bed and walk onto the balcony, what greets me is a blue sea, there are still people fishing in the shallow water, the sky is covered with clouds, a beautiful picture makes me sleepy, just make a cup of tea and blow the sea breeze on the balcony, and a pleasant life will begin from now on.

I’m going to have breakfast at 9: 00. I walked through the garden-like path and came to the restaurant. The buffet breakfast is no different from other restaurants, but it is accompanied by an invincible sea view, which really makes people have a big appetite.

Today, there was no one-day tour scheduled. I spent all day in the hotel, so after breakfast, I started the hotel’s exploration tour.

Flowers at the door of the room.

The lobby of the hotel has a sea view.

Overlooking the famous long bridge.

The swimming pool of hotel

SIVARA SPA

ICE BAR beside the long bridge has a strong Greek flavor, pure white color, simple design, ice-filled drinks, WESTLIFE songs, and dark blue sea. I only feel that all the pressure is drifting far away with the sea breeze.

There was a shallow place under the long bridge, but because there was no shallow tool, I had to give up.

The hotel’s private beach is not noisy in Patong.

After playing until more than 1 pm, I felt a little hungry and went out to look for food. At this moment, the shortcomings of this hotel came out. As it was far away from downtown Patong, we walked for more than 20 minutes to reach the famous PATONG SEAFOOD RESTAURANT. It was at this time that my skin was sunburned.

Dongyangong, coconut crab, pineapple rice and two cups of watermelon juice, totaling 750B, was actually the cheapest meal we had in Phuket.

After the meal, I went to the beach and my wife bought some banana cakes, mangoes and rambutan to eat at night. All the way back to the hotel.

Such a big swimming pool can’t be missed. I swam in it all afternoon because it was deep enough and there were still people practicing depth in it.

It’s getting dark, and my stomach is protesting again. There are so many delicious food in Thailand, you can’t just swim. Well, continue to go out and look for food.

Began to stroll along a street behind Beach Street, There are plenty of places to eat, But the seafood is dead, He didn’t go in to eat, For about half an hour, Finally saw a shop selling live lobsters, It was still opened by the Chinese, The words “Patong Seafood Restaurant” were written in large characters. The boss asked us to sit down affectionately. Fujian people, introduce lobster 300B/100g, It feels expensive, But the boss said that everyone was Chinese, We’re not going to be chopped, Plus, I’m tired of walking, I ate well here, but facts have proved that it is better not to go to Chinese shops abroad. The same language is better. The next day we saw the same live lobster in PATONG SEAFOOD RESTAURANT only 215B/100g, and the scale is accurate. We don’t have to tell the boss here to adjust the scale correctly. Students who saw this travel note hope that you will never visit this restaurant again.

Even if the expensive things are delicious, Raw oysters, we want BBQ, It came up with a thorn, Curry crab tastes less delicious than coconut crab at noon. Lobster said to eat garlic and shrimp in two, As a result, because there is no porridge, Lobster head can’t make porridge, The so-called garlic shrimp did not have garlic in it. After the complaint, we poured some garlic on it. This service is really not flattering. The only delicious thing is this spinach. My wife said that this is the best spinach she has ever eaten. However, it is really wrong to eat more than 2500 B this meal. She reminded us once again not to go to this store again.

After a full meal, go to Let’s Relax for a massage. Phuket’s famous chain massage shop is very formal and comfortable.

It is already 11 o’clock in the evening when I returned to the hotel. There will be another day’s tour tomorrow. After eating fruit, I will have a rest as soon as possible.

5.27 The arrangement is a one-day tour, so at 8 o’clock in the morning, we went to the lobby and other travel agents to take us to the dock. The tour guide was a Thai girl JJ, who was very cheerful and enthusiastically introduced to us today’s trip and matters needing attention. At 9 o’clock on time, we got on the speedboat bound for PP Island.

The island seen on the road

The first scenic spot is Maya Bay, which is the most visited scenic spot. The blue sea and white sand are really beautiful. Unfortunately, they can only stay for half an hour and can only take photos as a souvenir.

The second scenic spot is the shooting place of Pirates of the Caribbean 2. I didn’t get off the boat, but I just visited here, but the scenery was also very shocking.

The third scenic spot is Monkey Island. These monkeys are very daring and will ask people for food. A girl in the group was scratched because she was too close.

The fourth scenic spot is superficial. Due to my panic, I can’t see the underwater photos taken at all, so I won’t put them up here.

Then I went to have lunch. The lunch for a one-day tour can only be said to be edible, and because I drank two mouthfuls of seawater when I was shallow just now, I had no appetite at all, so I took two mouthfuls hastily and went shopping.

The ice cream my wife bought tastes good.

In the afternoon, I went to Egg Island to dive deeply. I really wanted to give up the deep dive after the painful experience of floating in the morning. However, the coach said it didn’t matter. He would accompany me all the way. We just need to master breathing and enjoy it slowly. Indeed as expected, under the guidance of the coach, I did not feel uncomfortable and saw the wonderful underwater world.

Eat a good dinner and go to the opposite beach to watch the sunset, which can make you fall in love with Phuket’s sunset instantly.

After stepping on the afterglow of the setting sun, we returned to the hotel and had a rest after a little tidying up. Tomorrow we are going to Emperor Island, Neverland, which my wife is longing for.

5.28 Today, I arranged a travel agency to pick us up to Emperor Island at 8 o’clock in the morning. I didn’t expect some minor problems, My alarm clock was supposed to be 6: 30 rings, But since I usually set the alarm on weekdays, And today is Saturday, So the alarm didn’t ring, and I slept until 7:40, so I hurried to wash and CHECKOUT finally got on the bus to the dock at 8 o’clock. Of course, we were not the only one who happened. When we went to pick up the guests from another hotel, we actually waited for 20 minutes. I think this is also the reason, so we should remember to set the alarm clock when traveling.

The clippers bumped all the way to Emperor Island. Because the front dock was under construction, we docked at the rear dock. We did not have the beautiful scene we saw in the previous work and were slightly disappointed.

The hotel staff took our luggage to the shuttle bus and took us along the path for about 10 minutes. The scenery before us suddenly enlightened. This is the RACHA hotel we are looking forward to.

The front desk staff kindly delivered ice towels and fruit juice, and quickly completed the CHECK IN formalities, so we could check in.

I looked around the facilities of the residence and was very satisfied.

The IPOD borrowed free of charge can be inserted into BOSE stereo to enjoy music. I will also buy one after returning to Shanghai.

Frogs specially made by the hotel can be placed outside the door to indicate that please do not disturb.

Spacious bathroom.

After washing, we went to visit the whole hotel. Although we have seen it on the strategy, we still felt so dreamy when we were there.

A walkway of coconut trees.

The endless swimming pool is in line with the sea.

Hotel library.

Plumeria everywhere.

Restaurant.

Entering the beach, clean, clear and empty, I feel that I have integrated into it.

Lunch was settled at Cliff Restaurant. Prawns in tomato juice tasted good.

The oversized lizard beside the restaurant startled his wife.

You can see the whole sea from here.

The landscape design of the walkway is very good.

The hut we live in.

The foot washer at the door.

Pool photo.

The view taken on the rooftop of the library.

Sitting by the beach watching the sunset is not as red as the sun in Patong, but it also has a different taste.

A gluttonous bird.

Love cloud.

Dinner was still settled in Cliff Restaurant. I ordered a lemon juice fish. I didn’t expect it to be so big that I couldn’t eat it at all.

When I returned to the room, I found that the room had been cleaned.

Accompanied by aroma, he entered his dream.

5.29 After getting up in the morning for breakfast, I just wander around and lie on the shaking table to look at the blue sky.

The hotel lighthouse.

Lazy cat.

The bird that broke into the camera at breakfast.

Watching the sea at ICE BAR in a daze. I remember a Frenchman said well that time is squandered.

After drinking this cup of mango sand ice, we will say goodbye to RACHA and hope to come again next time.

In the evening, I bought some souvenirs at Carrefour and had a meal at a nearby Thai hotpot.

At 22: 30 p.m. Ctrip’s people came to pick us up to the airport on time and looked at Phuket’s night scene. We still had to leave after all.

At 7 o’clock Beijing time on 3.30, we returned to Pudong Airport with the memory of the blue sea.

Impression of Bangkok

Impression of Bangkok

Bangkok is to Thailand what Rome is to Italy. It is not only sacred but also romantic. There are resplendent temples and monks in robes everywhere, as well as a strong religious atmosphere and the openness, openness and enjoyment of Thais. All this has formed a strong and sharp contrast. No wonder, this place is praised as a paradise for tourists and a paradise on earth.

Thailand is a religious country, and the vast majority of its citizens believe in Buddhism. Therefore, it is also called “the country of smiles”. Buddhism has virtually and deeply influenced the life of Thais. In this country, even the descendants of the royal family went to temples to be monks for a period of time when they were young. No matter what class men, they must have this experience in their life. Therefore, Bangkok people are all gifted Buddhists. They hold a happy and simple concept of life, and are happy with life and death, peace and nature.

The resplendent and magnificent Grand Palace is a landmark building in Thailand and a must for everyone who travels to Bangkok. Although Thailand’s royal family has no real power, it has considerable appeal. The people respect and love the current King Bhumibol. From the portraits of the king all over the streets, it can be seen that the Thai people are the spiritual leaders who support them from the heart.

Take to the streets of Bangkok and feel the warmth of tropical sunshine. The sky is blue and the spires of pagodas are shining, which shows the faith of this country. Every pagoda has a story, just like every leaf, every wisp of wind, everyone has his own story. From time to time, the golden roofs, cornices and glazed tiles, the pavilions, towers and corridors, and the large and small Buddha statues are all brilliant in gold and jade, exquisitely carved, or tall and straight, magnificent.

Walking through the streets of Bangkok, I realized that the streets were connected by a stone bridge with a river under it. This is why I believe Bangkok is a city built on water, and the Siam nation is an active nation on water. Siam, meaning freedom. From Thais, we can easily see that kind of laziness and casual, it seems that no what can make them worry. Is this also a Zen realm?

The tranquility and holiness that are inadvertently touched go hand in hand. No matter walking through the Grand Palace and Jade Buddha Temple with devout heart, or floating quietly and slowly on the beautiful Chao Phraya River at night, there seems to be golden light everywhere, blurring Bangkok’s bright and long history. Looking at the undulating cornices of phoenix heads, white jade walls and glittering and translucent porcelain flowers, my heart was excited. Let you and I in front of Buddha pay tribute to Bangkok.

In my feeling, the Chao Phraya River is like the Yunhan Milky Way that poured down from nine days in an ancient Chinese poem. This beautiful mother river, dragging Yiyi’s long skirt, crosses through the middle of Bangkok and nurtures Bangkok, a beautiful city, with its sweet milk sweat.

Thai rice has long grains, sharp ends and white color. It is cooked into rice and is fragrant, soft, smooth and tender. It enjoys a high reputation in the world market. The Chao Phraya River is the basic guarantee of Thailand’s granary. It is no exaggeration to say that without Chao Phraya River, there would be no world-famous rice in Thailand. This shows how important the Chao Phraya River is in the minds of the Thai people.

The Chao Phraya River is not clear and has deposits from ancient history. Roaming on a cruise ship on the Chao Phraya River at night is another way to get a glimpse of Bangkok. Different from Hong Kong’s Victoria Bay cruise ship, watching the scenery on Bangkok cruise ship is like shuttling back and forth in the deep just visiting, where modern and ancient collide and merge. Order is maintained in disorder and vitality is revealed in stability. Bangkok is really a living city, real and attractive.

Bangkok in the dim light of night seems to be a dream city. During the day, numerous temples add a lot of solemn atmosphere to the city. However, under the shade of night, there were lights everywhere, and warblers sang and swallows danced. No matter which road in Bangkok, there are many foreign tourists. Roadside bars play freely and temple bells ring from time to time. This contradiction is harmoniously unified here. Ha ha. This is really a specialty only available in Bangkok.

In downtown Bangkok, it is a paradise for backpackers and shopaholics. Even during the day, there are many local men holding photos of men and women bathing together to solicit customers along the streets, not to mention at night, when the music of pole dancing and the laughter of men and women are heard in various bars. Many Western tourists came to Bangkok, turning this devout Buddhist country into a paradise for debauchery. And I also came here, as if I had forgotten my relatives, hometown and friends, and I lived and died with them, crowing and dancing.

In the Rumpini boxing ring, gamblers screamed at the top of their voices. A group of people who sold spiritual flesh were all scarred. This is the most desperate madness. Primitive barbarism and coldness are clearly revealed between boxing and meat. The background color of life suddenly fits and weakens. Life, the law of the jungle, was originally cruel.

This is a enchanting city. The more beautiful it is at night, the more strange it is. Cruising in a dream-like city, there are magnificent scenery, great beliefs, prosperity where beauty and ugliness coexist, and a love affair where life and death depend. Here, either atmosphere or delicacy, through your eyes, shows unique nobility and king’s spirit, giving birth to countless fantasies and lingering.

In the desperate situation of time and space, people find their own home. With the flowing Chao Phraya River, their hearts become devout and mellow overnight. People are afraid of the passage of time, but time is frozen here. Every time I walk a section of the road, I always miss it reluctantly. Every time I finish writing a story, I always care about the fragments of spring and summer. Bangkok can always stir your heartstrings in the quietest time, making you have to love her.

The Chao Phraya River links Bangkok bit by bit. If you want to travel all over Bangkok, as long as you follow the Chao Phraya River, you won’t miss anything.

Some people say that traveling to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, without going to the Grand Palace is like not going to the Forbidden City in Beijing. The resplendent and magnificent Grand Palace is a landmark building in Thailand and a must for everyone who travels to Bangkok.

Bangkok is a city kissed by Buddha. Walking in the streets, there are resplendent temples and monks in robes everywhere.

Buddhism has virtually and deeply influenced the life of Bangkok people. He is gifted with Buddha nature, with a smile on his face, holds a happy and simple concept of life, and is happy with life and death, peace and tranquillity, nature and happiness. This is the life of Bangkok people and Bangkok people.

Zheng Wang Temple on the Chao Phraya River and Zheng Wang at the top of the pagoda are brilliant stars in Thailand’s historical sky. Zheng Wang, a hero with the blood of the descendants of the dragon flowing on his body, is a hero who spilled blood on Thai soil.

The streets of Bangkok are full of exquisite pagodas, which may be convenient for people to pray and worship. The most popular incense is the four-sided Buddha in the commercial center. Every day, from morning till night, people come here in an endless stream. The worshippers jostled one after another, the sacred stage was brightly lit, and smoke curled up from the incense table.

The traffic in Bangkok is a bit bad, not only during the day but also at night.

Bangkok seems to be a dream city in the dim light of night. If temples give the city a solemn atmosphere during the day, then under the shade of night, it is full of lights, songs and dances.

Cruising in the dream-like Bangkok, there are magnificent scenery, great beliefs, prosperity where beauty and ugliness coexist, as well as life-and-death relationships and countless fantasy lingering. It’s like shuttling back and forth in the deep just visiting, modern and ancient collide and merge.

Practical Handbook for Thailand Travel (4) Phi Phi Island

PP Island: We only stayed for one night this time, so we felt too late. People who like Phi Phi Island should stay at least 2 nights. I have plenty of time to stay for 4 nights. I get up in the morning and eat breakfast in the sea breeze. I walk all the beaches of Phi Phi, big and small. I go to sea by boat to play snorkeling on the surrounding islands. I climb to Sunset Viewpoint in the evening and watch the sunset with my lover. I have a seafood candlelight dinner in the romantic seascape restaurant. I go back to my room and sit on the terrace to rest and count the stars… What a pleasant thing. [Traffic] Sea: Phi Phi Island is actually a small island between Phuket Island and Panya Bay. It takes 1.5-2 hours to take a boat from both places. Starting from Phuket Island has been introduced in the last article. If you start from Panya Bay, many people say that during the peak season, if your island tour focuses on Phi Phi Island, you can take the route of “Bangkok – Panya Bay – Phi Phi Island” and save a lot of money. Ships returning to Phuket Island from PP all require PM1.30 to reach the dock, etc. However, there are several ships with different sailing times, so you can ask your own ship number on the dock. Island: Phi Phi Island is divided into large and small Phi Phi, and generally lives in large Phi Phi Island. The small town on the island is not large, so you can walk around the whole town. If you want to go to the beach far away on the island, you must take a boat. “Accommodation” is still the previous sentence. Accommodation in peak season must be booked, especially in Phi Phi Island. Recommend a reservation website: http://www.phi-phi-hotel.com/ The response speed is very fast and the service is good. Phi-Phi Banyan Villa Resort: Through the above website, the peak season is converted to RMB 520 yuan for one night. The hotel is three minutes’ walk from the dock. The room is very comfortable and quiet, but only Garden view. The garden is full of flowers, the swimming pool is also very large and comfortable, and there are not many choices for breakfast. However, the restaurant is on the beach and the sea breeze is very comfortable. During the peak season, most hotels are at 7,800 RMB per night, so I personally think this hotel is still relatively cost-effective. Hotels on Phi Phi Island are generally am11.00 check out, pm2.00 check in. [Play] 1 Phi Phi is surrounded by many beaches, small islands: Monkey Beach, Maya Bay, long beach, Mosquito Island, Egg Island, Bamboo Island, etc. You can find a travel agency to arrange the island jump tour. It is also possible to rent a long-tailed boat for 3 hours (mask) in 1000b-1200b (it is said that it can be cut to 6 hours 1800b-2000b in off season). Egg Island-the best snorkeling ground. The island is very small and takes only 40 minutes to swim around. There are three good beaches on the island, which are Y-shaped. The best snorkeling ground is behind a big rock. The sea water is black. In fact, there are coral reefs below. There are many lovely small fish, Nemo and sea urchin. The water is deeper. The beach is white and the sea is clear. There are little monkeys on the island, but when there are many people, the monkeys hide. Maya Bay-200b to go ashore. The beach looks beautiful from a distance. The sand is white and the water is green. Bamboo Island-a good place for diving, the seabed is very beautiful, there are many corals here, and the color is mainly green. If you take part in the island jump tour, PACKAGE is diverse and cost-effective. You can take part according to your own interests and physical ability, but you should avoid repetition and combination of work and rest. Some people strongly recommend MAYA BAY CAMPING TOUR, starting from PP at 4: 00PM, returning to PP at 10: 00AM the next day, sleeping bags at MAYA beach, including dinner and breakfast, and time to swim and snorkel at MAYA and LASAMA beaches. There are a large number of soft and hard corals and fish. 1600B/person is limited to 25 people per night. If you sign up, you can stay in a hotel one night less and take part in a half-day tour. There are three dives in half a day and four dives in a day, divided into snorkeling and diving. DIVING’s point and SNORKELING’s point are together, of course it feels different. You can go to a far place, 3000B/2 DIVES, but diving consumes a lot of physical strength, and there is not necessarily a Chinese coach. Canoe: It can be cut to 300b/hour in peak season. It is also a good choice for two or three people to row to the nearby harbor or beach to snorkel. Remember to bring your life jacket. The sunset viewpoint of Phi Phi island is very famous. It will reach the top of the mountain before pm6.15 in February, and the sun will fall behind the opposite mountain island at about 6.30. It takes 15 minutes to walk from the dock to the foot of the mountain and at least 30 minutes to climb to ViewPoint. The mountain road is steep, it is hard to get up, and friends who are not very physically strong should go up early. After climbing 2/3, there will be a direction prompt sunset viewpoint 1, 2, 3, of which 1 is the highest point and of course the longest distance. The top of the mountain is full of flowers, and you can see the coastline of Phi Phi Island. The sunset scenery is also very beautiful and romantic. It is recommended to bring a bottle of water. The drinks on the top of the mountain are very expensive. [Eating] 1. There are many snack stalls along the street. Thai Pancake has far more fruit varieties than Phuket Patong, and the price is more suitable, only 15-20B. 2. There is a Jasmine Restaurant on the island. The things are good and the price is reasonable. It is recommended. It seems that the store only works at night. Business is very good. It is better to make a reservation first. 3. The seawalls of 3. PP Island are full of seafood restaurants. Compared with Phuket, they prefer barbecue. The price is not much different from Phuket’s big gear. Moreover, many of them provide free vegetable salad and Pha Thai, so they do not need to buy staple food alone. Sitting on the edge of the seawall, eating delicious seafood, blowing soft sea breeze, listening to gusty waves and watching the sea view under the moonlight. If you want to save money, you can also eat a barbecue shop. A barbecue fish has about 80 plants, plus two cans of Coke. More than 200 plants are enough for two people to eat. There is a Taipo pushing a cart of homemade snacks to sell near PP Port. They are cheap and delicious. One of them is hollowed out coconut shells and filled with frozen fish glue in ice powder. It is cold, smooth and sweet. Fried all kinds of fish balls, a large box of 20B. Pan cake 30B. Sleeve-fish is also very good and tender. 5 GAY BAY Street roast chicken wings 10B/string. Roasted corn 5 ~ 10B pineapple boat paella (100B), the most delicious American fried rice (60B) is the most affordable, and pineapple and mango are the best sand ice. [Other]: 1 The tap water on Phi Phi Island is salty, so don’t boil it with tap water to make tea-_-! ! Be careful not to drink when taking a bath. For matters needing attention in water sports, please read the relevant introduction of Phuket Island in the previous article. If diving meets sharks, don’t panic, sharks there will not attack people. If you get seasick, you must take carsickness medicine before sailing at sea. The sea to Phi Phi Island is stormy. Both restaurants and vendors on the coastal roads on the island are very expensive. They should go to the small streets perpendicular to it to eat or buy things. The price is cheap and they can bargain.

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