On our second of the Krabi tour, six of the Krabian soldiers went for a kayaking trip at Bor Thor, Ao Luk District at Krabi Province while the other five soldiers went on an elephant trekking tour which includes the visit to the tiger cave temple and emerald pool. I enjoyed my kayaking experience at Bor Thor but I guess I would have greater fulfillment and enjoyment if I had went for the elephant trekking tour. I just couldn’t really understand why our tour guide for the Kayaking trip was so moody that particular day. The guide, being the leader of the tour, makes a great difference to the whole trip. Count yourself lucky, if you have been booking tours which employs great and entertaining tour guides.
For this tour, I did not bring my DSLR along as I was afraid it might be too heavy and bulky for me to bring on the kayak. But they do provide dry bags which are water-proof sling bags to put your valuable items and cameras so that you can bring along with you to the kayak. So I brought along my phone. My last resort for documenting my travels pictorially.
This is perhaps one of the highlights of this kayaking tour – able to see pre-historal paintings drawn by ancient people with your very own eyes. How cool is that?
The guide says that this creature drawn here looks like a hybrid of an animal and man. But it does look more like an animal to me. But why do ancient people draw this on the ceilings of the cave? Who drew it? What does it symbolizes? Where they trying to warn us about something? It all remains as a mystery. til today.
We were all slightly dissapointed that the kayaking tour ended just like that. We paid for a full-day tour but we ended up going back to the hotel early as there was mothing much we could do at the pool.
Since we were back early, we decided to walk to Krabi to catch the sunsets, before the sky started to turn dark. It was quite a sight actually because many tourists were hopping onto the long-tail boats with their knapsnack bags and even luggages!
Back at the hotel, we swam in the pool while waiting for the other group of Krabian soldiers to be back. It’s so lovely swimming in the pool with such a gorgeous view!
This is another fantastic restaurant along the street to Ao Nang beach which serve really good Thai food but the restaurant gets really crowded by 7pm. And when customers starts coming in, the restaurant staff could not seem to handle the orders. We have to wait for quite long before our order came. That’s the down side but food-wise, everything’s else is delicious.
Exploring Ao Nang on foot.
Ao Nang is a pretty small town. So you don’t really need a tuk-tuk or a taxi to travel around unless you are travelling our of Ao Nang.
In the evening, Sophia and I went to explore the other side of Ao Nang.