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West of Railay: The bizarre Cave and Phra Nang beach

Hallelujah – I screamed inside my head the moment I laid my eyes to those dozens of phalluses hidden under the princess cave of Phra Nang in Krabi Thailand. At that time, I only have one thought – my gay friends would enjoy the scenery as much as I do. Excitedly, I sent the photos to my friends and they were like “omg, we want to teleport to Krabi Asap!

Phra Nang Cave

Phra Nang Cave

The emerald waters of the Phra Nang Beach Greeted us.

The emerald waters of the Phra Nang Beach Greeted us.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

West of Railay: Phra Nang Beach

West of Railay: Phra Nang Beach

Phra Nang Beach

Phra Nang Beach

I don’t understand, this is so weird said one of the tourists beside me. There were no indications what those lingams means. Using the power of 3G my colleague searched online and out of curiosity he found out that those lingams were dedicated to the sea faring Indian Princess who was shipwrecked off the Krabi coast and it was placed there for fertility and luck. With my current status, I prefer the latter.
With strange thoughts running through our minds, we slowly explored every nook of the beach and suddenly we realized the island was packed with tourists. The island reminded me of Coron where towering lime stone cliffs were screaming magnificently.

Phra Nang Cave

Phra Nang Cave

The Weird Cave: Phra Nang Cave

The Weird Cave: Phra Nang Cave

Our little Spot.

View from our little Spot.

Railay Beach

Railay Beach

We managed to uncover our own little spot in the island where hammock was available to utilize and instantaneously one split away to dip unto the emerald waters Phra Nang. That speck enclosed on a huge rock was my ultimate refuge. While I was savoring the panorama of the beach, my colleague started to bathe. After his exploration, he went back to our little crumb and bragged that there was a lovely view from afar where one needs to climb but he didn’t climb all the way because it was too steep and to his disappointment the videos and photos he took got corrupted and only few were recovered. I meandered at a snail’s pace and conquered the not so sharp sedimentary huge rocks and found the most panoramic view and equipped with curiosity yearning for more I followed four guys to the other side where running water splash naturally on the rocks. There I found a swimming spot but I backed out when I realized it was deep. There were yelling at me to get into the water but I just can’t! I hate the fact that I can’t even do basic doggy paddling to stay afloat in deep waters. There weren’t any life vest to rescue me and no one to save me when I flail and drown. It was like a subterranean enclosed on big rocks. Looks like I’ll be trapped in there if I’ll toss myself into the water. Dismayed I found myself swimming in the shallow waters near our little spot. Who says only spa pampers? Ahh, Thailand’s bright blue sky and the sun-kissed my cheeks I could feel my face turning red. Glad that the weather cooperated.

Railay beach: far end

Railay beach: far end

The secret beach.

The secret beach.

West of Railay

West of Railay

Laze on the beach

Laze on the beach

Ah yes! Railay is heaven on earth minus the crowd. People flocked on the beach and on the other side; rock climbing on yellow orange lime stones of Phra Nang totally looks cool. I think it would be awesome to see Railay on top view. Perhaps will try to do it the next time I visit Krabi. The Monkeys on the way to Phra Nang Cave were ridiculously weird. They’re as if curious about people passing by giving them various kinds of food. The outlook is amazing with its beaches and stunning cliffs. We walked to far end and the crowd gets thin. Krabi looks awesome! I realized getting there is all worth it, besides, it’s just half an hour by long tail boat from Krabi town.

I can’t help but wonder, what’s with Thailand that makes me cuckoo over their tourist attractions. Is it the pristine beaches and its white sands? Perhaps it’s the Buddhist temples and the nightlife in Bangkok. Or simply because of their friendly locals that leave a lasting impression. Or maybe just maybe because Thailand is the first country I’ve been almost a decade ago. Although sometimes the places may not be what I expected for, it still remains a haven for me.

Where we dock

Where we dock

Phra Nang Beach: Railay

Phra Nang Beach: Railay

Despite the crowd, Railay still possesses it’s one of a kind charm to be one’s island playground surrounded by its tropical lush and lime stones to behold.

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  • What’s in that Phra Nang Cave? Don’t want to draw any conclusions but is that what it looks?

    • Riz

      Indeed it is! Lol

  • your photo with those wooden corpora cavernosa and corpus spongiosum with tongue-out is lonely planet-natgeo-worthy, hahaha!

    i hate you riz. you make me want to go here! 🙂

    • Riz

      Hahaha Doc!! You should take the wifey and gabby! Krabi is wonderful kahit madaming tao keri na rin..

  • Railay is one of the charming and not yet so spoiled beach in Thailand. Someone will celebrate name day on that paradise!

    • Riz

      I agree!! It is charming indeed! Enjoy your tour in Krabi sometime oct or november? Have fun!! 🙂

  • reyfi

    love the pictures, teh. you made the beach look so cool and charming to me.

    • Riz

      Wow thanks teh!!! Hope to go back to krabi at dapat kasama kna!

  • lovely photos! daw like gid ni sang mga agi friends ta no. Xagit xagit gid ni guro sila hihihi!

    • Riz

      Korek amiga! Shagit to the max gid na sila ya! Hahaha

  • gelaikuting

    ang gaaaaaaaaaanda! nakakainggit naman… dream vacay it is! 🙂

    • Riz

      You should go here sis! Marami nga lng tao pero keri na rin 🙂 maganda xa 🙂

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