This is the second write-up of my sunset kayaking experience in Ao Thalane, Krabi. To read the write-up and see the photos plus a video from Part 1, kindly click here – Sunset Kayaking @ Phranang Full Moon Kayaking at Ao Thalane, Krabi (Part 1).
Our sunset kayaking expedition started as early as 4.30pm, where our guide punctually picked us up from our hostel in Aonang, Krabi. The scenic, fun ride to Ao Thalane at the back of a truck, took about 40 – 45 minutes depending on the traffic and weather conditions. We had a light drizzle of rain throughout our journey, but it did not dampen our spirits. Instead, it made our experience a whole lot more enjoyable. Did I mention that I love the rain?
Once we safely arrived at our destination, we were strapped in our life jackets and eagerly proceeded to the shallow, muddy bay to start kayaking. My sister and I got on separate kayaks; Eva with Jojo while I was with Somchet. We began by venturing out to the open sea, exploring certain sections of the serene bay and its wonderful tropical flora and fauna along the way. The tide was low and the weather was good for it had stop raining.
We then ventured from the open waters of the sea to the hidden sections of the bay, gracefully passing by mature mangroves, serenaded by an orchestra of noisy insects/crickets, and to our delight, paddled in between two towering limestone karsts that unveils a magnificent Avatar-like prehistoric world, well preserved by time and Mother Nature at her best; untouched by men, unspoilt by modern development and most importantly, breathtakingly beautiful. I was blown away by its awe-inspiring splendour! Needless to say, I could not stop taking numerous photos and videos and here are some for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
sedimentary rock of the limestone cliffs
Moo 5 | Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand