Sunday, 6 February 2011

PRACHUAP KIRI KHAN- Bringing in the Year of the Rabbit -Thai style

On the way up to Bangkok from Ranong, we stopped in a Prachuap Kiri Khan, a small-ish, quiet-ish seaside town, which we really enjoyed. Being Chinese New Year, we found the backpackers hotels totally full, and after a long search, totally lucked out and ended up up in a massive seafront hotel, in a proper hotel room with WIFI, TV, hot water, air-con, white sheets, toilet paper- the works for AU$12!! So, we decided to stay on a few days and spoil ourselves. We walked to nearby bays, fishing villages, and 400 steps to a hill top temple (our huffing and puffing confirming my suspicions we had been lazing around beaches for way too long!!)

Cute monkeys playing at a temple:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1W9qDw8byo


Fishing boats

View from hill top temple

Chinese New Year beach art


We were lucky enough to experience a fantastic Chinese New Year's celebration in town, with a huge parade with locals dressed in a variety of regional costumes, singing and dancing through the streets. Later that night there was a sound and light show telling the history of the area (in Thai, but we got the general gist!), and heaps of food, games, markets and fireworks.


New Year's parade

Drummers

Gorgeous costumes

New Year's parade

New Year's parade


And so, onto the big smoke.....

On the bus





1 comment:

  1. Happy Belated NY!! You two look really good in that last photo.

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