Stunning places in Thailand for 4 days - trip from Phuket to Bangkok

Recently, I travel quite infrequently. Wintering, rehabilitation trips and living in another country in one place do not count. I am talking about travel, when 1-2 weeks in motion, with visits to attractions and other interesting places. The last time it traveled around the Krasnodar Territory a few months ago, and across Europe a year and a half ago.

This time, by the will of fate, we were brought to Bangkok andI had to go to Phuket and bring all things from there. Since there are a lot of things, I had to rent a car, and it would be foolish to just drive from point A to point B in one day, so it was decided that I would go the whole 4 days: and travel along the way, and collect the material. Especially my grandmother came and I could safely leave them alone with Darya to manage with Yegor.

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On Phuket on NokAir

As always, everything turned out spontaneously, without muchpreparing for the trip and at the last moment. Having ruined my bills at a Bangkok hospital, I bought a ticket for NokAir and flew to Phuket. I do not know how in other areas, but NokAir is cheaper than AirAsia, while providing a little more comfort. Only if you take tickets or promotions in advance, then AirAsia will be more profitable. I have long wanted to try to fly them, and now I have a chance.

The ticket already includes luggage for 15 kg,flight time give a cupcake and hot coffee / tea, and most surprisingly, during the flight on board was free Wifi! Can you imagine it? I was very surprised, because even the usual not low-cost carriers do not offer this, especially for free. I remember there was a Wifi at Emirates on one of the segments, but with limited traffic of 10 MB. Unfortunately, I did not check whether the Internet worked for Emirates or not. So, Wifi from NokAir was dead, but light surfing was drawing.

Wifi on board Nok Air

Wifi on board Nok Air

Phuket

Arriving in Phuket, I was going to 2 days. Specially took time with a reserve, so as not to forget anything, to have time to meet the owner of the house and book a car in Hertz. They offer free return of the car in another city when renting from 5 days. If you are in Tae, know this life hack. For example, Sixt wants 10,000 baht for it. About car rental in Tae I have already written in detail.

Having collected things, I realized that it was a good idea withmachine, for barely got into everything in the trunk. There is a stroller, a suitcase with things, and books / toys for practicing with Egor, and a supply of all kinds of cereals / flour / shampoos / paper towels a month in advance. We are just before Egor's disease, so well purchased in Tesco. The owner of the house zazhpil deposit. In principle, he was right, because under the contract we moved out ahead of time, so I have no complaints about him. Moreover, we had a deposit of only 5,000 baht, and not 15-20 thousand, as is usually the case. I was right, as I knew, and no longer gave when I signed the contract. Also had to give the bike (another month remained paid).

Having taken a car at Phuket airport and got behind the wheel,I was bewildered by insight that I just did not have enough cars. It looks like I'm not a biker at all, namely a car enthusiast. Straight as wings grew! Maybe getting old, I don't know. But the car seems to me much more safe, comfortable, roomy, and do not care that the wind does not blow in the face.

Right-hand drive car, like my own! Although the last time I went to this 2 years ago

Right-hand drive car, like my own! Although the last time I went to this 2 years ago

At first I went to look at the sit down andplanes taking off on Mai Kao beach, it is right next to Phuket airport. And even conducted a broadcast there. It seemed to be the most interesting of my broadcasts. How could such things be shown every day ?! It would be possible to become top :)

Beach with planes in Phuket

Mai Kao beach with airplanes, near the airport

Mai Kao beach with airplanes, near the airport

Mai Kao beach is not bad either.

Mai Kao beach is not bad either.

Then drove into Orthodox church. Though I am a “believer” in my own religion,but it was interesting to see, the more I dealt with, things had to be transferred. It's funny, of course, to see domes with crosses among palm trees and plantations, the brain can not immediately realize how this is possible.

My car Honda City and an Orthodox church on the background of palm trees

My car Honda City and an Orthodox church on the background of palm trees

Before leaving Phuket, I looked at old pedestrian bridgeThat was first built to connect the island and land. Later they built a more modern one, and the old one remained only for pedestrians and became a tourist object and a place for walking (fishing).

Pedestrian Bridge Sarasin in Phuket

Pedestrian Bridge Sarasin in Phuket

Tai muang

There is a small Thai on the way to Khao Lak.the town of Tai Muang. Not a resort. Therefore, there is not a soul on the beaches, and food in a cafe on the beach costs as much as in Phuket not on the beach. I ate for 100 baht: 60 baht rice with shrimp and 40 baht shake. Very much.

It is strange to see the bike paths in a small town

It is strange to see the bike paths in a small town

Desert beaches of Tai Muang

Desert beaches of Tai Muang

Sunset in tai muang

Sunset in tai muang

Kao lak

Tsunami Museum

Kao Lak was the discovery of the year for me. I'm not sure that you will like it, but in my understanding it is an ideal resort for a quiet family holiday. I do not like noisy parties and crowds of people, so kilometers of relatively deserted beaches, combined with a pretty town, bribed me. Yes, there is insufficient infrastructure for wintering, there are no supermarkets and hospitals, but if I wanted to rest for a week, I would go here. Most importantly, the beaches are visually not worse than Phuket ones. I spent the night, by the way, in two different hotels there, including in bamboo hut. Such nostalgia immediately by Paju flooded, it was there for the first time tried this kind of housing.

Cute Khao Lak

Cute Khao Lak

One of the wonderful beaches in Khao Lak

One of the wonderful beaches in Khao Lak

Sunset at Khao Lake

Sunset at Khao Lake

Black on white

Black on white

The Garden - Bamboo Bungalows

The Garden - Bamboo Bungalows

Monument - a police boat that carried the tsunami away from the coast

Monument - a police boat that carried the tsunami away from the coast

Similan Islands

Totally spontaneously, I bought a tour ofSimmilans. Believe not, not at all. But being in Khao Lak late in the evening, during the settlement I remembered that it was from here that the speedbots most often go to the islands. And since I gave consultations many times, advising people to go somewhere, I myself would have to have this experience sooner or later. It remains only to visit Phi Phi.

So Similans and similar tours are the rest onlover. Go once - yes. But it is not somewhat accurate when it comes to traveling without overnight. Or you need to be able to abstract away from the fact that you are almost in the Moscow metro at rush hour. People about the same. Yes, it is very beautiful, the water is of such color that it blows down the tower, but nevertheless, I want no one to rub against your shoulder while admiring nature. I perceive such places precisely from the point of view of nature. Perhaps this is purely my problem (and other residents of megalopolises), and those who love mass clusters, on the contrary, will like it.

Food speedboat on Similana

Food speedboat on Similana

See what color the water has!

See what color the water has!

Landscape in the Similan Islands zakachatshsya!

Landscape in the Similan Islands zakachatshsya!

But a lot of people too

But a lot of people too

Not dusty job guides

Not dusty job guides

Similan Islands

Similan Islands

Kao Sok

Khao Sok National Park and Cheo Lan Lake - excursion, how to get, prices
Good hotel in Khao Sok
Excursion to the lake Cheo Lan
Ratchaprapha Dam and Park

On the lake Chel Lan, which is located 140 km fromI was going to Phuket 2 years ago, and finally the trip was completed. One of the most memorable place in Thailand. Recommend! But it’s better still not in the format I traveled (swoop), but with an overnight stay in a house on the water, with normal trekking through the jungle, and generally greater penetration. Although, you know, in this national park, too, it is already very strongly felt how everything is put on stream. That is, absolutely lovers of solitude, not the fact that it is suitable, at least just a tour without spending the night in the houses. By the way, I am delighted with the cave, a visit to which was included in the tour, and where we walked with flashlights in complete darkness among the bats and knee-deep (and sometimes neck) in the water. It is a pity there was no connection, otherwise I would go out to Periscope from there.

Overnight in a national park in a treehouse - Treehouse Resort

Overnight in a national park in a treehouse - Treehouse Resort

By boat on Lake Cheo Lan

By boat on Lake Cheo Lan

Very beautiful rocks around, as in the movie Avatar

Very beautiful rocks around, as in the movie Avatar

The tops of the trees are preserved, although flooded in 1982

The tops of the trees are preserved, although flooded in 1982

Houses on the water on the lake Cheo Lan

Houses on the water on the lake Cheo Lan

What are the roots of a tree!

What are the roots of a tree!

In the cave almost no photos, walked too fast

In the cave almost did not work photos, walked too quickly, did not have time

In one place, 40 cm wide and waist-deep in water

In one place, 40 cm wide and waist-deep in water

No less beautiful place - a small park near the dam with free entrance and overlooking the lake and the mountains. In my opinion, here it is necessary to call in if you come to the lake. Aesthetic ecstasy!

View from the dam and pavilion Praphaphirom

View from the dam and pavilion Praphaphirom

Ratchaprapa Dam Viewpoint

Ratchaprapa Dam Viewpoint

Hua Hin

I wanted to call on the way to Amazing Toilets, but they were already late in the evening, andwait until morning did not fit into my schedule. In addition, in general I had to spend this night in the car, which knocked me out of the rut. At first I didn’t want to turn on the condo (but slightly opened the windows), which almost died from the heat and mosquitoes, but then the rest of the night turned on the condo and, somehow curled up, slept (I can't sleep on my back).

Not very good overnight stay in the car.

Not very good overnight stay in the car.

Sketches from Thai roads

Sketches from Thai roads

Sketches from Thai roads

Sketches from Thai roads

Who knows why we do not do that? Pillow + channel + plates + asphalt

Who knows why we do not do that? Pillow + channel + plates + asphalt

So I arrived in Hua Hin without enthusiasmsomething to watch, and it was necessary to extend his one-time visa for another 30 days. This event took only 40 minutes and did not require any documents other than a passport! Here is a freebie, after Phuket and Samui, where a contract for a house is required. I also managed to visit good people (sometimes you have to leave the virtual), and also show in the broadcast of Periscope a mountain of batsabout which he once wrote and even shot a video. In my opinion an interesting and unusual sight.

Beach near the huahinsky imigreeyshena

Beach near the huahinsky imigreeyshena

The mountain of bats near ChaAm

The mountain of bats near ChaAm

P.S. Here is a brief report from my working trip. In my opinion, I was able to just visit fabulous places. And may the patriots of Russia forgive me, but after such beauty, after such sights, after such bright colors, I don’t want to go to any Iron Museum in Pereslavl-Zalessky and write about it on the blog. Although, I do not argue, to each his own and these are just my preferences.

P.P.S. Sooner or later I will tell about each place in detail. :) If I have time, then within a month. And then we have here again a lot of crossings on the nose. In principle, there is much in Periskope (here I have just laid out a part), and those who have been with me these days have already seen everything.

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