THAILAND TRIP REPORT 2017 (PART 2)
This is Part 2 of my Thailand Trip Report. Here is Part 1.
After Chiang Mai, we took a plane an hour south to Phuket. Phuket is a large southern island in Thailand and serves as a hub for many other islands and areas in the south.
Our itinerary for Phuket was fairly simple: We had an ATV/White water rafting tour set up and we were also wanting to do some beach activities. After this, we were planning on boating to Krabi and then Phi Phi to climb and do more beach stuff.
Overall, Phuket was just so so. It’s very touristy (which I’m generally okay with) but the beaches were dirty and very populated.
We forgot our phones and the water was wet, but the ATV/White water rafting was great. The rapids were almost as good as those where I live in Colorado, so it’s well worth it:
After a few days in Phuket, we boated to Railay. Railay is connected to the main land and fairly hard to access. It’s divided into three sections: Tonsai, Railay East, and Railay West. We stayed in Tonsai because we wanted to go rock climbing but there is climbing in all areas of the beach (in the future, we’ll probably end up staying in Railay West).
Railay Beach (Krabi)
Railay is extremely pretty and it’s much quieter than Phuket or Phi Phi. I really enjoyed it- the rock climbing is world class and the beaches were magnificent.
The rock climbing in Railay was accessible in all three areas (West, East, Tonsai). We climbed at Railay East for the first day and rented gear.
Unfortunately there are no pictures of us climbing here due to us having to belay each other (and the areas being not so secure/easy).
Day 2 of climbing, we climbed in Tonsai Bay:
This was the approach- we had to walk alongside the beach during the low tide in order to access the climbs. This area later filled with water and we were waist deep in ocean water on the way back.
Railay was a great time and we enjoyed it very much. The next (and last) Thailand trip report is going to be on the Phi Phi Islands and then back to Bangkok.