Longtail Boats Returning Beach Lovers to Ao Nang, Thailand

Longtail Boats Returning Beach Lovers to Ao Nang, Thailand

Ao Nang beach in Thailand

Although enjoying the beach and clear blue water is one of the main reasons folks travel to Ao Nang, in Thailand, the beach there on the shore is not much to look at.

It is mostly full of boats coming in to shore to transport people to the incredibly gorgeous offshore beaches around all the islands only a short cruise away. One of them, Ko Phi Phi, was made famous as the location for the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach.

 
 
Traditional Thai Long-tail Boat on Andaman Sea

Traditional Thai Long-tail Boat on Andaman Sea

Longtail boat on Andaman Sea

The Long-tail boat is Thailand’s most distinctive form of coastal transport. It is powered by an automobile engine that is mounted on a long pole allowing for great maneuverability.

This Long-tail boat was traveling up the coast on the Andaman Sea, as seen from the beach on the island of Koh Lanta, one of the islands off the coast of Thailand where we spent a couple of weeks.

 
 
Buddha Statues Inside Wat Oopakoot

Buddha Statues Inside Wat Oopakoot

Buddahs at Wat Oopakoot, Chiang Mai

Depictions of Gautama Buddha are created in a wide variety of poses, postures, clothing, and what he is holding. He may be shown standing, sitting or reclining and the statues can be fashioned out of almost any material, in a endless assortment of colors.

Inside the temple Ooperakoot in Chiang Mai, are more than a dozen Holy statues of Buddha, showing amazing variety.

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