We’ve done the Island Tour before. Which includes the James Bond Island tour when we were in Phuket. We’ve also been to the Emerald Pool and the Hot Spring. You can click on the links to read about them.
So the few new things we did was the;
- elephant show and trekking
- lunch at Lung Khai Fruits Garden
- Suwannakuha Temple
Elephant Show and Trekking
As interesting as it sounds and looked pretty on the brochure with regards to the activities involving elephants, I think even Ee agreed that it is not something that we would want to do again in the future.
The baby elephants may look cute performing their tricks. The bigger elephants may appear strong and sturdy as they carry us on their backs. All seemed grand and exotic until we noticed the chains at the legs. And that small tear of the skin at the ears. Even Ee seemed uncomfortable when he saw our young guide shouting at the elephant and using his sickle knife to scare the elephant and keep it in line.
Come to think of it, elephants belong to the wild. They are not meant to perform acrobatic stunts. Nor are they supposed to play the harmonica. In short, we felt a bit horrible after the activity.
This is the famous temple which has the huge Buddha statue and monkeys in the area. Im not sure how big it is compared to the one we have in Kuching (the white standing Buddha). If you’ve never seen a monkey before – this is the time to get close. Since monkeys are a normal sighting in my housing area (they like to play near the cemetery), it was nothing new.
A small donation of THB 20 is required upon entering the cave to see the Buddha statue. We didn’t go in because Ee was not in the mood. He enjoyed the monkeys (and chickens) more. Aiyo boy.. this is not a zoo. We spent roughly 30 mins at the area before proceeding to the next destination.
Lunch at Lung Khai Fruits Garden
First they gave us this cool, refreshing butterfly pea flower drink. Then it was a huge, generous spread of Thai food. Compared to Indonesian cuisine, I can stomach Thai delicacy on a daily basis. Like no problem. Loved every single bit of Thai food. Plus, they keep offering us stuff to eat. It’s always “more rice?” “more food?” pergh.. moga murah rezeki
We also had a short stop at a waterfall. To be honest, I wasn’t really convinced if it was the particular special waterfall we were looking for. But since the guide said it s what it is, I take his word for it.
A short trip this was but memorable all the same. We are aiming for a 3rd Krabi visit. 😛