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    A fishermen's boat

    by dabuwan Updated May 21, 2003

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    Walking south along the beach, you'll start to see the sea on both sides of the beach. Actually on one side there is an island with a narrow sea passageway that separates it from the beach, where I could see the occasional fishermen boat passing.
    It's possible to swim to the island in a couple of minutes.
    Walking in the same direction of the boat for some kms I could reach a small village of local sea gypsies, whose only occupation is fishing for their own needs.

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    Tons of shells on the beach

    by dabuwan Updated May 21, 2003

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    Many many shells, though most of them of the same species ("Tuttitella Terebra"). Especially between the few rocks at the northern end of the beach there were really tons of them.
    With some patience, it's possible to find also other species with different shape and colour.

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    The rainforest close to the beach

    by dabuwan Updated May 21, 2003

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    At the northern end of Hat Bang Ben beach there is a rocky promontoir backed by a portion of rainforest with some wildflife. I could hear many unidentified animal sounds and I could see some monkeys between the trees from far away. No way to reach the forest from the beach.

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Ban Bang Ben Warnings and Dangers

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    A big jellyfish on the shore

    by dabuwan Updated May 21, 2003

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    Well, I did not see much wildlife on this beautiful National Park beach, except for a few birds and some big jellyfishes: some of them had a diameter of almost one meter!
    I don't know if they are dangerous or not (for sure not lethal, but stings may be painful), but I'm glad I didn't get in touch with any of them while swimming.

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Ban Bang Ben Favorites

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    Sunset on the beach

    by dabuwan Updated May 21, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Because of its location on the western Thai coast on the Malacca peninsula, the sunsets are especially wonderful, as the sea goes down into the Andaman sea and the colours are fantastic.
    The deserted beach setting makes the whole thing even more fascinating.
    Unfortunately mosquitoes and other insects of any size and habit start to live up right when the sun goes down..

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