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    Sun Sets Very Early in Krabi

    by DarkRay Updated Jun 7, 2007

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    If you are planning any expedition in the seas around Krabi, do note that the sun sets very rapidly from about 6.15pm onwards.

    Usually by 6.45pm, the whole place is already dark which is why the frequencies for the longtail boats will be greatly reduced from 7pm onwards.

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    Long Tail Mafia !!

    by Fernandocramos Updated Mar 24, 2007

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    If you are in Ao Nang or Krabi and wants to go to Railey Beach with a long tail, be sure that you will not come back the time you want, they only depart from the beach with the boat totally full. I wanted to come back early and I have to wait more than one our because the sailor didnt want to return with the boat middle empty.
    I tryed to pay an extra but he didnt accepted. So I look for another sailor who could bring me back, but when he noticed that I had already payed a return ticket he refused to bring me back. I had to wait almost one and a half hour to come back to Ao Nang.
    So, if you want to go to Railey Beach and return at your time, rent a private long tail, you pay more but you can decide the time you want to go back instead to stay in the sailors mafia hands.

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  • Railay Beach Destruction & Sewerage into the Sea

    by RudiSydney Updated Feb 5, 2007

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    We have been going to Railay Beach every year for the past ten years but no longer. About three years ago we started to notice how it was going down hill fast due to too much human activity, just like global warming. There are too many day trippers coming and going all day long. Each group arrives and makes the beach overcrowded then they leave behind so much litter including cigarette butts on the sand each day that the sand is just too dirty to sit on or walk on. Even worse these incessant waves of day trippers come and go with very very noisy long boats back and forth all day long. Also it's not just the day trippers or the so called "4 island" tour groups (by the way Railay Beach is not an island, its a peninsular, so you are getting ripped off by "one" island) but the hotels at Railay beach have all undergone so much extra construction and have crammed in too many bungalows which they now call "luxury" and charge so much. Everything is now overcrowded and since there is no sewerage system at Railay Beach and all those extra rooms and tourists are now causing too much sewerage to leech into the beaches making the water quality too dangerous. This year all of our party got eye or ear infections from swimming in the water just like we used to get 20 years ago at Bondi Beach in Sydney when the sewerage was dumped into the sea. Beware, Railay's environment has been destroyed and we wont be back, sadly, again.

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  • Railay Beach Destruction & Sea Pollution

    by RudiSydney Written Feb 5, 2007

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    We have been going to Railay Beach every year for the past ten years but no longer. About three years ago we started to notice how it was going down hill fast due to too much human activity, just like global warming. There are too many day trippers coming and going all day long. Each group arrives and makes the beach overcrowded then they leave behind so much litter including cigarette butts on the sand each day that the sand is just too dirty to sit ou or walk on. Even worse these incessant waves of day trippers come and go with very very noisy long boats back and forth all day long. Also it's not just the day trippers or the so called "4 island" tour groups (by the way Railay Beach is not an island, its a peninsular, so you are getting ripped off by "one" island) but the hotels at Railay beach have all undergone so much extra construction and have crammed in too many bungalows which they now call "luxury" and charge so much. Everything is now overcrowded and since there is no sewerage system at Railay Beach and all those extra rooms and tourists are now causing too much sewerage to leech into the beaches making the water quality too dangerous. This year all of our party got eye or ear infections from swimming in the water just like we used to get 20 years ago at Bondi Beach in Sydney when the sewerage was dumped into the sea. Beware, Railay's environment has been destroyed and we wont be back, sadly, again.

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    Railay East and West - All under construction

    by globetrotter06 Written Dec 12, 2006

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    Fortunately, we did not stay in Railay, but chose the neighbouring beach Tonsai. All of Railay, both East and West, is under construction wherever you go. Appearantly the place was really nice a few years ago, but now there are only resorts, bars serving western food and the noise of the construction workers.

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    Walking around at Sra Morakot

    by Tina-Perth Updated Aug 20, 2006

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    The treacherous trail (if you're not careful)
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    The nature trail at Sra Morakot (Emerald Pool) can be quite treacherous at times - especially for children or if it's been raining or it's getting a bit dark, but it's really well worth doing. Just make sure that you leave the pool by about 4.30pm because with the overhanging jungle, it can look a bit darker than it is.

    The track is sometimes reduced to thick mud with tree roots poking through and not all of the wooden steps are secure. Watch carefully where you're walking.

    When we were there we were very surprised that we didn't see one mosquito, but it's always wise to have some spray with you.

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    Steer clear of longboat multiple island tours

    by iNorv9 Updated Dec 22, 2005

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    For more info about my longboat 4 island tour experience, see my "Things to Do" section.

    --For multiple island trips, I would suggest a speedboat over a longboat, simply to economize time.... less on the boat and more on the beach. Also, if you're looking for snorkeling, avoid the island tour package including Poda, Tup and Chicken islands. I've heard much better reviews about Hong, Bamboo and Lading Islands for snorkeling. All in all, we rolled the dice with our longboat trip, which unfortunately turned up snake-eyes.

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    Nice website ..shame about the hotel

    by sourbugger Updated Oct 12, 2004

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    On first inspection the Thai hotel looks a reasonable choice in Krabi.

    I went in for look and found it old-fashioned with unfriendly staff, poorly finished rooms and an overwhelming reek of mildew.

    Their website looks fine - but notice how the rooms are listed :

    Suit room - I presume this means you get a old cloakroom

    Air Condouble - Free latin dance lesson thrown in

    Fan Double T.V - Large transvestite in the room with some interesting gynecological additions.

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    THE PERFECT STORM

    by travelagent4thailand Written Dec 9, 2003

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    The perfect storm

    Never trust your instincts cause mother nature will strike when she's moody!

    The perfect storm that is - a clear crispy day can turn into serious chaos and life threatening experience when the storm comes.

    If you should ever get caught in a storm on a long tail boat (island hopping) - you're in for a serious treat! Please, i say - PLEASE always make sure that you have a life jacket despite how good of a swimmer you are!

    These coastal storms are serious or if the wind does not get you, you may be swallowed by the waves.

    In the monsoon season (July to October) it can be dangerous.

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    Be careful who you use for elephant trekking

    by sourbugger Written Sep 27, 2003

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    Whose been in the fridge again ?

    The danger is not for the tourist - but rather for the animal. Elephant trekking is the latest "big thing" in the area - and unfortunately this means that the market has not really settled down yet. Operators are supposed to be licenced, and many are humane and perfectly acceptable in their treatment of these beautiful beasts. Some operators are however less mindful of elephants needs and are there to pick up as much as they can from this latest 'cash cow' .

    Operators change all the time - so it is difficult to give advice, but the following tips may helps (taken from www.phuket-guide.net)

    1) Avoid elephant operations that allow the Mahouts (elephant keeper) to use the dreaded metal hook to control the animal. This device is cruel and unnecessary for a well trained and happy elephant, but are legal in Thailand and are frequently used.

    2) The dawn to dusk regime of many elephant camps is unhealthy for the animals. Adult elephants need to graze for 8 to 10 hours a day. Elephants are forest animals and do not like being in the direct sunlight. Avoid camps that have the animals staked outside in the sun all day.

    3) Elephants are nervous around automobiles, and loud noises, and they do not eat properly when in this type of environment. Many of the roadside elephant camps are offering little more than a 'photo opportunity' of you while riding atop an elephant, before it plods slowly down a well worn path for your ten minute elephant trek. If it looks like a fly-by-night operation it probably is one. Avoid the elephant camps that appear to have just opened yesterday.

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    DVD copies

    by heitim Written May 7, 2003

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    Sorry to tell you but don't buy the new DVD copies because the quality is very bad. There is very new movies but if I tell you that on DVD ROM you got only 1,8GB file (originally 9GB) hopefully you don't spend your money . 3 movies max 500Baht.

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    Tsunami Warnings.

    by Fernandocramos Updated Mar 27, 2007

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    Every beach that you go in that region you can find plaques indicating rout to avoid Tsunami.
    For your safe, try to check this plaques before entering at the beach.

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    Evacuation route when tsunami

    by Sambawalk Written Dec 23, 2006

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    There are signs around the tsunami affected area to warn the visitors when tsunami comes. Take note of the route and be sure which direction you should head to.

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    Conviction

    by kyoub Written Aug 23, 2004

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    Sign

    This sign was posted at Shell Beach and told of the conviction of disreguarding the National Park.
    Best not scratch anywhere or make noise.

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