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    Charlie's Children's Charities

    by Cathy&Gary Updated Feb 11, 2014

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    Charlie’s Children’s Charities is a wonderful and heartwarming story of a very generous man who decided because he could not have children due to a heart condition, then why not help lots of unfortunate children who live in the orphanage in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

    So if you ask Charlie who owns CC’s Beach Bar how many children he has, do not be surprised if he says around 400.

    A few major events he organizes are the Annual BBQ on the beach in September for all 400 children from the orphanage in Nakhon Si Thammarat. This is a huge event and the children are transported to CC Beach Bar for a fun day with a bbq lunch, face painting, games, banana boat rides, jumping castles and much more.

    Charlie does not ask for money to fund this, instead he finds sponsors to supply things like soft drinks, French fries, tires for the children to swim in, hire a jumping castle etc. I think it would be a fantastic idea for some Phuket people to maybe help out and support this event.

    You will see in the eyes of the children how much they love this day.

    Another event is the Annual Christmas Charity Ride. A total of 5 schools with gifts and food packs for approximately 400 children.

    Charlie’s Children’s Charities also supports the Southern Home for the Destitute in Sichon Nakhon Si Thammarat. They do this by supplying a special Charity Lunch for 398 Mentally Challenged people. Once again this is always a huge success but they always need volunteers who can spare a few hours on the day.

    I could keep going on as so much more happens, like supplying baby cots and clothes to the Orphanage, or sports tops to children’s teams who cannot afford to buy their own.

    Charlie really does have a heart of gold and lives by his motto of
    “WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE GET
    WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE GIVE"

    Phone +66 87 893 8745
    Email charles001w@hotmail.com
    Website http://ccbeachbarthai.wordpress.com/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CharliesChildrensCharities
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    Khao Kha Historical Site

    by Cathy&Gary Written Feb 9, 2014

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    The Khao Kha Historical Site is in Tambon Sao Phao about 40 kilometers north of Nakhon Si Thammarat. We tried to find this place last year and gave up as all the directions we could find were wrong. So this time we were determined to find it and we did.

    Khao Kha was a sacred religious place, a centre of worship with secondary historical sites of the Sawai Nikai sect who worshipped Shiva as its highest God. Many artifacts that were used in various rites have been found here. Khao Kha Historical Site dates back to the 8th – 9th century and renovations were completed by the Thai Fine Arts Department in 1997.

    Coming from Nakhon Si Thammarat and heading north on Highway 401 turn left at the 87 kilometer marker onto Chinda Pracha Sawan Road, follow the road for about 7 kilometers, you will soon see the signs for Khao Kha Historical Site.

    There are about 150 large steps (uphill) and it is definitely worth the effort

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    Wat Mo Khlan Archaeological Site

    by Cathy&Gary Written Feb 9, 2014

    Wat Mo Khlan use to be a Hindu sanctuary of the Sivada Sect dating back to the 7-9th century A.D. All that is left now is some traces of stone pillars, stone door frames and pedestals for sculptures and an ancient pond.

    The Thai Fine Arts Department declared the site an ancient monument in 1976.

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    Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan

    by Cathy&Gary Written Feb 9, 2014

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    Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan is in Nakhon Si Thammarat town which is about 80 kilometers from Khanom. This Temple is a Royal Temple of the First Class and one of the most important historical sites in all of Thailand.

    The Pagoda is 55.70 meters high and the top is covered in pure gold. According to legend Prince Thanakuman and Queen Hem Chala bought Buddha relics to Sai Kaeo and built a small pagoda to mark the location. Then when King Si-Thamma Sokarat established the city of Nakhon Si Thammarat, he built a new pagoda which is now Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan.

    There are many beautiful buildings in this complex especially the Royal Building with architecture from the Ayutthaya period and the Sam Chon building where you will find a Buddha image dressed in royal clothing.

    There are also many artifacts donated by people from around Thailand.

    We will definitely go back to visit this amazing Temple again as we did not realize just how big it is and it will take many hours to see it properly.

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    Nadan Beach Khanom

    by Cathy&Gary Written Feb 9, 2014

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    Nadan beach has beautiful white sand and is surrounded by coconut plantations. It is also here that that you will find the famous CC Beach Bar which I have a separate page on.

    There is no mass tourism here, just kilometers of pristine empty beaches.

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    Nai Plau Beach - Khanom

    by Cathy&Gary Written Feb 9, 2014

    Nai Plau Beach is at the southern most point of Khanom Bay and it is absolutely beautiful. There is no mass tourism here, just kilometers of pristine empty beaches.

    I think they just may be right when they say Khanom has the best beaches in Thailand.

    What more could you want, beautiful turquoise sea, soft white sand, palm trees and did I say no hordes of tourists.

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    swimming, snorkling, diving

    by Nidnida Written Jan 20, 2013

    Hi..why dont you try Koh Samui, it has so many beutiful beaches and fit for you considered Koh Samui not crowded and quite. You can book Nok Air, and will transfer you directly to Koh Samui Airport. There are many resort, mid range or the luxury one, all depend on you, Happy holyday.

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    Beautiful Kata Beach

    by tvdandy Updated Jan 30, 2012

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    Kata Beach has soft sands and crystal clear water to swim in. The waves are reasonable for swimming in January. The beach is crowded, but not outragious like Patong. There are many beach chairs for rent and many stands selling fruit and a variety of drinks, including the wonderful Chang Beer. Great for sunsets too. At night there are often barbeques on the beach with cushions and candles laid out to reggae musc. A very nice combination of a chill, but lively vibe.

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    Strolling around Kata Village

    by tvdandy Written Jan 30, 2012

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    Kata has a nice, compact village only several blocks from the beach. The heart of the action is in the central part of the beach. Here you will find all your basic tourist fare: nice restaurants, good selection of nightlife which includes the infamous Thailand girlie bars, as well as many travel agencies for daytrip excursions. There are also many places to shop for bargins. There is also a night time outdoor market on most nights. Great for fresh fish, fruit and bargin shopping.

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    Visit Angthong National Marine Park.

    by derekscott Updated May 4, 2010

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    Anyone visiting Koh Samui should definitely take the time to go and see Angthong National Marine Park. There are a number of companies offering day tours to the park, with a variety of different boats and tour options which include snorkelling, kayaking and sightseeing.The limestone rock formations within the park are simply stunning, there's the " Emerald Lake " , a small inland sea of an incredible green colour which is connected to the outer sea by a sub-sea cavern.There are caves to explore with amazing stalagmite and stalactite formations.This area is also the habitat of the rare Pink and Irrawaddy Dolphins and you may just be lucky enough to sight them.The islands within the park have many small and beautiful sandy beaches where you can stop and relax. The area is thought to be a source of inspiration for Alex Garland's 1996 novel The Beach.

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    Koh Nangyuan

    by YaaDong Updated Dec 19, 2008

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    Koh Nangyuan is a hidden jem about a 15 minutes boat ride from Koh Tao.This island is unique because it has three small island conected by a streched of white sand beach.We had a buffet lunch here and did some snorkelling off the beach where we saw lots of colourful fish .This location is the most tranquil place I've ever been in my life, and the snorkeling was spectacular .Nangyuan is an incredibly beautiful place

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    Island Day Trip

    by YaaDong Written Aug 23, 2008

    We visited Ko Tao & Nangyuan on a one day boat tour from Koh Samui.It cost about 1500 baht per person including lunch.
    Spent about hour/half snorkelling off Tao Island which was real nice .The water was very clear with lots coral and sea life .As we were leaving a couple of turtles came and bid us goodbye.Thai people say that seeing a turtle especially at Koh Tao is "good luck" .
    We then headed on to Ko Nangyuan for a buffet lunch and more swimming and snorkelling.Ingeneral a fantastic day outdoors.

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    Spa Spa Spa

    by poohpha Written Jul 31, 2007

    Spa at Bor Saen Villa is so good set up and well managed by The Royal Spa.
    The treatment is so nice and the therapist is very professional. They all training from Phuket Spa Academy. I try the new Ayurvedic Massage with the warm oil on my forehaed !! Ho it's so relaxing and calming !!!!! My wife had the Hot Stone Therapy and she never wanted to ended ......

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    souvenir shopping

    by spyshadow63 Written Jun 16, 2007

    you will do a lot of hand signal and body language, very few speaks english. the people are friendly. lots of multi cabs for transport.food is ok, but theres a mcdonald if you choose not to try their dishes ha ha.souvenir items are bargains and do not forget your camera. casual attire recommended

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    Phi Phi Don Island

    by mortenmikkelsen Updated Apr 16, 2007

    Take 45 min with speedboat from Phuket to this fabulous island Phi Phi Island. Here we have Phi Phi Lee and Phi Phi Don island and the pics you see are from Phi Phi Don island. The sun outhere is very hot and do beware of the extremily hot weather. You can shop a lot with many specials shops and of course for divers this is paradise:)
    After the sunami the place is almost rebuild but as shown on the pics some palms are missing.

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