Koh Ngai, Scenic, Thailand, Travel

Pastel shades, sand ripples and the Andaman Sea

Following my earlier article on Thailand, I decided to come up with a post that portrays some of my captures in and around the southern islands of Thailand. Though I don’t claim to be a photographer, I am quite happy with some of my shots and decided to dedicate a post to Koh Lanta and its neighbouring islands. So if you’re in the mood for sand ripples, sea waves, long-tail boats and sea shells, stay tuned! An hour’s journey from Koh Phi Phi island takes you to Koh Lanta, a gateway to visiting the coral-fringed beaches in the archipelago of the smaller and lesser known Thai islands. The following picture is taken near Klong Nin, a lesser known (and not so clean) beach towards the south-western edges of Koh Lanta.

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Summer temperatures in Thailand are far from pleasant. At a temperature of around 40 degree Celsius, the famous four islands tour (Koh Maa, Koh Chuek, Koh Waen, Koh Muk) is closed to visitors and locals alike. Running out of options, I decided to opt for a speed-boat tour that took me around 7 islands, stopping at Koh Ngai for snorkelling and an appetising Thai lunch.

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Koh Ngai must be one of the loveliest islands in south-east Asia! Looking around for the ‘perfect’ spot to sunbathe, I found a place where the water assumed three distinct colours(yellow, green and blue) and the uneven limestone formations stared out into the distance. It was picture perfect. A professional photographer would do wonders with such a landscape!

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The sand ripples particularly, are very interesting to photograph. They form asymmetrical crests that change its pattern every time water flows in and out of the golden shoreline.

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The month of May is prone to short spells of rain. In the next photograph, I tried to capture my sombre surroundings- the gradual darkening of skies just a few moments before the heavy downpour.

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If you need some time to yourself, there is no place better than the seaside. As a wise man/woman once said,

Smell the Sea,

Feel the breeze,

Hear the ocean,

Feel at Ease.

‘Cause down at the shore, everything’s all right.!

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While on the speed boat, we crossed dozens of small irregular islands and unique rock formations. The monkey island in particular, was a fascinating piece of rock outcrop!

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Our speed boat tour ended around late afternoon and by that time, the water around me had started to sparkle and shimmer. My precious 900 Baht was worth every penny!

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With less than six days to spend in Thailand, I was truly amazed at the unforgettable sights and memories that the country had to offer. No matter in which direction my life takes me, I know that one day, I shall find the time to come back to Thailand.

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