Hallelujah – I screamed inside my head the moment I laid my eyes to those dozens of phalluses hidden under the princess cave of Phra Nang in Krabi Thailand. At that time, I only have one thought – my gay friends would enjoy the scenery as much as I do. Excitedly, I sent the photos to my friends and they were like “omg, we want to teleport to Krabi Asap!”
I don’t understand, this is so weird said one of the tourists beside me. There were no indications what those lingams means. Using the power of 3G my colleague searched online and out of curiosity he found out that those lingams were dedicated to the sea faring Indian Princess who was shipwrecked off the Krabi coast and it was placed there for fertility and luck. With my current status, I prefer the latter.
With strange thoughts running through our minds, we slowly explored every nook of the beach and suddenly we realized the island was packed with tourists. The island reminded me of Coron where towering lime stone cliffs were screaming magnificently.
We managed to uncover our own little spot in the island where hammock was available to utilize and instantaneously one split away to dip unto the emerald waters Phra Nang. That speck enclosed on a huge rock was my ultimate refuge. While I was savoring the panorama of the beach, my colleague started to bathe. After his exploration, he went back to our little crumb and bragged that there was a lovely view from afar where one needs to climb but he didn’t climb all the way because it was too steep and to his disappointment the videos and photos he took got corrupted and only few were recovered. I meandered at a snail’s pace and conquered the not so sharp sedimentary huge rocks and found the most panoramic view and equipped with curiosity yearning for more I followed four guys to the other side where running water splash naturally on the rocks. There I found a swimming spot but I backed out when I realized it was deep. There were yelling at me to get into the water but I just can’t! I hate the fact that I can’t even do basic doggy paddling to stay afloat in deep waters. There weren’t any life vest to rescue me and no one to save me when I flail and drown. It was like a subterranean enclosed on big rocks. Looks like I’ll be trapped in there if I’ll toss myself into the water. Dismayed I found myself swimming in the shallow waters near our little spot. Who says only spa pampers? Ahh, Thailand’s bright blue sky and the sun-kissed my cheeks I could feel my face turning red. Glad that the weather cooperated.
Ah yes! Railay is heaven on earth minus the crowd. People flocked on the beach and on the other side; rock climbing on yellow orange lime stones of Phra Nang totally looks cool. I think it would be awesome to see Railay on top view. Perhaps will try to do it the next time I visit Krabi. The Monkeys on the way to Phra Nang Cave were ridiculously weird. They’re as if curious about people passing by giving them various kinds of food. The outlook is amazing with its beaches and stunning cliffs. We walked to far end and the crowd gets thin. Krabi looks awesome! I realized getting there is all worth it, besides, it’s just half an hour by long tail boat from Krabi town.
I can’t help but wonder, what’s with Thailand that makes me cuckoo over their tourist attractions. Is it the pristine beaches and its white sands? Perhaps it’s the Buddhist temples and the nightlife in Bangkok. Or simply because of their friendly locals that leave a lasting impression. Or maybe just maybe because Thailand is the first country I’ve been almost a decade ago. Although sometimes the places may not be what I expected for, it still remains a haven for me.
Despite the crowd, Railay still possesses it’s one of a kind charm to be one’s island playground surrounded by its tropical lush and lime stones to behold.