Thailand 2017 – Railay Beach

Thailand 2017 – Railay Beach

November 9 – 14

Daniel and I flew to Railay Beach in Southern Thailand for the second week of our Thailand vacation. Surrounded by impressive limestone cliffs, the beach is cut off from the mainland and is only accessible by boat. We spent a lazy week relaxing on the beach, exploring local caves, and taking pictures of monkeys.

Here are some pictures from our trip to Railay. Enjoy!

Boarding the long boat to Railay Beach

Traveling by long boat to Railay Beach

First views of the limestone cliffs surrounding Railay Beach

First views of the limestone cliffs surrounding Railay Beach

First views of the limestone cliffs surrounding Railay Beach

Daniel relaxes at a local bar. With his man bun.

A local bar with gorgeous views of East Railay Beach at night.

West Railay Beach Panorama

West Railay Beach 

West Railay Beach

Wait – monkeys?  What monkeys?

Oh!  Those monkeys!

OMG!  Look at how cute the monkeys are!  That baby monkey is nursing!  Awwww!!!!

More monkeys!  Squee!!

We planned a hike to local viewpoint until we saw the trail – vertical jagged rocks covered with slimy mud.  Abort!  Abort!

On the way to Princess Cave

Ao Phra Nang (Princess Bay)

Shrine at Princess Cave.  Local fisherman pay respects to the goddess of fertility, Phra Nang, by leaving wooden phalluses at the site. That’s a lot of plalluses.

Wooden phalluses at the Princess Cave shrine. These were almost as tall as me.

Yeah!  We’re at the beach!  Woo!

Inside the Princess Cave

Stalactite inside of Princess Cave

Long boat vendors on Ao Phra Nang

Buying snacks on a long boat

Tham Pranangnai (Diamond Cave)

Entrance to Diamond Cave

Holy Stalactites, Batman!  There were also a lot of bats in here.

Chillin’ in Diamond Cave. 

Chilling in the shade on Ao Phra Nang

Ton Sai 

OMG more monkeys!  How adorable!

OMG!  Those monkeys stole our snacks!  Daniel puts on his shoes for a quick escape.

Hiking through the trees from Ton Sai beach back to West Railay Beach.

A cool bird that looks like a Toucan.  Anyone know what kind of bird this is?

West Railay Beach at sunset 

 West Railay Beach at sunset

West Railay Beach at sunset

West Railay Beach at sunset

The dock to the long boat that took us back to the mainland.  Goodbye Railay!  

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