Friday, September 02, 2005

About Koh Pha-ngan trip..

Sorry..I forgot...I promised someone to tell every detail on this trip...
I will start doing now..
Koh Pha-ngan is in Suratthani province..it's 738 km away from Bangkok...
Taking 10+ hour on the bus and around 3 hours on the boat to get there.
The price for bus is 829 baht (one way) and for ferry boat is 190 baht (one way)
They will serve you snack and 1 bottle of drinking water on the bus and will give you a food coupon that you can use when the bus stop at the restaurant on the way...free food!!
The bus will leave bangkok around 8 PM....and arrive the pier around 6.30 AM...get on the ferry..that will leave around 7 AM...enjoy yourself on the boat..for 3 hours..and you will reach another pier.. on the island.

From the pier...as I decided to go to the furthest beach..so I had to wait for the mini bus to take me there for 100 baht person that will leave at 12.30 and 16.30... but if you want to go to the beach faster..you pay for the whole bus for 500 baht..and they will go just for you only!

So if you're lucky to have others to share.. you will pay only 100 baht and can go to the beach whenever you have 5 people!! (we were not so lucky..so we had breakfast.. we went to buy a bottle of 5 litre drinking water (we drink water like camel, it will be very expensive if we buy water from the resort. So we bought it from market for 30 baht per 5 liter and brought it to the resort!!)...and waited for a while before we got another 3 travellers to share the bus!

The price of the food on the island is a bit more expensive than the mainland...from 25 baht per dish..it can be 35-50 baht at the market and can be up to 90-120 baht at the resort!!!

After a long and tough journey (about 30-40 minutes) to the beach "Tong nai pan noi"..to the resort called "Baan Panburi"

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3 nights later...
After checking out from the resort...we paid 100 baht each for the mini bus back to the market at the pier.. our boat will leave at 5 PM...so we took the 2 PM bus from the resort... so we can have time to do some shopping before heading back home.

And we arrived at the pier around 2.40 PM... we had late lunch at the same shop (a small restaurant next to "Yellow cafe") Their ice lemon tea is very good! I recommend!!

After the lunch..we walked around the town to find beautiful postcards to send to our loved ones... but sorry.. we couldn't find any!!! so no postcard this time..ok?

Then we moved to a pirate CD shop... I bought 5 CDs for 400 baht (80 baht for 1 CDs), it's music CD..copied...pirate...Anti piracy...that slogan won't work with me.. hahaha! Hey I'm from third world country!!! what do you expect??

Getting CDs...getting some snacks and drink for the boat...and waited for the time as we alrady bought the ticket back since the first day we arrived. We booked the seats and everything was done...same amount of money 829 + 190 baht..for bus and boat.

At 4.30 PM...the boat arrived at the pier...we got on the boat...leaving at 5 PM...even they tell you it will take 2 hours to the pier..don't believe... it take around 3 hours!!

No more detail...same route..back to Bangkok... the bus arrived Bangkok at 7.30 AM the next day...I was late, couldn't go back home to take a shower. So I went straight to office...didn't take a shower since yesterday norning!!! So exhausted...and smelly...

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1 comment:

Simple American said...

Phew! Smelly Jane. lol

Thanks for sharing the trip with us you pirate you.

Yo HO!
Yo Ho!
A pirates life for Jane!