Sunday, April 24, 2016

Day 4 South Thailand Tour 2016 Thale Noi - Phatthalung

Two years ago I came to this beautiful waterbird sanctuary it is located at the east coast of South Thailand easily accessible from Hatyai or Trang. Our bicycles were parked at the entrance of the sanctuary next to the rangers' office. The posting of my first visit to this waterbird sanctuary can be seen here.
It is essential to visit this place early in the morning especially if you want to see the rising sun at the lake. We booked for a 6.00am boat and our adventure begins the minute we step onto the boat.
As the sun slowly rose we captured shots of the sun and its surroundings hoping to get some good pictures.
Herds of swimming buffalos seen at the lake lazying around among themselves.
Flora and fauna of Thale Noi.
Row of stilts near the jetty.
That's it, we were done with the boat ride after nearly two hours and for those who have not experience it before I would recommend you to do it, make an effort to visit Thale Noi I bet you will love it.
The Chinese fishing nets are commonly seen in this region.
These Chinese fishing nets out at the water are truly an amazing sight, it looks like a painting over the horizon. This was seen on our way to Phatthalung after several kilometres of cycling from Thale Noi.
Another pit stop for a drink and to cool down our bodies, this road sign is right in front of the shop.
Another stop at Lam Pam, a beach at the largest fresh water lake in Thailand known as Songkhla Lake.
After about 30km of cycling we finally arrived at Phatthalung and checked into Grand PL Hotel, Prachabumrung Alley (GPS: 7.61704, 100.08193), a decent hotel with reasonable pricing.
We saw this restaurant that looks like a moogata barbeque outlet but actually it is not. The portion was small and we were hungry and decided not to order anymore but to venture to other eateries in the town.
We found ourselves at this huge hawker paradise at the street near the train station. We tried several of the local street food before we called it a night.

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