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AO-PHRA-NANG @KRIBI THAILAND

   PHRA NANG BEACH @KRIBI THAILAND is argubly the finest beach in Thailand,if not southeast asia.A broad strip of white sand with massive cliffs framing each end of the beach, Phra Nang has just enough facilities roast chicken and salad lunches cooked on the beach, massage ladies and people inconspicuously selling cold drinks.It still thankfully lacks all the things that spoil a beach pollution, traffic, noise, over-enthusiastic hawkers, jet-skis and lager louts.

PHRA NANG BEACH @KRIBI THAILAND
PHRA NANG BEACH @KRIBI THAILAND
PHRA NANG BEACH @KRIBI THAILAND

   PHRA NANG is part of the Railay Pensinsula. To get there from Ao Nang,just jump on longtail boat.The journey takes 20 minutes and costs THB 80 per head.


PHRA NANG BEACH

PHRANANG BEACH @ANDAMANSEA
   PHRA NANG CAVE SHRINE , It is believed among the villagers here that the spirit of Phranang (Princess Goddess) resides in the cave. Fisherman, before going out, would pledge Phranang for good luck. When their wishes fulfilled, votive offering would be made at the shrine. Common gifts are flowers and incense sticks, but usually the spirits of goddess shall be offered special gifts, the lingams.


PHRA NANG SHRINE @KRIBI THAILAND
PHRA NANG SHRINE @KRIBI THAILAND
                                                                                                                                       
 However, this has nothing to do with the Thai people's religions, neither Buddhism nor Islam, that the belief of lingam and holy womb shall create fertility and prosperity to the whole earth and martkind.

PHRA NANG SHRINE @KRIBI THAILAND
PHRA NANG SHRINE @KRIBI THAILAND