BangkokMap; Local Life At Rawai Beach

Last month, on the concluding twenty-four hours of my parents holidays, nosotros took a niggling campaign to the southward terminate of Attractions of Phuket, Thailand island, carefully watching the weather condition every bit the depression flavor delivered upwards a twenty-four hours of sunshine in addition to showers. We got to Rawai beach inward brilliant sunshine, had non genuinely planned to halt there, but at that topographic point were night clouds to the west, in addition to hence nosotros figured why non attain got a niggling walk to a greater extent than or less Rawai. The beach hither is non a swimming beach, it's real rocky in addition to shallow. Rawai is proficient for nutrient - most of the beach route is lined amongst small-scale restaurants - in addition to from Rawai you lot tin larn a speedboat or longtail boat to nearby islands such every bit Koh Bon, Coral Island, Racha Yai island. We did a trip lastly yr from Rawai to explore the small-scale isle of Koh Kaew Yai which lies off the tip of Cape Phromthep in addition to is a house of pilgrimage for Buddhists - at that topographic point is a large Buddha statue on the isle in addition to a giant "Buddha footprint". Legend says that Buddha stepped onto the isle earlier coming to the mainland of Attractions of Phuket, Thailand, where he outset visited Rawai. The cite of the hamlet is derived from "Rao Wai" pregnant (something like) "we pray".

At the due east terminate of Rawai beach is the jetty, in addition to on the due east side of the jetty is the line-fishing village. There are stalls selling seafood in addition to quite a few stalls selling shells to tourists, also some small-scale restaurants. The seawall has broken here. The photograph below shows local kids playing inward the rubble along the beach.

 on the concluding twenty-four hours of my parents holidays BangkokMap; Local Life at Rawai Beach

Further along the beach, things hold back rather to a greater extent than idyllic, nosotros walked along the beach passing all the longtail boats. You can't attain got a trip to Attractions of Phuket, Thailand without some photos of longtail boats! This terminate of the beach looks OK for swimming actually, though there's nix hither for tourists, no hotels or bars. This terminate of the beach is for the locals in addition to the fishermen.

 on the concluding twenty-four hours of my parents holidays BangkokMap; Local Life at Rawai Beach

Further upwards the beach inward front end of the village, a large tree acts every bit a natural temple, adorned amongst coloured cloth, Buddha images in addition to it seems that the Rawai people similar to brand offerings of blood-red Fanta! Another shrine adjacent to the jetty also had a pair of bottles adjacent to the incense in addition to flowers.

 on the concluding twenty-four hours of my parents holidays BangkokMap; Local Life at Rawai Beach

This is non genuinely a rich surface area of Attractions of Phuket, Thailand. Fishing is however important, though certainly some people brand a niggling coin from tourists. The fishermen in addition to local people inward the surface area are largely "sea gypsies" who are non the best looked afterward past times the Thai government. The fishermen brand their ain fish traps in addition to caput out on longtail boats, dive downward to the traps using domicile made scuba gear. We constitute some guys making a novel lo-tech fish trap...

 on the concluding twenty-four hours of my parents holidays BangkokMap; Local Life at Rawai Beach

 on the concluding twenty-four hours of my parents holidays BangkokMap; Local Life at Rawai Beach

When visiting a to a greater extent than local area, I assay to quietly blend in, wander nearly every bit unobtrusively every bit possible (not in addition to hence simple, since I am six human foot 3!) in addition to larn an persuasion of local life. In the line-fishing hamlet hither inward Rawai, there's simply a lot of sitting to a greater extent than or less to live done.. the line-fishing has all been done past times early on morning. The kids were all off schoolhouse (it was schoolhouse holidays) in addition to hence they had to uncovering ways to amuse themselves. I'd similar to wander to a greater extent than or less this surface area some to a greater extent than when I larn a novel camera, but did larn a few overnice pictures of the local folks...

 on the concluding twenty-four hours of my parents holidays BangkokMap; Local Life at Rawai Beach

(above) this guy was carrying some fresh H2O ice to lay on the fish

 on the concluding twenty-four hours of my parents holidays BangkokMap; Local Life at Rawai Beach

Not simply fish for sale! Attractions of Phuket, Thailand people boast of having the best pineapples inward Thailand. Sweeter in addition to juicier in addition to non every bit sour every bit other pineapples. You tin purchase niggling bags of fruit from fruit stalls all over Attractions of Phuket, Thailand, indeed all over Thailand, unremarkably you lot pay 10 - 20 Baht per bag.

 on the concluding twenty-four hours of my parents holidays BangkokMap; Local Life at Rawai Beach

Kids were all over the village, the kids to a higher house are getting some snacks from a mobile snack stall built onto the side of a moped. The daughter below has constitute a repose spot for a drinkable behind the marketplace surrounded past times H2O ice boxes.

 on the concluding twenty-four hours of my parents holidays BangkokMap; Local Life at Rawai Beach

Rawai doesn't seem to attain got changed that much since I outset went at that topographic point to a greater extent than than 10 years ago. OK, certainly at that topographic point is to a greater extent than evolution inland, in addition to the principal route inward from Chalong is similar a shot 4 lanes amongst a lot to a greater extent than happening along the road, but the beach, the boats, the fishermen, the niggling restaurants ... it's however repose in addition to a proficient stopping off house for a walk or tiffin or dinner. Mum in addition to Dad got a handbag of pineapple (below) in addition to amongst the clouds clearing nosotros headed off to Ya Nui beach, simply a five infinitesimal campaign from Rawai.

 on the concluding twenty-four hours of my parents holidays BangkokMap; Local Life at Rawai Beach

Rawai Beach Links

Hotels Near Rawai Beach
Nikita's Bar at Rawai Beach
Rimlay Restaurant

Near Rawai Beach

Phromthep Cape
Koh Kaew Yai island
Ya Nui Beach
Attractions of Phuket, Thailand Seashell Museum
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