The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 18: Phangnga Bay

Join Thor and me for the last leg of your virtual Thailand vacation as we arrive at Phangnga Bay to see the famous karst sea stacks.

NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We were lucky to squeak through the pandemic flight closures in January/February of 2020 as we returned from our three-week trip. Since more travel has now become a distant prospect, we hope you’ll take a virtual vacation with us in the following weeks. (This blog series started on June 13.)

It was hard to tear ourselves away from the wonderful snorkeling at Baan Kratig, but eager to see the sea stacks of Phangnga Bay, we boarded a ferry to Krabi and got our first glimpse:

Like the karst formations we saw near Our Jungle House, these limestone outcrops are remnants of the once-mighty Tenasserim Mountains that still form a spine through Thailand to China. Only these ones are “drowned karstland” in shallow sea, and the stone is carved by water that erodes fissures and creates tunnels and chambers.

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