At the usual Gurun rest stop to get the border paperwork done.
Stayed at the Rajamangala hotel. Very nice. look at the bed...
Uber cool statue
Guess who gets parking in front of the lobby : )
After freshening up we took a ride around Songkla and Samila beach.
And of course the Naga...
Its quite big.
This time the fountain was on.
Probably wondering why she didn't fly down : )
After a couple of hours....finally.
Big smile now ; )
The next day it was time to explore.
Bike gets to rest as this is a bum rest day : )
First we went to a viewing point.
Such a cool blue........
Then we met some local bikers : )
After all the tarmac yesterday....we did a bit of off roading today : )
Adios my friends...
Next we visited ''Big Buddha''. That is on a hill BTW
A beautiful Buddhist temple.
Look at the detail.
Fantastic everywhere you look.
Over the Entrance gate.
Here there be dragons : )
Inside one of the temples.
And quite big
Later we visited an old Chinese Mansion in the heart of Phuket town.
Actual antique furniture.
So this was what they used before cellphones ; )
In the evening we took a sunset cruise around Phuket.
Thailand's flag flies high.
I liked this shot with the fisherman and the lighthouse.
Did i mention dinner was served with drinks : )
Post dinner smile : )
And so the sun sets over the Andaman sea.
The next morning we took a walk along the Patong beach.... Early...
Peaceful for now.....
Endless expense of sandy beaches.
by mid morning the beach looks like this ........a freakin fish market
Lots of big bikes for rent ...
Early the next day on the way to Hat Yai.
Rest and hydration along the way
In Hat yai we visited a Buddhist temple complex to see the reclining Buddha.
Check out the size of that Building and the Buddha statue.
My wife is actually about 30 feet infront of it .
Huge and awesome.
Another lovely shrine.
The last rays of sunset.
Early the next morning we left for home.
A break near Sadao.
Another break after completing the border formalities.
In the hills before Ipoh.
Its not much , but for us its a lot....