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Nong Thalay: the photographers’ heaven
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Nong Thalay: the photographers’ heaven

 

While sea lovers travel to Krabi for stunning beaches and turquoise water, photographers opt to sneak to a dreamlike site trucked away on the way to the shores. 

Spanning an area of some 40 acres, the swamp of Nong Thalay is a peaceful haven surrounded by plantations and small communities. The stunning backdrop of towering limestone mountains and serene atmosphere make it an ideal location for photography. Particularly when the sun rises behind the mountain range, shining the warm ray through the sheet of the morning mist that lingers over the water surface.

Fishermen row their boats through the still water while a duck family cruising in line, such a local way of live adds a unique attraction and charm to the pictures.

During February and March, the bank of the swamp turns vibrant when Indian oaks blossom with fallen red pedals blanketing the land. As the colorful reflection of the evening and morning sky glowing out of the swamp, you will find the place an extraordinary haven for photographers.

Nong Thalay swamp houses an extensive range of local flora, which is quite appealing for enthusiastic botanists. The local communities try to boost tourism here by offering kayak or rent services, food, and OTOP products. The facilities make it another pit stop worth a visit while you are exploring Krabi’s charming beaches such as Ao Nang beach, Nopparat Thara beach, and the tranquil Khlong Muang beach.

 

How to get there: Nong Thalay is 8 miles west of Krabi town via highway 4034. Krabi is 481 miles south of Bangkok via highway 4. Many local airlines operate daily flights between Bangkok and Krabi. For more information about Nong Thalay, call the Nong Thalay community at 061-280-1014.