Monday, 15 March 2010

Fossil beach Krabi

Having been driving to Trang a few times I have been seeing signs of the "fossil beach" when I've been passing through Krabi, so this time I decided to go and check it out.

At the "T" junction towards Krabi airport and town I went towards the town and after a couple of k's I came to a right turn which said "Fossil beach 8km". After following a meandering road with spectacular lime stone vistas I came to another junction after 9k's, no signs there.

Krabi road vistas

I turned left anyways and after awhile stopped to ask for directions. It turned out we were still on the right road and needed to go further. After some way I came to another sign saying "fossil beach" and on I went. Finally we arrived to the beach after 15k's from the 8k sign (!).

The fossil beach can just be discerned at the bluff

It turned out to be a large parking area at the entrance of a National Park (fees apply). As usual there were the tourist shops and restaurants lining the parking lot as well. The fossil beach was bit down towards the rocky slope where the parking lot was. At the moment I was there the beach was under the high tide and the "fossil beach" could be discerned brownish at the head of the bluff.

Can't imagine they still do catch these giant shells

I took a few pics, checked the wares for sale and left for Phuket. Kind of disappointing visit and poor signage too...

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