Sunset, Ko Phra Thong, Southern Thailand

Sunset, Ko Phra Thong, Southern Thailand

Sunset, Ko Phra Thong, Southern Thailand


Taken on: 22nd March, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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In Thai, phra thong means golden Buddha, and a legend tells of how a valuable solid gold Buddha image was buried somewhere on the island hundreds of years ago. Any treasure hunters seem to have given up their searches long ago, which isn't surprising given Ko Phra Thong's unforgivingly hot and expansive savannah landscape.

Totally unique not only in Thailand but all of Southeast Asia, visitors to Ko Phra Thong often remark that the landscape looks strikingly similar to the savannahs of Africa, except that it's sand lizards and kingfishers that roam rather than lions and gazelles. Covered in brilliant white sandy dunes with fields of long grasses and peeling trees, the landscape of Ko Phra Thong is indeed fascinating, especially given how different it is from the lush, mountainous terrains of nearby Ko Ra and the mainland. It's also one of the best bird watching destinations in Thailand — Phra Thong is one of the last remaining places on ... Read our complete Ko Phra Thong travel guide

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