Boy fishing on Rawai Beach, Phuket

Boy fishing on Rawai Beach, Phuket

Boy fishing on Rawai Beach, Phuket

Well, he's not actually fishing, rather unhooking a plastic bag from his line -- a very common catch on Rawai Beach!

Taken on: 10th May, 2004. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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Rawai Beach is known for its seafood and scenery, but not its swimming. Like nearby Ao Chalong, the beach can be quite dirty, there are too many boats, and the shallow water is anything but crystal clear. Though as the beach reverts to mudflats at low tide, it is possible to hunt for crabs with locals — especially fun for children.

Rather than sand and sea, Rawai's main attraction is the food. Along the length of the beach you'll find vendors cooking up a fresh seafood storm. Rawai is best visited as a day trip, and a beachside seafood feast coupled with a few cold drinks can easily stretch out into a relaxing afternoon. The prices are very reasonable, particularly at the Pakbang Food Centre toward the southwestern end of the beach and in the sea gypsy village toward the northeast. Crab, prawns, and fish served with sticky rice and fresh vegetables cost a fraction of what you'd ... Read our complete Rawai Beach travel guide

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