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Ko Klang

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Women in handmade batik skirts crack open roasted cashews. An old man teaches his grandson how to carve a boat. Fresh fish are laid out under a heavy sun, goats and water buffalo grazing in the fields. Across the river from Krabi town but a world away from mass tourism, Ko Klang has preserved the old ways of Southern Thai Muslim culture.

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Ko Klang is a flat, 26 square-kilometre-island surrounded by rivers, canals, mangrove forest and the Andaman Sea to the south. Part of the larger Khlong Prasong district, the name means “Middle Island” thanks to two wide estuaries on either side. To the east flows the Krabi River, which can be crossed by a five-minute ferry hop from Krabi town.

A local transports <i>bawb</i> (some kind of palm product) for making oil. Photo taken in or around Ko Klang, Krabi, Thailand by David Luekens.

A local transports bawb (some kind of palm product) for making oil. Photo: David Luekens

Most visitors arrive in the northwest, at Tha-Lay pier, in the largest of Ko Klang’s three villages. A stripe of white concrete shoots inland and then cuts south along the coast, ending at Laem Kham, a small cape in the far southeast. No cars are allowed on the island but there are quite a few motorbikes, with or ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 900 words.)

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