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... is to some day come to america to study english. His younger brother is lso a monk at the same temple as he. He provided alot of information regarding the monks. One thing I forgot to mention I think, is that we got up at 5:00a.m. one morning and partook in the rice ceramony with the monks. You get cooked rice and biscutes and bananas and as they pass by on the street you put a pinch of rice and other items in their rice buckets. They do this every morning and that is ...
... that it wouldn’t take sun up to sun down to finish. When we arrived in the park we saw on the map how many stops there were along the way! There were at least 7 stops on the way up the mountain you could buy cold water, t-shirts, fruit, pad thai, etc. You name it they had it. Apparently it was “very Thai” to have these numerous stops but on a very hot day like the day we hiked it was nice to stop at them and enjoy watermelon, or some coconut water, ...
... has a thriving rubber and coconut industry, which provides enough of a backing to the local economy that there is no motivation to sell out to outside development.
This all provides the perfect backdrop for "getting away from it all", taking long walks on the beach, languid swims in the ocean, and swinging from a tree on a bench, hammock, or simply a long piece of rope. The swim in the ocean ...
Not much to do here at all. Walked aroundin the extreme heat for a bit and managed to come across the mall, thank goodness for that...air con. It was cheap wednesday at the movies so we went and saw The Bourne Legacy, for 3$ it was well worth it. Moving on crom here we are going to take the overnight train somewhere quieter and smaller to relaxe untill or flight back to New ...
We arrived on Koh Mak around 11am on Wednesday by speedboat which took about 1 hr from Koh Chang.
First thing is that this island is very much different to Koh Chang because theres NO Lady boys, litter, over-development and prostitution.
First day was spent touring the island with Ball, our tour guide for the day and for 350baht each we saw the museum, temple, school and all the view points.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMakathanee Resort Koh Mak
We moved here after our first stay was a bit of a let down- beach front bungalow with all mod-cons and killer deck- pool was a big bonus- loved the staff!
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