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Fah Thai Magazine March/April 2018 - Infight Magazine of Bangkok Airways

Fah Thai is the inflight magazine of Bangkok Airways. It is YOUR MAGAZINE. It is distributed with our compliments on all Bangkok Airways flights. We hope you enjoy it.


OVERTURES THAILAND TREASURES Krabi’s Inner Beauty The sheer beauty of Krabi – radiant in its dazzling cerulean waters that blend and sometimes contrast with an indigo sky and dreamy sunsets – puts it at the top of the list for many travellers. If the pull of the sea, sand, and karst islands weren’t enough, Krabi offers forests and mountains, along with local history, a thriving mix of cultural heritage and therapeutic regimens that create an overall feel of wellbeing. To top it all off is the hospitality and friendliness of the local people that makes the island a true sanctuary for relaxation and indulgence in nature. Photos Courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand THE ROMANCE OF LAEM SAK Your boat trip from Laem Sak will pass by dramatic landscapes, including the amazing ancient cliff paintings. Be part of the flora and fauna preservation by participating in an orchid planting activity. Experience the diverse Buddhist- Islamic-Chinese culture, where people of different origins and beliefs have co-existed in harmony for generations. A local dish not to be missed is rice prepared with a local shrimp paste and served with the crunch of seaweed grapes known as green caviar. THE HAPPINESS OF WANDERING FREELY A Krabi outing takes you to the mangrove forest and the tranquil village of Thung Yi Pheng in the Lanta Island district. Relax your mind and body during your stay in the local community, enveloped by tranquillity and surrounded by nature. Practise some mindfulness while listening to birdsong and rustling leaves and cool breezes. Let your thoughts flow with the streams. This great combination with nature makes you come away revitalised. Opposite Page, Bottom Left Calm waters smooth the path to paddle through Thung Yi Pheng. Expect to see fishes, lobsters, shrimps and hopefully, a crab-eating macaque monkey. Opposite Kayaking along the Laem Sak route brings you closer to nature and its stillness. Below Top Koh Klang is one place to visit and learn about local village life. Bottom The mangrove trees of Thung Yi Pheng. In Krabi, you’re spoilt for choice with the many well-known natural havens – having been amplified by word of mouth and power of social media. Popular islands and destinations include Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, Koh Hong, Koh Poda, Ao Nang bay, Ao Railey, Ao Luek, and Khlong Muang beach. From bungalows to luxury hotels, abundant places offer modern and comprehensive facilities, and travel companies are at the ready to arrange island-hopping daytrips or pampering massages and wellness retreats. We highly recommend a deep immersion in the Krabi experience and the following five compelling trips should tell you why the alluring attractions of the island makes for a special getaway. 24 25