Hua Hin Weekend: Phraya Nakhon Cave and Takiap beach

IMG_0543   On our first weekend in Hua Hin, my group decided to wake up early and hitch a ride to Phraya Nakhon Cave. As we approached the area, a stunning beach view glared at us. Several islands surrounded us; beautiful, calm, blue sea scattered across the horizon and the bright, hot sun blazed across the sky. It was paradise. 

After sorting out our tickets, where we get charged more as we are tourists, we hopped on to a long boat the one of the islands. It was so soothing lying on a boat, while being driven across the ocean. IMG_0810

Once we had arrived to our destination, we started trekking up the mountain to find the temple in the cave. Due to having a late night, several people were struggling with the heat and hiking combo but we would not stop us. Narrow, windy, stony, steep paths were amid us. The high and further we walked, the more beautiful it became. Rough cave walls filled our views with Sunday’s shining through little hole. The temple was different from what I expected but also incredible.

Hiking down was a lot easier and quicker. With the sun still gleaming, we swam in the sea appreciating the views and laid on the beach with a refreshing pineapple shake before heading back to our hotel. IMG_0637

In the evening, a group of us went to our local bar ‘Dizzy Dolphin’ to play pool and grab a beer. We soon discovered that there was karaoke so a few of sang a few songs. 

The next day, after having a well deserved lie-in, we headed to Takiap beach, which we were told was less touristy. This was true but also meant there were limited food options which were more expensive than our budget. Again, we just chilled in the sun, walked in the sand and swam in the sea. Across the beach, there were several crabs scattered all round, poking their heads out once in a while. IMG_3034

I still can’t quite believe I’m here but long every moment.

 

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  1. Anne Banfield
    Apr 20, 2015 @ 08:07:30

    Sounds amazing Jess! Love and prayers to you all. Anne B.

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