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Saturday, February 07, 2015

Birthday Hike To Bottle Beach

It was my birthday last Sunday! Thanks to Heather and Philip who arranged the full-day birthday celebration :)

We started the day with the hike to Bottle Beach (Haad Khuad) that I have always wanted to go for a long time. Then we headed back for decent dinner that my good old friend, Bernie cooked for us and then, of course, PARTY  even I was quite disappointed cause it was supposed to be Hot Since 82 playing at this KU Club and we all were soexcited and looking forward to this one, like, real bad! Then, we got there and saw the notice that he couldn't make it to Koh Phangan... We got in the club anyway to found that there were LOTS of drunk young people and the music was just not my thing at all. So we moved to Loi Lay, our all time favorite place and we had a great night there til 5 AM the next morning. This is how islanders roll ;)

I did hiking first time on Koh Phangan from Haad Rin to Haad Yuan. At that time I had not much (at all!) experience of hiking or trekking. It was fun but I just hate to go down the hill. It was steep and slippery from the dry leaves, so I sat down on my butt and let my body slid down the hill haha... But this time to Bottle Beach, I did it better! Got few cuts from the sharp rocks though, but it was fine!

Hiking to Bottle Beach Koh Phangan

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This is the view from where we started, It is located in Haad Khom, Chaloklum. If you are driving from Thongsala, turn right just before 7-11 and follow the road up to the hill until the end of the concrete road. There is another trail on the right at that point but it is not the trail to Bottle Beach, DO NOT take that one but walk down the hill for few meters until you see this sign;

Hiking to Bottle Beach Koh Phangan

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Better to write down the taxi boat number just in case you are too chill on the beach and miss the last boat!

Hiking to Bottle Beach Koh Phangan
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The sea view from this hiking is not so 'breathtaking' like I had from Haad Rin to Haad Yuan hiking but it was not so sunny day also. The viewpoint to the sea is not the main thing to see here but what surprised me is the origin of its name.. Bottle Beach. There are lots of plastic bottles on the trees along the way of 1 hour 20 minutes walking from people who have done this hiking so other people can use these bottles as the indicator. You can make sure you would not get lost in the jungle!

Hiking to Bottle Beach Koh Phangan

Hiking to Bottle Beach Koh Phangan

Hiking to Bottle Beach Koh Phangan

Hiking to Bottle Beach Koh Phangan
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Annnnnd, finally we got to the beach! It is definitely one of the nicest beach on Koh Phangan. Soft and white sand, like the remote beaches should be!

Hiking to Bottle Beach Koh Phangan
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While lying on the beach, we saw this Sea Eagle flew in circle above the water nearby where we were. He was trying to catch fish I guess. I love Sea Eagle and I assumed he did that to bless me a birthday wish. Thank you Mr. Eagle!

Hiking to Bottle Beach Koh Phangan
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We took the long tail boat on the way back to Haad Khom, where we started the hike. We passed these super cool rocks and caves that we have never seen before. Koh Phangan still has a lot more to explore for me.

It was a day I felt so good living the life I have, more and more :).
5 comments on "Birthday Hike To Bottle Beach"
  1. '̶'̶W̶e̶ ̶g̶o̶t̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶c̶l̶u̶b̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶w̶a̶y̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶f̶o̶u̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶w̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶L̶O̶T̶S̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶d̶r̶u̶n̶k̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶n̶g̶ ̶p̶e̶o̶p̶l̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶m̶u̶s̶i̶c̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶j̶u̶s̶t̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶t̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶.̶ ̶S̶o̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶m̶o̶v̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶L̶o̶i̶ ̶L̶a̶y̶'̶'̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶h̶a̶d̶ ̶a̶ ̶g̶r̶e̶a̶t̶ ̶n̶i̶g̶h̶t̶''

    Hahaha i can imagine.. happy you had a nice trek on the beautiful Phangan with sweet people for your birthday! Don't stop feeding us of those delightful islanders's life moments, you make us feel we are part of it, lovely blog : )

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