THAILAND | Afternoon Walks at Koh Lanta’s Long Beach | Lakad Pilipinas

Long Beach Koh Lanta Sunset

The sun hung low on the horizon, waiting for us to run and cross the golden sand, waiting for us to be enveloped by the sea’s warm water, waiting for us to reach out and touch its shimmering rays across the sea’s surface. Day in and day out, our afternoons at the Long Beach in Koh Lanta seemed nostalgically magical.

Long Beach Koh Lanta
PINES, SAND AND SEA AT KOH LANTA’S LONG BEACH

We visited Koh Lanta during its low season. The streets were almost devoid of tourists, the lodgings are empty, and so are the island’s beaches. Phra Ae, or most commonly known as the Long Beach—one of the ten beaches in the island and undoubtedly its most popular—was almost deserted.

Long Beach Koh Lanta
THE SOUTHERN, LESS DEVELOPED, PORTION OF THE LONG BEACH

Staying at Soontreeya Lanta Resort, the beach is just a couple of minutes away by foot from our bungalow. We often visit Long Beach in the afternoons, walking along the narrow dirt road which opens directly to the rocky southernmost portion of the beach.

Long Beach Koh Lanta Sunset
SERENE SUNSETS BY THE ROCKS

Long Beach Koh Lanta
FOOTPRINTS ON SOFT CREAMY SAND

Long Beach Koh Lanta
A SMALL STREAM PARTING THE BEACH

We’d fool around the rocky alien landscape, doing mock yoga poses before removing our slippers and letting our feet sink on the fine creamy sand beyond, savoring each and every step, following delicate footsteps embedded on the sand as we headed towards the central portion of the beach—crossing a shallow cold freshwater stream, passing numerous strands of pine trees along the way—their leaves as golden as the sand, never quite finishing the beach’s full five-kilometer stretch.

Long Beach Koh Lanta
THE PINE-COVERED LONG BEACH PARK

We’d ignore the tumble of the few native bars and restaurants lining the shore and head straight to the pine park in the middle of the beach’s crescent. There, we’d get ourselves a plate of noodles, a few sticks of meat balls and a bottle of soda and sit on concrete benches right where the park’s grass gives way to sand. And with the locals, watch as another lazy day ends at Koh Lanta.

Long Beach Koh Lanta
LONG BEACH SUNSET

Out on the sea, the sun watches, fiery, alone and sad, biding its farewell for the day, but knowing full well that he’d see us again on this same spot the next day.


Pra Ae Long Beach Koh Lanta
Address: Long Beach, Saladan, Koh Lanta,
              Krabi, Thailand
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 7.603522, 99.033926

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Saturday, August 6, 2016

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