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Klong mu dong : Paddling Nature in Phuket

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Klong Mudong, a large tidal estuary that flows into the mangroves along Phang Nga Bay on Phuket’s east coast. The natural scenery here has inspired many artists and been the focus of several photo contests.The Klong Mudong area and the Khao Kad viewpoint is popular among local residents and tourists as a haven away from the busy beach areas on Phuket’s west coast.

At the mouth of Klong Mudong is the village of Ban Bo Rae. It is a pleasant little village, a nice place where you can walk on the pedestrian promenade along the riverside, get something to eat, drink or just relax. It is also possible to rent a longtail boat or a kayak here. Most people who live here are fishermen and the population is a mixture of Muslim and Buddhist.

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Fishing from the pier.

On Phuket’s eastern coast, there is a small local village known as Baan Boe Rae. A stark contrast from the busy beach areas on the west coast of the island, here life seems to move along at a more leisurely pace.

One of Phuket’s most interesting viewpoints is located here. Popular among local residents and tourists alike, Klong Mudong is a large tidal estuary that flows into the mangroves along Phang Nga Bay. Klong Mudong has inspired many artists, and this area has been the focus of several photo contests.

klongmodong phuket

Running alongside the klong is a pedestrian promenade with many benches to sit and take in the local life. Across the street, you can buy something to eat or drink while you sit and relax.

klongmodong phuket

It is possible to rent a sea canoe (kayak) here, or book a long tail boat to outlying islands. Prices are affordable, and the local boat drivers are very friendly.

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