Monday, December 24, 2012

Phuket, Thailand - Part II

Day 02: Wat Chalong and Phuket zoo

We started our day with a healthy breakfast. On our day of arrival (that's the previous day), our hotel did not send taxi for airport pickup. We booked a private car from airport to reach our hotel (it is normally 600 Baht in day time while in night it is 750 Baht) - the taxi guy was honest, so there were very little discussion (or bargain) while deciding price and the car was brand new Honda. We were happy and we asked him if he wish to be our guide for the next few days - he agreed happily.

On our 2nd day morning, we called him to pick us up from hotel. He came in time and first took us to a local travel agent to book our upcoming trips. It was not high time, so we had a fare deal there, also presence of our local guide helped.

Next we went to Cher Aim spa village (situated opposite to Central festival shopping center in Phuket) and had aromatic oil massage for an hour. That was refreshing, after the massage all our body pain/ tiredness due to our long journey - all vanished. Me and my friend decided to come again (atleast once) during this trip. This massage made us physically (also mentally) ready to explore Phuket.

From spa, we went to Wat Chalong. Wat Chalong is the most important of the 29 Buddhist temples of Phuket. 

At Wat Chalong, Phuket
At Wat Chalong, Phuket
At Wat Chalong, Phuket
At Wat Chalong, Phuket
Offering prayer, Wat Chalong, Phuket
Wooden elephant at Wat Chalong, Phuket
Eco-friendly (green) (:P) elephant at Wat Chalong, Phuket
At Wat Chalong, Phuket
At Wat Chalong, Phuket
At Wat Chalong, Phuket
At Wat Chalong, Phuket
At Wat Chalong, Phuket
At Wat Chalong, Phuket
This image (above one) is one of my personal favorites. One of my very good friends liked this image very much and said it will look very beautiful if printed and framed. I delightfully offered her a print out of this.

Pagoda of Wat Chalong
Buddha statue in Wat Chalong pagoda
Beauty on course of capturing beauty
She was on an assignment to shoot a weeding, most probably paid assignment - I was on an unpaid assignment to shoot her :).

Let's play
From Wat Chalong, we went to Phuket zoo. If you wish to be with the animals of Phuket zoo (be it tiger, falcon, parrot, crocodile or snake) - that I liked very much in Phuket zoo. Otherwise it is not a very big zoo.

Tiger in Phuket zoo
Parrot in Phuket zoo
Falcon in Phuket zoo
Elephant in Phuket zoo
Crocodile show in Phuket zoo
A beautiful tatoo!
They are not registered in the zoo :)

It was almost evening, from Phuket zoo we rushed to a nearby restaurant - we were very much hungry. I do not remember the exact location of the restaurant but the location was beautiful. 

View from the restaurant

While I was busy in capturing the scenario around, my friend was busy in capturing me in action (surely you noticed what he intended to capture).

Enough with camera, the food was on table! We did not wasted time and swallowed delicious Thai sea foods.


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