Manao follows dream
This is on of her dream that she would like to achieve, it is Khao Lom Muak mountain in Prachuap Khiri Khan province.
This mountain is in between Ao Manao Gulf and Prachuap Khiri Khan, its height is 902 feet. Furthermore, It is also the location of Buddha's imitated footprint in Military Base 53 at Aviation Brigade 4
- Nowadays, Wing 5 is not regularly open for tourists to explore Khao Lom Muak mountain, it is open only public holiday from 06.00 - 12.00 hrs. The registration will be closed at 10.30 hrs.
Manao has chosen to go there by train (free ticket) and come back to Bangkok by Express Train, it costs THB 455.
Manao has arrived at Thonburi Station since 06.00 hrs., then presented the ID card in order to get free ticket.
While, we are waiting for the train, we are not reluctant to wander around the railway station. At that moment, we have seen that there is an elderly lady, she is walking on the railway. At first, we are worried about her safety but the train behind her is actually non - operated train.
After wandering for a while, we prefer to find for some place and wait for the train.
We have been noticed to not take the photo of non operated trains, we better sit now.
The little girl who joins the same train as us, she is so cute.
The train has been delayed for 6 minutes but it is not the big matter because we can finally go to our destination.
After the train has departed from the station for a while, we feel a bit hungry. We then buy tapioca balls with pork filling, it is the first menu of the day and followed by other 5 menus later.
We have seen that this uncle is doing selfie.
We eat a lot because our attention are caught by many merchants every 10 minutes. My favorite menu is noodle with fermented pork, it costs THB 10 per portion.
This is new way for presenting the food, it is quite interesting. It costs THB 10 for all menus.
We do not take the photo of view that much because we have focused on eating.
We have reached Prachuap Khiri Khan station at 14.00 hrs., it takes about 7 hours to come here. Luckily, this station is located in the downtown, hence it is easy to walk to the beach and reach our accommodation.
Finally, we finally find our target, we will stay at Monttalay Hotel tonight. It costs THB 700 per room per night.
This room is very cozy, we can enjoy seeing nice view from our room. We take a shower and get some rest for a while before going to see the monkey at Khao Chong Krachok temple.
At 17:00 hrs. It is time to see fierce monkeys. They are waiting to welcome us at Khao Chong Krachok temple.
We are not reluctant to ask the staff at the train station how to get to Khao Chong Krachok temple. Once, we arrive at the temple, we feel afraid of the monkeys a bit because we have heard that they are quite fierce.
Be aware of the monkey.
We hesitate to go inside the temple for a while but we finally make the decision to go inside.
We hope that the monkeys will be afraid of our tattoo too.
On the way up to the temple, we have seen the lady who was going down to her car. We start greeting her a bit and ask for her permission if we can use her cane. She is so kind she has given me the cane and tell me to return it back to the aunty, the owner of this cane at the opposite side.
We do not take the photo of view that much, we have taken the photo of monkey instead.
And we think we have taken enough the photo of monkey, we will then take the photo of spectacular view.
We are so happy.
Even though, we are a bit afraid of monkeys but we still enjoy seeing the panoramic view.
Yeah! we are the one who overcome the fear and reach the top of Khao Chong Krachok.
Once we are familiar with the monkey, we have noticed how lovely they are.
We would really regret if we did not overcome the fear. Anyhow, we are so happy that we can do it and enjoy such the beautiful view.
We are so excited to go to Khao Lom Muak mountain tomorrow.
Make way please, my naughty monkey.
On the way down, we are persuaded to buy some food for feeding monkey. We decide to buy it, it costs THB 50 per portion.
Please enjoy eating , my little monkeys.
It is time to say goodbye Khao Chong Krachok temple. We will surely come back to this place again. http://www.zthailand.com/place/wat-khao-chong-krac...
The street market is very crowded today, you will find various things sold here such as food, clothes etc. We buy some food, it costs THB 200 in total.
We would like to end up today trip with the photo of the bridge. See you again tomorrow.
In early morning, we have seen this twilight splashed into our room. We are not reluctant to press the shutter for the nice photos
After taking some photos, we will then rent a bike (the renting fee is THB 80 per day) at the hotel and continue heading to Khao Lom Muak mountain.
The twilight is amazing, we could not stop taking some photos.
We just remind ourselves to be hurry. Otherwise there will be so crowded at Khao Lom Muak, then we will need to wait for a long time to do hiking.
We have found some people who enjoy seeing the beautiful twilight on the way to Khao Lom Muak mountain. We would also want to stop biking and sit over here.
But, we need to notice ourselves again that we do not have enough time, we need to be hurry to go for hiking.
It is not that far and we finally reach Wing 5, we are not allowed to take the photos here but we have forgotten.
We have taken 1 photo, and we are warned as a result.
He seems tired.
We need to proceed registration.
We forgot to buy some water. Luckily, we are provided some water by the staffs at registration desk.
We are ready for do hiking now.
There are 7 barriers before reaching at the top of the mountain. We prefer to walk slowly without any hurry.
We are well taken care by staffs at each barrier. Please do not be worried about safety.
We come at the middle way of the journey and we are so tired now.
In this meantime, we have taken some photos of the nice view.
At the last step, we need to continue walking up to the mountain by holding string, the path way is not as smooth as previous one. We need to put on some gloves.
Attention! Please do not forget to bring gloves, drinking water, inhaler and balm. Importantly, you should choose convenient shoes and caps.
The atmosphere of hiking, we need to be careful while walking and holding the string tightly.
It is very tired activity but very fun at the same time.
Where are men?
Keep walking! Please be careful about your cameras that they might be scratched with the rock.
It is quite dangerous on the way up to the mountain.
We spend time around 1 hour not over 2 hours to reach the top of the mountain. Actually, we have ever done hiking by spending longer time than Khao Lom Muak mountain. We have done at Phu Kradueng National Park, we spend almost 1 day.
We almost reach the top of the mountain, we prefer to take some rest a bit.
Finally, we are at the top of the mountain now, we really want to take the photos now.
We let other people take some photos first but Manao wants to drink some energy beverage.
We feel so refreshing at the top of the mountain.
We are not reluctant to take some photos as much as we can.
Prachuap Khiri Khan Gulf is on the right hand side.
Manao Gulf is on the left hand side.
Manao's dream comes true. It is unforgettable trip till the rest of her life.
We need to say good bye at Khao Lom Muak. We really want you to visit here once in the life time, we believe that you can do.
And the expense of this trip is very reasonable.
The train ticket is free (one way) at 10:00 hrs.
The ticket for express train at THB 455 (back to Bangkok), the train will depart at 14: 59 hrs. and arrive Bangkok at 20:00 hrs.
The accommodation is at THB 700 per room per night.
Renting bicycle fee at THB 80
Food & Beverage is at THB 1500 per person
On the way down, we walk very fast because we are so thirsty and hungry.
Wing 5 is the conservative zone.
It has very stylish hair.
This monkey seems gentle which is different from those monkey that we have seen in Khao Chong Krachok temple.
It is time for us to continue riding a bicycle back to the hotel and get ready to go back to Bangkok.
This trip is really enjoyable. You should not miss to travel in Thailand.
It is time to say good bye Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, we will surely come back again.
We check out and find something to eat while waiting for the train.
The train has not delayed that much. It is time to go back to Bangkok.
Thank you very much for your attention for this trip. See you again till next review. Bye Bye.