Thailand Mountain Hikes

Hang Nak mountain summit in Krabi, Thailand

This will be a list of mountain hikes in Thailand, and I’ll embed a Google map below with the hikes that I know about. If you know about any hikes up mountains or hills – leave a comment or zap me and email and I’ll add it to the list.

Southern Thailand


Hang Nak (Hang Norn) Mountain – Tub Kaak, near Ao Nang in Krabi Province. This is a 3.7km hike up a mountain through dense forest, but the trail is well defined. There is an option for a waterfall, but it isn’t anything to see. The top of the mountain gives stunning views and straight down drops of 500 meters. Highly recommended.

Wat Tum Sua Buddhist Temple – Krabi, Thailand, near Krabi town. This is a set of steps up a mountain, leading to a great view of Krabi town, Ko Phi Phi, and Khao Phanom, the 1,400 meter high mountain in the same mountain chain. There are 1,257 steps (they added 20) and there is cold water at the top. I’ve seen 5 year olds climb it, and 80 year olds. Go slow, you can make it. More info ->

Ko Phi Phi Viewpoint – Ko Phi Phi, Krabi Province. Excellent view of the islands and surrounding ocean. Video link ->

Railay Beach Viewpoint – 10 minute boat ride from Ao Nang Beach, Krabi. Short, steep hike with a nice view.

Khao Phanom Mountain – Krabi province, district of Khao Phanom. Highest mountain in the area at 1,397m vertical elevation. There were landslides with the flooding in 2011, so the hiking has been postponed until they clear another way up the mountain. This is one I’m going to go on as soon as there is a route. Will report later. More information on Khao Phanom Bencha Mountain here.

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Best Bottled Water in Thailand for Drinking?

I can drink any water, except Evian. Water that comes from a spring, never worked for me. It tastes too strong. Water isn’t supposed to taste like anything – right?

I like the Singha Drinking Water in clear plastic bottles with the logo as shown below. We noticed – when we boil that water, it never leaves a mineral deposit on the pots either. I guess that means it’s distilled – and pure H20 – yes?

Anyway, if you like water that doesn’t taste like anything or smell like the plastic bottle it comes in – you’ll like Singha Water from Thailand…

Best bottled water in Thailand - Singha Water

Watch Me Eat Horse Pee Egg – a Thai Food Delicacy

Horse Pee Eggs - Kai Yiew Ma
Horse Pee Eggs - Kai Yiew Ma

I was shocked to find this post this morning –

Kai Yiew Ma: Preserved Egg with Horse’s Pee!!!!

I could never take watching directly, but I have looked out of the corner of my eye as my lovely wife downed these Horse Pee Eggs… you know, the eggs that are pretty pink on the outside and decaying black fungus-like guck on the inside?

She offered me these things over and over and I could never stomach the idea of eating even a bit of it. Thai food is supposed to be delicious – salty, sour, spicy… not fermented and smelly – right? That’s for Filipinos and their baloot (balut?)

Today I’ll eat some. At least a bite for my YouTube channel’s sake. I will vomit if I eat an entire egg – I’m sure of it. I’m not at all sure I won’t heave with just a bite. I think it depends on the smell. These things sit for 30 days… growing stuff inside.

Join me at Youtube for this later today… I think it will be up by 1600 hours Thai time.

UPDATE – it’s 5/30 and I’ve STILL not eaten that thing. I’ll try to work up to it tomorrow.


Video of the Week – Full Moon Party Koh Phangnan, Thailand

I’ve not done it… unless I’m drugged and dragged, I don’t anticipate ever going. A lot of people find it’s good fun. Here is the best video I could find on the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangnan, Thailand…

Don’t miss the guy at 2:37 on the stage – the chubby guy… that’s exactly why I’ll never make the trip to Koh Phangan.

The Sickest Muay Thai Fight – EVER

I was looking at how my Youtube videos were doing when searching on “thailand”. Turns out I had 4 results on the first page of YouTube. That’s nice. It was up to 7 about a year back, then dropped to 1-2. Now back up to 4. I’ll take it.

I noticed a video on the search results page – something about the ultimate Muay Thai fight (Most brutal muay thai fight ever). I’m done working tonight and I have a beer Leo going and half gone… I thought, ahh, what the hell. I don’t own a TV… sometimes I watch clips on Youtube for fun.

What I saw was the best fu*king throwdown match I’ve probably seen ever. I’ve seen all the Mike Tyson stuff. I’ve seen all the Bruce Lee movies. I studied “realistic fighting systems” where we attacked each other with bats and other life-like weapons. Hell, I’ve seen Karate Kid and Ninja Turtles.

This blew everything away. This was about the most energetic fight between 2 (and more) people I have ever seen. You MUST see this short clip because it will destroy what was previously the coolest fight you’ve ever seen. I’m going to replay this thing about 4 more times because it’s so brutal – it deserves it.

Muay Thai is bad enough… add other shit to the mix – and see what happens.

The funniest part of this muay thai fight is… well, you can decide for yourself.

Oh, and this was only round 4. There are more rounds at youtube to have a look at! I’m sure round 4 must be the best round. But I hope to god not.

Muay Thai fight – best fight ever!

Ok, I looked at it again… and I’m not of the same opinion – anyone with me? You gotta see it twice – at least – to see what the hell was going on – but, I’m calling BS on the whole thing.

Damn, I knew it was too good to be true!

2011 Koh Phangan Full Moon Party Dates

I found the Shark can (like Red Bull in Thailand) with the 2011 Koh Phangan Full Moon Party Dates tonight so I thought I’d write it up real quick. I know many come to Thailand and can’t miss it. I’ve been here for years and never once went. Just not my scene.

2011 Full Moon Party Dates in Koh Phangan, Thailand

January 19 – Wednesday

February 18 – Friday

March 19 – Saturday

April 18 – Monday

May 17 – Tuesday

June 15 – Wednesday

July 15 – Friday

August 13 – Saturday

September 12 – Monday

October 12 – Wednesday

November 10 – Thursday

December 10 – Saturday

So, there you have it – the monthly Koh Phangan Full Moon Party dates where you can stay up all night getting blasted out of your noodle and not remember where your hotel is – if you even have one.

I Need Someone in Thailand Into Video

I have a few projects in mind – and I need another person interested in doing some video here in Thailand. None of this will be adult video – so cool your turnip, I’m talking about documentary type video, and also some crazy ideas that could be turned into a pay-website (I’ll create).

If you know what you’re doing with a video camera and you’re tired of teaching or whatever you’re doing in Thailand to support yourself… do let me know. I’ve got a few ideas that will work, but I’ve got 45 things going on. If you make yourself known by zapping me an email, I’ll be more likely to run with these ideas. I do love video projects more than anything else I do. Writing books is meh…

Lets do some kickass video. Thailand is ripe for this…