At this moment, I am in Koh Lipe Thailand. It reminds me of Boracay in the Philippines.
The fine white sand beach and the calmness of the sea flowing back and forth to the beach line. (Pattaya Beach)
Tonight I have seen the nice sunset because we move to a villas in the other side of the pattaya beach.
Pattaya beach is not in Pattaya Thailand- they call the beach pattaya where I believe the sun sets in this side and the other side of the beach has Sunrise and the beach side over there is Sunrise beach.They like to sank boats in sunrise beach. Ha ha ha!
This image was taken in Sealavie bar in sunrise beach. The waves in Sunrise is stronger than in Pattaya beach where we stayed.
Sun Sets in Pattaya
Though it is nothing compare to the sunset of Boracay but still beautiful on its own.
The powdery white sand is just like Boracay.
Super fine and nice to walk barefoot on it.
Local and International Food available.
Somehow, because this is already a popular island, seems to be as there were many western tourists I see to this point of time when I’m here, food is not a problem.
Big villas, resort, hotel and hostels are available. Get 10% cash rebates if you use this Link.
Shoping for some local sovienirs are available too in Walking Street.
There is something for everyone in this island.
How did we get here?
Me and my husband drove our car from Singapore to Wang Kelian immigration – border of Malaysia and Thailand.
Wang Kelian is also the closest border to Koh Lipe.
If you guys happen to be coming to Thailand, you like to consider Koh Lipe.
Away from traffic short and easy walk along the beach.
Kids can play sand castles ad the adults drinks beer etc.
What I notice?
I notice some kind of smell from certain areas as I walk passed. The drainage from the toilet with both hotels we stayed has some similar smells when I was in Boracay before it was seased for cleaning.
Somehow, someday, hopefully it will not turn like the seawage problem in Boracay for Koh Lipe.
We hope for the best and we can do our part as a tourist to re use our towels as long as we can.
If you like backpacking, this is the best place to stay as there are may hostels here.
The top image is the Entrance of the street or would rather say, the other end of the street.
Perhaps if you can remember Miss Saigon the Movie, this maybe named after that. This place has one of the loudest music too.
5. Pasteur street
In this street, like walking street- many bars and girls. But not as loud as walking street.
The girls were just sitting outside the bar. They are not
6. Street Food Market
If you are into some good price food, local food as well as western but in really local price, you have to come here.
Located just in district one near Ben Than Market.
Like many tourists do, I was also doing some sight seeing such as Mekong Delta floating market and Cu Chi Tunnels as well as tour around the city.
Basically You do not waste your money to do touring around the city with a tour agency. Do it on you own. I paid 540 thousand dong and it was a rip off. Yes, comfort with Car instead of walking but that was it.
All information inside the opera house, war meuseume and other places to visit has all information it it.
As for mekong Delta floating market where no market only junk boats – honey bee tour and blah blah, it was kind of boring for me as I have seen mekong river before.
Cruising into river of Mekong Delta, doing a little sight seeing but only for you to buy those honey and some rice crackers, etc, and after that, you have to give tip to the boatman.
Prepare to give tip to all of your tour guide too if you are happy.
I was happy with Rio. He is a good tour guide in Cu Chi Tunnels but the tour guide I had with City tour was a lazy one. I cannot recommend you any tour agency because I did not like mine. It was too costly. I heard from others, they pay only Dong 280K instead of Dong 540 for mine.
TAXI AND TRANSPORTATION AROUND THE CITY.
Best is download the GRAB APP. It is common to use this grab app in the city. Becuase the normal Taxi is kind of expensive.
Grab motorbike I paid a few times for only 10 thousand dong per trip. Please give a little more if you can.
I stayed at District 1. Mostly likely convenient to walk around.
PLACES THAT I WAS EATING FINE & NOT SO FINE DINING
STREET FOOD MARKET – is where the most tourist go. It is place to meet new people in this area. Aside from food locals and international, the drinks like beer cost you Vietnam Dong 25,000.00
Pizza 4P’s – Located along the street where Street food market is ( DISTRICT 1). Right at the junction. Look on your right corner if you come from the main road. You will notice it as many people will be waiting in line by the entrance near the road side to get their table. This place accommodate fine and not fine dining though. Great service and good food.
THE DECK – The Deck is far out from District 1. About 20 to 30 minutes by taxi – depending on the traffic and time you go.
Well, these are all I could share with you. The rest to share is a video which you can see it here below.
I do hope you like and you share it to someone maybe interested.