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    Koh Kood in Trat

    Koh Kood is a major island to the south of Koh Chang. Whileas Koh Chang has been heavily developed since I first spent several months here in `96, Koh Kood still retains the former charms of Koh Chang.

    400 baht bungalows at southwestern beach in Koh Kood:






    Wildlife too. Hornet dragging off with drugged Tarantula:



    Bronzeback snake, it didnt last long though when the locals spotted it



    Nursing monkeys indifferent to the intruding tourist with his cam:



    Having a drink at the waterfall.


    Local waterfall, not yet invaded. The picture is taken just before Christmas last year. The fall is not too impressive at this time a year though. Still the pool is nice with plenty of curious fish "begging" for food.


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    Some very nice pictures there pescator, especially the wildlife ones. Got any more?

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    Yes great pictures pescator and being an Aussie I particularly like the wildlife and the snakes and the tarantulas and the hornets.

    No really beautiful place and will have to get down there.

    Thanks for posting and look forward to seeing more.

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    Some nice pics, cheers.

    Don't think that's a bronzeback snake though, pretty sure it's a young golden flying snake.

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    Another one just for you Loy Toy, as I feel confident that you will appreciate it




    Plenty of lizzards too:






    The Monitor Lizzard Hia believed to bring bad luck in Thailand and a word of abuse:


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    bkkmadness, IŽll take your word for that. Thank you for your correction.

    cheers

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    Nice pics. I live near there but haven't made the trip yet. Soon will I think.

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    That looks like a good spot.

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    Great photos Pescy. Isn't it great to see the wildlife? Rather than hitting things on the head with regularity, its a shame the Thais don't protect and promote that aspect.

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    You are right Johnny. Just don`t get me started, my inlaws live in the northeastern region and no creature gets away from the stew pot if they can help it.
    Still remember my brother-in-law proudly presenting a dead heron from the national park: "The hunting is so much better there"
    As much as I appreciate the kind Isan population, animal preservation is non-existant. On the contrary, if it has a heart beat it can be eaten. If it doesn`t let`s try it out.
    Old habits die hard, they have supplemented their food for centuries in the forests and fields, just these days wild life is dwingling to the edge of extinction due to poaching.
    Even in the tourist islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan the locals are complaining of the Isan work force finishing of the local wildlife to have free Jungle Food.
    Well, I guess that is an altogether different subject and I apologize for bringing that up. It is just something that I feel strongly about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pescator
    Even in the tourist islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan the locals are complaining of the Isan work force finishing of the local wildlife to have free Jungle Food.
    Something I hate too, but at least they eat what they catch.

    It used to be a favoured sport of Generals and their pals to commandeer a military helicopter and various weapons, then take the helicopter to a nearby national park and blast some game out of existence from the helicopter, using various different weapons.

    It was slightly embarassing though when a helicopter carrying some of these brave big game hunters crashed in Khao Yai NP. I wouldn't be surprised if it still goes on today.
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    Excellent post and pics, thanks for sharing, how do I get there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pescator
    Well, I guess that is an altogether different subject and I apologize for bringing that up. It is just something that I feel strongly about.
    Don't apologise for having a heart.

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    Something I hate too, but at least they eat what they catch.
    Yes, pretty easy for us rich fat bastrads to moralise on the subject I suppose. When the money earning potential of eco tourism is understood things may change.

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    If there's one thing I've learned from Isaan, it's that the people from that region will eat ANYTHING. I was once on Koh Phangan with a g/f of mine who was from Isaan, she started picking things from the trees and eating them. Peasants, they are, which is why many westerners find most food from Isaan inedible (and rightly so).

    Anyway, I digress. Very nice pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by durianfan
    which is why many westerners find most food from Isaan inedible (and rightly so).
    Bullshite- not this one, and many others I know.

    Some indigenous Isaan dishes that are popular in Bangkok include:-

    Grilled chicken with SomTam and Sticky rice- which is the nearest thing to the standard Bkk office lunch these days.
    MooYang (grilled pork neck) or grilled beef (Nuea) with a dry chilli & lime dipping sauce
    Larb Moo & Larb Pet
    Yam Nuea

    And if it's served Isaan style, there will be a heap of raw veg on the side too- nice and healthy.

    It ain't all insects and lizards.

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    So is it easy get there (with two young kids) is there accommodation a little more upmarket then the bungalows available?
    The beach looks great and I am looking for somewhere to take the family in a few months time.

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    try the Koh Kood site MM-

    Koh Kood or Ko Kut

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    If you've got a spare US $4.5 to 7.5 million, why not invest in one of Koh Kood's new developments?

    Destination - Soneva Kiri - Private Residences by Six Senses

    These guys were advertising for an English teacher recently on ajarnjobspace, I don't know if anyone caught that. Looked like a nice gig...the worker's accomodations included a swimming pool, restaurant and bar for relaxing after work.

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    koh koods lovely, went for two days stayed a week, yep loads of wildlife, saw a lot of sharks too, not big ones, stayed right there on siam beach, best beach in thailand id say, pescator, great pics mate,was the big katoey still running the resturant? when i stayed they only had 1 cd, katie melua on non stop!
    the headland to the left of the resturant had a huge cobra that the issan workers were shit scared of living on it, lots of snakes and lizards there
    nice thread, wish i had some koh kood pics to add, but lost the memory stick with them on and
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    Brilliant straight forward pictures. Never been there but will now give it a crack.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    So is it easy get there (with two young kids) is there accommodation a little more upmarket then the bungalows available?
    The beach looks great and I am looking for somewhere to take the family in a few months time.
    We went there with our 2 sons aged 7 and 13 years old. They enjoyed themselves immensely there. Great place to bring kids due to lack of traffic, crowds etc.
    Easiest way to get there from bkk is the Bkk Airways operated flight to Trat. From here you have 2 options either head directly to Ban Laem Sok for the 1 hour speed boat trip. Or take the considerably longer speed boat trip from Laem Ngop.

    Cheaper option is to take the bus at the subvarnabhumi airport bus station directly to Laem Ngop. The busses bound for Laem Ngop start running at 7.00 am. Figure some 5 hours of transportation in the bus.

    I heard good things about this place from other travellers:

    Koh Kood Beach Resort



    cheers
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    Nice Post and great pics! Thanks. I love it there.
    For more info the island and it's neighbors see tezza's blog and travelfish.org, and of course search TT forum of Lonely Planet for many posts.

    I stayed at Ngam Klo Resort, now for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    koh koods lovely, went for two days stayed a week, yep loads of wildlife, saw a lot of sharks too, not big ones, stayed right there on siam beach, best beach in thailand id say, pescator, great pics mate,was the big katoey still running the resturant? when i styed they only had 1 cd, katie melua on nion stop!
    the headland to the left of the resturant had a huge cobra that the issan workers were shit scared of living on it, lots of snakes and lizards there
    nice thread, wish i had some koh kood pics to add, but lost the memory stick with them on and
    You nailed the spot! If you return, you will notice how this place will have a disproportionate high number of danish visitors. When we returned from the trip, I found out that a danish travel guide had just been published: "Michael`s secret guide to the best hidden gems in Thailand". And Siam Beach received an overwhelmingly positive review.
    My buddy goes to Siam Beach 5-6 times a year: "It`s just like Amager Strandpark (danish beach) these days"

    The big katoey? You mean the chinese looking fella with the underhung jaw? He was hilarious, entertaining the entire restaurant. Dont think he was katoey though, just fooling around.

    Too bad you lost your mem stick, would have loved to see some more pictures from Koh Kood.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by pescator View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    So is it easy get there (with two young kids) is there accommodation a little more upmarket then the bungalows available?
    The beach looks great and I am looking for somewhere to take the family in a few months time.
    We went there with our 2 sons aged 7 and 13 years old. They enjoyed themselves immensely there. Great place to bring kids due to lack of traffic, crowds etc.
    Easiest way to get there from bkk is the Bkk Airways operated flight to Trat. From here you have 2 options either head directly to Ban Laem Sok for the 1 hour speed boat trip. Or take the considerably longer speed boat trip from Laem Ngop.

    Cheaper option is to take the bus at the subvarnabhumi airport bus station directly to Laem Ngop. The busses bound for Laem Ngop start running at 7.00 am. Figure some 5 hours of transportation in the bus.

    I heard good things about this place from other travellers:

    Koh Kood Beach Resort

    cheers
    My two girls are 1 and 3. Was going to get dropped of by car so i guess the best spot would be Ban Laem Sok. Thanks for the info.
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    my wife and wife are planning a trip soon...thanks for the pics

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