Ao Luk is a small village on the highway between Phuket and Krabi.
The scene at Ao Luk is dominated by limestone hills popping out from the earth with thick layer of jungle on it. What are the highlights there? probably only one and thats definitely worth a stop.
|Road travel to Ao Luk|
In the mangrove forest are some caves with prehistoric wall paintings, they look somehow similar to Lascaux in France but at a much smaller scale and lesser quality although it's interesting and it clearly show that something was going on here long time ago.
Unfortunately when the people around got hold on guns after WW2 they killed all animals bigger than rats and today nothing is left, see the map below.
|Limestone Caves at Ao Luk|
|Kayaking into the caves|
|Ao Luk description|
For nature lover the real interesting part of this trip is to go there. Either take a kayak for rent and paddle around in the mangrove forest or hire a longboat in any case you need a guide since in this water-forest you get lost very quickly.
About the caves
|Fishing in the mangroves|
Probably the most interesting views around are the surrealistic formed limestone outcrops often with caves hidden deep inside. Southern Thailand is one of the best places for caving. The limestone caves are some of the real Thailand attractions.
|Phang Nga Bay off Ao Luk|
|Market at Ao Luk|
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