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The alkaline after the acid – Prachuap Khiri Khan

Prachuap Khiri Khan ended up being one of our favourite towns in southern Thailand, especially because of its close proximity to the wonderful Kui Buri National Park – a cool place to spot elephants in the wild.

Although a sleepy town, it had an unusual, almost English seaside town feel to it, plus cheap accommodation, a peaceful and hassle free atmosphere along with phenomenal sea food restaurants, friendly locals, and only a couple of other tourists too. The perfect remedy after busy and brash Ko Phangan.

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Borobudur, the temple that took our breath away

Although one of the lesser known ‘wonders’ of Buddhist architecture in South East Asia, our guidebook assured us that Borobudur temple was equally as impressive as Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, and just as magical as the temple scattered plains of Bagan in Myanmar (Burma). We were sceptical about this as we made our way out of Yogyakarta at 5am, but on our return a few hours later, our doubts had been quashed. We had quite simply had our breath taken away.

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