Koh Poda, Krabi Province, Thailand

Poda Island, Thailand

featuring Alex Bugnon's "Silverfinger"

Thailand’s Krabi province is known for its great natural beauty and nicknamed “The Emerald of the Andaman,” but it’s most relaxing spot may be Poda Island.

Located about five miles from the Thai mainland and the popular tourist resort town of Ao Nang, Poda Island (or Koh Poda in Thai) is a filled with lush forests and surrounded by white sand beaches.

The most distinctive feature of the small island is the improbable limestone formation protruding from the nearby sea, featured in this video. Another interesting sight on Koh Poda, and throughout the rest of Thailand, is the abundance of traditional longtail boats, which Thai locals have been driving for generations.

Alex Bugnon is a Swiss jazz pianist and composer. After serving as a session musician for years, Bugnon made his solo debut in 1989 and has since released several jazz/R&B albums and garnered two Soul Train Music Awards.

Links

Tourism Authority of Thailand
Krabi.com: Travel Information on Krabi Province
Alex Bugnon Official Site


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