Experiencing Local Life: Phuket’s Klong Mudong

Posted on May 12, 2014


On Phuket’s eastern coast, there is a small local village known as Baan Boe Rae. A stark contrast from the busy beach areas on the west coast of the island, here life seems to move along at a more leisurely pace.

One of Phuket’s most interesting viewpoints is located here. Popular among local residents and tourists alike, Klong Mudong is a large tidal estuary that flows into the mangroves along Phang Nga Bay. Klong Mudong has inspired many artists, and this area has been the focus of several photo contests.

Running alongside the klong is a pedestrian promenade with many benches to sit and take in the local life. Across the street, you can buy something to eat or drink while you sit and relax.

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It is possible to rent a sea canoe (kayak) here, or book a long tail boat to outlying islands. Prices are affordable, and the local boat drivers are very friendly.

Most people who live in Baan Boe Rae, near Klong Mudong, are fishermen and the population is a mixture of Muslim and Buddhist.

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