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While in Thailand, do enjoy kayaking at enchanting hidden lagoons of Phuket
In Thailand, Phuket is a popular tourist destination both for the holidayers and serious eco-tourists. Pukhet is a rainforested, lush green mountainous Provincial Island in the Andaman Sea dotted by most popular beaches along the clear waters of its western shore and umpteen hidden lagoons.

Phuket is one of the southern provinces of Thailand. It consists of the island of Phuket, the country's largest island, and another 32 smaller islands off its coast. The region now derives much of its income from tourism and tourists flock the island province round the year because of the moderate climate.

This tourist destination is home to a lot of high-end seaside resorts, spas and restaurants. Phuket City, as capital of the province, has old shops, modern malls and busy markets, including both regular as well as flea markets. In the island province, Patong is the main resort town which has many nightclubs, bars and discos to entertain tourists.

Not far from the crowded beaches of Phuket, you can still find deserted lagoons and islands by kayaking to them. Kayaking is the use of a kayak boat for moving across water. In a kayak, that is more like a low-to-the-water canoe-like boat, the paddler sits facing forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle to pull front-to-back on one side and then the other in rotation.

In Phuket, sit-on-top and inflatable kayaks have gained popularity for eco-tourism these days which are suitable as two-man boats to navigate through the sea caves and a narrow tunnels while visiting sea lagoons, told my niece who visited Phuket recently.

There are only two ways into the lagoons, either by boat or by helicopter, she told. According to her, there can be no better way to explore the emerald bay on the western Andaman coast of Thailand than by kayak.

Around two hundred small limestone islands characterised by sheer cliffs rising straight from the sea with hongs or hidden lagoons at their centres at times to be explored by kayaking around. One can find huge shoals of anchovies, bunch of cigar fish, sea urchins, brain coral, giant clams and parrot fish while negotiating a thick maze of mangroves to a huge, enchanting cavern full of dripping stalactites or bats on cave ceilings. It is other-worldly experience kayaking around the sea lagoons of Phuket.

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