After visiting Wat Tham Suwannakuha, we decided to walk on to Raman Forest, some 6 kilometres away. It was a good way to get to know the countryside a little better. We passed some lush green fields, wherever we looked were trees and hills in the distance. And as almost always in Thailand, friendly people on the way. After eating a delicious pomelo we walked on, and could not resist when a motorbike with combination stopped and offered us a ride. Quite soon we got off at the entrance of Rawan Forest.
We directly entered Raman Forest park after reading some information. The brook was always on our right hand side as we walked up. The path was very easy to follow, and several times we descended to the bank of the brook, enjoying both the view and the sound of small, lovely waterfalls. At one such point, we discovered a spider, patiently waiting in his huge web. On the way up, we also marvelled at huge bamboo and other trees in abundance. Walking always further up finally took us to the main waterfall, which was kind of a desillusion, it was certainly not the prettiest waterfall of the path.
We stayed some time, enjoying the sun and the peacefulness of the spot, before going back down. Unfortunately, as often happens in dense forests, we did not see any of the animals that are supposed to roam around Raman forest, but instead heard a lot of birds singing above our heads. At one point, we spotted a large yellow-black striped spider, but that was all. We stopped at one of the pools further down for a relax moment, and then started walking back towards Phang Nga.
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