The weather was mostly cloudy and even drizzled a few times. It was definitely not favorable to my camera. However, our moods were not affected by the weather at all. After lunch, we continued our journey to Wat Chalong(N 07 50.773' E098 20.256'), which was about 9km away from Phuket Town, shown by my N5800 garmin. Wat Chalong was the biggest and the most beautifully ornamented of Phuket's 29 Buddhist monasteries. Therefore if there was only one temple in your Phuket itinerary, then it had to be Wat Chalong.
On the way from Pa Tong to Phuket Town, Phuket Town to Wat Chalong or Wat Chalong to Pa Tong, we passed by these two shopping complex, Central Festival(N 07 53.567' E 098 22.086') and Big C(N 07 53.773' E 098 22.063'). They were at Phuket main highway, highway 402. So after Wat Chalong, we decided to pay them a short visit. For Naraya fans, there was a Naraya outlet in Central Festival.
Soon, it was dinner time again. Since we had motorbike, of course we would not want to eat in Pa Tong. The plan was to have seafood at Kru Suwit Seafood Restaurant, Laem Hin Pier(N 07 56.147' E 098 24.481'). We set our GPS and was lead to Laem Hin Pier. There was a few branches to different piers, therefore we spent some time before figuring out the correct one with the free boat transfer to Kru Suwit Seafood Restaurant.
There were many restaurant signboards at Laem Hin Pier. Kru Suwit was one of them.
We took the path on the right....
...and turned in here.
This was the pier with Kru Suwit long tail boat.
Within 5 minutes of boat ride, we had reached the floating restaurant.
Compare to frozen seafood in Pa Tong, over here we were able to pick the swimming seafood directly from the nets in the sea. The waiter was very helpful in explaining the seafood and the cooking styles available. He even told us the seafood price so that we could have a better control of our dinner budget.
I was so delighted when I tried out their dishes. All the dishes were so delicious. This fabulous floating restaurant provided us a comfortable environment to unwind and enjoy the cool sea breeze. Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience.
BBQ cockles with chili dipping sauce. The cockles were bigger than the normal size.
Mantis prawn in Salt and Pepper. One mantis prawn was about 350B, but it was huge.
Seafood fried rice
Fresh oyster in thai style, where fried shallots, fresh garlic, herbs and lemon juice were served.
Coconut juice. I had lost the receipt, but the meal was ~600B for two.
Before we left the restaurant, I took a picture of the cutest waiter in the restaurant. :)
After dinner, we went to Phuket town again as we had forgotten to buy some cashew nuts this morning. With the help of gps, we managed to locate a Nong Kaeo cashew nut (N 07 53.160' E 098 23.850'). Actually it was closed when we reached there. But there was an old lady in the shop. We told her that we wanted to buy some cashew nuts. Even tough she did not understand English or our Thai, but she still opened the door for us. So, finally we managed to buy some cashew nuts back for our families. Mission completed and we went back to Pa Tong.
Nong Kaeo Cashew Nut
Add: Luang Pho Rd,
Talat Yai Mueng Phuket
GPS Coordinates: N 07 53.160' E 098 23.850'
Methee Cashew Nut Factory
Add: Tilok Uthit 2 Rd,
Talat Yai Mueang Phuket
GPS Coordinates: N 07 52.884' E 098 23.737'
Remark: Methee was another cashew nut shop that I found in GPS. It was closed at night too. From outside, Methee was a bigger shop.