Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Shy Island Child

Thailand Children often love to have their picture taken, even if they are shy. This photo was taken of a one of those shy Thai Children, part of the Morgan Tribe, a community of Sea Gypsies who still live their traditional lifestyle according to the life abundant in the Andaman Sea on Mu Koh Surin. This island is one of the world’s top snorkeling locations in the world, where the Morgan people still live off of the sea in elevated grass huts close right on the beach.

Mu Koh Surin is located on the northern rim of the Andaman Sea, and only 8 km. from the Thailand-Myanmar border. Getting to Mu Koh Surin isn't easy, being 50 kilometers off the coast of Thailand, you have to catch a ride on a fast moving ferry which takes a full two hours from the mainland. The ferry leaves from a pier in Khura Buri, more than 700 kilometers from Bangkok, which is also the mainland headquarters for the park. Read more...

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