December 17-21 December 2014
20 years ago this was a beautiful and attractive place for people from around the world to visit. Even 5 years ago with Phuket development life was more easy and comfortable. Road was busy in Chalong areas only in rush hours.
Today most rubber trees have been destroyed to replace with high building for business. Small rural streets are now crammed with small shops at the edge of the street, and the street is the same size. More traffic and dangerous with all these vehicles. The mountains on the left side of Kata Noi beach build is now newly white with villa for luxury millionaire. For us it is a painful disappointment and it is hard to find the tropical green that made this area so beautiful. Only the Andaman Ocean that feel like the paradise. Money cannot buy the peacefulness back. It is also becoming apparent that the incessant destruction of “Phuket” is having an effect on the type of tourists that visit. Increasingly it is the package tours from Asia, especially China that swell the numbers. However they do not spend money so many people in the tourist industry are finding it much harder to make a living.