First of all, I would like to apologize for the poor quality of the video and images – we had no intention of filming anything and what you see was made by phone and with no clue that we would see what we saw…
A very controversial story, I must say to all of you Freelance Travellers out there…
How was Phnag Nga Bay’s unique scenery formed?
Over millions of years, the skeletons from a constant rain of marine organisms, plus the chemical precipitation of yet more calcium carbonate build thick layers of sediment and formed the unique limestone structures in Phang Nga Bay, attracting travellers from all over the world. Eventually, the heat and pressure of their own weight turn these strata, hundreds of metres thick, to stone. A variety of geological forces have then fractured the limestone beds and pushed up the 40 steep-sided islands that we kayak around and under today.
Kayaking amongst limestone cliffs and caves and exploring the hidden spots of Phang Nga
Phang Nga is a shallow bay with 42 islands and was declared a protected Ramsar Site of International Ecological Significance with at least 28 species of mangrove; seagrass beds and coral reefs. At least 88 bird species, including the globally threatened Malaysian plover and Asiatic dowitcher, can be found within the site, as well as 82 fish species, 18 reptiles, three amphibians, and 17 mammal species. (Information on species found on Wikipedia)
Did Mermaids inhabit Phang Nga, too?
Having said all that, the history and origin of the amazing Phang Nga scenery seems not only fascinating but promise to hide a lot of secrets and well-kept ancient myths. While cruising between the cliffs and caves we saw a structure that resembles the shape of a Mermaid to a scary precision and since that day I strongly believe that Phang Nga has more to a story than just limestone formations. What do you think dear freelance travellers? Did we see a Mermaid?
Some of my friends say that it is just a shape of a limestone. Others say it’s a Buddha statue, eroded in time by the forces of nature.
I choose the believe that this is a Mermaid statue and mermaids probably lived once in Phang Nga Bay… maybe some of them still live there today…