No need for boredom around Hua Hin and Cha Am. Here are so more cool things to see and do.
I want to show you some cool stuff to see and do around Hua Hin and Cha Am. In this segment I talk and show you some cool and fun things to see and show you some tasty treats and we’ll go to a neat beach!
The places mentioned in the video are the beach at Ao Manao, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Puek Tian which is famous for its statues that are built in the sea and that depict characters from one of Thailand’s much loved and most famous stories, Phra Aphai Mani.
Phra Aphai Mani
Phra Aphai Mani (also romanized as Pra Apai Manee) is a 30,000-line epic poem written by Thai poet Sunthorn Phu (1786–1855). The work has become a part of Thai folklore with numerous adaptations.
The story begins with the two sons of King Suthat of Rattana Kingdom who left the country to seek sages who could teach them knowledge worthy of future monarchs. They, however, indulged in their own preferences. Phra Aphai Mani the elder brother, chose music as his subject of study and become excellent in pipe playing. Sisuwan’s choice was fighting with staff. Their unconventional preferences resulted in their being banished by their father. From this starting point, the exiled brothers wandered into the forest
Phra Aphai Mani’s flute-playing has the power to enchant, and he uses it on several occasions to sway the outcomes of battles. This flute-playing also unintentionally attracts one of Phra Aphai Mani’s wives — a sea giantess who captures him and keeps him until he agrees to marry her. Although he did grow to love her to a certain degree, he ultimately kills her as she becomes broken-hearted while listening to him play the flute. In the course of the story, Phra Aphai Mani marries four women sequentially — the sea giantess, a mermaid, and two princesses.
Separately, the two brothers encountered many adventures, fortunate and unfortunate. In searching for each other, they came across cities, supernatural beings and foreigners, and engaged in many wars. The story ends with Phra Aphai Mani, getting tired of conflicts in life, and deciding to take refuge in Buddhism, become a monk after all the wars came to an end.