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Kamala

Kamala

Kamala was until recently a quiet village. The opening of the multi-million dollar theme park FantaSea, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions for evening entertainment, has changed that, and the road has changed that. The road follows the coast to Patong. On the way you will see more new housing projects. At the start of 2005 there were 125 different developments under construction on the island. Most are aimed at foreigners, like us, who are seeking a holiday home or a planning a new life on this tropical isle. There are prices to suit everyone, from luxury homes like the glamorous Surin Hills costing over one million dollars to the more affordable three-bedroom home for $85,000 at Land & House in Chalong. The name of the development is not exactly mind boggling but the prices are. The price includes a nicely landscaped garden with each having a special feature like a pond and fountain or a Thai sala. There is no pool with the home but there is an enormous clubhouse which, among other things, contains an indoor basketball court.

The drive towards Patong takes you past Nakalay Beach and Kalim Beach. The beachside road in Patong is never quiet, though there is usually a lull at dawn as the revelers stagger home and the joggers begin their morning exercise. On the south side of that metropolis of fun and frolic you pass the Simon Cabaret, home of the very popular transvestite show.

There are two more sandy bays concealed from the road, Tritrang Beach and Freedom Beach, before you arrive at Karon, a town that has grown rapidly from a peaceful village to its present day status as a popular tourist area.

Last updated October 10, 2008
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