One morning in Rawai Beach

 Beginning of the Day in Rawai Beach

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The best time of day here in Thailand is in the morning, early, just before sunrise.
The temperature is exceptionally pleasant and mild: 27 to 28°C

Urban traffic is almost non-existent, only a few "songtaews" who collect their schoolchildren in silence and barely awake.

I meet some foreigners on foot, probably coming out of a nightclub, some Thai people going to work... it's flat calm, it's an extra moment!


It is 6:30 am, the sea is beautiful and calm like the life that is slowly restarting in my back.

At dawn, the light is sensational. Mixes of pastels and contrasts
with a rising tide, no waves, it looks like a lake.
The sun has not yet appeared.
It's the most beautiful moment of the day


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The longtail boats are still moored at the beach and will soon resume
their comings and goings between Rawai Beach and the surrounding islands
Les longtail boats sont encore amarrés à la plage et vont reprendre d'ici peu
leurs va et vient entre Rawai Beach et les îles voisines

Life begins slowly, small traders prepare their stalls


In a few hours, tourists will come to settle here, in the shade of a few pines.


The monks, on the other hand, began even before daybreak
their daily rounds, in search of food


Traditional image of Thailand at the beginning of the day:
it is the ritual of offering and prayer

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