Sunset Dinner in Thailand

By Mridula Dwivedi December 19, 2014 13 Comments ,

When I first heard of it, I was perplexed. Sunset for me is really early in the evening. Nine at night is more like real evening to me. I usually eat food around nine. When I visited Krabi, the sunset was at 6.30 pm. It is tea time for me. On working days I usually reach home a little before six. On non-working days I am usually found scratching my head at this hour, wondering where did the day fly and why is the weekend moving so fast!

So, when my guide suggested to have a sunset dinner in Thailand (at Koh Lanta, Krabi), I was quite mystified.

Same Same But Different

Same Same but Different
Same Same but Different

Same Same but Different was the name of the local restaurant we went to. It was close to my hotel and by the beach. Being a vegetarian, I am usually scared that I will hardly find anything on the menu. But such was not the case. I sat down for one of the earliest dinners of my life and I ordered vegetable noodles with tender coconut water for drink.

The Sunset

Sunset at Koh Lanta, Thailand
Sunset at Koh Lanta, Thailand

While I was waiting for food to arrive, I went to take a stroll on the beach, so as to click a few pictures. It was another evening of a muted sunset. While I was busy clicking pictures, my food arrived. I was quite torn between eating and clicking more pictures but in the end, food won. It was also because of the stern eye the waiter gave, as if saying, “dare you ignore our food!”

Koh Lanta, Thailand
Koh Lanta, Thailand

With great reluctance I tore myself away from the beach. It helped that the evening was muted or else I would surely have ignored the food.

The Verdict

The food was really good, the tender coconut was the sweetest I ever had. Somehow the tender coconuts in Thailand are really good, I hardly ever find such sweet and fresh ones back home. The noodles were also tasty and fresh. It was unpretentious food, the portion was big, and I had a great time.

The best part was that my day had ended at 7.30 pm and I had so much time to relax. I could read a book, watch television or simply laze around. I read a book in the end. To begin with I was quite reluctant to have dinner so early, but it turned out to be one of the most relaxed evenings in my entire vacation.

I visited Koh Lanta on invitation from TAT New Delhi.


13 thoughts on “Sunset Dinner in Thailand”

  1. As per image I would love to have dinner while watching Sunset. But then late in the night between 9-10 I would like to have Halwa – Besan ka or Pastries or Ice-Cream. I am foodie with sweet tooth.

  2. Wow! Very beautiful views! Are Thai coconuts sweeter than that in coastal India?? I must not forget this then! (I had tender coconut water in the morning, so I will not envy you 😀 ) Thank you for this enjoyable read. TC! Keep smiling 🙂

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I am Mridula Dwivedi, I love to travel! I started my travel blog in 2005. I have been going places since! For more details do check out my media kit! In another life I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. I was a professor when I quit my job in 2015.

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