Saturday, July 10, 2010

Disclaimer ~ Not for sensitive eyes ;-)

A day last week we went to the south end of Lamai beach where the Grandfather and Grandmother (Hin Yai & Hin Ta) rocks are.

The rocks have been shaped over millions of years by wind and water to resemble human sex organs. A short narrow alley lined with souvenir stalls leads from the main road to the rocks and a little cafe in Rasta style has been build in between the rock formations.

You actually end up on Grandmother's belly, where a crevice has been worn into the rock to form granny's legs. The Grandfather Rock, a penis shaped pillar, is about 25 metres to the south.

Despite the silliness that the stones induce, the spot is actually rather beautiful, with turquoise waters in pools among the rocks. Apparently there is a love story affiliated with these rocks of a man or woman ending their life together during a storm, and the symbol of their love developed into the shapes that the rocks now have.

All in all a bit silly and not really the biggest tourist attraction on the island, but we had fun climbing the rocks, having a cool refreshing drink and a great lunch under the palm trees and enjoying just another great day on Samui!

The girls couldn't stop giggling...

A beautiful area, with big rocks all over the place. Feels like if you step into a Flinstones movie :-)

Here sitting on the belly of the grandmother.

The shrine was also dedicated to grandmothers and grandfathers.

A little cafe was build into the rocks, the Jamaica vibe is really IN on the island, lots of tie-dye and Bob Marley signs.

Do you know who is Jasmine and who is Juliet?

Then we walked over to the other side, to have some lunch at an seafood restaurant, nice and cool in the shade.

Lunch with a view like this, you can have this only in Thailand!

Another fun day!


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Wendy said...

Oh, Mireille, I LOVE THESE ROCKS! How funny, but fascinating at the same time. And they say size doesn't matter! LOL!

Leah and Maya said...

I will have to come back and see if the rest of the pictures will load, but I got the idea after seeing the first one. I can imagine the giggling! Hope the water doesn't wear it off fromt he bottom and the whole thing come crashing down! too funny!

Wyndee said...

ha ha ha ha!!!!!! I LOVE how you have the girls posing by the big penis!!! That's awesome!

Maci Miller said...

Wow, what a gorgeous, funny, and cool spot. I am loving that little lunch spot in the rocks. Could sooo see myself having a bite there with that view! Love all the neat little (and BIG) things and places you find! :-)


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