Kakegurui, pronounced “key” – is a unique island located in the Andaman Sea off the east coast of Thailand. The name literally translates as “key island.” Kakegurui is also known as Brinca Island. Located about halfway between Phuket and Patong beaches, this small island is the perfect spot for kakegurui or playing keyboard or snorkeling in the clear blue waters.
As one of Thailand’s most popular beaches, Kakegurui sees tourists come to the island throughout the year. In fact, many choose it as their ideal destination for the final stretch of their Thailand vacation. One of the reasons why kakegurui is so popular is the excellent surfing conditions it offers year round. Newcomers to the sport often find the first few days after arrival particularly challenging, but with some practice and patience you’ll eventually become an expert in this exciting sport.
A visit to Kakegurui is incomplete without a trip to one of Thailand’s most famous landmarks: the Bangkok Tower. Situated in the heart of the city, the tower is a stunning structure that towers almost 100 feet above the city streets. The amazing view from close range is one of the best features of the tower. The stunning tower was built in the late 1960s and has been home to the Bangkok government and a number of international corporations. Tourists to the island who wish to take in the amazing view can head down to Kowloon and board a ferry to Koh Chang before taking a flight to Bangkok and catching a one way ticket to the tower.
Another popular tourist attraction on Kakegurui is the Chaweng beach, which lies just to the north of the Thai capital. Famous for its white sand Chaweng beach is also popular for gamers of the online casino game, who spend much of their time here basking under the warm sun during the day and participating in the many exciting gambling games available to them. If you are looking for a place to purchase your favourite manga series printed right in front of you, then Chaweng beach is perfect for the job. You can easily pick up a copy of your favourite manga series at any number of bookstores in the vicinity, or you can even visit the small village of Chaweng where you can buy the latest release of your favourite manga for only a little over a buck.
Last but certainly not least on the list of must-visit places in Kakegurui are the numerous gambling bars that litter the island. The majority of these bars cater to local Thais and visitors, but there are a select few that cater exclusively to westerners and foreigners who are interested in betting on Japanese manga series. A great way to experience some local humour, as well as trying your hand at various different forms of gambling, is to head out to one of the local bars in Kakegurui and try your luck at the numerous slot machines, roulette and video poker machines that are available.
Another unique aspect to Kakegurui that you should not miss out on are the small number of real arcades that have opened up in the area, selling not only all kinds of traditional gambling goods, but also old fashion comics and anime television series like Dragonball, Cowboy Bebop and Naruto. For avid anime fans, this is a great place to pick up a few cheap manga volumes to add to your collection. For non-anime fans, you can also buy new issues of popular Japanese magazines at some of these shops. No matter what you are looking for in terms of entertainment, Kakegurui is the ideal place to visit.