Krabi is the most
exciting part to be in all of Thailand, it is a province that has the most
beautiful scenery imaginable, beautiful white beaches that stretch on for
miles, a jungle and over 200 islands just of the coast. Krabi covers quite a
large area so a lot of the attractions require a fair bit of traveling but when
everywhere you look is beautiful it is no hardship at all.
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1. Escape From It All At Railay Beaches
Railay Beach, Krabi
Railay beach is potentially the most attractive beach in Thailand, accessible
only by boat due to the large cliffs on each side cutting it off from the
mainland. Here you will find stunning white sand, breath taking views and
fantastic limestone cliffs. When you arrive at Railay you will not find any
roads or cars because of its cut off location, just a few long tail boats and a
couple of bars to spend your evenings in. If you want to really feel away from
the world this might just be as good as it gets.
2. Visit A Temple In A Cave At Wat Tham
Wat Tham Sua
One of Thailand’s natural wonders and certainly worth a visit is this warren of
caves that sit within the jungle and house many monks that live and worship
here, legend has it that a tiger once lived in the cave which is where the name
of the temple originated. The caves can be explored and you will find many
icons and relics to take a look at. When you are at the caves you need to make
sure you visit the ‘footprint of the Buddha’ it is a climb up 1,237 steps which
is no small task but when you get to the top you are rewarded with 360 degree
views on the Andaman Sea and the beautiful islands that fall within it.
3. Phi Phi Islands
After being used as the film location for the movie ‘The Beach’ The Phi Phi
islands shot to fame and the tourists have never stopped coming, you can get
there by speedboat which takes about forty five minutes from Krabi mainland.
There are two islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh, Phi Phi Don is inhabited
and is the one where all the tourists flock. Known for its turquoise water and
stunning beaches the island really is a tropical paradise. If you are planning
on taking a trip leave early in the morning to beat the crowds as it gets very
4. Khao Khanab Nam – The Landmarks Of
Khao Khanab Nam
The Khao Khanab Nam Mountains are the most famous landmarks in Krabi, they sit
either side of the river and are a real natural wonder. The two mountains sit
on top of a large series of caves that have many stalagmites and Stalactites,
there are also a large number of human skeletons that could have been from
people stranded during a flood. One of the mountains is climbable and offers
some excellent photograph opportunities from the top.
5. Chill Out On Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta Yai is an island about two hours away from Krabi Town, it is a small
island that stretches about twenty kilometers from end to end. The island is
inhabited and home too many guest houses and resorts. The island itself has
various beautiful beaches that are often quiet but look absolutely stunning. If
you want to relax for a few days this is the place to get away and do it. The
prices on the island are still quite low as tourism has not reached the levels
of the Phi Phi islands yet. Koh Lanta is home to many diving schools all
certified and ready to take you out to see the beautiful marine life and coral
the waters have to offer. A bridge is currently being built that will link the
island to Koh Lanta Noi giving you even more places to explore.
6. Step Back In Time At Krabi Town
Unlike many places that you visit on holiday Krabi Town is different, it still
receives many tourists but it has not changed itself to pamper to the tourists
needs. It has still managed to retain its ‘local’ feel. The river running
through the town is always full of fishing boats bringing in their days catches
ready for the restaurant tables. The town has a genuine feel to it with its
local bars and eating spots to it is worth visiting for that authentic taste of
7. Geological Wonder At Susan Hoi
Dating back to sometime between 25 and 40 million years and sitting on a 200
meters long stretch is a fossilized shell fish cemetery, Limestone deposits in
the surrounding water covered the shell fish and fossilized them, it is one of
only three cemetery’s like this discovered in the world today. If you like
geology then this has to be visited whilst you are in Krabi. There is also a
Chinese temple which you can visit as well as mangrove forests in the area.
8. Admire The Beauty At Phra Nang Beach
Having been voted as one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world this is
a place you will not want to miss. Only twenty minutes by long boat from Ao
Nang it has amazing scenery and is a beautiful place to swim. The beach has
perfect white sand and huge cliffs at each end of the beach. You will not find
any jet skis or other expensive pursuits at this beach leaving you to enjoy the
atmosphere and take in the jaw dropping scenery.
9. Visit an Elephant Sanctuary
Visit an the Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and learn why you should NEVER ride one
(although this is unfortunately offered all over Krabi). The elephants are well treated and you’re
going to be amazed how nice the sanctuary looks. You can take part in the
feeding and washing process and have a walk with elephants.
10. Visit Wat Kaew Temple
Wat Kaew is a temple sitting in the middle of Krabi Town, It is not the biggest
of temples but has beautiful decorations on the inside walls, they are painted
blue and have various Buddhist drawings on them, at one end of the temple is a
large golden Buddha which is the focal point of the temple. Outside are various
food stalls and vendors looking to sell amulets.
11. Pamper Yourself At A Krabi spa
When it comes to escaping from the drudgery of normal life and taking some
personal time the spa’s in Krabi are an excellent place to head. You can have
body wraps, scrubs and facials all using natural ingredients that are available
over Thailand such as Coconut and Tamarind. No trip would be complete though
without indulging in a Thai massage whilst you are there, famed all over the
world for their energizing and balanced results you are sure to feel like a
different person when you leave. The massages stimulate your organs and blood
giving you that fresh feeling as the toxins start to leave your body.
12. Try White water rafting
Fairly new to Krabi is the opportunity to go white water rafting. The rapids
are on the Songprak River where a seven kilometer stretch of the river is used.
Full training is provided when you arrive as well as a full safety talk, making
sure you are as prepared as you can be when you start. The grade of difficulty
is levels 2-4 making it a fairly low difficulty run which is perfect for
complete beginners. The instructors stay in the boats with you making sure that
you do not run into any difficulties along the way. A real adrenaline sport and
one not for the faint hearted.
For those looking to do something a little less exhilarating than white water
rafting but still wanting to get out on the water might like the option of
kayaking. There are several sites in Krabi to go kayaking each with different
benefits. Ao Thalane provide mangroves and canyons, Bor Thor has ancient
limestone caves and Koh Hong has a lagoon hidden in its center. In each
location you will be spoilt to beautiful views and interesting wildlife (maybe
even some monkeys) whilst meandering along in your Kayak.