Dragon Crest Overview

Dragon Crest is one of Krabi's most well-known vistas. From its peak, you'll have a breathtaking view over Krabi province. The little National Park of Dragon Crest is located near the end of Tubkaek Beach, 20 kilometres northwest of Ao Nang town.

Climbing Dragon Crest provides a fantastic opportunity to have a closer look at the characteristic rainforest vegetation of southern Thailand. The trail to the top is well-marked, making it impossible to get lost, but it is also surrounded by beautiful thick greenery. Reaching the summit will reward you with breathtaking vistas.

The hike's first 500 metres are rather flat, with only a little incline. However, the trail rapidly slopes up and becomes rather steep after that and it continues to like that until you're practically at the top. Fortunately, the path is usually always shaded, but the humidity is really high, so you will sweat profusely. For more adventurous experiences in Southeast Asia, consider exploring the best tour packages for Thailand. The foliage changes as you get closer to the summit, and the trail opens up and becomes stony. Once at the summit, there are various rocky outcroppings that provide excellent vantage points for taking in the breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea.

Start your day off properly by taking a self-guided climb up Dragon Crest Mountain on the well-marked track. Take in the beautiful trees and lush greenery of the slope on your trip up. Snap a moment to explore the surroundings and take photos once you've made it to the first viewpoint before heading back down and meeting your instructor to begin your ATV experience.

After sightseeing and driving through Krabi's mountainous terrain, treat yourself to a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before changing into your bikini and hopping into your kayak. Before returning to your lodging, paddle around and have a bathe in the cool waters.


• Hike up the picturesque Dragon Crest Mountain and take in the breathtaking views from the summit.
• Explore the rocky landscape on a thrilling ATV ride
• Indulge in a trekking experience in Dragon Chest and witness an unending expanse of vegetation.

How To Reach

By Road: The hike begins after a 25-minute drive from Ao Nang Beach and a 40-minute journey from Krabi Town. When you get at the park's entrance, drive right beyond the gate to find a spot to park your motorcycle. With obvious signage, you can tell where the trail begins. 

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Best Time To Visit

Due to the high temperatures during the day, the best time to trek Dragon Crest Mountain is early in the morning until 1 p.m. It's a strenuous hike that takes approximately 1–2 hours one way, so get started as soon as possible to be back when the sun is at its brightest. You'll also avoid crowds because most tours begin with a trek at 9 a.m., bringing a larger number of people to the trail and viewpoint.

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Places to treks near Dragon Chest

1. Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary: Bang Krab Nature Sanctuary, one of the top trekking sites in Krabi, provides a unique combination of wildlife discovery and excitement. While adrenaline rushes through your veins as you march forward on the trail, the forest's unpolluted atmosphere will refresh you and your body with its pure air.

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2. Ant Trek Koh Phi Phi: AnTrek Jungle Trekking is highly suggested for experienced hikers as well as beginners with decent fitness, making Krabi hiking an experience worth attempting. This exciting journey will take you past villages and mangroves, with some somewhat steep sections. You'll wind up at a secret beach named Nui Bay if you indulge in this journey and put in the effort. The beach is exceptionally beautiful, and it is well-known for its breathtaking sunset views. Relax here for a while, swim in the crystal blue waters, take some incredible photos, and then return to the glow of the lamps. AnTrek is a wonderful example of Krabi trekking adventure in general.

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3. Khao Phanom Bencha National Park Hiking: On your beach vacation, satisfy your thirst for adventure by trekking in Khao Phanom Bencha, a tiny national park on the city's northern outskirts with a popular Krabi hiking trail. The trail starts out easy, but it becomes steeper and more difficult as you progress. The natural beauty of the park will shower you with the sight of two stunning waterfalls, deep rainforest greenery, and a cave with stalagmites and stalactites during your excursion. The journey continues on a side trail to a viewing point with a rock wall that overlooks the surrounding valleys and hillocks.

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Tips to visit:

1. Wear hiking boots or at the very least grippy sneakers. 

2. Bring a minimum of 2 litres of water per person. It gets pretty hot on the route after the sun comes up, and you'll be sweating profusely. 

3. Always bring sunscreen and mosquito repellant with you. 

4. You should take a little towel with you as you can use it for a variety of purposes. 

5. Don't forget to bring your camera, batteries, and an empty SD card!

6. Before you begin the hike, go to the restroom. Once you're on the trail, there are no restrooms; the only one is at the beginning.

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