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Wat Tham Sua

If you are in search of spiritual experience in Thailand, The Tiger Cave Temple aka Wat Tham Sua is one place you must visit. Surrounded by the stunning natural surroundings and located close to Krabi town, the temple is one of the finest natural wonders of Thailand and deserves your visit. The temple has various natural caves, which are formed within the beautiful jungles and are home to numerous monks. With lots of things to see here, the major attraction is the ‘footprint of the Buddha.



Highlights
: ’ Reaching to the top of the Temple Cave is not an easy task. You have to climb 1,237 steps up to the limestone tower, which is daunting, especially in the Thai climate. Reaching the top, you can witness the panoramic 360-degree views of the tropical islands, limestone cliff formations, the Andaman Sea and rainforests.

Getting There: The Tiger cave temple is just three km from the Krabi town and can be reached via a mini-bus, taxi or tuk-tuk.

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Jum Island or Phu Island

Based close to Krabi and Ko Lanta Yai, the less known Arabian island Ko Jum, also known as Ko Phu Island, strikes a perfect balance of long stretched sandy beaches, splendid sun, thinning crowds and laid back relaxing ambience. The silky coral sand and the transparent aquamarine water encircle the west coast of Jum islands. Though some areas are a little rocky but the best part is there are plenty of swimmable patches. The wide beeches beautified by casuarinas trees are an ideal location for all who love the peacefulness and the music of nature and seeks to find solace away from the party crowd.



There are quite a few budgeted hotels and upscale resorts with all essential facilities that guarantee a good and relaxing holiday experience. During peak season, there are regular boats to Krabi town and all the popular locations and islands around.

Location: 75km from Krabi
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Bida Nok

Bida Nok Island is one of the most preferred dive sites in Phi Phi islands. This is one such place where diving can be done at all levels and it providers great entertainment to all who does it. A fascinating topography is visible underneath with abundant fish life that simply mesmerizes the divers. Giant moray eels, turtles, schools of snapper, lionfish, hunting jackfish, barracuda, nudibranchs, sweetlips, and sea snakes are some of the fascinating under water creatures visible here.



Soft corals especially in the north eastern side are a sight to enjoy. The dive boats regularly visit Phi Phi every day of the week. The dive boats provide a 3 dive combo and it is only after considering the weather conditions, sea currents and safety they agree on the trip.
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Koh Lanta Island

Stretching from Klong Dao on the northern side and Bamboo Bay on the southern, Koh Lanta is probably amongst the most favored beaches in Thailand. The sheer size of the coastline is what attracts most beach bums to this stunning getaway.  For the adventurists, the popular places for diving are on the coasts of Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, and Ko Haa. Lanta is the pride and joy of Krabi and can be easily reached thanks to its relatively flat and accessible geology. The island is located in the Krabi province.



Highlights: Visit the Ban Saladan Tourist Centre, Khao Mai Kaew Caves, Visit Ko Lanta Noi and the Lanta Old Town, a diverse and culturally rich village.

Getting there:
 There are no direct regular ferries from Phuket to Krabi although it is possible to charter a speedboat or similar transportation. Daily ferries operate between Phuket and Krabi via Phi Phi Island

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Khao Khanap

The two limestone peaks of Khao Khanap Nam are definitely a sight worth seeing. Located along the Krabi River, the peaks sit side by side as the gateway to the region, each jutting out some 100 meters from the water. There’s no admission fee to visit, although you will need to pay for your boat ride to reach the locality.



Highlights
: There are several caves inside Khao Khanap Nam with impressive clusters of stalactites and stalagmites to marvel at and explore. The mangrove forests surrounding Khao Khanap Nam also make this the perfect area for canoeing or renting a boat for a leisurely afternoon on the water.

Getting There: The only way to get to Khao Khanap Nam is by boat from the Chao Fa Pier in Krabi. It is a 15 minute scenic ride by long-tail boat.

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Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi, a small archipelago of six islands is the most beautiful and widely popular tourist destination in Andaman. A beautiful bondage of two islands together by a narrow isthmus is something that makes this place this pretty. The postcard picture perfect beaches, unending thickets and craggy cliffs of this island have been known for seducing people from all over the world. Often visitors find it a herculean task to detach themselves from the just flawless beauty that this place offers.


Things to Do: While in Phi Phi Islands, you just cannot miss the viewpoint which is around 186m above sea level and allures you with the breathtaking views of the entire region. Relax and unwind yourself at Lane Beach, take a leisure walk in Yao Beach and enjoy some spectacular views at Hin Kho Beach.

Getting There: The best possible way to reach Ko Phi Phi islands is by a ferry from Phuket, Ao Nag, RaiLeh, Krabi Town, KoLAnta s per the nearest location. Tonsai Pier is the island’s main pier and supports good frequency of boats from all the mentioned places.
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Chicken Island

Chicken Island also known as Koh Kai, KohGai or Koh Hua Khwan derive  this hilarious name from its unusual shape that resembles the head and neck of a chicken. Crowned in the south of Poda and Tup Islands, this timeless beauty is just 30 minutes away from the coast of Krabi.One impressive feature about this island is that during low tides, a sandbar emerges from the water which connects Chicken Island to neighbouring tiny islands of KohMor and Tup. This stunning event is called as TalayWaek.


Things to Do: Snorkeling is one activity that you just cannot miss while here as the water is crystal clear and azure, thus, bringing the entire aquatic life into existence. This island is known for enticing people for its incredible sandbank that emerges during the low tide.

Getting There: Your journey to this stunning island begins from AoNanag- board a longtail boat till Koh Kai. You can even board these boats from KlongMuang, NopparatThara, and the Railay Beaches.
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Koh Hai

Encircled by coral and clear waters, densely forested KoHai is the most developed of the Trang Islands. The long blonde windswept beach on the eastern coast spills into tranquil waters with a sandy bottom. With no indigenous population, a bunch of attractive resorts has the whole island to themselves.


Things to Do: The Island offers an endless supply of diving and snorkelling activities and leisurely resorts.

Getting There:Long-tail and speedboat transfers is the easiest way to travel to the island.


What You Should Know More About Krabi

  • About the destination

    You know how a beautiful bouquet made from a group of colorful flowers looks like? Well, Krabi exactly looks like that motley bunch. Loaded with several islands and white sand beaches that are both blue and green, Krabi has all the necessary ingredients needed for being the ideal beach destination.

    A lot of tourists who come to Thailand for a holiday, visit this province for a day tour while there are still others who stay here a little longer. It is perhaps, this very trend that makes Krabi fairly less cramped than Phuket, Bangkok or Pattaya.

    Majestically located amongst the absurd limestone karsts with saliency from the mangroves, Krabi offers a wholesome menu of the sea food that is a highlight of majorly all the eateries here. It is the mid city here that is more likely to keep you awe struck accredited to the plethora of travel agencies, buildings, guest houses and stays found here.    

    Take a refreshing dip in the emerald and azure ocean, hog on to the appetizing sea food, enjoy a drink or two at the local bars, plunge in the madness of nightlife and enjoy a session of water sports. All this and much more is promised in this beautiful Thailand city. So, backpackers, pack your bag and come here running!


  • Travel Advice

    • In Krabi, the taxi drivers happen to play overs mart with you. Naturally, if you are a tourist, it will show on your face. These drivers try and take advantage of this fact and tend to overcharge you. So, it is always safe to book a cab that is prepaid.

    • Be wary of the touts here.

    • Keep your license, passport and visa in a safe place.

    • A copy of a license must always be present with you at all time.

    • Monkeys here are very notorious. They tend to snatch away the food from you. So, make sure when there is a monkey around you hide the food in a safe place.

    • Lady boys are a common site here. If you do not want to get in an awkward position, keep away from them.

    • Dress according to the code of conduct applicable.

    • Be alert and never let anyone mislead you.

    • Try and learn a few words from the local language. This can be particularly helpful and seem friendly to the tourists.

    • Purchase only bottled mineral water. Check the seal before making a purchase.  

    • Thefts are a common site in Krabi so make sure you keep your cash and valuables at a safe place.

    • Do not drink beyond what you can handle.

  • Drinking Law

    In Krabi and Thailand as a whole, the legal age for having a drink in the bar is 20 years.


  • Our recommendations: What you can't afford to miss?

    Railay Beach

    Your sightseeing in Krabi must always commence with a visit to the Railay Beach. It offers the most picturesque view from the classy resorts to the world class beaches. Coffee here is mind blowing! It is one of the most sought after beaches in Krabi that puts forth an extraordinary world that simply cannot be put in words. Located south of the Ao Nang Beach, it is accessible and safe.  Fun is the only option here!

    Krabi Tiger Cave

    This is indeed the best and the most significant ways to describe the city of Krabi. Kids and adults both come here to indulge themselves in appalling experience that assures genuine spiritual satiation in the serene natural surroundings. The temple here is a group of enclosed caves that house several monks who consider it as a significant place of worship. It is an important place to see where you’ll find a number of relics and icons that are beautiful in every way. The key center of attraction here is the ‘Footprint of Buddha.’ One can find uncountable sceneries here and the experience here will be mesmerizing.  

    Khao Khanap Nam

    Your visit to Krabi will be incomplete without visiting the two mountains that are said to be the symbol of the city. Both these mountains are 100 meter tall and lie near the Maenam Krabi River that is surrounded by dense mangrove forests. Hiking trails here an important thing to do. A tour to the amazing caves along with detailed information from the guide will help you understand the city in detail.

    Krabi Crystal Lagoon

    Krabi Crystal Lagoon is the most visited destination of Thailand. It is an important tourist place and assures stunning environs. Bird watching here is an important activity. It is very well accessible and will indeed entertain you to he fullest.

    Thung Teao Forest Natural Park

    Two words that well describe the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park are – Celestial Landscapes and Fancy Beauty! Deep emerald water, towering trees, plethora of wildlife and beauty in its most pristine form, this natural park does offer a surreal view. The place is swamped by photographers and nature lovers all round the year.

    Krabi Town

    The mystical Krabi Town has very well retained its old world town and brings forth the unquestionable beauty of Thailand. It still breathes and feels just as it did years back. Despite being introduced to modernity the town still has its old world charm.  


  • What you will like there?

    Island Hopping

    Krabi is a doorway to 154 serene and breathtaking islands around the peninsula. Of these, the most popular one being the Koh Phi Phi Leh which was also featured in the movie, The Beach. You can avail dozens of tour packages to these islands which will naturally include a myriad of activities such as snorkeling, caving and kayaking. For adrenaline driven adventure seekers, hire your own long tail driver and let him venture you across the islands. You are bound to fall in love with the crystal clear emerald green waters here. Some of the other known and prominent islands here are - Bamboo Island, Poda Island, Chicken Island, Tup Tup Island, Hong Island and James Bond Island. Major chunk of the tourists who visit the James Bond Island are flying from Krabi or Phuket.  

    Cheap food

    What to do want to eat in Thailand? Whatever you decide, they have it on the platter! You actually get insects for snacks here! Yea? Yeaaahhh!! Everything, everything you order is cheap and good on pocket. There are two things common in the food in Krabi. One they are all lip smacking and Two they are all very affordable. Go grab ‘em all!  

    Adventurous activities

    Thankfully for many, Krabi is not limited to beach bumming and eating! It is indeed a great hideout for backpackers and adventure seekers. This beautiful city in Thailand opens the door to more adventurous inland. Most of the tour packages you book are packed with adventure activities. There are a lot of things that you can do here right from elephant trekking, Zip lining, ATV riding, and more. For those who enjoy water sports there is snorkeling, river rafting, sea canoeing and deep sea diving. Most of these activities take place in Phang Nga which is a province located between Phuket and Krabi.

    Night markets

    Krabi has infinite night markets for you to explore. North, South, East and West, they are just everywhere. Some of the night markets may even have a carnival. Go around shopping and bargaining as much as you like.

    Famed white sandy beaches

    The multitude of accessible islands highlighting the mesmerizing coast lines spell out into an array of splendor beaches to revel in. The beaches that receive more footfall have long tail boats lining the sandy shore with multi hued ribbons waving with the gentle breeze. You can also find many secluded beaches if you decide to go on one of those less popular ones by tour boats or if you arrive when the thongs of tourists go back. The mystical white sandy beaches definitely are the highlights of Thailand.    

    Well-preserved and diverse natural environment

    Besides the islands and the beaches that attract many tourists, Krabi is also a home to the scenic mangrove forests, caves and limestone canyons. Concealed in the tropical rainforests, you can also find several waterfalls and springs.  

    Sunsets: Krabi does it better

    Enough of the places to see and things to do in Krabi, there’s one site that you cannot ignore i.e. the beautiful sunset here. The sunset here is every bit Instagram friendly (no exaggeration!!). Head in the evenings to the Koh Klang (which is an island that is nearest to the mainland), and dip yourself in the tranquility of the atmosphere. During sunsets, sky looks like a colorful palette of blue and orange which is a masterpiece in itself.  

    Pamper yourself with utopian retreat

    After a relaxed day under the sun, you can rejuvenate youself at one of the many massage parlours in Krabi. An hour’s worth Thai massage is available easily at 200 Bahts and is definitely the most relaxing thing you will ever experience. Blissful!


  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?

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