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Best Places to Visit in Krabi of 2017

  • 01 Railay Beaches & Caves

    Railay Beaches & Caves
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    It is yet another secluded beach in Thailand, situated in the city of Krabi. Railay beach, aka Phra Nang beach, is a beautiful seashore with tranquil white sand and clear seas. The beach is located in just one small peninsula with large limestone cliffs, lagoons, caves, and viewpoints. This spectacular peninsula is just cut off from the main Krabi city because of it being covered with the limestone headlands and deep jungle valleys. 



    Highlights
    :  If you are in a search of a lazy and peaceful day or chilled-out evenings, heading on to Railay beach will be a good option.  All the lagoons, caves, and cliffs are within walking distance so that you can enjoy anywhere on the beach. 

    Getting There
    : With no roads, no buses, no cars, the only way to reach the Railay beach is via longtail boats because the beach is accessible only by sea.




  • 02 Phai Island or Bamboo Island

    Phai Island or Bamboo Island
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    Phai Island or Kho Phai is the largest part of the Island Chain which includes Koh Man Wichai, Koh Luam Noi, Ko Luam and Koh Klung Badan. The beautiful serene island is being under continuous monitoring of Royal Thai Navy as a result tourists are only permitted to visit but not stay overnight at the place. Outstanding pristine beaches and elongated stretch of coral reefs and sun kissed white sands are the key attractions here. For the adventure lovers swimming and snorkeling would be the ideal sport activity. Hin Klang, the fascinating coral garden based close by is an amazing place to visit. The beach is far less crowded making it an ideal spot to spend some time in solitude and reenergize the body and mind.



    Highlights
    : Camping with permission from authorities and scuba diving

    Location: About 6km north of Phi Phi Island, 21km west of Pataya.


    Top Things To Do in Phai Island or Bamboo Island

  • 03 Pak Bia Island

    Pak Bia Island
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    For stunning silence, exotic ambience, peaceful environment, shady atmosphere one of the best location is the beautiful Pak Bia Island based close to the Hong Islands. The white sands of the beaches and crystal clear waters of the sea provide an excellent contrast along with lush greenery spread across the island. For the romantic lovers this can be a excellent hide out away from the crowded beach activities. Swimming is one of the popular activities done here. For a relaxing laid back time this is an ideal place to visit



    Highlights
    : Beach activities

    Location
    : West of Ao Nang at a distance of 15 mins in speed boat ride.


  • 04 Phuket

    Phuket
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    Spectacular scenery, stunning tropical sunsets and warm blue sea awaits you at Asia's most popular beach destination. This fun island provides an unbeatable combination of perfect silky soft white palm-lined beaches, superb hospitality and great value accommodation. Whether it's world-class diving in the Andaman Sea, golf at international-standard championship courses or exciting eco-adventures in tropical forests, Phuket is a place to extend your horizons.




    How to Reach:The Island can be accessed by any means of transport.


    Things to Do:Take an exhilarating speedboat trip to the surrounding islands, or enjoy a serene cruise around mystical PhangNga Bay. Or why not simply enjoy Phuket's vibrant nightlife in Patong BeachWith deep-sea diving, high-end dining, and luxury shopping.




  • 05 Koh Lanta

    Koh Lanta
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    Once the domain of backpackers and sea gypsies, Lanta has morphed from a luscious southern Thai backwater into a midrange to luxury getaway for mostly-European tourists, who come for the long beaches unpolluted and nearby dive spots of HinDaeng, HinMuang, and KoHaa. Charming Lanta remains far calmer, culturally rich, and effortlessly caters to all tastes and budgets.

    Things to Do: Swim snorkel and scuba dive the warm waters meet the friendly locals while enjoying this tropical beach paradise. Visit the national park, the local market, and taste the local street food.

    Getting There:The most common way to travel to KohLanta is by car or minibus from Krabi or Trang or take the local ferry




  • 06 Robinson Crusoe Island

    Robinson Crusoe Island
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    Hidden from the tourist masses, just off the coast in Southern Thailand, lies the hidden treasure of Trang Archipelago and Ko Hai Island. The stunning archipelago comprises of as many as 47 tiny islands, each one differing from the other and offering something new and beautiful to its admirers. Ko Hai Island, (also called Ko Ngai) earns the reputation of being the perfect island of South Thailand. The bright white sandy beaches lined by the swaying palm trees provides perfect escapade experience.


    Things to Do: While here, relax on the white sandy beaches – a peaceful nap is something that you just cannot miss while here. For those who are seeking thrill can embark on an exciting snorkeling adventure that provides you with some of the stunning views of the aquatic life here.

    Getting There :There exists a speedboat connection between KohLanta and Koh Ngai during peak season. Board your boat at around 09:00 AM from Ban Saladan on KohLanta , enjoy this 90-minute journey while admiring the stunning coastal beauty. From the southern coast of KohLanta another 1-hour boat ride will take you to Koh Ngai.



  • 07 Koh Poda

    Koh Poda
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    Koh Poda, part of a tiny extensive group of islands in Krabi province off the west coast of Thailand, ranks among the most picturesque of the many uninhabited and semi-inhabited islands that line the coast. Long tail boats drop visitors off along a stretch of sugar soft, white sand beach, famous for its clear waters and stunning views off offshore limestone formations. Thanks to its west-facing beach, the area is particularly lovely around sunset.


    Highlights
    : Tropical fish are visible in the waters just off the beach. Just a little further out of the island is an excellent spot for snorkeling with corals reefs.

    Getting There: The only way to reach Koh Poda is by boat. The visitors are required to pay a small fee to the operators who arrange their journey to the island.




  • 08 Kai Island or Chicken Island

    Kai Island or Chicken Island
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    Based on the southern part of Poda and Tup islands, Kai Island is also been popularly known as Poda Nuk Island or Hua Khawan Island. The rooster shaped rock on the island is a symbol of the beautiful Krabi Sea. The pleasant climate and the harmonious ambience, fascinating coral reefs and white sandy beaches are key attractions of this island. It is a perfect blend of dense vegetation on one side and turquoise blue waters and sandy beaches on the other. For all the adventure seekers it is a great location to enjoy swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling. With stunning beauty and mesmerizing views of the Krabi coastlines this is one of the pictorial locations and a must visit island for the tourist.



    Highlights
    : Sandbar that emerges from water during low tide connecting Koh Mor and Tup islands

    Location: 30 mins longtail boat ride from west coast of Krabi.


  • 09 Tup Island

    Tup Island
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    One of the most famous offshore islands around Krabi, this stunning island is also known as Tub Island, Koh Tap or KohThap. The mesmerizing vibes of the parting of the sea are something that makes this place all the more popular among tourists from all over the world. Comparatively smaller as compared to rest of the islands, however, the beautiful beach and the raging waves make this place worth visiting.


    Things to Do: A sandbar emerges during low tides connecting the Chicken Island to Koh Mur and Tup on left and right respectively. It is an incredible feeling to walk over this and bar as the water is shallow and provides a picturesque moment. Tup Island does not support the availability of any water sports, thus, this place is highly recommended to people who are looking for some calm moments.

    Getting There: This tiny island can be accessed via longtail boats from Ao Nang. You can also board the boat from KlongMuang, Nopparatthara, Railay and Cho Fah pier in Krabi town.



  • 10 Bida Nai

    Bida Nai
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    Based at a distance of about 1 km south of Phi Phi Islands, Bida Nai is the limestone brother island of Bida Nok and is also considered as a splendid dive sites especially for the uncountable collection of unique and charming aqua life. Though the reef remains covered by both soft and hard corals, a keen eyed diver will spot the splendid fishes any way. A minimum of 4 divers needs to be present while diving and all happens under the guidance of the diving leader of the dive boat.



    Underneath there are caves and colorful lagoons but it is advisable to avoid the caves if there is no prior experience in under water diving as this are narrow passages and not safe for amateurs. This is one of the most exciting destination and the only happening activity in this island.


  • 11 Krabi Island

    Krabi Island
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    Laying in the southern Thailand, the Province of Krabi Island is a beautiful landscape, covered with hills, mangrove swamps, limestone rocks, and forests of oil palms. With eight districts in its pocket, Krabi island is one of the major tourist destinations in Thailand. Some of the major attractions here are its beaches, located at the west of Krabi town. Apart from this, there are various caves, viewpoints, and waterfalls worth visiting for all of its visitors. The other major tourist spot on the island is The Tiger Cave temple aka Wat Tham Sua. 



    Highlights: From the hill tops of Krabi Island, a huge golden Buddha overlooks the landscape giving you spectacular views of the town, Limestone Mountains, and the Andaman Sea.  The mountains of Krabi island are also famous amongst the climbers who constantly come here to test and challenge themselves. 

    Getting There
    : There are many daily flights from Bangkok. The flight duration is about 70 mins.



  • 12 Yao Noi Island

    Yao Noi Island
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    Based in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, Ka Yao Noi Islands is often referred as “small long Island”. Being situated almost halfway between Krabi and Phuket this island has a tranquility and serene beauty which remains unmatched with other islands here. The photogenic landscape and the stretches of mangrove forest, blue cascading waters and fabulous golden beaches all form an irresistible visual experience here. There is availability of both luxurious accommodations along with budget friendly hotels for good stay in the island. Some of the best activities to be done here include Diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking and rock climbing. One can enjoy homely matches at the boxing training camp of Muay Thai boxing camp.



    Highlights
    : Yoga retreat in the island, Exclusive Thai Massage

    Location: 30 minute speed boat ride from Phuket


  • 13 Ko Lanta

    Ko Lanta
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    Apart from the pristine beaches and shimmering coastline, there is something else too that makes Thailand a hit among tourists from all over the world – Thai cuisine. The tropical island of Ko Lanta is one stop destination for all the food lovers, from spicy coconut curries to stir fried noodles this place has something for almost everyone. One of the most remarkable features of KoLanta is that this island offers an array of cooking classes so that you can learn more about the Thai cuisine and take away some techniques back with you.

    Things to Do: Indulge in half-day cooking class (as per your preference) learn more about the traditional ingredients including exotic herbs and spices that are known for giving that signature taste to Thai cuisine. Grab your chance to learn the art of Thai cooking – choose from an array of menu including soups, salads, stir-fried vegetables, and caramelized fish. Master the skill of cooking a scrumptious Thai meal by indulging in these ravishing cooking classes.

    Getting There:  KoLanta can be easily accessed via ferry from Ko Phi Phi or Phuket


  • 14 Yao Yai Island

    Yao Yai Island
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    Forming an essential part of Yao Island district, Yao Yai Island is the largest island with amazing and captivating beaches such as Lo Pa Raed Beach, Sai Bay, Klong Son Bay, Thi Kud Bay, Hin Kong Bay, Laan bay and Laem Nok Og. One of the most scenic islands, the water here is clear with fishes swimming around showing a great display for the onlookers. Yao Yai village based here is a small village with traditional values and cultures which excites the visitors a lot. The main source of earning for the people here are from agriculture and fishing. There are small budget accommodations present here with all necessary facilities for night stay. Some of the best activities to be done here include Swimming, Sea Canoeing and Kayaking, and Mountain Biking.



    Highlights
    : Beach Walking

    Location: 25 min speedboat ride from Phuket eastern coast


    Top Things To Do in Yao Yai Island

  • 15 Mu Koh Hong

    Mu Koh Hong
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    Mu Koh Hong is not a single island but a cluster of limestone islands which includes popular islands like Lao Riam Pakka, Lao or Sa Ka Lao La Ding and not to forget the southern big island Lao Li Pe. The major attractions of these islands are its pictorial beauty consisting of white sandy beaches, amazing coral reefs, mesmerizing ambience, pleasant climate and crystal blue waters. For the adventure lovers the destination provides equal entertainment with options for adventure sports like scuba diving, snorkeling etc. Fishing is one of the popular activities here as some of the unique fishes are available in the sea here. Another attraction close to the island is the Bok Khorani National Park which can be easily reached through boat ride. The entrance fee of the park is 200bht. However for camping there are separate charges.



    Highlights
    : Sea Canoeing & Kayaking

    Location: 46km from Krabi town.


    Top Things To Do in Mu Koh Hong

  • 16 Yung Island or Mosquito Island

    Yung Island or Mosquito Island
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    One of the remotest parts of Phi Phi islands, Mosquito Island is one of the isolated islands which consist of a limestone cliff rock which is around 700 meters in height. The island is divided into two small beaches and both the beaches remains filled with mosquitoes during sunset and hence the name. Beautiful white sandy beaches and soft corals enhance the beauty of the island.



    Swimming is not suggested here as black tip sharks are common in the northern cove. Snorkeling is done on the south eastern shores whereas diving is done best on the north eastern tip

    Highlights: Mosquito Pinnacle about a km north west of Mosquito Island


  • 17 Si Bo Ya Island

    Si Bo Ya Island
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    Being an ideal getaway from the hustle of city life, Si Bo Ya Island is one of the famous islands near Krabi. Being essentially an abode of the island fisherman, many tourists come here to learn more about the culture, facility, living conditions of these fishermen. The island is close to both Jum Island and Pu Island. White beech, blue waters, some rocky terrains and an excellent relaxing ambience make this island so popular near Krabi. The long stretched beaches are ideal for sand walk with friends and loved ones. Swimming is not an advisable sport here since the water is quite cloudy but however one can obviously enjoy with activities like Sea Canoeing & Kayaking, Cycling & Mountain Biking. The sunset from the beach is the most awe striking beauty of the island.



    Location
    : Southern coast of Krabi province


  • 18 Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi Ley

    Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi Ley
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    Maya Bay is most famously known for it’s feature in the famous movie starring Leonadio Di Caprio where they escape to a “Paradise-like Island”, Paradise it definitely is. Surrounded by crystal blue-green waters and hidden behind three towering cliffs this is a beach that one has to visit. Due to it’s popularity it’s always crowded with hoards of day trippers. 



    Activities: Snorkeling and diving are excellent throughout the bay, large underwater boulders are encrusted with coral and brightly coloured fish are numerous. Visibility is excellent. Sea kayaking is also popular. Kayaking tour boats come into the bay and moor while letting clients explore.

    Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Maya Bay is between November and April during the high season when seas are calm and access to the bay is easy. Rough seas from May to October may hinder access but rarely deny entry.

    Price: There is a national park entry fee of 200 Baht.


  • 19 Poda Island

    Poda Island
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    Koh Poda is a small island with breathtaking scenic beauty based on the western corners of Ao Nang. A picture perfect tropical island showcasing nature extravaganza, this is undoubtedly a huge miss if not visited. Stretching for not a bit than 1 kilometer in diameter, the beautiful island remains fringed by turquoise blue waters and has a vast treasury of glistening white sands and amazing coral reefs that are simply mesmerizing.



    Things to do: The island can easily be visited on a day tour from Ao Nang or the Railay Beaches. One can have a wide range of beach activities here but popular sports here are swimming and snorkeling. A visitor fee needs to be paid while visiting the island as the same comes under the part of Mu KohPhi Phi National Park

    Getting There:  The island is located at a distance of about 30 minutes and once can reach there through a long tail boat from Ao Nang

  • 20 Khao Khanap

    Khao Khanap
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    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.



  • 21 Mor Island

    Mor Island
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    Based close to Chicken Islands, Mor Island or Koh Mor is a small island in the Andaman Sea in Thailand. Powder coated sun kissed beaches and exceptional scenic beauty is the prime attraction in this small yet beautiful island. The cascading blue waters and lovely fishes floating near the beaches also incur equal amount of interest among the travelers. Though the island is not very crowded but the serene beauty is worth a visit. For the adventure seekers also this serves to be an excellent location to try out sports like snorkeling and swimming. The island remains easily accessible by boat rides and there are plenty of rides available through long tail boats from various prominent islands and Krabi town.



    Highlights
    : Sandbar that emerges from water during low tide connecting Chicken Island

    Location: 30 mins longtail boat ride from west coast of Krabi.


  • 22 Phra Nang Beach

    Phra Nang Beach
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    Phra Nang beach is part of a small peninsula located between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang beach. Phra nang beach is also beside Railay beach which is accessible only by boat due to the high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access. There is the famous "Princess Cave" or Tham Phra Nang Nok in Phra Nang beach. It is believed by local fishermen to be the home of a mythical sea princess. 



    Activities: Phra nang beach is so spectacular that you can just lie there and soak in the sun. If you are adventurous it is possible to hike to the top of the headland to get spectacular views of the entire area. Swimming and snorkeling can also be enjoyed off this pristine, white sandy beach.

    Known For: There is shrine built inside the limestone cave which is dedicated to an ancient fertility goddess. Inside the limestone cave is a collection of strange phallic symbols, offerings and objects believed to help with fertility. Local fishermen still leave offerings although it's now becoming a local tourist attraction.


  • 23 Koh Hai

    Koh Hai
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    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.




  • 24 Chicken Island

    Chicken Island
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    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.


  • 25 Ko Phi Phi

    Ko Phi Phi
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    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.


  • 26 Koh Lanta Island

    Koh Lanta Island
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    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



  • 27 Bida Nok

    Bida Nok
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    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.


  • 28 Jum Island or Phu Island

    Jum Island or Phu Island
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    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


  • 29 Wat Tham Sua

    Wat Tham Sua
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    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.



  • Nearby Getaways from Krabi
  • 01 Phuket

    Phuket is regarded as one of the top beach destinations in the world. The fine white sands, nodding palm trees, glittering seas and lively towns make the city a lovable holiday destination. It nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand's Indian Ocean coastline. The climate here is hot and humid throughout the year and the hottest season is generally considered to be from March to early May. The culture here is a melting pot of indigenous Thais, ethnic Malays, Thai-Chinese, and even sea gypsies. The island is home to many seaside resorts, spas, hotels, cafes and has a wide choice of dining and partying options to choose from. It is Thailand’s biggest island that is 49 km long but doesn’t even feel like an island.

     

    Some of the best places like Phi Phi Islands and Krabi Islands are very accessible from here and are counted among the best tourist places in Phuket. Chalong Bay, largest town acts as a harbour for outgoing boats to Phi Phi island and others south islands. Phuket is blessed with more than 30 amazing beaches like Patong beach, Kata, Karon and Kamala beach. The main resort town of Patong has many nightclubs, bars and discos where youngsters are usually spotted in majority. The interior parts of this city are quite unexplored. They are very fertile hilly expanse that consists of mangrove forests, fishing villages, rubber and pineapple plantations. Overall, Phuket is stunning and has breathtaking views. It is surely a paradise for every beach bum. Offering the best tourist places in Phuket, it is a must visit for everyone.

  • 02 Langkawi

    Welcome to this quintessential paradise, and be prepared to explore the tourist places in Langkawi. An archipelago of 104 magical islets– a part of the state of Kedah, adjacent to the Thai border. 'The jewel of Kedah' as Langkawi is known is situated at the western coast of Malaysia – one of the most beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea with breathtaking views right enough to make you never forget any bit of it. Not just the place, even the name has the essence of its serenity. Langka being a Sanskrit word meaning "beautiful" while wi means "many".

    In here, you can go on exploring an extravaganza of spectacular wetlands, lush green rainforests in full bloom, limestone caves and secluded coves by boat and encounter natural oasis teeming with wildlife. Amid nurseries for reef creatures and marine birds, you might even catch-up furtive otters, happy-go-lucky dolphins and hanging bats. Love tourist places in Langkawi, and wondering what to cover? Love trekking or camping? Langkawi is the answer. Want Eco tours? Horseback Riding tours? Nature & wildlife tours? Looking for Aerial adventure activities or water activities? Activities like skiing, sailing, Kayaking, Surfing, Fishing charters, Boat tours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Langkawi is all here for you!

    But what if you are into Aerial adventure stuff? There is Paragliding, Ziplining Rappelling, Aerial and Adventure Parks for you. Name it and Langkawi will not fail to excite you with its treasure trove. With an ecosystem offering unexpected surprises and then oh! the delicious mouth watering Malay food that it has to offer. Langkawi is all worth falling in love.
    You want a chilled beach vacay or just a little adventure? Well, well, well! Just name it and this place has it all. There is something for everyone here at this paradise.

  • 03 Penang

    Tourist places in Penang include all kinds of places like beaches, forests, temples, museums and so on which is a must visit for every individual. This place has a rich Chinese culture and is known all over the world for this culture and tradition. The locals consider Penang to be the food capital of Malaysia as it has an array of lip-smacking traditional dishes that can be found in the streets and almost anywhere in Penang. Penang considers tourism to be it's only income source so one can easily find different types of hotels and resorts ranging from luxurious ones to budget ones. The Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple is one of the greatest attractions present here.

     

    Being located in Indonesia, this Indian temple is believed to have the largest sculpted pillar in Malaysia. Then the water edges present in Clan Jetties is a perfect fishing spot for all those who love this activity. One can witness the majestic sunset by sitting on wooden planked walkaway built over the water. One can visit the Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest to carry out adventure activities like Trekking, Rappelling, Canyon Swing and so on. The special thing about Penang is that it offers a mixed bag of activities that the tourists can do over here. They can go out on a food tour where they can taste some of the very famous and delicious local street food presents here.

     

    One can visit the small street markets and indulge in some shopping while in Penang, they can buy some traditional Chinese lamps, antique jewelry and so on. Tourist places in Penang also houses a large number of beaches which are all equally good and the perfect place to relax and feel rejuvenated. There are some National Parks and Adventure Parks that tourists can visit while in Penang to experience something different than the regular sightseeing. Overall Penang is the perfect place for a vacation with family and friends in almost any season.

  • 04 Phi Phi

    Phi Phi Islands are the most pristine and well preserved islands in Thailand. Bestowed with surreal beauty and lovely stretch of white and golden sands, there are a lot of tourist places in Phi Phi Islands. It attracts a lot of tourism around the year and from across the globe. There are various adventure activities for adventure seekers to indulge in and it is just the perfect destination for water babies. Adorned with a line of luxurious beach resorts, Phi Phi offers the quintessential out of the book vacation that a mind needs to relax. Thriving with friendly people, amazing massage parlours and boasting of an amazing nightlife, the Phi Phi Islands have something to offer to everybody who wishes to explore it.

    If all of this wasn’t enough, even the history of Phi Phi Islands is quite exciting. The bays and the piers are bustling with activity at all times and the lush greens offer a perfect contrast to the serene whites! One of the best destinations for shark watching , snorkeling, rock climbing, scuba diving- there won't ever be any dull moment while you are in Phi Phi. You can also explore the beautiful Krabi Islands which are situated near by and combine a trip to both! Today, Phi Phi has come out of the deadly tsunami that struck in the year 2004. It has maintained its beauty and held everything that makes this place so special to visit.

    The Thai cuisine offers some of the most delectable dishes on the planet. With sombre gravies and perfect usage of sea food, the cuisine in Phi Phi is to die for. Do remember to make a note of the best of restaurants and enjoy a foodgasm for every meal. While planning your trip, make sure to draw out a proper itinerary including all of the famous tourist places in Phi Phi Islands. Include water sports in plenty and book a stay in any of the luxurious resorts to make the most of your trip!

  • 05 Khao Lak

    Located in Southern Thailand, tourist places in Khao Lak are extremely attractive and must visit places. It has a 20-kilometer long beach that makes it possible for tourists to spend quiet and peaceful time by the seashores. Khao Lak is one of those areas of Thailand which remains quiet and calm, this makes it an ideal destination for couples and families who want to avoid crowded beaches. One can explore the beauty of nature here by visiting the Lampi Waterfall and the Chong Fah Waterfall. Tourists can enjoy Safaris in the Khao Lak Ram Ru National Park and spot some marvelous species of wildlife. One can even go on treks and hiking tours if they want to feel more adventurous. Being located by the sea, water sports like Snorkelling and Diving are must-do activities when in Khao Lak. One can even take lessons for deep water diving and explore the marine life present in the Andaman Sea. One can get the world-famous Thai Massages and feel rejuvenated and fresh. Since this small city has a rich culture one can even explore the local streets, street food and the street shops present here. Although Khao Lak had experienced disasters and natural calamities a few years ago, the local people of Khao Lak have been successful in recovering the city and making it more beautiful than it ever was. The serene environment and natural beauty that is present here is awe-inspiring and can take your breath away. One can even come to this majestic place for spa and yoga retreats to escape the monotony of the busy city life and feel recharged. Tourist places in Khao Lak in houses a small village area, has some of the cleanest and most peaceful beaches present in Southern Thailand and is a must visit vacation destination.

  • 06 Rawai Island

  • 07 Koh Samui

    Travellers who discovered Koh Samui in the '80s have seen its transformation, a captivating paradise now lost to over-commercialisation. True, Koh Samui is no longer a sleepy backwater. But unlike parts of Phuket that have turned into tawdry destinations , Samui has retained a sense of style, an island chic encapsulating everything idyllic about a holiday in Thailand - luxury, spa treatments, cocktails and beaches. The tourist places in Koh Samui extend beyond the beautiful beaches the island is known for, though they are definitely attractive in their own right. If you want a break from all of that lounging in the sand, there are a host of unusual things to see, which make the most of the island's unique culture and charms. The tourist places in Koh Samui lean more towards the low-key, natural end of the scale, which best suits the whole island’s general ambiance. Why would you bother to visit a high-tech theme park when the whole island is your ambiance.? Instead you can enjoy some truly remarkable sites of historic, cultural and religious significance as well as sights of breathtaking natural beauty. For a little more quirkiness, check out the monkey show or the snakefarm.

     

    Look for steaming street-side food stalls beyond the beach, backpacker shanties plunked down on quiet stretches of sand and hidden Buddhist temples along the backstreets. Koh Samui's repertoire of things to do and see is varied and interesting: the island hosts a great deal of splendid natural and manmade attractions from mummified monks to the famous grandma and grandpa rocks to attractive waterfalls and more, there's nothing to stop you having a blast on the Samui Island.