10 Hidden Places In Krabi That You Must Explore In 2024
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Krabi Activities

Unexplored Places In Krabi

1. Pom Khlong Song Nam Park
Ban Bor Thor Caves
Nam Tok Rawn
Koh Poda
Wat Tham Sua
Ao Luk Mangrove and Caves
Ko Tup and Ko Mor
Klong Thom Hot Springs
Emerald Pool
Tiger Cave Temple

When planning a tropical trip, one wishes to experience it all, be it pristine waters, white sand beaches, extraordinary islands or lush jungles. Luckily, one Thailand destination is the complete package with vast opportunities for exploring even the small and hidden destinations. From Koh Poda to Khlong Thom Hot Springs, there are numerous places here which are still away from the human torch and have stayed unexplored. Krabi province comprises over 200 islands with dense mangrove forests, massive limestone cliffs and more hidden places in Krabi that will leave you completely rejuvenated at the end of your trip.

You might have heard of Phi Phi islands and Railay beach but what Krabi has in store for travellers is a long list of unexplored places that are waiting to be unravelled during your next vacation to Thailand. Krabi remains beautiful throughout the year and to convince you to put your wandering boots on, we have curated a list of all the amazing off-beat places Krabi has on offer. You cannot go wrong with any of them, be it the Ban Bar Thor Caves or Klong Thom Hot Springs.

Here are some of the best hidden places in Krabi:

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Koh Poda

Koh Poda is an island with white sand and turquoise colored water. A stuff of dreams? You bet! It is located off the west coast of Thailand in Krabi province and is often known as Poda island.

Due to its proximity to the major holiday destinations such as Klong Muang, Railay beach and Ao Nang, it is very approachable for a one-day trip. The beaches here are super clean, making Koh Poda one of the most scenic hidden places in Krabi.

Location: RF HPR7AP–Koh Poda

Entry fee: INR 2699 per adult

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Emerald Pool

Also called So Morakot, this emerald pool justifies its name because it’s a naturally occurring turquoise blue pond with fresh water. The water here is supplied by the natural streams coming from down the hills, making it one of the best hidden places in Krabi.

Discover two crystal-clear lakes situated in the middle of a mystical jungle. You will be taken aback in a good way by the ambience of the rainforest. A well laid-out footpath leads 1.4 kilometres in the jungle that will finally get you to the emerald and blue pool. The pool is only 1-2 metres deep so if you feel like, take a dive in it!

Location: Muang Chum, Thailand

Timings: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Entry fee: INR 2233 per adult

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Tiger Cave Temple

Also known as Wat Tham Sua in Thailand, the famous Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi is one of the most adventurous attractions in the region. Particularly renowned for its exceedingly steep 1237 steps, this temple will reward you with an amazing view over Krabi’s famous limestone rocks.

A huge statue of the Golden Buddha graces the top of the hill. Many travellers recommend staying till the sunset to enjoy the majestic views even more. You can also visit the adjoining mystical forest.

Location: 35 Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

Timings: 5 AM to 5 PM

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Pom Khlong Song Nam Park

This park is an exquisite place to devour the beauty of mother nature due to its diverse environment, making it one of the best hidden places in Krabi. Located on the edge of the Andaman sea tide line, this park is also renowned for its transforming waters that change shades.

It is a sight to behold when the water turns miraculously clear because when that happens, the neon-green plants, tree roots and mangroves are revealed. The mountains and limestone cliffs also add to this offbeat place’s visual flair.

Location: Khao Khram, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

Timings: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Entry fee: 50 Baht (INR 113)

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Wat Tham Sua

This temple, apart from being a renowned meditation centre, is also a place which holds archaeological and historical interest. While excavating, several pottery remains, stone tools and the mould for making Buddha footprints have been found here.

The fact that monks worship and live within a spiral of natural caves makes it one of the most interesting temples. The main tourist attraction remains the 1,272 step climb up a limestone tower to witness “the footprint of Buddha”.

Location: Muang Chum, Thailand

Timings: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Ao Luk Mangrove and Caves

This offbeat location is absolutely divine for travellers who seek seclusion. The mangroves call home to 3 caves here namely: Tham Phi Hua To, Tham Lod Neua, and Tham Lod Tai.

Tham Phi Hua To is also known as the Ghost cave because it is believed to be a burial site more than 3000 years ago. The trail that covers the caves is very scenic itself, providing gorgeous vistas of waterfalls, caves, rock formations as well as temples.

Location: 45 kms from downtown Krabi

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Ko Tup and Ko Mor

Ko Tup and Ko Mor are scenic islands included within the Krabi archipelago. You can also reach a third island that is linked by a sandbar but only during a low tide. These islands offer this unique walk on the sandbar and many snorkelling opportunities.

If you don’t wish to do any of this, just relax in this tropical paradise. If you wish to hike, trek up to Koh Tup's summit, which offers a cool panoramic viewpoint overlooking other islands around.

Location: 9 Kilometres from Ao Nang

Timings: Not specified

Entry fee: No admission fees

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Klong Thom Hot Springs

It is widely known as "nature's own hot tub Jacuzzis” as the water of these springs originate from the volcanic chambers located underground. The temperature of the water ranges between 35 - 42 degrees Celsius.

Due to their popularity, the authorities have also constructed larger man-made bathing pools alongside the real, natural deal but it is still one of the best hidden places in Krabi. It is believed that the waters of these springs can ease a number of ailments including rheumatism, sciatica and skin irritations.

Location: Khlong Thom district, near Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve

Timings: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Entry fee: 90 Baht (INR 203)

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Nam Tok Rawn

Looking for hidden places in Krabi with hot springs? The mountains that fall inland from the Krabi coast are dotted with hot springs which can prove to be an interesting one day trip.

One of these scenic natural hot springs is Nam Tok Rawn. It is also home to several naturally occurring, large deep pools of water. These stony deposits have a green shade to them, courtesy of the copper deposits.

Location: Khlong Thom district, near Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve

Timings: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Entry fee: 90 Baht (INR 203)

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Ban Bor Thor Caves

Kayaking is the major highlight of this detour of Ban Bor Thor Caves from the urban hustle and bustle. This area has been declared a national park and with the help of a guide, you can kayak through the complex system of inlets, rivers and limestone caves.

Since this is one of the earliest sites of human settlement in Thailand, it also holds archaeological importance. You can also visit the ancient Tham Pee Hua Toh cave and spot ancient paintings that date back over 3000 years ago.

Location: 45 minutes ride North from Ao Nang on the road to Phang Nga and Phuket

Timings: Kayaking: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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People Also Ask About Krabi

  1. Which are the best offbeat places to visit in Krabi with family?

    1. Railay beaches and caves: It is a secluded beach located in the Krabi province with tranquil white sand and clear seas. It has many caves, viewpoints and lagoons.

    2. Koh Poda
    : It is one of the most scenic offbeat islands that line the coast. You can also go snorkeling with coral reefs.

    3. Emerald Pool
    : Here, water comes from hot springs and is turquoise in colour. From all the four corners of this paradise, it is surrounded by lush green forest. Even the trail which leads to the emerald pool is very scenic.

    4. Tiger Cave Temple
    : It might demand some effort from your end since it requires climbing more than 1200 stairs but the panoramic views offered from the top are worth it. It is basically a revered Buddha temple that holds historic significance.

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  2. Which are the famous unexplored places in Krabi for couples?

    1. Koh Lanta: Koh Lanta is located south of the Andaman coast and is one of the most popular beach destinations among backpackers and couples alike. It is famous for its forested hills, pristine beaches and a laid-back vibe.

    2. Khao Ngon Nak viewpoint
    : Located  at a walking distance from the north of Ao Nang beach, hiking up to this viewpoint is one of the most romantic things to do in Krabi. The trail leading up to the viewpoint also has a waterfall.

    3. Khao Khanap Nam Mountain
    : A sparkling river flows between the two major cliffs of this mountain, making it a perfect backdrop for couples. 

    4. Pom Khlong Song Nam
    : Trekking through the exotic natural forests of Thailand will be quite an experience for any couple. A wooden trail will lead you deep into the forest.

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  3. What are the famous unexplored things to do in Krabi?

    1. Scuba diving in Ao Nang island: Scuba diving is one of the best unexplored things to do in Krabi. Moreover, there are countless dive centres in Krabi to provide you with a memorable experience.

    2. Visit the Wat Kaew Temple
    : Wat Kaew Buddhist Temple dates back to 1887 and is famous for its impressive entrance flanked by beautiful golden dragons. 

    3. Rappelling in Tonsai Beach
    : Krabi is a proven ground for this sport. You can do rappelling in its prominent destinations like Tonsai Beach, Koh Hong and Railay Beach.

    4. Camping in Phi Phi island
    : Krabi island and hopping should hold a top spot in your bucket list. You can do camping at various destinations like Ao Nang beach, Phi Phi island, Bamboo island and Hin Klang island.

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  4. What is the best time to visit Krabi?

    November to March is the best time to visit Krabi as this place experiences a typical tropical climate. During day time, the temperature never gets below 27 degrees so it is best to avoid visiting Krabi in the summers. The weather gets progressively hot after March.

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