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  • You can add a sense of adventure to your soothing beach vacation by indulging in hiking in Krabi. Though this gorgeous island in Thailand is widely known for its pristine beaches and rich marine life, its lesser known aspect is the long list of hiking trails present here.

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    Undertaking one of these ventures does not only give you an opportunity to come face to face with the wilder side of Krabi, but also to witness some unimaginable overviews of the island. From relaxing nature trails that are not taxing on your body to demanding ones that feature some tough climbs, there are all kinds of hiking trails in Krabi.

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    Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail and Dragon Crest Mountain Top Hike enhance the thrill and beauty of Krabi hiking with their challenging paths and perfect viewpoints. Monkey Trail and Ant Trek Koh Phi Phi, on the other hand, are ideal options if you prefer somewhat easier hiking options. 

    You can even go for these hikes with your family. Besides, there are a few more hiking trails in Krabi that can thrill and mesmerize you at the same time with their own unique charms.

    Here are some of the best Krabi hiking trails:

  • 01Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail

    Indulge in this exciting adventure to hike through the lush green rainforest and reach the top of Tab Kak Hang Nak Mountain. This is one of the most rewarding choices for hiking in Krabi as the summit lets you relish a 360 degree view of the island and the sea that stretches beyond it.

    The peak boasts an elevation of 498 metres, and due to the quick altitude gain, the hike may feel strenuous which will only add to the sense of adventure. This nature trail is also highly recommended for photography enthusiasts who would like to capture the overview of this tropical paradise as the path is dotted with vantage points.

    Hiking Distance & Duration: 8 km – 5 Hours Approximately

    Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

    Location: Nong Thale, Krabi, Thailand

    Best Time for Hike: November to April

  • 02Hike to Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary

    Counted among the best spots for hiking in Krabi, Bang Krab Wildlife Sanctuary gives you dual experience of wildlife exploration and adventure, simultaneously. While adrenaline surges through your veins as you March ahead on the trail, the untainted atmosphere of the forest will rejuvenate you and your body with its fresh air.

    In addition to a few waterfalls, one of the major attractions on this trail is the serene Emerald Pool. Take a dip in the naturally hot waters of this natural jacuzzi and let the warmth heal you by soothing your muscles. Besides, you are suggested to carry your camera during the hike because this reserved area is a paradise for bird lovers with a wide range of exotic birds.

    Hiking Distance & Duration: 5.4 km - 3 Hours

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Location: Ban Bang Tiao, 18 km from Amphoe Khlong Thom

    Best Time for Hike: January to April

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  • 04Ant Trek Koh Phi Phi Thailand Antrek

    Making Krabi hiking an experience worth trying, AnTrek Jungle Hiking is highly recommended for experienced hikers as well as beginners with good fitness. This fun-filled adventure takes you through villages and mangroves with some moderately steep parts.

    The reward for indulging in this hike and making efforts is that you end up at a secret beach called Nui Bay. The beach is extremely picturesque and is best known for its spellbinding sunset scenes.

    Relax here for some time, swim in the crystal clear waters, click some amazing pictures, and head back in the glow of lamps. All in all, AnTrek is a classical example of Krabi hiking adventure.

    Hiking Distance & Duration: 8kms -  5 Hours

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Location: Koh Phi Phi, Krabi Province

    Best Time for Hike: December to April

  • 05Khao Phanom Bencha National Park Hiking

    Fix your craving for thrill on your beach holiday – indulge in hiking at Khao Phanom Bencha which is a small national park on the northern edge of the city with a popular Krabi hiking trail. The trail starts off easy but as you go farther, the path gets steeper and more challenging. 

    During the adventure, pristine nature of the park will bless you with the sight of two spectacular waterfalls, dense foliage of the rainforest, and a cave with stalagmites and stalactites. The hike extends to a side trail which leads to a vantage point, famous for a rock cliff overlooking the surrounding valleys and hillocks.

    Hiking Distance & Duration: 4.8 km – 4 hours

    Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

    Location: Thab Prik, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

    Best Time for Hike: November to April

  • 06Hike to Checkpoint Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

    More popularly known as Dragon Crest Mountain Trailhead, this hike takes you on a memorable journey to the untamed side of Krabi. Taking you to an altitude of 565 meters, this is one of the best options for hiking in Krabi. With vertical climbs and daunting stretches, this hike is one of the few adventures in Krabi that promise an ultimate dose of adrenaline.

    The activity may feel pretty intense and demanding, however, only till you reach the summit and gaze at the beauty engulfing this mountain. The landscape completely shrouded in the rainforest and the blue sea beyond it will revive your energy and spirit.

    Hiking Distance & Duration: 7.5 km – 4-5 Hours

    Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

    Location: Dragon Crest, Khuan Sai, Krabi

    Best Time for Hike: November to April

  • 07Khao Khanab Nam Hiking

    An extremely scenic spot with two prominent mountains and a river stream flowing between them, Khao Khanab Nam offers the best of hiking in Krabi, especially for those who would like to take the path less traveled. Though the climb is steep, the dreamy surroundings will keep you motivated to finish the adventure with full zeal.

    The elevated points on the trail are excellent for photography enthusiasts as well as selfie maniacs. Besides, the hike also takes you through numerous caves with clusters of stalagmites and stalactites. One can reach Khao Khanab from Krabi by a long tail boat and embark on a beautiful journey of thrill and self-discovery.

    Hiking Distance & Duration: 3.7km

    Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

    Location: Near Krabi River, Krabi

    Best Time for Hike: November to April is high season.

  • 08Monkey Trail - Centara Grand, Ao Nang

    For those who want to soak up the verdant atmosphere of rainforests by hiking in Krabi without tiring themselves, Monkey Trail is an ideal choice. This short trail is called Monkey Trail due to the large population of monkeys that inhabit the forest through which the trail passes.

    The trail leads to Pai Plong Beach which is an idyllic, hidden beach with white sands bordering the turquoise sea waters. Since the hike is neither daunting nor long, one can definitely consider trying it because the reward is quite picturesque. However, you are advised to be careful with your stuff in the presence of monkeys.

    Hiking Distance & Duration: 10-15 minutes

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Location: The south end of Ao Nang Beach

    Best Time for Hike: November to February


Adventure in Krabi

Attractions in Krabi

Nature and wildlife in Krabi

Attractions

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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. 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. Planning a holiday in Krabi? Add this in your list of places to visit in Krabi.

Highlights: 
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.

Location:
 Phi Phi Islands, Krabi

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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Railay Beaches & Caves

It is yet another secluded beach in Thailand, situated in the city of Krabi. Railay 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. 

Location:
 In between Krabi and Ao Nang 

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.
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The Emerald Pool

Rejuvenate each and every segment of your body at the emerald pool, where the water comes from the hot springs and the entire zone is hot bedded. From all the four corners it is surrounded by the trails of greens and hails out to nature lovers.

Highlights: The key features of this emerald pool is its location, which is, it is seated right in the heart of lush green forests and is surrounded by a wooden track which adds up to the charm of the place.

Location: Khlong Thom Nuea, Khlong Thom District, Krabi 81120, Thailand

Getting There: Reaching out to the emerald pool is very easy, one can take a private cab to the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, from here you have to take a small walk of 10 minutes to reach to the exact point.

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Tiger Cave Temple

The kind of place that demands some efforts, and then rewards you with pretty sights in return, Tiger Cave Temple is a revered Buddhist temple in Krabi. The name of this temple is attributed to the prominent tiger paw prints inside the cave. In order to reach the summit, one must climb up a staircase having 1237 steps which makes a visit all the more exciting.

If you want to soak in a 360 degree panoramic view of Krabi, this summit offers you that – a visual treat indeed. All in all, Tiger Cave Temple is undoubtedly one of the best tourist places in Krabi.

Highlights: Apart from breathtaking views of Krabi and tiger paw impressions, the site also features a giant statue of Lord Buddha.

Location: Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

Timings: 12 am to 12 pm (open all days)

Getting there: There are sharing and private taxis are available to reach the base from where the hiking starts.

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Klong Thom Hot Springs

Marking its place in one of the most serene places to visit in Krabi, Klong Thom Hot springs stretches all over and is an epitome tranquil settings. Here you can take a dip in the hot springs and refresh each and every vertical of the mind and soul.

Highlights: The most impressive feature of these hot springs is that here you can feel close to nature and this place extends ideal surroundings, which are a blend of greens and soothing environs.

Location:  Khlong Thom Nuea, Khlong Thom District, Krabi 81120, Thailand

Getting There:  Reaching out to the Klong Thom Hot springs is very easy, one can take a private cab to the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, from here you have to take a small walk of 5 minutes to reach to the exact point.
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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.

Location: Ko Lanta Yai is in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of Thailand

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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Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail

There are several ways to enjoy an intimate experience with nature in Krabi, and trekking at Tab Kak Hang Nak is one of them. Hang Kak is a mountain park teeming with rich collection of tropical flora and offering spectacular views of the sweeping landscapes around. Due to its lavish verdure, the park is one of the most enticing places to see in Krabi.

Tab Kak Hang Nak is well-known for its hiking trail that leads one to a point where photography becomes a heavenly affair. There are several stretches with steep ascent on the trail but the path is paved in most parts and can be considered by novice hikers.

Highlights: The most fascinating thing about the nature trail is a vantage point presenting exceptional views of Krabi and the bay.

Location: 4024, Sao. Krabi 2007, Nong Thale, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 

Timings: 8 am - 3 pm

Getting there: You can either hire a cab or rent a motorbike from any part of Krabi to reach the base.

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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

Are you a wildlife lover? Then this is your place to be.! Ranging from all ages of Asian elephants, here you can pick from various packages. While some of them are inclusive of just the observation while in the others you can interact with the mighty elephants, and even play with them. Make sure you pre-book your visit and make the trip even more hassle-free.

Highlights: This place is a true haven for the elephants, and has a remarkable count of them.

Location: 83/13 Ao Luek Tai, Ao Luek District, Krabi 81110, Thailand

Getting There: Reaching out to the Krabi elephant sanctuary, is pretty easy, and one can opt for a private taxi or cab from Krabi town.

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Thung Teao Forest Natural Park

Add up a new chapter in your book of experiences, and visit this natural park which is one of the best places to visit in Krabi. This well-renowned attraction of this province posses a plush of scenic wonders and draws tourists from all over the map. Here you can also jump from one limestone cliff to another, which contrast with the green thickets of the bewildering jungles.

Highlights: At this place, you can enjoy the emerald pool, hot springs, and apart from this, it is all covered with dense jungles which are home to the wilds and birds.

Location: Khao Pra-Bang Khram, near Bang Teao Village

Getting There: The Thung Teao Forest Natural Park is easily accessible, as it is located at a drive of just one hour from Ao Nang, and can be visited by a cab or taxi.

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Kai Island or Chicken Island

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 ambiance, fascinating coral reefs and white sandy beaches are key attractions of this island. The chicken island is one of the most popular places to visit in Krabi. 

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 the 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 the west coast of Krabi.

Getting There: The only way to reach here is by boat.


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Phra Nang Beach

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. Phra Nang Beach is one of the most popular places to visit in Krabi.

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.  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.

Highlights: There is a 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.

Location:  Phra Nang Beach is located a short walk from Rayavadee Resort.

Getting There: To reach Phra Nang from Ao Nang, you'll need to take a Longtail boat from Ao Nang
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Phi Phi View Point

One of the most rewarding hiking trails you will find in Krabi, this adventure has its own special charm throughout. Although you can rent a bike or taxi to reach this popular viewpoint, it is not as fun as hiking up the steep slope because the vistas you get to witness from up here are worth all the hard work.

You will truly be mesmerized to see the tiny sandy stretch of Phi Phi with sweeping views of the vibrant bay. Due to the exceptional photo-op, Phi Phi View Point is also frequented by photography enthusiasts and tourists who love to get clicked.

Highlights:
The viewpoint feature three excellent vantage points that let you admire and capture the beauty of Phi Phi Island.

Location: Trail starts near Reggae Bar, Phi Phi Island

Getting there: Hiking up the paved path is the recommended way. But you can also hire a vehicle to reach here.

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The Mud Crabs Sculpture

The grandeur of Krabi Province goes beyond its pristine beaches and tropical forests, and The Mud Crabs Sculpture is the proof. Counted among the best places to see in Krabi, this sculpture is located on the bank of the Krabi River, and is an important landmark in Krabi.

It is not just a sculpture of crabs but an embodiment of a fable popular in the region called “Crab and Its Mother”. In essence, this product of fine craftsmanship is a visual representation of motherhood and respect.

Highlights: The only highlight is the sculpture, but you can also rest here as the river view from here is pleasing.

Location: Along Krabi River

Getting there: Since it is located in Krabi town, there are multiple options of transportation including local buses and shared taxis.

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Koh Poda

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.

Location: Situated at a distance of 8kilometerss from Ao Nang

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.
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Ao Nang Beach

Start your Krabi exploration on a fun note by spending some memorable time soaking in the bliss and bustle of Ao Nang Beach – one of the most visited tourist places in Krabi. Since it is a well-known tourist destination in the region and the focal point of Krabi, you can expect good infrastructure, hordes of tourists, along with great accommodation and dining options.

There is a lively street by the beach lined with restaurants, bars, and hotels where you can spend a eventful evening. Besides, the golden sands of the beach are ideal for sunbathing and the shallow waters are excellent for swimming. For exploring the nearby islands and beaches, long tail boats are easily available here.

Highlights: Apart from its golden beaches, limestone formations, and shallow waters, Ao Nang Beach is popular for its street bustling with tourists and locals.

Location: 13 km from Krabi Town

Getting there: Due to the short distance, it is easy to reach Ao Nang Beach from Krabi. Catch an air conditioned bus or taxis from Krabi Airport to reach here.

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