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  • The temples in Thailand have always been a source of attraction for visitors. The unique architecture, innovative designing and extensive use of wood in many of these temples make them a worth visiting destination. With this small country having over 40,000 temples, you are likely to have an amazing experience exploring some of the better and lesser-known of these temples.

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    Thailand temples are unique in itself. Wat Pho in Bangkok is known for its thousand images of Buddha and the largest standing Buddha image which is 150 feet tall. Similarly, Wat Khao Rang in Phuket has a statue of Hindu God of death, Yamaraja and idols of monks who passed away over a period. Each one of these temples holds special significance in Thailand’s history.

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    Wat Tham Sua evolved as a tiger cave temple in Krabi due to the presence of a tiger which used to roam in the area, also attracts a large number of visitors from all over the world.
  • Temples in Bangkok

  • 01Wat Phra Kaew

    Among the temples in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew is regarded to be the most important Buddhist temple in the country. A statue of Buddha sitting in meditation posture and cast out of Emerald stones is a unique attraction of this Thailand temple.

    This temple dates back to the 15th century and has been constructed on a raised platform. The important ritual of changing of robes of this statue is performed only by the King. The balcony of this temple is lined by murals of Ramayana, a sight that is likely to leave you awestruck.

    Location: Na Phralan, Phra Nakorn, Old City (Rattanakosin).

    Timings: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

  • 02Wat Pho

    Wat Pho is one of the oldest temples in Thailand. It was later expanded during the rule of King Phetracha during 1688-1703. The temple has more than a thousand images of Buddha which lend an aesthetic look to the temple.

    Wat Pho is also famous for the largest single Buddha image which stands 150 feet in height. The architectural beauty of the temple is enhanced by its 91 small stupas or chedis, 2 belfries, viharas or halls and temple museum which showcases the artifacts related to the temple.

    Location: Maharat Road, Old City (Rattanakosin).

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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  • 04Wat Arun

    The backdrop of Chao Phraya River and the shining spires of the Wat Arun temple create such a magical effect that people visiting Wat Arun are often left spellbound. Build during the 17th century, Wat Arun is considered among Thailand ancient temples and can be accessed through ferries which travel through the Chao Phraya River.

    During Kathina (Buddhist festival) which is held on the culmination of the rainy season, the King of Thailand travels in a procession to this Thailand temple and presents robes to the monks.

    Location: Located on the west side of Chao Phraya River.

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

  • 05Wat Saket

    Dating back to the Ayutthaya Era (1350-1767), Wat Saket is considered among Thailand ancient temples. The gleaming gold chedi gives a unique look to the temple and hence it has been aptly named as “Temple of the Golden Mount”.

    This golden chedi is also a sacred pilgrimage site and devotees throng the place during annual temple fair which is held during the month of November. The main chapel, ordination hall and a library having a good collection of Buddhist literature are other worth visiting places in Wat Saket.

    Location: Between Boriphat Road and Lan Lunag Road, off the Ratchadamnoen Klang Road.

    Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • Temples in Phuket

  • 06Wat Chalong

    Among popular temples in Thailand is Wat Chalong located in Phuket. The temple features many important Buddhist statues including Poh Than Jao Wat and Luang Pho Cham. Lord Buddha’s life story is depicted in the pagoda here.

    The serene and calm location of this Thailand temple is another crowd pulling feature here which attracts a large number of visitors to the place. The antique Thai furniture and Thai porcelain designed in five colours is a unique attraction at Wat Chalong.

    Location: 70/6 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Chalong, Phuket.

    Timings: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • 07Wat Khao Rang

    The golden sitting image of Lord Buddha on the Khao Rang hill slope adds to the mystique of the charming Phuket town. Not to miss are the intricate traditional carvings done on the door and roof of the Wat Khao Rang which make it one of the most visited temples in Thailand.

    The art forms including a statue of Lord of Death or Yamaraj in the Hindu mythology also adds to the beauty of the temple complex. Equally aesthetic are the images of monks sitting in a row. These monks passed over a period of time and were highly revered in the region.

    Location: Khao Rang Hill, Phuket.

    8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

  • 08Jui Tui Shrine

    Another of the oldest temple in Thailand is Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket. This Chinese temple features three large altars having statues of Chinese Gods. The temple is popular among the locals here as they come to celebrate their birthdays, weddings and birth of new babies in the temple.

    Visitors to the temple can also know their fortune by shaking the bamboo cup here. This cup has sticks which are known as fortune sticks and have a number inscribed on them. On shaking, when the sticks drop, the particular stick is picked up by the devotee and handed over to the fortune teller in the temple. The fortune-teller than dictates the fortune of the person from a paper slip having the same number as the fortune stick handed over to him.

    Location: Near Put Jaw Chinese Temple, Soi Phuthorn, Ranong Road, Phuket.

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM.

  • 09Wat Phra Thon

    The oldest temple in Thailand located in Phuket is Wat Phra Thong.  The temple is popular for its half-buried golden statue of Buddha which is known by the name of Luang Pho Phra. It is said that any person who tried to dig this statue completely had to face a curse.

    The temple was eventually built around this half-buried golden statue. Visitors to the temple complex can also head to the museum within the complex. This museum has numerous items on display including Chinese dowry basket, tin mining paraphernalia and daggers of different kinds.

    Location: 20 Km North of Phuket, Near Thalang District Office.

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

  • Temples in Pattaya

  • 10Wat Chaimongkon

    The temple is located on the eastern side of the Pa Sak River in Pattaya. It is among Thailand's ancient temples and is said to be built by U Thong for the monks who came back from Sri Lanka. The chedi and the viharn are worth visiting places in the Wat Chaimongkon.

    The serene calmness that one experiences at the central stupa are beyond words. The magical spell that row of Buddha images cast over the visitors is unique indeed. The temple also has a reclining Buddha image which has been colorfully decorated by the temple authorities.

    Location: South Pattaya Road, Pattaya, Thailand.

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • 11Wat Khao Chee Chan

    Wat Khao Chee Chan is a popular giant sculptural image of Lord Buddha. This has been inscribed on a big rock and was built after Supreme Patriarch took the initiative of carving out of this image on the cliff as it was cut out half already.

    This image cut out was designed as an honor to King Bhumibol on his golden jubilee. The Buddha image is 109 meters tall and 70 meters wide. There is a big field in front of this mountain which has a lake containing water lilies and a stone garden, adding to the elegance of the place.

    Location: Na Jomtien, Pattaya.

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • 12The Sanctuary of Truth Temple

    This is an all-wood building that has a collection of sculptures that are based on Hindu and Buddhist motifs.  It also contains artifacts based on religious themes. Thai businessman Lek Viriyaphan initiated the construction of this sanctuary in 1981 and the same is to be completed by the year 2050.

    Thai architecture from the Ayutthayan period forms the core of this sanctuary and it contains an exclusive collection of sculptures that draw inspiration from artistic traditions namely Chinese, Thai, Dravidian, Srivijayan and Mon Dvaravati.

    Location: 206/2 Pattaya Nakula, Bang Lamung District, Pattaya, Thailand.

    8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

  • 13Wat Khao Din

    Wat Khao Din is a Thailand temple located on a hilltop. It is also home to 9 monks and one child monk who learn the basics of Buddhism while being in the temple. Dozens of different kinds of bells are present in the temple which is used by the monks as a reminder bell for different kinds of activities they are expected to perform.

    The temple has drawings that illustrate different events of Lord Buddha’s life. A 20 meter wide, 27 meter long and 39 meter tall pagoda was built in 1997 here.

    Location: Tambon Khao Din, Amphoe Bang Pakong, Changwat Chachoengsao, Pattaya, Thailand.

    Timings: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

  • Temples in Krabi

  • 14Wat Tham Sua

    A flight of 1237 steps takes you to the Tiger Cave Temple or Wat Tham Sua and once you are at the top, the view of gorgeous Krabi’s limestone cliffs and the rain forest below is breathtaking. The large golden Buddha statue is located here at a height of 270 meters.

    The temple complex was built in the year 1975 and it is said that a tiger used to roam in this region and a monk meditated here. The place thus was evolved as a tiger cave temple or Wat Tham Sua.

    Location: Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand.

    Timings: Monday to Friday- 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday to Sunday- 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

  • 15Wat Kaew Korawaram

     This temple is considered to be the biggest and most important temple in Krabi. The colorful frescoes having stories inscribed from Buddha’s life are a specialty of this temple. The temple has been painted white from the outside and the entire ambiance of the place is simply awesome.

    The temple dates back to the year 1887 with the ordination rooms featuring wall paintings, Buddha statue and some relics of Buddha. A souvenir shop is also operational on the terrace of the temple where you can purchase different souvenirs including miniature temple replica and Buddha paintings.

    Pak Nam, Mueang, Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand.

    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on Monday).

  • 16Wat Klong Thom (Temple & Museum)

    Among temples in Thailand, Wat Klong Thom in Krabi is worth mentioning. The temple complex also houses a museum that contains many antique items like coins, pottery fragments, and stone tools. The museum also has a collection of beads which dates back from the 4th to 9th century.

    The museum was opened in the year 1992 by Princess Sirindhorn.  The temple complex is located on the outskirts of Krabi town with walls and doors having Buddha inscriptions done elegantly.

    Location: Thanon Phet Kasem, Tambon Khlong Thom Tai, Amphoe Khlong Thom, Karbi, Thailand.

    Timings: The museum operates from Tuesday to Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
                    Temple Timings: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (daily).

  • 17Wat Sai Thai

    Wat Sai Thai is among the temples in Thailand that have a reclining Buddha statue. This is a large statue and attracts the attention of every visitor who comes to Wat Sai Thai. This temple is a great place to get an insight to the lifestyle of monks.

    The ancient brass bell here is also a source of attraction to the visitors who feel blessed by ringing the bell. Located in the hills of Karbi, the temple also has an operational crematorium where the death rituals of people living in the vicinity are performed.

    Sai Thai, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand.

    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • Temples in Koh Samui

  • 18Wat Phra Yai

    The 18 meters tall Buddha statue gleams up from the trees and gives the impression that Lord Buddha is blessing his devotees. The statue is a part of the Wat Phra Yai temple which lies on the top of Pratumnak Hill between Jomtien and Pattaya beach.

    An interesting feature of the Wat Phra Yai temple is that you will come across many people who sell caged birds. The devotees buy these caged birds and set them free. It is said that this helps them in adding to their good karma.

    Location: Pratumnak Hill, Koh Samui.

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • 19Wat Plai Laem

    Wat Plai Laem is another of the popular temples in Thailand. The temple has an 18 arm image of Guanyin who is considered to be the Goddess of Compassion and Mercy. This towering image is the center of attraction of the temple and adds to the serenity of the temple.

    Equally attractive are the colorful murals and frescoes that are inscribed on the walls of two halls that line this statue of Guanyin. A white laughing Buddha statue and teak entry doors of the temple also add to the beauty of the temple complex.

    Location: Wat Plai Laem, Road 4171, Koh Samui.

    Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM.

  • 20Wat Samret

    The large decorated gate of Wat Samret gives the temple a unique look. The offbeat and tranquil location of the temple also makes it a must-visit destination for anyone who loves to be one with nature. The idol of Lord Buddha carved out of a single rock is the major attraction of Wat Samret.

    The façade has some intricately detailed work and with its stunning blend of colors, the temple is simply exquisite and thus attracts a large number of visitors.

    Location: Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani.

    Timings: 8:00AM to 5:00 PM.

  • 21Wat Khiri Wongkaram

    A traditional Buddhist temple on the outskirts of Koi Samui, Wat Khiri Wongkaram is popular among tourists and devotees alike as it has the mummified body of Buddhist monk Loung Por Ruam that has been kept in a glass case.

    The exquisite artwork and unique architecture of this temple is a big draw for tourists who come here in large numbers. The roof made out of red, green and yellow tiles also adds to the beauty of the temple complex.  Equally attractive is the small Buddha statue in the sitting position at the entrance of the temple.

    Location: Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand.

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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  • 22Guan Yu Shrine

     Guan Yu Shrine is known for its exclusive display of traditional Chinese artifacts. The statues in the shrine are definitely a crowd puller and these include of Big Buddha Statue which is 12 meters in height and Guan statue which is 4 meters tall.

    The shrine also contains a Chinese tea room. A glimpse of the Chinese Samui heritage can also be seen in the numerous photographs that adorn the walls of the Guan Yu shrine. Religious functions and weddings are also held in the shrine, providing an opportunity for the visitors to get a glimpse of the cultural heritage of the region.

    Location: Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand.

    Timings: Monday to Friday: 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday to Sunday: 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM.

  • 23Hainan Temple

    A temple famous for its Chinese rituals and traditions, the Hainan temple is also dedicated to Guan Yu, the mighty warrior who served in Eastern Han dynasty under Liu Bei, the famous warlord. The two gold plated lions line the entrance to this temple as if greeting the visitors who come here in large numbers. The vivid impression that the temple leaves on the mind of the visitors is something which makes it unique to the core.

    Location: Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand.

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

  • 24Hin Lad Waterfall Temple

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    The pristine trail to the Hin Lad waterfall temple passes through evergreen tropical forests. On the way to the temple, a Buddha image greets the visitors, as if blessing those who choose to head to the temple located amidst deep woods. Self-healing is something which you can do at the Hin lad Waterfall temple and you will always find monks and nuns meditating at the temple. The garden in the temple also adds to its exclusive beauty.

    Location: Lipa Yai, South of Nathon town.

    Timings: The temple is accessible only day hours.

  • 25Laem Sor Pagoda

    Laem Sor Pagoda is one of the less known but attractive places that deserve a visit. The golden gleam of the pagoda creates a magical effect when the blue waters shine in the backdrop on a sunny day. Two yaks created out of neatly carved out stones stand as a guard on the edges of the pagoda.

    Boat hall located some distance away from Laem Sor Pagoda is equally impressive and contains a wax image of the monk who was credited with building the Laem Sor Pagoda.

    Location: Taling Ngam, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand.

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • Temples in Chiang Mai

  • 26Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

    A sacred site for Thai people, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is named after the mountain on which it is situated. This temple was founded in the year 1383 with the first stupa being built. The walls of the temple have been designed in such a manner that the columns slant inwards.

    The walls on the inner side have inscriptions of murals of Lord Buddha which detail the different aspects of his life. The statue of Emerald Buddha and Lord Ganesha add to the aesthetic value of the temple complex

    Location: Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

  • 27Wat Chedi Luang

    The Buddha image and giant gum tree at the entrance of Wat Chedi Luang seem to be a landmark for the temple and also lend an aesthetic look to the same. The evening candle procession taken out on the occasion of festivals like Visakha Buja is also a source of attraction for the visitors. 

    Incidentally, the Chedi (pagoda) built between 1385 and 1402 is still the tallest structure in the town. The staircase around the chedi has also been impressively designed with elephant statues adorning the walls of the chedi.

    Location: Phrapokklao Road, Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Timings: 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • 28Wat Chiang Man

    This is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai and was built in the year 1296. The elephant chedi in the temple has been designed in a manner that it sits on the square base and is surrounded by replicas of 15 elephants that seem to emerge from it.  You can see a mix of Lanna and Singhalese styles in the statues at Wat Chiang Man.

    Wood carvings in gold and ochre color adorn the front walls of the large Viharns. The smaller Viharns has been built in Lanna style and the stairs to the same are guarded by Nagas which is a mythical snake. 

    Location: 171 Ratchapakhinai Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Timings: 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • Temples in Chiang Rai

  • 29Wat Huai Pla Kang

    Unlike other temples in the region that are decorated in the Lanna-Thai style, the Wat Huai Pla Kang is based on the Lanna-Chinese style. Located on a mountain in Muang county, the serenity of the temple is enhanced by many creatively designed statues which adorn the 24,000 square meter complex of the temple. A unique aspect of this temple is 9 storied chedi which becomes more evident during evening hours when the entire complex is lit up.

    Location: 553, Area 3, Rim Kok District, Muang County, Chiang Rai Province.

    Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

  • 30Wat Klang Wiang

    Richly decorated, Wat Klang Wiang dates back to the 15th century. The chedi on the temple’s courtyard has been set on a square platform. The chedi with three levels has images of Lord Buddha enshrined in them. The viharn of the halls in Wat Klang Wiang have three-tiered roofs with the red columns of the façade decorated in golden colour.

    Large pictures of celestial beings decorate the walls of Wat Klang Wiang. Another interesting aspect of the Wat Klang Wiang is the ubosot where monks get oriented. It gives the appearance of a Hindu temple rather than a Thai Lanna temple.

    Location: Uttarakit, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai, Thailand.

    Timings: 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • 31White Temple (Wat Rong Khun)

    This is a privately owned art exhibit that has been designed in the form of a Thai Buddhist temple. The bridge of “cycle of rebirth” is the way to the main building which can be reached by crossing a bridge. By crossing the bridge it is believed that greed and temptation go away.

    Ubosot is the main white building with its mirrored glass images give a unique impression. The three-tiered roof and Naga serpent designs also add to the beauty of the White temple. Colorful murals with orange flames and demon faces adorn the walls of Ubosot making it a unique presentation indeed.

    Location: Pa O Don Chai, Chaing Rai, Thailand.

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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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.

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.

 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.


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. 

:  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. 

 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.


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.


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.

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

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.


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.


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.


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.

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

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

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


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

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.

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.


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.


Krabi Island

Laying in 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 which is very popular among the tourist list of places to visit in Krabi.

: From the hilltops 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. 

Location: Krabi

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

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.

: 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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