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  • If you are going to Thailand this vacation, and believe it is just about paradisiacal beaches and lip-smacking seafood, you ought to know there are some excellent options for trekking along with exploring hidden gems in terms of National park, villages as well as dams to look for!

    No doubt, Thailand is known all over the world for the ultimate beach fun you can have here, but trekking trails are another lesser-known side of this country in Southeast Asia and are indeed not worth skipping. You can find some amazing trekking trails on the mountainous regions in Thailand that lead you through the wilderness while allowing you to unleash the adventurer in you. Once you are done with treks and have tired legs, relax on the pretty beaches of Thailand and explore its interesting culture and food. 

    Thailand trekking trails are quite exciting for the reason that while trekking here, you can explore a unique kind of adventure in the middle of dense jungles, and the views you get to witness from the summits are simply marvelous, making the expeditions worthwhile. Moreover, camping experience at these stunning spots is the icing on the cake! Do not miss them for sure!

    Having moderate to extreme moderate ascent, some of the best trekking trails that Thailand offers are Chiang Mai Trek in North Thailand that also gives you an opportunity to get to know the hill tribes and Phu Lang Ka Trek, apt for witnessing a magical sunset. There are also some other exciting trekking options like Chiang Dao Trek, Soppong Trek, Mae Salong Trek, and Kamphaeng Phet Trek which are perfect ones to put your hunger to rest on your next trip to Thailand.

  • Trekking in Northern Thailand

  • 01Trekking in Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai, The northernmost province of Thailand is located about 785 kilometers From Bangkok. Interestingly, Chiang Rai has a large number of Hill tribes scattered in the high mountains. Despite that now, Chiang Rai is a traveller’s paradise on its own and is well-endowed with abundant tourist attractions and is certainly one of the best places for trekking in Thailand.

    Highlights: The province is the self- evidence of ancient civilizations. Attractions range from magnificent mountain scenery, ruins of ancient settlements, historical remains, Buddhists shrines to ethnic villages which are a major attraction within the explorers and trekkers. Those who are interested in the natural side of Chiang Rai, Jungle trekking is recommended having long meandering trails along with breathtaking views that come on the way till the destination arrives.

    Location: Mueang, Chiang Rai District

    Things to Keep in Mind:  Chiang Rai treks are usually through jungles and high mountainous region, so keep in mind to pack light, wear comfortable shoes at first! Don’t carry objects that could harm the environment in any way, Carry a water bottle along with some warm clothes as temperatures can dip at high altitudes. 

    Popular Treks in Chiang Rai: 

    1. Doi Mae Salong
    2. Doi Ang Khang
    3. Phu Chi Fa
    4. Doi Phatang

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  • 03Trekking Trails of the Chiang Mai

    Popular amongst the Thai population as well as amongst tourists all around the world, the trails of Chiang Mai province are an excellent option to explore if you are an amateur trekker. Maetang and Chiangdao regions are mainly popular due to excellent forest cover, valleys and a varied type of tribal villages with a number of ethnic minorities.

    The origin point of many rivers including the Maetang and Pin is in these ranges. The Doi Inthanon, tallest mountain in the country lies to the southwest. Hike the trail for a perfect time in nature!

    Highlights: Diverse and beautiful trekking trails encompassing the tallest mountains of Thailand including the Doi Inthanon and Chiangdao peak.

    Things to Keep in Mind: Pick up a trekking option from an operator with adequate experience in the area as it is fairly large.

    Popular treks in Chiang Mai:

    1. Baan Pha Dang Trek
    2.
    Muang Kurt to Huay Kukap Trek
    3. Lisu Tribe Trek

  • 04Trek in Mae Sariang

    Mae Sariang is also known as a hidden town within the Northern region of Thailand and is gaining prominence within the trekkers who wish to seek solace and peace. Also, one gets to explore local tribe culture along with a stay with them, having local food and enjoy the time what most of the showbiz miss!

    While being on the village trek, one crosses through lovely waterfalls, rice fields, forested hills, and tiny hamlets. Choose to stay either in the guest house or a homestay, you will not regret to be here and enjoy every moment in the greens.

    Level of Trek: Easy

    How to reach: Simple, hop on the bus from Chiang Mai bus station, and an approximate 5 hours journey will land you up here!

    Best time to trek: All around the year!

  • 05Trekking in Pai

    Also known as backpackers delight in Mae Hong Son Province of country’s northern region, the proximity of Pai is studded with the river, gorges, hot spring, waterfalls like Pombok and Mo Paeng, caves, canyons, and much more that can’t be expressed in mere words.

    Be it an avid trekker or someone who wants to soak in nature’s lap at the end of the day, Pai surroundings have it all!

    Level of Trek: Easy to moderate

    How to reach: Fly down to Pai or reach through bus or cab, right from Chaing Mai. The distance between the two is around 150 km.

    Best time to trek: All around the year!

  • 06Trekking in Phu Lang Ka

    Perched in Phu Lang Ka National Park itself, the trek will make you say ‘Wow’ with the first sight. As one hike up those dizzy paths, the glory of flowers, greenery, butterflies, ponds, waterfalls come up and the sound of nature dribbles in ears.

    One can have the most shining sunrise within this zone. Stay within the basic guesthouse and get mesmerized with the views all around while sipping the morning coffee.

    Level of Trek: Easy!

    How to reach:  Nakhon Phanom town, where the trek is located, is approximately 12-hour journey from Bangkok as well as Chiang Mai. Take a bus from the bus stand as this is the easiest option available.

    Best time to trek: Right after monsoon; months of November to February

  • 07Chiang Dao Trek

    From Chiang Mai, make yourself reach in the town of Chiang Dao, which shows a distinct aura of trekking in the region. While hiking up in the mountains, pass through fresh tea plantations at some ascent. As you move ahead, meet jungle canopy, refreshing rivers, crisscrossing trails and much more after which you also get to catch a small village in the mid of tall trees.

    Choose to stay up or come back within the town. Though a 6-7 hours time will only be taken for hiking up only, consider your stay up!

    Level of Trek: Moderate to tough!

    How to reach: Chiang Dao is approximately 70 km from Chaing Mai and is easily accessible by bus or cab!

    Best time to trek: November to March

  • 08Trekking in Soppong

    Wishing an off-beat activity? Well, wait no longer! Soppong is an ultimate destination to indulge not only in trekking but also act as a gateway to cave exploration as well as kayaking. As you begin to discover the jungles of Soppong, you will find yourself away from those dust-laden city spaces and into the deep of lovely forests, meadows, paddy fields, open blue sky and also get to meet the local tribes who love to offer some beverages to the visitors. Soak in the natural beauty before heading to shop in the local market.

    Level of Trek: Easy

    How to reach: As one travels in between Pai and Mae Hong Son, Soppong lies in the middle of the route. One can easily catch a bus to be here or even rent a scooter, making the road trip worth to cherish.

    Best time to trek: Almost around the year.

  • 09Trekking in Mae Salong

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    Want the whiff of fresh Oolong tea while hiking up and down? Mae Salong, the town earlier known for opium trade, is now famous for tea plantations in Northern Thailand while allowing the travelers to explore in-depth natural beauty in detail. Meet the hill-tribes in villages like Akha, Hmong, and Shan.

    If you wish, hop on for a pony trek and see the village zones in and out with naked eyes while enjoying the surroundings marked with orange orchards.

    Level of Trek: Easy to moderate

    How to reach: From Chiang Mai, Mae Salong is around 240 km and the distance can be easily covered with a bus of taxis or rented bikes. Moreover, if you are in Chiang Rai, it takes around 1-1.5 hours to cover the distance.

    Best time to trek: November to March

  • 10Trekking in Kamphaeng Phet

    A wonderful town with ancient touch lets one tip down Kamphaeng Phet. But more to that, it contains national parks in proximity, high mountains, and dense forests, which all allow one to get soaked in nature with fitness as a part of the hike. 

    Amongst them, Mae Wong National park has one of the highest peaks of Thailand and hiking into this dense zone lets you meet kinds of flora and fauna, waterfalls, streams, viewpoints, and an ultimate peace!

    Level of Trek: Moderate

    How to reach: To the North of Chiang Mai, one can reach Kamphaeng Phet by public bus, private bus or taxi where the distance between the two is around 335km.

    Best time to trek: November to March; April to May

  • 11Doi Inthanon Trek

    At a height of 2565 meters above the sea level and also termed as the highest mountain of Thailand, a trek to Doi Inthanon passes through the sights of birds, waterfalls, mountains, forests and much more to satiate the nature craving soul.

    Take a dip in the plunge pools, have local food and get clicked at most exciting locations. Not just high treks, but one can also visit the Royal Agriculture station, Pagoda, meet the Karen tribe and the coffee plantations in Doi Inthanon.

    Level of Trek: Moderate to extreme

    How to reach: Down from Chiang Mai, Doi Inthanon is more or less about 1.30 hours drive. It is best to take a taxi to reach directly. If you are an efficient driver, you can also hire a scooter.

    Best time to visit: 
    November to February

  • 12Trek to Khao Luang peak

    Being in Southern Thailand and not trekking the peak of Khao Luang is unmatchable. Climb to the peak which is 1385 meters above the sea level and embark the trails worth to match your nature savor expectations.

    Hike to rocky trails and get into dense jungles, camp a night in the meadows and taste the sunrise next morning. We bet, the beauty is totally breathtaking, even if the legs shake out of tiredness.

    Level of Trek:
    Moderate to extreme

    How to reach:
    Choose Phuket airport and be here in 4 hours of taxi ride! Even regular bus services are available within the two region which is indeed the cheapest way to travel.

    Best time to trek:
    November to March; you can also choose to be here at any time of the year.

  • 13Trekking in Umphang (Thi Lor Su)

    A major highlight of Umphang wildlife sanctuary, Thi Lor Su waterfall is highest known of its kind in Thailand. This cascading waterfall that roughs down from the cliff and makes spaces within the green patches can be approached with a hike in the woods.

    An easy 3-kilometer hike is crossed with concrete patch and one can easily walk up to see the beauty closely.

    Level of trek: Easy

    How to reach:
     From Chiang Mai, you can get a bus for a journey of approx 10 hours to reach Umphang. Here, Interestingly, you can take a rubber boat from the Mae Klong river for 3 hours, and hike up for around 10 km to reach the top.

    Best time to trek: Right after monsoon departure, in months of November to February, is perfect for the trek.

  • 14Hill Tribe Trek in Thailand

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    What’s the point of exploring a place when you can’t stick to its roots? You should not miss the opportunity of trekking through the local tribal settlements across the misty hills and the Hill tribe Trek takes you to places which you have only dreamt of visiting. Get a wonderful chance to explore the sceptic lifestyle and culture of the local tribes and  transcend in the beauty of the hills.

    Location: The Hill Tribe Trek offers in various locations to explore the various tribes across Thailand. Some of the most popular locations are Lisu Tribe Trek which is located at Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Province; Karen Tribe Trek located near the Burma border and Shan Tribe Trek located near North West Thailand.

    Things to Keep in Mind:
    People availing the Hill Tribe trek should be careful and should 
    maintain the sanity of the local tribe and its culture.
  • 15Trekking in Nan Province

    Marking its presence in the northeast part of Thailand, Nan is surrounded by mystical mountains of Doi Phu Kha National park, whose rugged terrain, waterfalls, flora, fauna, limestone caves, and surreal landscape view makes it most classy to hike up.

    You can also choose to stay overnight at the meadows in tents and experience lovely sunrise the next morning. If nature is your cup of tea, then trek in Nan is the right call, indeed!

    Level of Trek: Easy to moderate

    How to reach: As you move in eastern direction from Chaing Mai, meet Nan after crossing 300 km. Here, as you take Nan-Pau road, you will be able to find directions for Doi Phu Ka national park.

    Best time to trek: November to February

  • 16Trekking in Mae Hong Son

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    Trekking is a major attraction in Mae Hong Son and can be done as part of a day tour for a few hours or for a full day or longer. Longer treks will take you into the mountains towards the Burmese border, where you will visit Karen villages. Explore some hidden places in the country!

    Highlights: The trekking experience generally starts with a drive out of Mae Hong Son for an hour or two to your starting point. This is followed by several hours of walking into the mountains, broken up by visits to villages.

    There are three main trekking areas: Soppong, east of Mae Hong Son and west of Mae Hong Son. Other popular trekking routes concentrate on the Kayan villages west of Mae Hong Son towards the Salween river, taking in Karen and Hmong villages as well. The most interesting area is the relatively infrequently visited region to the south of Mae Hong Son, in and around Nam Tok Surin National Park.

  • Trekking in Southern Thailand

  • 17Hua Hin

    Experience trekking in a different style with elephant trekking at Hua Hin. This place is best known for elephant camps, hills, and offers you to explore the hidden regions while riding on the back of these peace-loving animals. Not just trek, enjoy seeing them bathing in the pond and clicking with them along.

    Elephants when showing their capabilities of performing something incredible, the sight is indeed applaudable. A do not miss trek, visit Hua Hin for a lovely time out in nature.

    Level of Trek: Easy

    How to reach: Take a bus or taxi from Bangkok to reach here! The distance between the two can be covered within a span of 3-4 hours.

    Best time to trek: November to April

  • 18Khao Sok Trekking

    Indulge in supreme rainforest trek of Thailand with Khao Sok National park which includes the waterfalls, swimming holes, caves and plethora of flora and fauna. Choose a guide or hike at your own level, the trek is perfect for a lush green and serene exploration.

    Either a day trek or stay in the woods overnight, you will never be disappointed with this lovely place. You can cross 11 km and also enjoy activities like rappelling, climbing, rafting, elephant bathing and much more with the attraction.

    Level of Trek: Moderate

    How to reach:
    Once you land in Phuket, take a bus or hire a cab to cover 4-hour journey to reach Khao Sok.In fact, from Krabi, the region is 2-3 hours drive but only one bus per day is available for transit.

    Best time to trek:
    November to February

  • 19Trekking in Khao Yai National Park

    Exceptional trekking trails await those who want to experience the adventure and adrenaline at the Khao Yai National Park. A UNESCO listed site, it offers some of the most exciting hikes and treks. Khao Yai trekking trails are interestingly beautiful despite lacking in tourist infrastructure. On this trail, you can see an astonishing variety of flora, a network of trails some of which lead to Heo Suwat waterfall as well. Open up with multiple options, this trek will never disappoint you.

    If you decide to spend more time here, there are also two picturesque campgrounds namely, Lam Takong and Pha Kluai Mai. The captivating Haew Narok fall is also located on the park but is at the far southern end of the island and quite inaccessible on foot. Bring this into your list, if those tired legs do not hinder the path! 

    Highlights: Unventured trails and virgin forests that lead to stunning locations.

    Things to keep in Mind: It is advised that after 3:00 PM, you do not hike if you are unaccompanied by a guide. Certified private guides can be hired at the visitor centre for 500 baht per three hours.

  • 20Trekking in Koh Tarutao

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    If wishing for adventure full holiday, then Koh Tarutao, the largest island of Trautao marine park, welcomes all with open arms to undertake jungle hikes. Along with the hike, one can visit crocodile cave in kayaks, enjoy a barbecue in the overnight camps and be a jungle folk while saying Hi to awe-inspiring natural environ.

    Spend a day or two in exploring the rainforests and surely, you will not regret including the piece of land in your trip.

    Level of Trek: Moderate to tough

    How to reach:
    Since there are no direct buses to reach Koh Tarutao from Bangkok, one need to fly down to Ko Lipe from where a speedboat can be taken.

    Best time to trek:
    December to April

  • 21Trekking in Sangkhlaburi

    Settled in the western zone of Thailand, Sangkhlaburi is one of the adventurous towns on its own. Hike the rugged slopes, take part in elephant treks, indulge in rafting session and do not miss the longest hand-made wooden bridge in Thailand, also called as Teak mon bridge.

    Calling tourists from all over the world, Sangkhlaburi can be visited for kayaking, caves and old temples within.

    Level of Trek: Easy

    How to reach: Close to the Myanmar border, drive towards the town from Bangkok by a hired cab as this is the best way to reach while stopping in between at other major attractions. One can be here within 1-1.5 hours of time.

    Best time to trek: November to March


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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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.

Highlights
: 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.
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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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