Top 10 Things to Do in Krabi
Krabi Must-See Attractions
Krabi Province is fast becoming a very popular tourist destination and now has its own airport which handles international as well as national flights. With miles and miles of spectacular coastline, lush, verdant interiors and lots of water sports and rock climbing it's no wonder that the area is in the flush of growth.
Still, one of the main attractions of Krabi is that it still is relatively untouched and still manages to retain its charm. From simple beach bungalows to opulent five-star mega-resorts, accommodation choices are wide and flexible and the area's comparative compactness works for it in a positive way.
Now on every savvy traveller's list, Railay is nevertheless one of Thailand's most sought-after beach areas. Just south of Ao Nang Beach, around a rocky headland and accessible only by boat, Railay presents a tranquil world. In just one small peninsula you'll find gorgeous white sand beaches, soaring limestone cliffs, viewpoints, caves and a lagoon hidden inside the cliffs, shaped and fed by the changing tides. Read More...0
There are around 200 islands around the Krabi coastline, many are small rocky outcrops that rise precipitously out of the sea. Others are larger, with characteristic tiny white sand beaches, coral reefs, and intricate cave systems, all are worth a look and a visit, the most popular being Chicken Island and Koh Poda. Read More...0
Krabi is well-known for areas of outstanding natural beauty and one place that should make your must-see list is the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park, an unusual lowland forest rich in bio-diversity, complete with a nature trail and a crystal lagoon. Read More...0
Located near Krabi Town, Wat Tham Sua or 'Tiger Cave' is one of the most famous caves in the area. Part of a temple complex where monks live and worship within a maze of natural caves surrounded by lush jungle. Inside one of the caves are what appears to be tiger paw prints embedded in the stone. The main tourist attraction however, is the 1,272 step climb up a limestone tower to see the 'footprint of the Buddha'. Read More...0
The Phi Phi islands are some of the loveliest in Southeast Asia. Just a 45-minute speedboat jaunt and a 90-minute ferryboat ride from Phuket and equidistant from Krabi Town, these picture postcard islands offer the ultimate tropical getaway. It's paradise perfected and it's no wonder that the waters surrounding Phi Phi are world famous for amongst scuba enthusiasts. Read More...0
Klong Thom Hot Springs are located in the jungle near the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve. Ancient volcanic chambers are the origin of these thermal springs which are believed to ease a number of ailments such as rheumatism, sciatica and other skin problems, although these medical claims have no scientific ground. Read More...0
Khao Kanab Nam are two hills that many people regard as the symbol of the province. Located just outside Krabi Town, it is such an amazing vista to see these prominences standing almost side by side with the Maenam Krabi River flowing in between them. The hill on the right-hand side is worth a visit as there is a cave in there. They can be visited by a 15-minute longtail boat from Krabi Town Pier. Read More...0
Koh Lanta consists of 52 islands including the largest, Koh Lanta Yai. It's located approximately 70km from Krabi Town. Koh Lanta's scenic beauty may not quite compete with some other areas in the province. However, if you're looking for complete peace and quiet away from tourist areas, with a few home comforts, head for the island of Koh Lanta. Low key development and unspoiled nature are Lanta's main attractions. Read More...0
Krabi Town is charming, laid back, and very provincial. Tourism has arrived, but Krabi Town doesn't jump through hoops to bring in foreigners; as the main commercial and transit point for the province, it doesn't need to. Its unique personality is a welcome contrast to the surrounding beach areas. For those interested in a dose of genuine Thai culture and hospitality, sticking around Krabi Town for a bit is a rewarding experience. Read More...0
Close to Ao Nang, lies Susan Hoi. The name translates as the 'Shell Cemetery' and it is where fossilized shells lie perfectly preserved, embedded in layer upon layer of shell and rock. The fossils date back 75 million years to when the area was a large freshwater swamp inhabited by little creatures who lived and died by the millions, now petrified. Read More...