Krabi is one of the most postcard-worthy places in Thailand. It has beautiful beaches that border lush forests, limestone mountains and so many breathtaking islands. Even though Krabi is most famous for its beautiful beaches, Krabi has so much more to offer. Mouthwatering food, beautiful temples and also other natural hidden gems. Here are 8 best things to do in Krabi, Thailand:
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8 Things to do in Krabi, Thailand:
1. Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang is a coastal town in Krabi. This beach town is about 20 minutes away from Krabi Town. It has many local vendors, hotels, restaurants and also amazing resorts.
This is a vibrant tourist town because of Ao Nang beach which is 1 kilometre long. It’s the perfect place to admire the limestone cliffs and emerald green water while tanning on the beach. Some picturesque sunsets are the perfect way to end a day on Ao Nang beach.
2. Railay Beach
Railay beach is a small peninsula that is home to four beaches. This beach is on many travellers’ bucket lists and should be on yours too. It’s most famous for the limestone Karsts that border the beach and look like it’s rising out of the blue-green water.
This is one of the most visited beaches in Thailand and you can only access it by boat which gives it a very exclusive feel. We recommend staying here for a night or two so you can take full advantage of its tranquillity, but otherwise a day spent here is a day well spent.
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3. Hong Island
There are many daily island tours from Krabi and one of the best tours is the Hong island tour. Hong island is one of the most beautiful islands in Krabi and it’s easy to see why.
The beach is surrounded by limestone cliffs and in fact, it has crystal clear blue water with white sandy beaches. Take a traditional longtail boat here and visit the stunning beaches, tranquil lagoons, limestone cliffs, and the newly added 360-degree viewpoint.
4. Chicken Island (Known as Koh Gai in Thai)
Chicken island gets its name from the Chicken-shape rock formation that stands tall on the island’s southern tip. This picturesque limestone Chicken head gives visitors the perfect picture opportunities during most island tours in Krabi.
Chicken island is also linked to Mor Island and Tup island by a sandbar. This sandbar is only visible at low tide and visitors can walk from one island to the other at this time.
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5. Wat Kaew Korawaram (White Temple)
Wat Kaew Korawaram is a beautiful white temple that is located in the centre of Krabi Town. This is a must-visit attraction while in Krabi town.
The temple features a set of stairs that leads up to a terrace. The staircase is lined with beautiful carvings and 2 golden dragons guiding the way.
This Buddist temple is unique because of its white walls and blue-tiled roof, normally Buddist temples are red and gold in colour.
Tip: Please be respectful when visiting temples in Thailand. Cover your knees and shoulders. Please respect the property and religion.
6. Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave Temple)
Climb the 1237 steps up the limestone mountain to the golden Buddha that sits at the top of the Mountain. Even though the climb might be challenging, you will be rewarded with a 360-degree view of Krabi at the top.
The best time to visit Wat Tham Sua temple is around sunrise or sunset (If you plan to visit at sunset take a light so you can get down the mountain safely ).
The Tiger Cave temple gets its name from the legend that a tiger lived inside the cave located at the bottom of the limestone mountain. There aren’t any tigers at the temple but there is plenty of monkeys. The monkeys can be dangerous so don’t try to touch them and keep an eye on your belongings, since they have some long sticky fingers.
7. Island Hopping Tour
Krabi is home to over 150 islands which is one of the most popular things to do in Krabi is island hopping tours. Whether you want to visit one island or many islands, an island tour is a must in Krabi. These tours can be done on a traditional long-tail boat or a speedboat.
8. Rent a Bike and Explore the Krabi Mountains
Krabi province is covered in jungle and limestone mountains making it the perfect place to go explore on a motorcycle. Not just will you be able to enjoy breathtaking cliffs that surround you, but you will also have the freedom to go anywhere you want.
When you are planning to rent a bike in Thailand always keep an eye out for scams. Always wear a helmet and also don’t drive too fast. You don’t want to ruin your holiday by getting in a bike accident. Rather drive slow and enjoy the beautiful view.
Also please don’t rent a bike if you don’t have a license and Thailand drive on the left side of the road so if you aren’t comfortable with that rather don’t rent a bike and rather get a tuk-tuk to take you around.
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Where to Stay in Krabi?
Krabi is a popular tourist destination and it’s easy to see why. It’s such a beautiful part of Thailand and is famous for the islands in the area. Here are the top 3 hotels we recommend:
- Buri Tara Resort– A 4-star hotel just off the coast of Ao Nang beach in Krabi. This hotel has a big pool and big rooms. Rated 8.5/10 on booking.com
- Vacation Village Phra Nang Inn– A 4-star resort located right next to Ao Nang Beach. It has a beautiful pool and is located in the perfect location. Rated 8.2/10 on booking.com.
- Krabi Resort– A 4-star resort located right next to Ao Nang Beach. The resort has everything that you can need, 2 pools, a beach bar, beach loungers and so much more. Rated 8.3/10 on booking.com
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