Krabi is a hot favorite place when it comes to planning a trip to Thailand, Characterized by beautiful white beaches and rock climbing spots, a jungle and about 200 islands just off the coast. This is definitely one of the must-see parts of Thailand. Krabi has its own airport that handles both international and domestic flights, which make it very easier for tourist to reach than before.
Honestly, there are plenty of things to see in do while in Krabi, it could take you weeks if not months to discover all of these great spots, That’s why we created this hand-picked list of the best things to do in Krabi Thailand to make things easier and to get the most of your trip to Thailand. Let’s go explore.
1. Railay Beach
Railay Brach is by far the best attractive beach in Thailand, you can get to the beach only by boat trip due to the large dangerous cliffs that cut the area from the mainland. In Railay Beach, you will find some of the most beautiful crystal water, white soft sand, breathtaking views, coral reefs, and caves.
The best thing about this place is that you won’t find any car or roads, only some boats, so if you’re planning to get away from cars and their noise, this really is the perfect place.
2. Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Islands is Thailand superstar, the tourist just can’t stop visiting it each time there’re in Thailand. You can get to the island by speedboat which takes about 45 minutes from Krabi mainland. Phi Phi Islands has been in the movies like ‘The Beach’ TV shows, it is definitely a must-visit spot in Thailand.
There are two islands, Phi Phi Leh and Phi Phi Don, the Phi Phi Don is the popular one where all the tourists flock, It has amazing white sand and crystal water, Phi Phi’s beauty cannot even be captured in photos, something you must experience for yourself.
3. Khao Khanab Nam
The pair of hundred-meter high limestone rocks rise from either side of the Krabi River to form a key part of the natural scenery. All the visitor of Krabi town look at a glimpse of the rocks and their iconic titled shapes from afar, However, a peaceful boat trip to explore the cave is definitely a must.
4. Take a Personal Boat Tour
Krabi has about 200 islands with some of the most beautiful beaches that ranked on top of all other beaches in the world. Some islands are just small rocks, others are quite bigger but still remain uninhabited, and some are large with many inhabitants living a normal life.
The best way to discover them all is by renting a boat of your own or simply hire a guide to show you all the hidden spots and make your trip more enjoyable. It can be a little bit expensive than taking a regular tourist boat trip, but it worth every penny.
5. Ao Nang
You just can’t visite Krabi without visiting the beautiful Ao Nang. This amazing resort town is known for it’s breath-taking long beachfront, and with the dive sites, you can access all the nearby islands in a unique way.
Ao Nang has the relaxed atmosphere of a small town but the beauty of the beach resort. The beach is lined with parasols and sundecks where you can relax and enjoy the warm sand.
6. Wat Tham Sua
Wat Tham Sua is one of Thailand’s finest natural wonders. Legend said that a real tiger once lived in the cave which is where the name of the temple originated. The temple here has beautiful icons in the main temple cave, but the real attraction here is the footprint of the Buddha.
To get to this historic site you need to hike over 1,236 steps up to the limestone power, but the destination is well worth the journey.
7. Koh Tup & Koh Mor
Located about 9 kilometers from Ao Nang, Hoh Tap (also spelled Koh Tup or Koh Thap) and Koh Mor are two beautiful small islands belonging to the Mug Koh Poda group.
These amazing islands will make you do nothing but swimming and enjoying the beauty of Krabi with there clear blue water and soft white sand. The journey will take you about 30 minutes to reach the islands by boat trip from the prime resort towns in Krabi, but the views and beaches are worth every second.
8. Klong Thom Hot Spring
The crabby Hot Springs are beautiful natural hot tubs in volcanic chambers. The warm water gets up to temperatures of FORTY degrees and contains natural mineral salts that have plenty of healing properties.
So, if you’re into doing experience something extremely relaxing and therapeutic on your trip to Thailand, this is a must-do for you. The springs are quite close to the Emarald Pool so it is worth combining the two.
9. Krabi Shell Cemetery
Krabi Shell Centemery claim it’s even older than 75 million years, this is a great place to visit if you’re interested in geology or historical artifacts since it claimed to be one of only three such self cemetery sites in the entire world. Also, there is a Chinese temple which you can totally visit as well as mangrove forests in the area.
10. Four Island Tour
The Four Island Tour is one of the most popular tours that most visitors take when they are in Krabi. It’s basically a boat tour to four different islands which are Tup Island, Poda Island, Chicken Island and Phra Nang Cave.
The boat will stop at each island giving you the time to swim, explore and have a good time. The boat can take up to forty people with a tour guide that will explain everything you need to know in English, plus making sure that all visitors have enough water for the trip.
11. Krabi Town
Krabi town like most other popular Thailand towns has a big market that works nonstop from Friday to Sunday. You can find everything you need in the market from souvenirs to street delicious food. Krabi Town is the best place where you can live like a local.
For those interested in a dose of genuine Thai culture and hospitality sticking around Krabi town is a rewarding experience. While in Krabi town don’t forget to eat the popular coconut ice-cream which is the best food you can have on a hot night.
12. Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
One of the best things that all visitors want to try is riding an Elephant and spend some time with it, during this experience you will learn why you should never ride one. This activity is offered all over Krabi, it is not dangerous but it’s not safe as well.
The Elephants are well treated, and you will love how nice the sanctuary looks. Also, washing an elephant and take photos with them is a pretty cool thing to do.
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