Accessible to local and foreign guests through the Krabi International Airport situated in the capital town of Krabi, the province of Krabi will never run out of reasons to lure travelers in. A well loved beach destination in Southern Thailand’s Andaman Sea, the province is known for its coastal charms, stunning coral reefs, fascinating falls and caves, and white sand beaches.
Weather in Krabi is generally hot, although this tames downs between November and April, the same time travelers come in to this beach destination. The months of June to November, on the other hand, is the time when lots of rainfall and the island gets a lot of moisture, a far departure from its usual dry weather.
Songthaew Your Way Around Krabi
It is so much easier to traverse from one coast to the next through boats, but some locals will tell you that you have never really experienced Krabi if you have not given their local songthaew a try. These passengers pick up vehicles are mostly publicly operated and provides services to most points of the island, including major attractions like Ban Huai To, Ao Nang, and Amphoe Lam Tham. These public songthaew has terminals in the Vogue Department Store situated on the Maha Rat Road.
Of Long Tail Boats
Since Krabi is mainly a coastal province, it is quite inevitable that you will be spending most of your time on those long tail boats to get you from one beachfront to the next. Although they tend to disrupt the tranquil vibe of the beach, especially the secluded ones, these local boats are efficient and reliable, not to mention it allows for a great view of the sea, which you can enjoy as you ferry from one beach to the next. a
Enchanting Places To Visit In Krabi Town
Where else to start a long and rewarding tour of the island of Krabi than by exploring its capital town first. Challenge yourself and climb more than a thousand steps to get to one of the most famous temples in Southern Thailand, Tiger Temple, sitting atop the mountain. Once you are up there, readily claim your reward, a stunning view of the area and the azure sea. Wat Kaew is another temple in Krabi Town situated on Thanon Maharat worth checking. If you are up for more adventure proceeding to checkout Khao Kanab Nam, two joined cast rocks which are the symbol of Krabi.
Once you get tired of all the walking and climbing, go for a soothing yet surprisingly inexpensive massage at Dhara Massage and Spa, while those who prefer a more laid back tour of the town can always visit the Contemporary Art Museum of Krabi just across Wat Kaew.
Beaches Of Ao Nang: A Must-Visit For Beachcombers
If you are looking forward to working on your tan, reveling under the sun and basking in the sand and the surf, then there is no better place to be than in Ao Nang. Here you will never run out of beaches to lounge around, dip in and enjoy. Begin your beach adventure at the national park of Nopparat Thara, where you can view numerous limestone islands during low tide. The beach of Rai Leh, on the other hand, can only be reached through a long tail boat and is well known for some amazing caves. Hotels and resorts are also available here for the comfort and safety of travelers.
Exciting Activities To Do Around Krabi
Krabi has something in store for each traveler, especially for those who love exhilarating adventures starting with numerous diving activities found in numerous spots around the province. Some of the most famous diving locations are found in Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta.
Krabi is also considered as a world class rock climbing destination and caters to different rock climbers with its assortment of climbing challenges and opportunities. Rai Leh and Ton Sai are but a few of the many places that offer activities to climbers of different levels.
Similarly, there are also a wide variety of diving sites to choose from in Krabi and some of the most well known sites are found in Ao Nang Bay, the Shark Point Marine sanctuary and the Phi Phi Marine National park.
** Originally written this post in December 2014, only got to publish it here now. **
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