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Krabi

Krabi, southern Thailand, is one of the most peaceful and relaxing places to be found anywhere on earth. This small province features stunning scenery, stretches of white sandy beaches, a coastline abound with over 200 islands as well as a jungle-covered interior harbouring limestone cliffs, caves, waterfalls and exotic wildlife. Quieter than Phuket, more laid back than Koh Samui, and only 80 minutes by air from Bangkok, this idyllic location really is the ultimate traveller destination. Further afield lies the stunning Koh Lanta, even quieter and an island of friendly people with a busy west coast offering accommodation from five-star to bamboo-and-thatch beach bungalows.


Things to do and see

Railay Beaches & Caves - One of Thailand's most sought after beach areas, Railay Beaches and Caves offers an indulgent experience. Situated around a rocky headland, Railay is a tranquil world which is only accessible by boat. Here you will find stunning soft white sand beaches, soaring and towering limestone cliffs, awe-inspiring viewpoints, caves and a lagoon hidden inside the cliffs, which is shaped and fed by the tides.

Wat Tham Sua - Tiger Cave - Surrounded by lush jungle and near to Krabi Town, Wat Tham Sua or 'Tiger Cave' is one of the best known caves in Thailand. It is part of a large temple complex where monks live and worship. Inside one of these caves are what appears to be tiger paw prints actually hewn in the stone.

Klong Thom Hot Springs - Located in the jungle near to the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, Klong Thom Hot Springs are a must visit. These thermal springs are fed by ancient volcanic chambers and it is believed that the springs will ease a number of ailments such as rheumatism, sciatica and other skin problems.

Krabi Don't Miss

Koh Lanta & Nearby Islands - Consisting of 52 islands including the largest, Koh Lanta Yai, Koh Lanta is a maze of stunning spots to discover. Located 70km from Krabi Town, Koh Lanta's scenic beauty may not be at the same level as some other areas in the province, but remarkable nonetheless.

However, if it's complete peace and quiet away from tourist areas, with some home comforts, then you must certainly head for the island of Koh Lanta. Not over-developed and largely unspoilt, Lanta's main attractions are set within a natural, peaceful environment.

Thung Teao Forest Natural Park - Krabi is a very well-known location for areas of outstanding natural beauty and there is one place where this is more evident than most; Thung Teao Forest Natural Park. This unusual lowland forest, which is rich in bio-diversity and a natural habitat for much wildlife, comes complete with a nature trail and a sparkling and inviting crystal lagoon.

Nightlife

Krabi is no match for Phuket’s Patong or anywhere like the the delights of Bangkok at the sun sets over Thailand especially in terms of partying and gogo bars. However, Krabi’s nightlife does have a very friendly and dare we say an almost harmless feel to it. This alone is what appeals to most of its' visitors, especially families with children.

Phi Phi is a no-holds barred party place, Railay extremely laid-back and relaxed, Krabi Town typically thai and charming and Klong Muang very peaceful. Ao Nang on the other hand is regularly different but by far has the liveliest nightlife in the whole province of Krabi. It's fair to say though that each location in Krabi at night is enjoyable.

Ao Nang’s nightlife key area is Center Point and has been refurbished to be a three-storey entertainment complex with an array of bars to choose from. Rocky Bar has very good live music if thats what you are looking for, while Airplane and The Cave Bar have dazzling designs, but not nearly as eye-catching as the ‘friendly’ girls found inside.