Attractions in Krabi - Thailand
● Khao Khanap Nam
Regarded as the symbol of Krabi, Khao Khanap Nam are two mountains
that are roughly 100 meters tall, separated by Maenam Krabi and located
at the entrance to Krabi Town. Khao Khanap Nam has beautiful caves with
amazing stalactites and stalagmites worth exploring. In addition to
natural attractions, a large number of human skeletons have been
found here. It is theorized that they are the remains of people who
came and established a home at Kanab Nam, but were cut off by an
inundation and quickly perished. The mountains can be reached by
taking a 15-minute long tail boat ride from Chao Fa Pier. For
visitors interested in a more extensive excursion, it is possible
to tent a boat can be rented at 300 baht per trip to visit Khao
Khanap Nam, mangrove forests and Ko Klang fishing village.
Khao Phanom Bencha National Park Covering a total area of 31,325 rai,
including parts of Amphoe Mueang, Amphoe Ao Luek, and Amphoe Khao
Phanom, Khao Phanom Bencha National Park is Krabi’s only on land
National Park. It offers pristine, lush forest with mountain ranges
running north to south. Khao Phanom Bencha, the highest elevation of
Krabi, stands at 1,397 metres above sea level. Its marvellous scenery
is enhanced by streams, waterfalls, caves, and wild animals such as
Asian tapir, Sumatran serow, Asiatic black bear, and Fishing cat. In
addition to this, it boasts more than 218 species of birds such as
eagles, hornbills, and woodpeckers.
How to get there
To get there from the provincial town of Krabi, proceed along
Phetchakasem Road for 1 km towards Ban Talat Kao T-junction.
Take a left turn onto the Talat Kao – Ban Huai To route. The
total distance to the National Park is 20 km.
: Daily from 08:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
lies in Ban Tam Sua of Tambon Krabi Noy, 9 kilometers from Krabi Town. Tam Sua means Tiger Cave,
and the reason for this name is that an especially large tiger once live there. It roamed the
foothills of the Ao Luk Tanu Mountains, also called Kao Kaeo. Inside the cave are natural rock
impressions of tiger paws. Outside, the forest has great trees hundreds of years old growing in
a fold of Kao Kiriwohng Mountains that surround the monastery. Among the best known are Ko Tan
(Heavenly Musicians), Lod (Passing Through), Chang Kaeo (Crystal Elephant), Luk Tanu (Arrow),
and Pra (Monk's). Aside from the monastery itself, this area has another aspect of interest,
especially to archaeologists : Many stone tools, pottery shards, and unfired clay holy images
have been found, dating from prehistoric into historic times.
Noppharat Thara Beach or Hat Noppharat Thara is a long sandy beach
around 5 kilometres and far from Ao Nang 6 kilometres. The beach,
paved with tiny seashells, was formerly called "Hat Khlong Haeng"
by locals, which means dried canal beach. The canal will dry up
during low tide and the area turns into a long beach. The
headquarters of Noppharat Thara Beach - Mu Koh Phi Phi
National Park are situated here. The park covers a large
area both onshore and offshore.
How to get there : Transportation from Krabi to Hat Noppharat Thara is readily
available in many forms. Songthaews are available every fifteen
minutes from Maharat Road, Soi 6. This service usually stops
around 6:00 PM in the high season, and 4:00 PM in the low season.
In addition, boats are available from the tourist pier in Krabi
for a fee of 20 baht, and during the high season from Hat
Pranang, for a fee of 10 baht.
Hotels in Noppharat Thanra Beach Area
This cave, situated 7 kilometers from Krabi Town in Tambon Sai Thai, has lovely stalactites
and stalagmites. The cave was visited in 1909 by King Rama VI before succeeding to the
throne, and has been called by local people Tam Sadet a Thai word meaning royal journey ever
The shell graveyard at Ban Laem Pho was once a large freshwater swamp, home to a kind of snail.
Over eons dating from the Tertiary Age, about 40 million years ago, these snails lived and died
by the million, to the extent that the dead snails formed a layer upon which existed the living.
Eventually, weather changes precipitated the swamp's disappearance, but by then the layer of
fossilized snail shells was forty centimeters thick, resting on ten centimeters of lignite below
which is the subsoil. Because of geographic upheaval, this Shelly limestone is now distributed in
great broken sheets of impressive magnitude on the seashore at Laem Pho.
How to get there
: Susan Hoi is in Krabi town,
Ban Lam Pho sub district, Sai Tai district. It is easy to get there.
Catch the Hua Thong boat from downtown to Rai Lay bay from where Susan
Hoi can be found. Alternatively, from the municipal market, drive
along Krabi Road and turn left to highway number 4034 all the way
to Ban Sai Tai. Then turn left again to highway number 4204 for
nineteen kilometers. From Nang bay, go straight on highway number
4203 for another ten kilometers.
: Daily from 07:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
: Adults 200 Baht, Child 100 Baht
(Price are subject to change)
8 natural springs large and small, the crystal clarity of which gives this place its name, Crystal
Springs. They are in Tambon Kao Tong on the Krabi-Nai Sa road, and each has a name : Nam Lod
(Water Passing Through), Cherng Kao (Vallery), Jorakeh Kao (White Crocodile), Nam Tip (Heavenly Waters),
Nam Krahm (Indigo Water), Morakot (Emerald), Hun Kaeo (Barking Deer) and Noy (Small).
Ao Nang is a large bay with scenic beaches and 83 small islands,
Ao Nang has several famous beaches which include East Rai Le, West
Rai Le and Tham Phra Nang (cave) which stretches to the foot of a
prominent limestone range.
Ao Nang is located approximately 6 kilometers from Hat Noppharat
Thara and 20 kilometers from the town of Krabi. A boat from Ao
Nang Village can be hired for sightseeing excursions around Ao
Nang, Hat Tham Phra Nang and Hat Nam Mao, all of which are only
accessible by foot. Other offshore isles such as Ko Poda, Ko Kai,
Ko Mo and Ko Thap, are popular destinations that can be reached
by a rented boat from Ao Nang. An abundance of colorful coral
reefs and lovely cartoon fishes make these islands ideal for
diving and snorkeling.
How to get there
From Krabi to Ao Nang is much simpler. The motorcycle taxis
and private taxis are the same price and can be flagged down
anywhere. The Song-thaew is found outside the 7/11 convenience
store on Maharat Road, the road with Vogue shopping centre on it.
There will be a few people calling out 'Ao Nang' from the road
side who will usher you into the right bus.
Ban Na Teen is situated in Ao Nang Sub-District, Muang District of
Krabi Province. It was formerly the cultivation area for residents
of Ban Khlong Haeng to the North. They walked to the area everyday
to plant rice. When a community was set up about 80 years ago, It
was named Ban Na Teen, meaning the rice – field to the south
At present, residents of Ban Na Teen have created more local
products such as Batik cloth, craft paper from pineapple fiber
and model fishing boat, all rated as five – star OTOP, the best
Thai craft products.
Railay Beach is a small peninsula located between the city of Krabi
and Ao Nang. Railay was originally recognized as a little village of
fishermen on the mainland. Railay is not on an island. As its
surroundings by limestone cliffs, people feel alone from prosperity
of the town and think of living on an island.
The four main areas of Railay consist of Pranang, West Railay,
East Railay and Tonsai, with Tonsai catering more to climbers.
Hotels in Tonsai Beach Area
How to get there :
Only by long-tail boats from Ao Nang or Ao Nam Mao or Krabi
Town, if you come from Krabi. By a cruise, if you travel from
Koh Phi Phi. Conservative tourists want to preserve this place
as it is. So far there is no road access to Railay. Only by
boat, you can get there from Ao Nang or Ao Nam Mao (the shell fossil).
It depends the monsoon season during Mid of May till late
Oct every year.
It is located at Ban Nong Chik, Mu 2, Tambon Khao Khram, a distance
of 34 kilometres from the provincial town of Krabi. Pa Phru or peat
swamp forest of the canal of Tha Pom features a number of water
sources, which originate from the Chong Phra Kaeo pool. Tha Pom
is called Khlong Song Nam by the locals, which in Thai literally
means "two water canal", because of its special feature location
where crystal clear freshwater, which the pool’s floor and the
roots of Lumphi palm (Eleiodoxa conferta) are virtually visible,
meets seawater from the mangrove forest. Tha Pom features a natural
trail made of lath. Wooden chairs are located at certain points for
nature lovers to conveniently admire the view of the place.
How to get there
To get there, proceed along Highway No. 4 (Krabi - Ao Luek route)
onto Km. 126 and take a left turn for another 5 km.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:30 am. - 04:30 pm.
Admission : Adults 50 Baht, Children 30 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 7569 4165, 0 7569 4198
This waterfall has eleven levels and springs from the Kao Panom Mountains in Tambon Tap
Prik, Kao Panom Mountains in Tambon Tap Prik, on the Sri Trang - Pracha - utit road.
Each level contains behind its falls a pool of naturally clear, clean water 4 - 5 meters
in diameter. The pools are named, and the best known are : Wang Tewada (Angel's),
Wang Sok (Year's) and Wang Jan (Platter).
The name is derived from Malay and the original was Pulao Pi ah Pi, where in pulao is
the Malay word for island, and pi, pronounced with only a half p sound, was very close
in pronunciation to the English word be; the ah was eventually dropped, so the name was
said something like Bi Bi. Later the P was pronounced with a stronger aspiration and
the name became the Pi Pi we know today (the h with which it is usually spelled is
confusing and superfluous). The name refers to the mangrove wood found there. Six islands
are in the group; Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Ley, Biddah Nok, Biddah Nai, Yung, and Pai; total
area is about 35 square kilometers. They were incorporated into the national park in 1983.
● Than Bokkhorani National Park
Than Bok Khorani National Park is a rainforest situated in the valley
in the midst of the mountains. Streams flow through the area
disappearing into the limestone rocks underneath the mountains,
on their journey to the sea. The source of the stream is Nam Phut
Cave and Ao Mai Dam Mountain (Black Tree Bay Mountain). This was
formerly the territory of wild elephants, until people moved in
and settled the area. They cleared the forest and took possession
of the land for agriculture, until only the stream remained.
The park was established on 30th September 1998.
How to get there :
By Car : Take road number 4 to Ao Luek crossroads, then turn onto
road number 4039. From here, it is about 2 kilometres to the National
Park Headquarters. Distance from Than Bok Khorani National Park to
Krabi, approximately 48 kilometres.
By Airplane : You can fly with the Bangkok-Krabi flight from Don
Muang Airport, Bangkok to Krabi Airport, after that transfer to a
car or a bus at the bus terminal of Krabi which will lift you to
Thanboke Khoranee national park. You have many choices of bus, for
example take a normal bus at 20 baht or an air conditioning bus at
30 baht or an air conditioning van at 30 baht In case you start
from Ao Luk intersection, 2 kilometers from national park, a
mini-bus or motorcycle fare is only 10 baht
By Bus : Takes a bus on the route of Bangkok-Krabi, about
814 kilometers. Bus fare is 300 baht for a normal bus or 450
baht for an air conditioning bus or 486 baht for a 1st-class
air conditioning or 650 baht for 24-seat bus. It takes time
about 10 hours.
Contact : Tel. 0 7568 1071, 0 7568 2058
This is a big cave with many grottos in a mountain surrounded by water and mangrove forests.
Formerly a ghost with an impressively large skull resided in the cave, from which comes its
name; pihua toh means big-headed ghost. Also of interest are the many prehistoric colored
pictures of men, animals, and various limbs and organs that decorate the walls. Shells in
great numbers, on top of the other, are another feature of this cave. To visit Pi Hua Toh,
board a ferry at Bor Tor Pier.
is the site of the Kao Phra Suhn Yah Tah Rham Meditation Center. It is about 2 kilometers
distant from the district offices of Ao Luk. Inside the cave is a Buddhist effigy of great
antiquity. This has two other statues of equal size flanking it placed at a later date,
and the base is surrounded with smaller wooden figures.
is 3 kilometers from the intersection at Ao Luk Nua market. The cave's front has Buddhist
statues and the cave walls are of a stone that reflects light with the same dazzling
beauty as diamond, hence the name; Pet is Thai for diamond. To visit the cave,
procure a guide from the Tarnbohk Korani National Park and be sure to bring a
flashlight or torch.
lie 2 kilometers distant from the district offices on the Ao Luk-Laem Sak road near the watercourse
of Klong Ta Prahng. There are two caves :
* Tham Lod Nua : This beautiful cave winds back on itself like an elbow.
* Tham Lod Tai : is a limestone tunnel longer and narrower than one of the
same name in Phang-nga Bay. The cave mouth has stalactites and stalagmites and
a boulder shaped like the quarter moon lying on its side. Visit this cave when
the water is low by boarding a long tail boat at Bor Tor Pier ; the journey
takes only 10 minutes.
is west of Laem Sak Cape in a beautiful bay surrounding with limestone mountains.
Inside are stalactites and stalagmites, as well as prehistoric paintings of
people, animals, and geometric. These paintings are thought to be somewhat
more recent than those found in Pi Hua Toh Cave. To visit the cave, take a
regularly scheduled boat from the Sapan Pla of Fishing Pier at Laem Sak Cape;
travel time is about 15 minutes.
lies west of Pi Hua Cave Toh. Inside were found human skeleton remains, pottery, earrings, and bronze bracelets.
is only one hundred meters from Pi Hua To cave. It was discover by a local villager maned Bun Mak.
It is a large, dark cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites. A large number of prehistoric
pottery shards were found in layers on the cave wall outcropping near the entrance. These have
distinctive line designs, are thicker, and coarser than those found elsewhere.
in Ban Nop, Tambon Klong Hin. This cave has three levels, each of which abounds in stalactites
and stalagmites. Some resemble Buddhist monks, others look like legendary multi headed
serpents. Here stayed Jao Por Toh Luang, after whom the cave took its name.
This cave is 2 kilometers distant from Hua Galok cave in Ban Bor Tor and is the site of
a monastery and meditation center. The front is formed by a broad outcropping in the hill.
The area outside is peaceful and quiet; inside, the cave is beautiful. Many old pottery
remains have been found here.
houses the Nimit Monastery, a tunnel below the cave lets sea water enter so the walls
are thick with shells. Above is another large, dark cave, and off to the side of that
another fifty meters is Orahan Cave, which has more strangely shaped stalactites and
stalagmites than anywhere else. They shine like lights and are very beautiful.
is like Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi. A long tail boat can be taken through the cave to
the other side in about five minutes.
is off the eastern tip of Laem Sak. Ancient paintings of men and animals are on the cliff walls facing Hin Bai Bay.
The center of this island has a 45 meter high hill, perforated by a 30 meter hole, thus its name; Talu means to
pass through. The island is noted for the presence of swifts in large numbers that make the precious swallow
bird's nests used in the Chinese delicacy, Bird's Nest Soup.
Here is a fine sandy beach 25 meters long, and a passage through the cliff
70 meters wide and 20 meters high.
comprises a number of large and small limestone islands. Ko Hong also
called Lao Billeh Island is the largest. These rugged islands are shaped
like half circles, forming bays in which there is both shallow and deep water
coral. Perfect for diving and fishing. The best known islands besides Hong
Island are : Lakkah or Sakkah; Lao Riem; Pakka; and Lao Lahding Island. Boats
leave for the Hong Islands from Ao Nang Beach; the trip takes about one hour.
Koh Kai is also called Koh Hua Khawan or Koh Poda Nok. The rock
shaped like a rooster on the limestone moutain at Koh Kai is the
symbol of Krabi sea. Apart from the beauty on the land, Koh Kai
also has plenty of coral reefs to apprecitate in the west of the island.
Koh Mai Pai is a small island located in the Andaman Sea.
On the island has great powder long white sand beach and very
soft and fine indeed. Beach clean and smooth cotton. Pine
trees line up the wide shoreline, and creates a pleasant and
cool atmosphere. Bamboo is a beautiful island is suitable for
snorkeling. A variety of coral spread a wide area.
Maya Bay is popular for diving, located on Koh Phi Phi Lay. The
main dive sites are at Loh Samah, Maya Bay entrance and Palong Bay,
and are often combined with diving at Ko Bida Noi, a rocky outcrop
some 500 meters south of Loh Samah.
Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful beach that's sheltered by
100-meter high cliffs on three sides. The beach looks clean made
the beautiful scenery to be popular for the coming sunbathe and
splash. You can only visit Maya Bay from November to April, as
large waves make the entrance dangerous for boats during the
other months of the year.
How to get there :
From Krabi to Koh Phi Phi Lay and Maya Bay by boat at Ao Nang
or Chao Fha Pier in the city. From Phi Phi Don you can rent
a longtail for 1,000 baht (US$ 32) for three hours or for
2,000 baht (US$ 64) for a full day, max four people. Speedboats
are 3,500 baht (US$ 110) for half day or 6,000 baht (US$ 190)
for a full day, maximum six people.
There are also many different kinds of boat tours that take in
Maya Bay combined with other sites. Various kinds of boats are
used, such as longtails, speedboats and ferry boats. Tours are
generally priced at around 900-1,800 baht (US$ 16-32), depending
on the type of boat used and the duration of the tour.
Ao Thalane is a small fishing village, located in the heart of
a well established natural network of intricate mangrove
channels surrounded by towering limestone canyon formations
complete with lovely sandbanks where navigation is possible
only during low tides.
The highlight of the Ao Talen is kayaking through to the
waters way and get in to the secret lagoon and canyon.
During the tour on the mangrove forest you will see plenty
of wildlife includes birds’ reptiles and mammals such as
Sea Eagles, Brow winged kingfisher, Sea monkey, fiddler
crabs in the muddy shallow waters.
How to get there :
Located in the Ao Thalane area. From Krabi town, take
Highway No. 4 for 20 km and then drive on Highway No. 4033 for 15 km.
Loh Samah Bay is paradise and an attractive place for snorkeling.
Loh Samah Bay is composed of two islands: Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley.
Scenic coves on Koh Phi Phi Ley western and South-eastern shores are
favorite stops for day-trip snorkeling.
Loh Samah Beach is located on the much smaller island of Phi Phi Ley.
Since this entire island is surrounded by limestone walls, very
little damaged was sustained by the tsunami. To this day, the
island and beaches shine like a precious gem.
Most diving trips stop at Loh Samah Beach since the southern
coastline bay provides shallow diving for beginners. The cliffs
and caves can also provide shelter from the sun and rain. More
experienced divers head towards the seaward side of the Loh Samah
Beach pinnacle because the current can be fairly strong.
How to get there
: You can rent a boat from Phi Phi
Don by takes time about 30 minutes, or buy the tour ticket from tour
company which it better save.
Talay Waek is one of Thailand's unseen highlights, is situated along
Koh Dam Khwan. The sea is gradually separated by white sand and
limestone beach that will appear to amazingly connect the two
islands at low tide. The best time to visit Thale Waek is five
days before and after the full moon from December to the beginning
How to get there
: From Krabi, drive along Highway
4034, then 46. turn left and continue on Highway No.4202 heading
to Ao Nang. Long-tail boats and speed boats run daily from Ao Nang
Bay to the sand dune.
Phra Nang Beach is surrounded by stunning limestone cliffs and is
located on the southern most tip of the Railay Peninsula, just south
of West Railay. Out of the four beaches within this peninsula this
beach would have to rate as the best with calm clean waters. The
limestone cliffs that tower above the beachfront, provide shade
from the hot sun.
From the beach there are beautiful views across to the very popular
Poda, Chicken and Tub Islands that lie in the distance.
At the southern end of the beach is a tall limestone cliff that
contains the famous Princess Cave also known as Tham Phra Nang Nok
or outer cave that is said to be the home of a mythical sea princess.
For those who are up for a hike, inside the cliff is a hidden lagoon
called Sa Phra Nang or Holy Princess Pool which can be reached by
following a trail into the side of the mountain.
The climb is a bit challenging, but that's what makes it so much fun.
Phra Nang is also known and shown on some maps as Princess Cave Beach
or Phranang Cave Beach; all these different names can be somewhat
Many people visit Phra Nang as part of a day trip from one of the
other beaches as it is the first stop on the Krabi 4 island tour.
While other visitors just come to spend the day lazing on the beach
or to explore and admire the stunning scenery in this beautiful part
of of Krabi Province.
Other adventurous activities at Phra Nang include rock climbing,
hiking snorkeling and sea kayaking.
How to get there
: Take a long-tail boat from Ao
Nang Beach to Railay Beach. The
ride takes about 15 minutes and costs 100 baht per person each way.
Krabi Kart Speedway the standard outdoor go-kart speedway in Krabi
province of Thailand is now open. Our track is one kilometer long
and design to the highest standard of performance and safety by
go-kart racers who have experience from many competitions and
have got the Royal Trophy from Thailand Kart Competition and
Super Kart Thailand. Our team management and technicians have
more than 20 years extensive experience in go-kart racing and
we're the same team as "Phuket Kart Speedway", the famous go-kart
speedway in Phuket province.
Our speedway located on the side of 4034 road from Muang-Krabi
to Ao Nang, not far from Klong Jirad intersection and Ao Nang beach.
It's the best location surrounding by the limestone mountain and
forest next to "Wat Sai Thai", the millions-years-old fossil
shells cemetery (Su-San-Hoi-Wat-Sai-Thai), and reclining Buddha
under a cliff.
You can enjoy many kinds of go-karts we provide for adult,
family, child can drive together with there parents and the
racing go-kart for maximum fun.The safety tools such as rib
protection vests, helmets, groves, earplugs are provided for
your safety at the speedway.
How to get there : From Muang-Krabi to Ao Nang,
not far from Klong Jirad intersection and Ao Nang beach.
Opening Hours : Daily from 09:00 am. – 06:00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 7570 0522, 08 1787 2126
Krabi Walking Street located on Maharat Soi 8, near Vogue Depatment
Store in Krabi Town. Krabi Walking Street is the most popular and
pleasant place for tourists to meet locals and a new attraction for
The menus are in English but the food is authentic and excellent.
Stalls here sell papaya salad, fried noodles, Tum Yum Gung (prawn
and lemon grass soup with mushrooms), fresh seafood and all manner
of things on satay sticks, plus sweet milky Thai desserts. There's
a similar market just north on Th Sukhon that's open day and night
and caters to a more local crowd.
How to get there : From Manutboraan intersection on Maharat Road
heading to Krabi Town, passing left along Vouge Department Store,
here comes "Walking Street". On the first Soi (Maharat Soi 8) to
the end of Soi, you'll find several souvenir shops along the road
with activities area, dining tables and onstage shows.
Opening Hours : Fri- Sun from 05:00 pm. - 10:00 pm.