50 Places to Visit in Krabi, Tourist Places & Top Attractions

Tourist Places to Visit in Krabi

Railay Beaches & Caves, Koh Poda, The Emerald Pool, Mu Koh Hong, Tiger Cave Temple, Ko Phi Phi, Tup Island and many more.

Serene islands with unblemished beaches engulfed in emerald waters, towering cliffs shrouded in tropical foliage, mesmerizing cascades in the middle of forest, and aesthetic products of fine craftsmanship – the range of places to visit in Krabi is quite exciting and all-encompassing.

Owing to such interesting choices of exciting places available, Krabi has rapidly grown as a popular international destination among all kinds of travellers including honeymooners, vacationers, adventure junkies, and of course, travel photographers. There are so many varied places offering varied experiences that make Krabi a perfect choice for literally anyone who just wants to bask in the lap of nature and try some unique activities. Above all, Krabi is truly a remarkable beauty with incredible vistas everywhere you look.

From destinations that are ideal for an unhindered staycation experience to spots you can visit for a few hours of fun and excitement – there are all sorts of tourist places in Krabi. The province is widely acclaimed for the opportunities it creates for snorkelling and scuba diving experiences, and the best spots where you can try these activities are Monkey Beach and Loh Samah Beach.

And for spending eventful evenings with memorable shopping and dining experiences in Krabi, you have some great choices like Krabi Weekend Night Market. Moreover, if you are a fan of adventure and crave blood pumping action in Krabi, the destination even features some exciting and challenging hiking trails.

Here is the list of best places to visit in Krabi:

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Railay Beach is a beautiful amalgamation of four beaches offering unique attractions like limestone cliffs, exotic resorts, a Lagoon, and the Tonsai Beach. Also spelled Rai Leh, it is Krabi’s dreamy beach with limestone formations emerging as rocks with magnificent cliffs meant for the daredevil rock-climbers. Backed by lush vegetation, Railay Beach, though crowded, remains a beautiful unfledged beach.

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The tiny yet beautiful island of Koh Poda is famous for its picturesque settings. This limestone island is a part of a larger group of islands located off the western coast of Thailand. It is famous for its smooth sandy beaches and clear turquoise sea waters, relatively untouched by human interference which further adds to its appeal.

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Go for a rejuvenating swim in a beautiful and natural crystal lagoon known as Emerald Pool, owing to its emerald green color. Feel every segment of your body being refreshed by the mineral-rich water which has cascaded from natural springs by the surrounding hills. Enjoy the view of the lush green forest encompassing the pool while relaxing in the water.

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Mu Koh Hong is not a single island but a cluster of limestone islands which includes popular islands like Lao Riam Pakka, Lao or Sa Ka Lao La Ding and not to forget the southern big island Lao Li Pe. The major attractions of these islands are its pictorial beauty consisting of white sandy beaches, amazing coral reefs, mesmerizing ambiance, pleasant climate, and crystal blue waters.

For the adventure lovers, the destination provides equal entertainment with options for adventure sports like scuba diving, snorkeling etc. Fishing is one of the popular activities here as some of the unique fishes are available in the sea here. Another attraction close to the island is the Bok Khorani National Park which can be easily reached by boat ride.

Highlights
: Sea Canoeing & Kayaking

Location: 46km from Krabi town. 

Getting There: You can reach here 
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The kind of place that demands some efforts, and then rewards you with pretty sights in return, Tiger Cave Temple is a revered Buddhist temple in Krabi. The name of this temple is attributed to the prominent tiger paw prints inside the cave. In order to reach the summit, one must climb up a staircase having 1237 steps which makes a visit all the more exciting.

If you want to soak in a 360 degree panoramic view of Krabi, this summit offers you that – a visual treat indeed. All in all, Tiger Cave Temple is undoubtedly one of the best tourist places in Krabi.

Highlights: Apart from breathtaking views of Krabi and tiger paw impressions, the site also features a giant statue of Lord Buddha.

Location: Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

Timings: 12 am to 12 pm (open all days)

Getting there: There are sharing and private taxis are available to reach the base from where the hiking starts.

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Ko Phi Phi, a small archipelago of six islands is the most beautiful and widely popular tourist destination in Andaman. Beautiful bondage of two islands together by a narrow isthmus is something that makes this place this pretty. 

The postcard picture-perfect beaches, unending thickets and craggy cliffs of this island have been known for seducing people from all over the world. Often visitors find it a herculean task to detach themselves from the just flawless beauty that this place offers. Planning a holiday in Krabi? Add this in your list of places to visit in Krabi.

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While in Phi Phi Islands, you just cannot miss the viewpoint which is around 186m above sea level and allures you with the breathtaking views of the entire region. Relax and unwind yourself at Lane Beach, take a leisure walk in Yao Beach and enjoy some spectacular views at Hin Kho Beach.

Location:
 Phi Phi Islands, Krabi

Getting There: 
The best possible way to reach Ko Phi Phi islands is by a ferry from Phuket, Ao Nag, RaiLeh, Krabi Town, KoLAnta s per the nearest location. Tonsai Pier is the island’s main pier and supports good frequency of boats from all the mentioned places.

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One of the most famous offshore islands around Krabi, this stunning island is also known as Tub Island, Koh Tap or KohThap. The mesmerizing vibes of the parting of the sea are something that makes this place all the more popular among tourists from all over the world.

Comparatively smaller as compared to rest of the islands, however, the beautiful beach and the raging waves make this place worth visiting.

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A sandbar emerges during low tides connecting the Chicken Island to Koh Mur and Tup on left and right respectively. It is an incredible feeling to walk over this and bar as the water is shallow and provides a picturesque moment. Tup Island does not support the availability of any water sports, thus, this place is highly recommended to people who are looking for some calm moments.

Location:
 Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

Getting There: 
This tiny island can be accessed via longtail boats from Ao Nang. You can also board the boat from Klong Muang, Nopparatthara, Railay and Cho Fah pier in Krabi town.

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Taking a dip in the hot springs of Krabi can be considered as the most exciting and rejuvenating experience. The hot springs are located in a secluded environment away from the city hustle in the midst of Phra Bang Khram forest. One will witness numerous hot water Jacuzzis to take a dip-in while learning about the geologic marvel of Krabi.

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Next in the list of unusual tourist places in Krabi, is the Ao Luk Mangroves, which can be toured with a kayak. In this province, you can explore its corners, and unveil the secrets it owns. This is just a perfect place if you love exploring! Moreover, the entire region is covered with limestone cliffs and showcases a perfect picture of nature.

Highlights: The key attraction of the Ao Luk Mangroves, is that they are pretty extraordinary as these are only roots which grow in marshy areas and roots grow above the ground and not below.

Location: This district is located 40 km north to the Krabi town.

Getting There: Reaching out to this place is just a no brainer as it is well-connected to the  Phang Nga highway and can be reached by a private taxi or cab.

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Stretching from Klong Dao on the northern side and Bamboo Bay on the southern, Koh Lanta is probably amongst the most favored beaches in Thailand. The sheer size of the coastline is what attracts most beach bums to this stunning getaway. 

For the adventurists, the popular places for diving are on the coasts of Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, and Ko Haa. Lanta is the pride and joy of Krabi and can be easily reached thanks to its relatively flat and accessible geology. The island is located in the Krabi province.

Highlights: Visit the Ban Saladan Tourist Centre, Khao Mai Kaew Caves, Visit Ko Lanta Noi and the Lanta Old Town, a diverse and culturally rich village.

Location: Ko Lanta Yai is in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of Thailand

Getting there:
 There are no direct regular ferries from Phuket to Krabi although it is possible to charter a speedboat or similar transportation. Daily ferries operate between Phuket and Krabi via Phi Phi Island
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There are several ways to enjoy an intimate experience with nature in Krabi, and trekking at Tab Kak Hang Nak is one of them. Hang Kak is a mountain park teeming with rich collection of tropical flora and offering spectacular views of the sweeping landscapes around. Due to its lavish verdure, the park is one of the most enticing places to see in Krabi.

Tab Kak Hang Nak is well-known for its hiking trail that leads one to a point where photography becomes a heavenly affair. There are several stretches with steep ascent on the trail but the path is paved in most parts and can be considered by novice hikers.

Highlights: The most fascinating thing about the nature trail is a vantage point presenting exceptional views of Krabi and the bay.

Location: 4024, Sao. Krabi 2007, Nong Thale, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 

Timings: 8 am - 3 pm

Getting there: You can either hire a cab or rent a motorbike from any part of Krabi to reach the base.

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The Krabi Elephant Sanctuary is located around 40 kilometers from Krabi town, and it is the home to numerous rescued elephants. Get a chance to witness Elephants in their natural habitat where you can get a chance to learn more about the habits of the elephants as you feed them, bathe them, and even play in the mud with them.

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Add up a new chapter in your book of experiences, and visit this natural park which is one of the best places to visit in Krabi. This well-renowned attraction of this province posses a plush of scenic wonders and draws tourists from all over the map. Here you can also jump from one limestone cliff to another, which contrast with the green thickets of the bewildering jungles.

Highlights: At this place, you can enjoy the emerald pool, hot springs, and apart from this, it is all covered with dense jungles which are home to the wilds and birds.

Location: Khao Pra-Bang Khram, near Bang Teao Village

Getting There: The Thung Teao Forest Natural Park is easily accessible, as it is located at a drive of just one hour from Ao Nang, and can be visited by a cab or taxi.

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Based on the southern part of Poda and Tup islands, Kai Island is also been popularly known as Poda Nuk Island or Hua Khawan Island. The rooster shaped rock on the island is a symbol of the beautiful Krabi Sea. The pleasant climate and the harmonious ambiance, fascinating coral reefs and white sandy beaches are key attractions of this island. The chicken island is one of the most popular places to visit in Krabi. 

It is a perfect blend of dense vegetation on one side and turquoise blue waters and sandy beaches on the other. For all the adventure seekers it is a great location to enjoy swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling. With stunning beauty and mesmerizing views of the Krabi coastlines, this is one of the pictorial locations and a must visit the island for the tourist.

Highlights
: Sandbar that emerges from water during low tide connecting Koh Mor and Tup islands

Location
: 30 mins longtail boat ride from the west coast of Krabi.

Getting There: The only way to reach here is by boat.


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Phra Nang Beach happens to be located in between Ao Nang Beach and Krabi which is famous for its coral reefs, caves, and cliffs encircled by clear waters. It is also renowned among the tourists for two small islets – Koh Rang Nok and Nai which add up for an ideal setting for a fantastic beach sunset.

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One of the most rewarding hiking trails you will find in Krabi, this adventure has its own special charm throughout. Although you can rent a bike or taxi to reach this popular viewpoint, it is not as fun as hiking up the steep slope because the vistas you get to witness from up here are worth all the hard work.

You will truly be mesmerized to see the tiny sandy stretch of Phi Phi with sweeping views of the vibrant bay. Due to the exceptional photo-op, Phi Phi View Point is also frequented by photography enthusiasts and tourists who love to get clicked.

Highlights:
The viewpoint feature three excellent vantage points that let you admire and capture the beauty of Phi Phi Island.

Location: Trail starts near Reggae Bar, Phi Phi Island

Getting there: Hiking up the paved path is the recommended way. But you can also hire a vehicle to reach here.

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The grandeur of Krabi Province goes beyond its pristine beaches and tropical forests, and The Mud Crabs Sculpture is the proof. Counted among the best places to see in Krabi, this sculpture is located on the bank of the Krabi River, and is an important landmark in Krabi.

It is not just a sculpture of crabs but an embodiment of a fable popular in the region called “Crab and Its Mother”. In essence, this product of fine craftsmanship is a visual representation of motherhood and respect.

Highlights: The only highlight is the sculpture, but you can also rest here as the river view from here is pleasing.

Location: Along Krabi River

Getting there: Since it is located in Krabi town, there are multiple options of transportation including local buses and shared taxis.

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Krabi Island is getting its recognition for its scenic beauty, lush vegetation on shorelines, rough limestone formations, sprouting coral reefs, beautiful caves, and a stunning access point to the Andaman. It houses over 200 islands and several pristine and postcard beaches with stunningly modern but classic resorts and captivating surroundings, making it an ideal place for vacationing in Thailand.

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A little piece of paradise in Krabi made of a 450 metre long strip of unspoiled sand, limestone cliffs and crystal clear aquamarine waters, Ao Phra Nang Beach is truly exotic. Since it is located between the popular tourist spots, namely Krabi Town and Ao Nang Beach, most tourists prefer to halt and spend a couple of hours here, relaxing and admiring the scenery around.

Highlights:
Ao Phra Nang Beach is an excellent spot for swimming and snorkelling, but the major highlight is a cave inside a limestone cliff housing a shrine.

Location:
 Ao Nang Beachroad, Ao Nang

Getting there:
You can easily reach Ao Phra Nang Beach from both Krabi and Ao Nang by a long-tail boat.

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One of the remotest parts of Phi Phi islands, Mosquito Island is one of the isolated islands which consist of a limestone cliff rock which is around 700 meters in height. The island is divided into two small beaches and both the beaches remain filled with mosquitoes during sunset and hence the name.

Beautiful white sandy beaches and soft corals enhance the beauty of the island. Swimming is not suggested here as blacktip sharks are common in the northern cove. Snorkeling is done on the southeastern shores whereas diving is done best on the northeastern tip. If you are planning to visit Thailand this should be on the list of your places to visit in Krabi.

Highlights: Mosquito Pinnacle about a km north west of Mosquito Island

Location: Mosquito Island, Krabi

Getting There: The island is located at a distance of about 30 minutes and one can reach there through a long tail boat from Ao Nang (Krabi).
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If you hate dull weekends, Krabi Weekend Night Market is the place you are absolutely going to love in Krabi. A walking street buzzing with weekend vibes and the enthusiasm of its visitors, this night market is an excellent spot for foodies, shoppers, and anyone who is up for a good time.

A walk down this street is the most authentic and exciting experience you will undertake in Krabi because there is everything at your avail from local street food items to trendy clothes and exquisite fashion accessories at cheap prices. Furthermore,  the energetic ambience of the market will fill your heart with a strange kind of joy.

Highlights: It is an excellent place for an authentic dining and shopping experience along with entertainment in Krabi.

Location: Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

Timings: 6 pm to 9:30 pm

Getting there: Since it is a popular spot, there are many ways to reach here. You can either ask your hotelier for a shuttle or you can hire a private taxi for the market.

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Based close to Chicken Islands, Mor Island or Koh Mor is a small island in the Andaman Sea in Thailand. Powder coated sun-kissed beaches and exceptional scenic beauty is the prime attraction in this small yet beautiful island. The cascading blue waters and lovely fishes floating near the beaches also incur an equal amount of interest among the travelers.

Though the island is not very crowded the serene beauty is worth a visit. For the adventure seekers also this serves to be an excellent location to try out sports like snorkeling and swimming. The island remains easily accessible by boat rides and there are plenty of rides available through long tail boats from various prominent islands and Krabi town.

Highlights
: Sandbar that emerges from water during low tide connecting Chicken Island

Location: 30 mins longtail boat ride from the west coast of Krabi.

Getting There: There is only one way to reach this island which is hiring a ferry boat.
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Do you find monkeys adorable and also happen to be a fan of powdery white beaches bordering emerald green waters? Well, Monkey Beach is the only place in Krabi that can deliver that kind of rare combination. As the name suggests, the beach embraces a large population of monkeys which are essentially playful but it is advisable to maintain distance.

The beach is also believed to be one of the finest places in the region for snorkelling. The best way to explore the beach and its surroundings is to kayak your way on the calm waters.

Highlights: A heavenly sight indeed, Monkey Beach enjoys a great fame among tourists due to its natural splendour, snorkelling spots, and of course, its inhabitants.=

Location: Mueang Krabi district, Krabi

Getting there: The best way to reach here is to hire a long-tail boat at Tonsai Jetty which is 700 metres away from here.

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Dragon Crest is one of Krabi's most well-known vistas. From its peak, you'll have a breathtaking view over Krabi province. The little National Park of Dragon Crest is located near the end of Tubkaek Beach, 20 kilometres northwest of Ao Nang town.

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Than Bok Khorani National Park happens to be an ecotourism site that is home to enthralling nature trails, lush green mangrove forest, pristine waterfalls, and exhilarating caves. The national park is spread over many islands offering breathtaking views of the crystal clear waters, exquisite coral ridges, and super clean white sand beaches, breathing in the true essence of nature.

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Based in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, Ko Yao Noi Islands is often referred to as “small long Island”. Being situated almost halfway between Krabi and Phuket this island has a tranquillity and serene beauty which remains unmatched with other islands here.

The photogenic landscape and the stretches of mangrove forest, blue cascading waters and fabulous golden beaches all form an irresistible visual experience here. There is an availability of both luxurious accommodations along with budget-friendly hotels for a good stay on the island. This island is one of the most popular places to visit in Krabi.

Some of the best activities to be done here include Diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, and rock climbing. 

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: Yoga retreat on the island, Exclusive Thai Massage

Location
: 30-minute speedboat ride from Phuket

Getting There: You have to hire a taxi to reach this island.
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If you are in search of spiritual experience in Thailand, Wat Tham Sua is one place you must visit. Surrounded by the stunning natural surroundings, the temple is one of the finest natural wonders of Thailand and deserves your visit.

The temple has various natural caves, which are formed within the beautiful jungles and are home to numerous monks. With lots of things to see here, the major attraction is the ‘footprint of the Buddha. 

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Reaching to the top of the Temple Cave is not an easy task. You have to climb 1,237 steps up to the limestone tower, which is daunting, especially in the Thai climate. Reaching the top, you can witness the panoramic 360-degree views of the tropical islands, limestone cliff formations, the Andaman Sea and rainforests.

Location: Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 

Getting There: Wat Tham Sua is just three km from the Krabi town and can be reached via a mini-bus, taxi or tuk-tuk.
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Popular for its scenic beauty and crystal clear water that is apt for experiencing snorkelling and swimming, Pileh Lagoon is among the best places to visit in Krabi. The lagoon is located close to Maya Bay and Lo Samah Bay, so you can cover all these places on a day tour.

With sights of deep blue waters and high limestone cliffs, a visit to this wonderful site will add a surreal charm to your overall vacation experience in Krabi. Just go there on a boat or kayak, jump right in, and indulge in a refreshing swimming experience in this hidden gem of a place. 

Highlights: Pileh Lagoon is widely famous among snorkelers and divers.

Location: Between Maya Bay and Lo Samah Bay

Getting there: Take a long tail boat or kayak from Phi Phi Island to reach here.

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Picturesque beaches, the undiscovered paradise of 52 islands, pleasant weather, and secluded location sums up to be a big island called Koh Lanta Yai located just off the coast of Krabi, Thailand. Koh Lanta is home to some of the world's best beaches, as well as lush jungles, coral reefs, clear waterways, and calm weather, perfect for a weekend getaway.

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There are not too many spots as astonishingly pretty as Loh Samah Bay in the region, and that is why you are advised to add this place to your bucket list right now. Not so crowded as its more popular counterparts nearby, Loh Samah Bay is located close to Maya Bay, and is separated just by a limestone cliff.

Photographers love this place for its exceptionally beautiful colour of water which has various shades of blue. As Loh Samah Bay is best known for its snorkelling and diving opportunities, you should come and check its exotic underwater world.

Highlights: In addition to being an exotic sightseeing spot near Krabi, Loh Samah Bay also offers a unique night-diving experience.

Location: Koh Phi Phi

Getting there: You can cover Loh Samah Bay on a long-tail boat tour from Tonsai Pier.

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One of the most revered Buddhist temples you must not skip on your tour, Wat Kaew Korawaram is among finest places to see in Krabi. The temple is believed to be built in 1887, and has gone through various renovations and enhancements since then.

Since the building is quite brilliantly designed with captivating façade and interiors adorned with intricate paintings and golden idol of Buddha, it is also an excellent spot for architecture enthusiasts in Krabi. What makes a visit to this temple all the more elating is the view of Krabi downtown you get to savour from this grand structure perched above a hilltop.

Highlights: Both the design and location of the temple make it a must visit place.

Location: 81000 Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

Getting there: Either hire a private cab or a motorbike to reach here from Krabi Town.

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Based at a distance of about 1 km south of Phi Phi Islands, Bida Nai is the limestone brother island of Bida Nok and is also considered as a splendid dive sites especially for the uncountable collection of unique and charming aqua life.

Though the reef remains covered by both soft and hard corals, a keen-eyed diver will spot the splendid fishes anyway. A minimum of 4 divers needs to be present while diving and all happens under the guidance of the diving leader of the dive boat.

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Underneath there are caves and colorful lagoons but it is advisable to avoid the caves if there is no prior experience in underwater diving as these are narrow passages and not safe for amateurs. This is one of the most exciting destinations and the only happening activity on this island.

Location: 
1 km south of Phi Phi Islands

Getting There: You will reach there by traditional longtail boats


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An ideal gateway for spending some peaceful time near Krabi Town is visiting Klong Muang Beach, known for its idyllic setting with captivating scenic views and a tranquil atmosphere. The breathtaking view of the white sandy beach with its blue sea, surrounding mangrove and swaying palms will enthrall those with a love for nature and landscape photography.

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Located in close proximity to Krabi Town and yet away from its touristy buzz, Nopparat Thara Beach is an ideal choice for you if it is peace that you are seeking. You can enjoy your time here swimming in the shallow waters, resting on the soft sands, running along the shore, and appreciating the majesty of the calm sea in front of you.

In terms of scenery, the beach is fairly good with golden sand, lush green hill, and clusters of tropical trees making it appear lavish. Even though the beach is usually quiet, there are numerous bars and restaurants along with good hotels to keep boredom and dullness at bay.

Highlights: The beach is almost 3 km long and is a good option if you are looking for someplace quiet.

Location: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

Getting there: A local bus service to and from Krabi Town can be availed to reach here. You can also hire a private taxi.

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Hong Island is a captivating place featuring four exotic islands with coral reefs, sea caves and secluded beaches with Koh Lagoons. Visit this stunning destination to admire the beauty of the turquoise lagoon with its white sand beach and lush green jungle islands. Indulge in a peaceful kayaking experience in the lagoon or participate in adventurous activities such as kayaking.

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Hidden from the tourist masses, just off the coast in Southern Thailand, lies the hidden treasure of Trang Archipelago and Ko Hai Island. The stunning archipelago comprises of as many as 47 tiny islands, each one differing from the other and offering something new and beautiful to its admirers.

Ko Hai Island, (also called Ko Ngai) earns the reputation of being the perfect island of South Thailand. The bright white sandy beaches lined by the swaying palm trees provide perfect escapade experience.

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While here, relax on the white sandy beaches – a peaceful nap is something that you just cannot miss while here. For those who are seeking thrill can embark on an exciting snorkeling adventure that provides you with some of the stunning views of the aquatic life here.

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ocationLocated on the most Southern tip of the Railay Peninsula

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Phai Island or Kho Phai is the largest part of the Island Chain which includes Koh Man Wichai, Koh Luam Noi, Ko Luam and Koh Klung Badan. The beautiful serene island is being under continuous monitoring of the Royal Thai Navy as a result tourists are only permitted to visit but not stay overnight at the place.

Outstanding pristine beaches and an elongated stretch of coral reefs and sun-kissed white sands are the key attractions here. For adventure lovers, swimming and snorkeling would be the ideal sports activity. Hin Klang, the fascinating coral garden based close by is an amazing place to visit.

The beach is far less crowded making it an ideal spot to spend some time in solitude and reenergize the body and mind.


Highlights
: Camping with permission from authorities and scuba diving

Location: About 6km north of Phi Phi Island, 21km west of Pattaya.

Getting There: You have to go by a long tail boat.
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Embracing a number of scenic islands within its enchanting domain, Mu Ko Ko Lanta National Park is counted among the top places to visit in Krabi. A tour of this magnificent national park spread across an area of 134 sq km in the Andaman Sea will take you to some small and large islands, some of which are unpopulated and the rest are inhabited.

The park has varied delights for tourists like hiking trails, exotic caves, and extremely rich biodiversity. Moreover, you can also find some picturesque beach spots for camping here which is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Highlights: Though there is a lot to explore within the park, the major attractions are Ko Lanta Noi and Koh Lanta Yai. The rich aquatic world here also makes it an excellent destination for diving experience.

Location: Mu Ko Lanta National Park, Moo 5, Tambon Ko Lanta Yai, Amphoe Ko Lanta, Krabi

Timings: 8:30 am to 6 pm

Getting there: Ko Lanta and Krabi are connected by road so you can hire a private taxi or minivan to travel. Alternatively, ferries to Koh Lanta are also available from Krabi.

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Based close to Krabi and Ko Lanta Yai, the less known Arabian island Ko Jum, also known as Ko Phu Island, strikes a perfect balance of long stretched sandy beaches, splendid sun, thinning crowds and laid back relaxing ambiance. The silky coral sand and the transparent aquamarine water encircle the west coast of Jum islands.

Though some areas are a little rocky the best part is there are plenty of swimmable patches.

Highlights: The wide beeches beautified by casuarinas trees are an ideal location for all who love the peacefulness and the music of nature and seeks to find solace away from the party crowd. 
There are quite a few budgeted hotels and upscale resorts with all essential facilities that guarantee a good and relaxing holiday experience. During peak season, there are regular boats to Krabi town and all the popular locations and islands around.

Location: 75km from Krabi

Getting There: One can reach here by speedboat
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An awe-inspiring sight hidden away in the middle of the green verdure of tropical rainforest in Ko Lanta, Khlong Chak Waterfall is a place you should not skip on your Krabi tour. This gushing water stream split by the rocks before plummeting from a height looks absolutely stunning, and deserves to be captured on the camera.

Despite being a popular tourist attraction, the site does not get too crowded as reaching here needs a moderate trekking. But once you reach here, a bath in the pool of cool and clear water below will rob you off all the exhaustion.

Highlights: The waterfall is majorly known for its hiking trail and shallow pool ideal for swimming.

Location: Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta District, Krabi

Timings: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Getting there: The best way to reach here is hire a scooter and drive it to the waterfall entrance. From there, take a short hike to get here.

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For stunning silence, exotic ambiance, peaceful environment, shady atmosphere one of the best location is the beautiful Pak Bia Island-based close to the Hong Islands. The white sands of the beaches and crystal clear waters of the sea provide an excellent contrast along with lush greenery spread across the island. This is one of the best places to visit in Krabi.

For romantic lovers, this can be an excellent hideout away from the crowded beach activities. Swimming is one of the popular activities done here. For a relaxing laid back time, this is an ideal place to visit


Highlights
: Snorkeling is very famous here.

Location
: West of Ao Nang at a distance of 15 mins in speedboat ride.

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West of Ao Nang at a distance of 15 mins in speedboat ride
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Bida Nok Island is one of the most preferred dive sites in Phi Phi islands. This is one such place where diving can be done at all levels and it provides great entertainment to all who does it. A fascinating topography is visible underneath with abundant fish life that simply mesmerizes the divers. 

The dive boats regularly visit Phi Phi every day of the week. The dive boats provide a 3 dive combo and it is only after considering the weather conditions, sea currents and safety they agree on the trip.


Highlights: Giant moray eels, turtles, schools of snapper, lionfish, hunting jackfish, barracuda, nudibranchs, sweetlips, and sea snakes are some of the fascinating underwater creatures visible here. 
Soft corals, especially in the northeastern side, are a sight to enjoy.

Location: 
Koh Bida Nai located 2 km south of Koh Phi Phi Ley

Getting There: You can go here via boat.
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Add something different to your collection of experiences in Krabi by exploring this deep cave serving as an offbeat tourist spot in Koh Lanta. One is required to indulge in a bit of hiking through the jungle before finally reaching the entrance of the cave. Once you enter the cave, it is cold and dark inside.

The closed space and narrow paths make the overall experience quite terrifying in some parts, especially if it is your first caving adventure. Also, one must keep in mind to hire a guide for the adventure because it is possible to get lost.

Highlights: Narrow cave located in the middle of a forest.

Location: Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta District, Krabi 

Getting there: It is best to reach here from Koh Lanta Town by a rented motorbike or scooter.

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Housing fossils believed to be from millions of years ago, Fossil Shell Cemetery is an archaic shell cemetery located not far from Krabi Town. According to the local folklores, these fossils may have been here even 75 million years ago. The uniqueness of the spot lures in a number of tourists every day to explore this attraction demonstrating nature's way of salvation.

The place is especially of importance to those who are interested in geology. Besides, there is a Chinese temple located nearby which can also be explored while you are here.

Highlights: A lesser known tourist spot featuring fossil deposits from millions of years ago. 

Location: Sai Thai, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

Getting there: Travel by taxi from Krabi Town and hire a guide.

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Krabi is a destination with a wealth of unique experiences for tourists, and spending some quality time with elephants at this elephant camp is one of those experiences. Riding an elephant sitting on its back, exploring various shades of a lush forest, and spotting exotic species of animals is what you get to soak in when you choose Nosey Parker’s Elephant Camp for spending a fun day with your family.

The camp is located close to Ao Nang, and also offers activities like river camping and canoeing along with elephant trekking. 

Highlights: An exciting spot for various jungle and river adventure activities.

Location: Nong Thale, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

Getting there: Located 7 km from Ao Nang, Nosey Parker’s Camp can be reached by road by hiring a private cab.

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Ao Nang Beach is the main beach of the Ao Nang region, which is known for its pristine water and vibrant tour boats. Endure one of the best sunsets in Thailand, as the sun takes a deep dive in the calm waters of Ao Nang beach. Take a delve into the fascinating beach of Krabi Island, featuring various water activities.

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The two limestone peaks of Khao Khanap Nam are definitely a sight worth seeing. Located along the Krabi River, the peaks sit side by side as the gateway to the region, each jutting out some 100 meters from the water. There’s no admission fee to visit, although you will need to pay for your boat ride to reach the locality.

Highlights
: There are several caves inside Khao Khanap Nam with impressive clusters of stalactites and stalagmites to marvel at and explore. The mangrove forests surrounding Khao Khanap Nam also make this the perfect area for canoeing or renting a boat for a leisurely afternoon on the water.

Location: Ko Yao YaiKo Yao District, Phang-nga

Getting There: The only way to get to Khao Khanap Nam is by boat from the Chao Fa Pier in Krabi. It is a 15-minute scenic ride by long-tail boat.
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Being an ideal getaway from the hustle of city life, Si Bo Ya Island is one of the famous islands near Krabi. Being essentially an abode of the island fisherman, many tourists come here to learn more about the culture, facility, living conditions of these fishermen.

The island is close to both Jum Island and Pu Island. White beech, blue waters, some rocky terrains, and an excellent relaxing ambiance make this island so popular near Krabi. The long stretched beaches are ideal for a sand walk with friends and loved ones.

Highlights: Swimming is not an advisable sport here since the water is quite cloudy but however one can obviously enjoy activities like Sea Canoeing & Kayaking, Cycling & Mountain Biking. The sunset from the beach is the most awe-striking beauty of the island.

Location
: Southern coast of Krabi province

Getting There: You can rent a motorbike or go by a ferry boat ride.
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Maya Bay is most famously known for its feature in the famous movie starring Leonardo Di Caprio where they escape to a “Paradise-like Island”, Paradise it definitely is. Surrounded by crystal blue-green waters and hidden behind three towering cliffs this is a beach that one has to visit. Due to its popularity, it’s always crowded with hoards of day trippers. 

Activities: Snorkeling and diving are excellent throughout the bay, large underwater boulders are encrusted with coral and brightly colored fish are numerous. Visibility is excellent. 

Highlights: Sea kayaking is also popular. Kayaking tour boats come into the bay and moor while letting clients explore.

Location: Maya Bay, Krabi

Getting There: You can reach here by a 
Long Tail Boat.
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Encircled by coral and clear waters, densely forested KoHai is the most developed of the Trang Islands. The long blonde windswept beach on the eastern coast spills into tranquil waters with a sandy bottom. With no indigenous population, a bunch of attractive resorts has the whole island to themselves. One of the best places to visit in Krabi is Koh Hai island.

Highlights:
 The Island offers an endless supply of diving and snorkeling activities and leisurely resorts.

Location: 
Nearby Koh Lanta in the Andaman Ocean

Getting There: 
Long-tail and speedboat transfers is the easiest way to travel to the island.

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People Also Ask About Krabi

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Krabi with your family?

    1. The Emerald Pool: The Emerald Pool(Sa Morakot)  at the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park is one of the unique places to see in Krabi and should be on your must-see list. It is a turquoise blue natural pond consisting of freshwater provided by natural streams that flow down from the hills. The trekking trail which leads to the Emerald Pool is brimming with nature’s beauty and calls for a truly enthralling experience.

    2. Tiger Cave Temple: 
    At a distance of  3 kilometres from Krabi Town, Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave Temple) is one of the revered tourist attractions in Krabi. The temple's establishment dates back to 1975. (B.E. 2518). Owing to the prominent tiger paw impressions inside the cave, the Buddhist Temple derives its name.  Along with being a place of worship, Wat Tham Sua is a recognised Buddhist meditation centre.

    3. Ao Thalane: 
    Nestled amidst charming Karst formations, Ao Thalane is one of the excellent places to see Krabi with family. Being untouched by commercialisation, it is immensely rich in flora and fauna. Over the years, Ao Thalane has emerged to be a hub of Sea Kayaking. Glide in your Kayak through an extensive chain of Mangrove Forests and spectacular Limestone Canyons to explore the region’s ecosystem at your own pace.

    4. Krabi Elephant Sanctuary: 
    Krabi Elephant Sanctuary is a long-term habitat for elephants to live in a natural setting free of exploitation and mistreatment. If you are an animal enthusiast, this is your place to be! Krabi Elephant Sanctuary is one of the famous tourist attractions in Krabi. At Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, visitors get the opportunity to interact and feed the Elephants.

  2. Which are the best places to visit in Krabi in 3 days?

    1. Phra Nang Caves: On the east side of the Railay Bay, Phra Nang Caves is one of the geologically formed places to see in Krabi. Known for its Stalactites and Stalagmites formations, it must be in every travellers’ bucket list.

    2. Koh Phi Phi: 
    Ko Phi Phi is a stunning archipelago and is one of the pulsating tourist attractions in Krabi province. Beautiful beaches and quiet bays surround the  islands. Striking limestone cliffs, white sands, and waving palms rise above the azure oceans while colorful coral reefs and vivid aquatic life can be found beneath the surface.

    3. The Emerald Pool: 
    The Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot) in the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park is one of the unique places to see in Krabi. Nestled amidst lush greenery, the turquoise blue coloured natural pond is a sight to behold.

    4. Tiger Cave Temple
    Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave Temple), located 3 kilometres from Krabi Town, first opened its doors in 1975. (2518 B.E.). It is one of the revered tourist attractions in Krabi. Apart from being a Buddhist Temple, Wat Tham Sua is also a well-known Buddhist Meditation Centre.

  3. Is 4 days in Krabi enough?

    If you are looking for a quick getaway, 4 Days & 3 Nights in Krabi is good enough to explore and soak in the highlights of the place. 

    Day 1: 

    1. Unwind on Railay Beach

    2. Explore the Krabi Town

    3. Shop At Ao Nang Night Market

    Day 2: 

    1. Island Hopping.

    2. Scuba Diving/ Snorkelling

    Day 3: 

    1. Indulge in a trek to the Emerald Pool bypassing lush greenery.

    2. Visit the Tiger Cave Temple

    Day 4: 

    1. Kayak At Ao Thalane
    2. Cultural Show At Paka Park
  4. Is Krabi worth visiting?

    Yes, Krabi is worth visiting for a holiday retreat. It is known for its spectacular landscapes, popular beach resorts, and a plethora of outlying islands demanding to be explored.

  5. What should I wear in Krabi?

    Since the weather in Krabi is hot and humid, light and airy clothes are ideal. Beachwear, flip-flops, sunscreen, and sunglasses are all must-haves for visitors who want to enjoy the sun and the water.

  6. How far is Krabi from Bangkok?

    Bangkok and Krabi are about 800 kilometres apart by road and 650 kilometres apart by air.
  7. What is Krabi known for?

    Krabi is known for its unparalleled natural aura dotted with pristine beaches, Karst landscapes, lush green Mangroves, colourful coral reefs, and diverse marine life.

  8. What is the best way to travel from Bangkok to Krabi?

    The best way to travel from Bangkok to Krabi is via a flight. The travel time is 1.5 hours. 

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I felt amazing being with my family and islands around. The best part was snorkeling.
I and my partner don't want to miss this chance that Thrillophilia offers to us, we are always happy with the service provided by them. The accommodations, foods, and location were very satisfying, The place is really beautiful the 4 island has a good view, beautiful flora, and fauna. We really enjoyed kayaking and explored the place which was fun. We had nice sightseeing at James bond island, and at Phi Phi Island we had greater leisure time at the beach, fun watersport activity, and even we visit the national park these are the places we covered and it was simply ' AWESOME' by its scenic beauty. Nice experience in the long tail boat and speed boat. Airport picked-up and dropped-off were on time... Really the trip was perfectly planned and well-executed. This is a good trip for family too. We are so happy that the whole trip was hassle-free throughout.
Went to this beautiful place on a 7 days trip with my partner. The trip was organized very well by Thrillophilia. We had a wonderful time and an unforgettable trip. The foods there were really good with the good quality they served us, the accommodations were very nice and felt comfortable the entire stay. Nicely arranged to transport the whole trip. Very beautiful and famous islands we visited with lots of fun. It was such an incredible experience we had...
No doubt from the name of the package itself we are happy and we are glad that our tour really turned out a splendid one. The way they organized the tour was absolutely great and the service we get the entire tour was excellent. The resorts arranged for us was beautiful and comfortable. Foods were incredibly delicious, We really loved the island's visit and we had a great activity there which was fun throughout. Nice photos we clicked. From the start till the end we really enjoyed the tour with lots of amazing memories. This is really worth recommending others.
So happy with this trip all it went so greatly as pre-planned by the team. Right from day 1 till day 7 it went exactly as the itinerary, we visited all the places and get all the activities as promised. We did not face any sort of problem anywhere. The accommodation and transport were very good and very spacious, Thank you for arranging a trip like this. Phi Phi islands, James Bone islands, 4-Islands are truly worth seeing a place.
Overall it was a nice experience. I must recommend this tour to everyone.

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