Tourism Authority of Thailand
License Number: 11/2802
The province Krabi, in southern Thailandís Andaman Sea, is the tropical paradise and only an hourís flight from Bangkok. Krabi is blessed with a plethora of natural wonders for the senses from beaches and bays to waterfalls and Hot Springs.
Last Modified On: Thursday, 02/November/2006 01:04:13am
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The province Krabi, in southern Thailand’s Andaman Sea, is the tropical paradise and only an hour’s flight from Bangkok. Krabi is blessed with a plethora of natural wonders for the senses from beaches and bays to waterfalls and Hot Springs. For the active travelers, there are a host of nearby sea excursions and snorkeling trips that can be easily arranged. Offshore the uninhabited islands of Poda, Rang Nok and Hua Kwan offer opportunities for sea canoe expeditions, snorkeling and diving.
Krabi Town: The town of Krabi is small and still sufficiently undeveloped to warrant the term “quaint”. The town lies some 20 km. up the river from the beach area and surrounded by Mount Kanab Nam, a lowering limestone mountain reputed as Krabi’s landmark. Through the scenic mangrove forest, Krabi has a small but active fishing port. Visitors can take a boat from here to the isolated Phra Nang Peninsular or out to Phi Phi Islands. One may rent a canoe or kayak to explore the shoreline or venture deep into the mysterious but ever charming mangrove forest.
Other Beaches (Ao Nang): Towering over Phra Nang Peninsular and Rai Ley Beach are huge cliffs that soar 1,000 feet and more. The beach is cut off from all land transport by sheer rock walls, necessitating entry by boat. Accommodation is limited to small bungalows while the beautiful designed bungalows of the Rayavadee Premier Resort hidden away among rocky outcrops. There is another stretch of beach, Klong Muang, that is accessed by road. The area is former rubber plantation with a beautiful unspoiled white sand beach.