Close to the Andaman coast in Thailand, Krabi ensures travellers an ideal tropical holiday amidst its more than 150 islands that feature pristine beaches, hidden corals and several mangroves. Take a look at some amazing wonders of Krabi you should not miss while holidaying in Thailand.
Phi Phi Islands
Counted among the loveliest group of islands in South Asia, Phi Phi Islands are a perfect place to experience the best of tropical beaches, giant rock formations, magnificent corals and several hidden mangroves. You can take a 40-minute speedboat ride from Krabi mainland to get there. Unbeatable diving and snorkelling opportunities and mouth watering sea food and world-class delicacies are among the main draws of this destination.
A group of tiny islands along the coast of Krabi Koh Hong has several pristine white sand beaches, corals and mangroves. The place promises the best of beach fun along with thrilling adventure watersports – swimming, kayaking, scuba diving and snorkelling. A visit to Koh Hong is incomplete without hiking on the Limestone Mountains around the island. You can also explore here a number of restaurants and shacks serving an array of delicious local delicacies.
Wat Tham Sua
Popularly known as “Tiger Cave Temple”, Wat Tham Sua is one of the renowned temples in Krabi and a tourist hot spot that is visited by thousands of travellers every year. Located in the centre of the Kiriwong Valley, the temple guarantees an unmatched spiritual experience amidst wonderful lush green landscape that surrounds it. The 1,237 steps climb leading up to the summit and a perfect 360° view of Krabi from the top are a couple of other lures that drive scores of adventurous travellers to this destination. The ancient ‘footprint of Buddha’ is a major attraction to explore here.
Railay Beaches and Caves
Also known as “Rai Leh”, Railay Beaches and Caves, is one of the major tourist attractions of Krabi. If you wish to spend some peaceful moments on the beaches, you can explore these beautiful caves that lie amidst numerous cliffs and rocks. This place is quite popular among rock climbers; and water sports lovers can enjoy various activities here especially snorkelling. The white sands, aqua blue ocean water and limestone cliffs make this place an ideal escape for couples.
Klong Thom Hot Springs
The premier inland tourist attraction of Krabi, Klong Thom Hot Springs is a therapeutic and soothing place to spend a perfect day in Krabi in the company of nature. Located in the middle of a small forest, some 70 km from Krabi and near the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, these hot springs offer an utterly relaxing natural set up. Just lay comfortably in the hot pools with water channelling from the thermal springs in the rocks and admire the lush rainforest around. The flowing water here is rich in minerals and is said to cure a number of ailments.