There is more to Krabi than just its natural beauty. The lush, verdant vegetation is well complimented by the turquoise waters of the sea teeming with a colourful marine life, exotic islands and stunning sand beaches. There is a plethora of things to see and do on in Krabi. If you are planning a visit to Krabi, here are five attractions that you may like to check out.
The Krabi coastline is dotted with approximately 200 islands many of which just jut out from the sea and have no landing access. Then there are others that are uninhabited with tiny beaches, intricate cave systems and coral reefs. You can rent a local boat from Krabi Town and go island hopping. Alternatively you can also explore them with a guide. Guided tours are widely available and the trips usually include includes snorkelling or kayaking. Of special note are the Phi Islands surrounded by crystal clear seas and coral reefs and Koh Lanta, with around 25km of sandy beaches along its west coast.
Krabi's famous natural beauty finds rich reflection in the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park. Visit the Crystal Lagoon in the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park, a lowland forest rich in bio-diversity, with a nature trail and a crystal lagoon. You can spot rare species of plants, animals and birds including the Pitta Gurney bird which was once considered extinct.
Considered to be amongst the loveliest in Southeast Asia, these islands are a 45 minutes speed boat ride and 90-minute ferryboat ride from Phuket. The picture postcard islands are prefect for a tropical getaway. You can spend time on the beautiful beaches, view the vivid marine life and see the stunning rock formations.
Standing at a height of 100 metres, these mountains are one of Krabi's most famous landmarks. They act as a natural gateway to Krabi city. The river running between the two cliffs makes for a great photographic opportunity. The mountains are home to some caves with stalagmites and stalactites, and also some spiritual sites. However the location is also known for the fact that a large number of human skeletons were once found here. You can climb one of the mountains, explore a mangrove forest and visit a traditional Thai fishing village.
The charming, laid back market area is the place to head to if you wish to savour some local flavours. Aside from being the main commercial and transit point for the province, it also boasts a unique ambience which is in complete contrast to the surrounding beach areas. The centre of activity is the river which is brimming with activity with fishing boats and river taxis ferrying passengers to near and far. From the pier to the west of the town, you can catch a ride to the surrounding beaches and islands.