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10 Best Things To Do In Krabi


Krabi is located in the southern part of Thailand and has come under tourist radar for its amazing islands teeming with astounding limestone cliffs, pristine white sand beaches and a plethora of natural sites. While the gorgeous shoreline is perfect for relaxing and laid back holiday, the warm sea waters is a great place for water sports such as windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking, body surfing, and swimming. The bustling market of Krabi town, the nightlife of Ao Nang and the Thai street food cannot be ignored as well. There’s a lot to do in Krabi and if you’re planning to visit Krabi, here’s a list of the 10 best things to do in Krabi that you must include in your bucket list.

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1. Go on an Island hopping tour

10 Best Things To Do In Krabi-2 There are more than 200 islands and islets, and many hidden gems in Krabi that are great for day trips or quick stop-offs. You could spend an entire year simply island hopping and still it won’t be enough. Hence the best way to explore the wide variety of beauty and complexity among these islands is signing up for an Island hopping tour. Most island hopping tours include a visit to the Maya Bay beach, Leonardo Di Caprio found paradise in the movie “The Beach” at this island or the James Bond Island where the movie “Man with the Golden Gun” was shot. Other islands like the touristy Phi Phi Island and many other islets are included as well. Excursions commonly include snorkelling stops, lunch breaks and island excursions.

2. Feel the adrenaline rush with a rock climbing

10 Best Things To Do In Krabi-3 Krabi boasts astonishing limestone mountains, striking cliffs and magnificent rocks jutting out of the azure water and if you’re looking for a more adventurous activity to do around Krabi, indulge yourself in a half-day or a full-day rock climbing activity. These rock climbing tours are safe and beginners can enjoy the activity as well. These activities are mostly found in the neighbouring islands of Railay beach or Ton Sai Bay. Many rock climbing school for people of all experience levels can be found in this region.

3. Experience the nightlife of Ao Nang

10 Best Things To Do In Krabi-4 Ao Nang is the main beach town in mainland Krabi and it’s a perfect base for exploring other parts of Krabi for its good connectivity. This resort-town has the most vibrant night scene of anywhere on the mainland. While you won’t find loud sound systems, glittering lights or an all-out partying like you would in Phuket, Ao Nang still offers a lively and fun night out and has its own way of celebration. Ao Nang has a laid back charm, there are many bars with a chilled-out and relaxing vibe. You’ll find many beachside shacks, dive bars, and live-music joints scattered all throughout the area.

4. Go Kayaking

10 Best Things To Do In Krabi-5 Renting a Kayak is a great way to explore Krabi’s rugged coastline which offers excellent opportunities to paddle alongside the shore and explore fascinating sea caves. You can witness astonishing rock formations and also see the marine line beneath you in the crystal clear waters. You can sign up for a group kayaking tour which lets you explore hidden lagoons, dense mangroves and other popular sites. There are several Cruises & Water Tours that include kayaking and snorkelling in there island hopping packages as well. Ao Thalane is the most popular spot among tourists for kayaking.

5. Visit the Phi Phi Islands

10 Best Things To Do In Krabi-6 Phi Phi islands are among Thailand’s most popular beach trip destinations. The islands are ridiculously beautiful, showcasing majestic limestone cliffs and frosty white beaches. Phi Phi has two main islands- Phi Phi Leh and Phi Phi Don. While Phi Phi Don attracts tourists to stay on its lovely shores, Phi Phi Leh is famous for its beautiful bays and beaches. Hiking, rock climbing, snorkelling and scuba diving are few of the many activities and water sports that you and indulge in Phi Phi Islands.

6. Explore the Railay beaches and caves

10 Best Things To Do In Krabi-7 Railay is one of the most popular beach areas in Thailand. A little south of Ao Nang, Railay peninsula is accessible only by boat and presents a timeless tranquil world. During the peak season, Railay is a great place to be, with beach parties, full moon parties, black moon parties, impromptu live music get-togethers. It is also home to many food stalls, souvenir shops, tattoo parlours, bars and night spots. In this small peninsula, you’ll find mesmerising beaches, astonishing limestone cliffs and hidden lagoons and caves inside the cliffs. While Railay East is where the most party scenes and chilling happens, Railay West is appreciated for offering breathtaking views of the moon rising over the limestone cliffs.

7. Visit the Tiger Cave Temple and other interesting shrines

10 Best Things To Do In Krabi-8 Take a break from the beaches and head to Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave Temple), one of Krabi’s major attractions. The temple complex has numerous limestone caves and inside one of the caves are what appears to be tiger paw prints embedded in the stone, and hence the name. However, the main tourist attraction is a 1,272-step climb up a limestone tower. It is a tough climb, especially in the Thai climate, but you’re rewarded when you reach the top with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, dramatic limestone cliff formations, and verdant rainforests. Another cultural highlight is the biggest and perhaps the most important temple in Krabi town, Wat Kaew Korawaram. The white exterior looks like something from a fairy tale and the walls are covered with murals.

8. Shop at the Night Markets

10 Best Things To Do In Krabi-9 Strolling through Krabi’s night markets is the best place to sample a wide range of Thai street food and shop for the souvenirs. Night market can be found in the bustling plaza in downtown Krabi where you’ll get everything from local handicrafts and art to tourist t-shirts and trinkets. The streets are lined with shops and stalls and almost everything is for a bargain. For bargain hunters, these night markets are one of the best places where you can haggle and get most of the stuff at reasonable prices.

9. Swim in the Beautiful Emerald Pool

10 Best Things To Do In Krabi-10 There are a plethora of natural sites in Krabi, and the Emerald Pool in Thung Teao Forest Natural Park is among the best ones. After hiking a short trail into the jungle, you’ll reach the crystal clear pool, where you can swim and enjoy before exploring further forest trails and waterfalls. Emerald Pool is a must-visit in Krabi and is heaven for the water babies. Try to visit as early as you can to avoid the crowd as this place has recently become quite popular among the tourists.

10. Soak in the Hot Spring

10 Best Things To Do In Krabi-11 The trip to Emerald Pool is often combined with a visit to Klong Thom Hot Springs. Soaking in the natural hot springs is one of the most relaxing things to do in Krabi. Situated in volcanic chambers, these therapeutic springs are believed to cure people of ailments like rheumatism and sciatica. Located about 70 km from Krabi Town, the hot springs is in the heart of beautiful rainforests. The nature lovers can enjoy dipping into the natural stone jacuzzis, making it a perfect place to relax.

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