25 main attractions of Krabi province
When travelers speak dreamily of the amazing Andaman, they usually mean Krabi Island, with its distinctive karst formations that curve along the coast like a giant limestone fortress, or rise from the islands overhanging idyllic white-sand beaches.
Rock climbers will find their nirvana in Raleigh, while the “shipwrecked” should head to Ko Lanta, Phi Phi Phi, or any of the more than 150 islands scattered along this 120-kilometer coastline.
Here’s a list of Krabi province’s most breathtaking sights.
Hin Daeng Diving spot
Hin Daeng diving spot.| Photo: Arend Kuester / Flickr.
The underwater part of Hin Daeng is rightfully considered the second best diving site in Thailand after Richelieu Rock, located near the border with Myanmar.
It is in this place of the country can make the deepest dive. It is also a known habitat for the largest pelagic fish, including, sharks, tuna, and sometimes whale sharks and manta rays.
GPS coordinates: 7°09’06.8″N 98°49’15.1″E.
Hin Muang Coral Projection
Hin Muang Coral ledge.
This solitary coral ledge in the middle of the sea at a depth of between 19 and 24 meters serves as a splash point for large pelagic fish.
Several leopard sharks, groupers, tuna, occasional whale sharks, and manta rays can be spotted here. It itself is named after the unusual purple corals that abundantly cover it.
GPS coordinates: 7°40’14.7″N 98°47’24.8″E.
Tham Seua Temple
Tham Seua Temple | Photo: Anna Fuster / Flickr.
Explore this wide scenic hill and cave temple complex located 9 km northwest of Krabi City on a day trip. At the entrance to the park you will see 1,260 steps, which you can take a rather grueling ascent to a 600-meter karst peak.
After a 30 to 40 minute ascent, the most alert and intrepid hikers are rewarded with a grand view of the golden Buddha statues erected here, the gilded stupa and a fantastic panorama of the sea behind Ao Nang.
The ascent is best started as early as possible, there is drinking water at the top, although it is not unreasonable to take it with you. To see the rest of the equally interesting sites, take the winding route through a small forested valley behind the mountain range where the main sanctuary is located.
You will see several limestone caves hiding Buddha images, statues and altars. This is a sacred place, so you should dress appropriately, covering your shoulders and knees and avoiding tight clothing.
Address: Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand.
Ban Si Raya Town
Ban Si Raya Town.
Halfway down the east coast of Lanta is the town of Ban Si Raya. It was once the original port and trading center of the island, providing a safe harbor for Arab and Chinese merchant ships sailing between Phuket, Penang and Singapore.
Known locally as Lanta’s Old Town, it has an atmosphere very different from the rest of the island, with century-old wooden houses on stilts and storefronts transformed into charming, characteristic guest houses.
Restaurants located on the pier offer fresh catch with magnificent views of the sea, and there are also some pretty bohemian stores.
Address: Ban Si Raya Community Shipyard Garage, Koh Lant, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand.
Phi Phi Lookout
Viewpoint at Phi Phi | Photo: Kent MacElwee / Flickr.
The grueling climb to the Phi Phi viewpoint is a fairly steep 20- to 30-minute climb up hundreds of stone steps and narrow, winding paths.
Follow the signs on the road leading northeast from Ton Sai village. Be sure to bring a bottle of water, and you may need to take a break.
Once you reach the observation deck, you’ll be rewarded with a grandiose panorama of the lush and lush green mountains of Phi Phi. From here head over the hill and through the jungle to the tranquil eastern beaches.
Address: View Point 1 (I love Phi Phi) 163 หมู่ที่ 7 ตำบล อ่าวาง อำเภอเมืองกระบี่ กระบี่ 81000.
Laguna Pile | Photo: CaliVita International / Flickr.
Pile is one of two magnificent emerald lagoons hiding inside Phi Phi Phi. You can find it off the east coast.
It’s predictably busy, but you can still get the thrill of kayaking between the towering perennial limestone cliffs.
The address is Pileh Lagoon Andaman Sea, 81000, Thailand.
Moo Ko Lanta National Park
A view of the Mu Ko Lanta National Park.
Under the patronage of this marine national park, established back in 1990, there are 16 islands of the Ko Lanta group, including the southern tip of Ko Lanta Yai.
The park is increasingly threatened by the rapid development of tourism infrastructure on the west coast of Ko Lanta Yai, although other islands in the archipelago are doing much better.
Ko Rock Nai is still very beautiful, with a picturesque crescent-shaped bay surrounded by cliffs, beautiful coral reefs and a sparkling white sand beach. On the neighboring island of Ko Rock Nok camping with the permission of the headquarters of the national park.
On the east side of Ko Lanta Yai, in Ko Talabeng, there are some spectacular limestone caves. They can be viewed as part of kayaking tours. The national park headquarters and visitor center are located in Laem Tanod, at the southern tip of Ko Lanta Yai, which is accessed by a steep paved road.
There are several hiking trails, two beaches and a magnificent scenic lighthouse, camping and bungalows in the middle of wildlife.
Address: Mu Ko Lanta National Park, Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta, Krabi, Thailand.
Ao Maya Cove
Ao Maya Cove | Photo: lin Judy(快樂雲) / Flickr.
Majestic Ao Maya, surrounded by green cliffs, is located on the western shoreline of Phi Phi Le.
In 1998, its magnificent coastline was used as the setting for the movie “The Beach,” based on the cult novel by Alex Garland. Although the production team brought the scene back to its original appearance before leaving, many argue that damage was still done to the ecosystem.
In 2018, from June to September, Thai authorities temporarily closed Ao Maya to visitors, as part of a crackdown on the devastating effects of excessive tourist activity on the island. In 2018, the ban was extended indefinitely.
The level of shipping and environmental degradation, by the way, in the high season Ao Maya receives up to 5,000 visitors a day, somewhat disturb the overall tranquility, although the setting is still impressive.
Address: Maya Bay, Aonang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand.
Viking Cave | Photo: CaliVita International / Flickr.
At the northeastern tip of the island, Viking Cave is a major accumulation of extremely valuable swifts’ nests, a key component of China’s signature bird’s nest soup.
Dexterous gatherers have to climb the fragile bamboo forests to the top of the cave to gather them. Before climbing, they pray and sacrifice tobacco, incense, and liquor.
The cave got its deceptive nickname because of the four hundred-year-old rock paintings of boats, which look like Viking rooks, created by fishermen passing Chinese junks.
Address: Viking Cave, Aonang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand.
Tham Khao Maikaeo Cave Complex
Tham Khao Maikaeo Cave Complex.
This complex of caves and tunnels was formed by monsoon rains seeping through crevices in the limestone over millions of years.
Here you can see halls the size of a real cathedral, with bizarre stalactites and stalagmites, tiny passages that you have to squeeze through by hand or on your knees, and even an underground swimming pool. The tour usually takes two hours and you will need good shoes.
To get there, follow the main road from Hat Khlong Tob along the east coast to the appropriate signpost.
The address is Khao Mai Khew Cave, Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta, Krabi, Thailand.
Sa Phra Nang Lagoon (Princess Lagoon)
Sa Phra Nang Lagoon (Princess Lagoon). | Photo: Vyacheslav Argenberg / Flickr.
In the middle of the trail connecting Raleigh East and Tham Phra Nang beaches, you can see a rocky, jungle-drowned path leading upwards, straight to the hidden lagoon.
The first part of the trail is a ten-minute ascent uphill, using special ropes, then at the fork you must turn and descend a steep slope to the lagoon.
If you turn left at the fork, you quickly reach an impressive lookout point. All in all, it is a strenuous, yet acceptable and short hike.
The address is Princess Lagoon, Aonang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand.
Tham Phra Nang
Tham Phra Nang.
At the eastern end of Tham Phra Nang Beach is this important shrine to local fishermen, both Muslim and Buddhist, who make offerings in the form of carved wooden phalluses, in the hope that the spirit of the Indian princess residing there, will provide a good catch.
According to ancient legend, a royal barge with a princess on board sank here during a storm, it happened in the III century BC. The spirit who lives in the cave helps all who give him their respect.
Address: Ao Phra Nang Beach, Aonang, Thailand.
Railay View Point
Railay View Point | Photo: Caitriana Nicholson / Flickr.
A steep, bumpy trail leads to this viewpoint, which offers a truly incredible panorama of the island. The trail starts in the middle of the road linking Raleigh East and Tham Phra Nang beaches.
Note that the first part of the trail consists of a ten-minute climb up the mountain with the aid of the support ropes strung there. Then, you must turn left at the fork to reach the lookout point.
GPS coordinates: 8°00’25.2″N 98°50’29.5″E.
View from Laem Tanod.
The wild, overgrown, mountainous southern tip of the island has steep bluffs and massive slopes for intrepid motorcyclists. The road to the headquarters of the marine national park crosses a canal, which becomes quite deep in the rainy season.
Address: Ko Lanta National Park, Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta, Krabi, Thailand.
A sunken ferry
This passenger ferry sank in 1997 after colliding with a nearby anemone reef. It is no longer safe to dive inside the wreck.
There are many interesting sea creatures to see, including perches, leopard sharks, barracudas, scorpionfish, winged sharks and turtles.
GPS coordinates: 7°51’16.6″N 98°35’52.4″E.
Ko Rock Nai Island.
Part of Mu Koh Lanta National Park is the beautiful island of Ko Rock Nai, with a picturesque crescent-shaped bay surrounded by cliffs, magnificent coral reefs and a white-sand beach. The island is closed to visitors from May 16 to October 31.
Address: Ko Karak Nai เกาะรอกน้อย Ko Libong, Kantang Trang Thailand.
Ko Ha Islands (Five Island).
Ko Ha Islands (Five Island).
The water here is so clear that it provides excellent visibility at depths of 18 to 34 meters, where there are many marine life, including turtles, as well as beautiful corals and a three-chambered cave called The Cathedral.
Address: Ko Ha (Five Island), Khao Thong, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand.
The Kledkaeo Wreck.
What to see in Krabi for diving enthusiasts? Of course a decommissioned Thai Navy ship that was intentionally sunk in March 2014 and has been used as a dive site ever since.
The local underwater inhabitants are winged whales, perch and barracuda.
GPS coordinates: 7°41’25.7″N 98°46’14.9″E.
Ko Rok Nok Islands
Ko Rok Nok Island.
Ko Rok Nok Island has superb coral reefs, and you can also camp here, but only with permission from the national park headquarters. The island is closed to visitors from May 16 to October 31.
Address: Rock Islands, Thailand.
Hin Bida Phi Phi Reef
Hin Bida Phi Phi Reef.
The reef, with hard corals, turtles, leopard sharks, occasional manta rays and whale sharks, at depths from 5 – 30 meters, is probably the best dive site available here.
GPS coordinates: 7°40’04.3″N 98°47’38.8″E.
On the east side of Koh Lanta Yai Island, Koh Talabeng has spectacular limestone caves that you can visit as part of sea kayaking tours.
The address is Kau Dalabeng เกาะตะละเบ็ง Ko Lanta Noi, Ko Lanta Thailand.
A picturesque reef with hard corals, numerous anemones and resident clownfish. Local depth varies from 17 to 26 meters.
GPS coordinates: 7°49’04.1″N 98°34’33.8″E.
Shell Shell Cemetery
Shell Shell Cemetery.
About 8 km east of Ao Nang Beach, in the eastern part of Ao Nam Mao is the Shell Graveyard, which is a giant slabs formed from millions of tiny fossilized shells, 75 million years old.
There is also a tourist center with interesting geological exhibits, as well as kiosks where you can buy snacks.
Address: Shell Cemetery, Sai Thai, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand.
Tam Phra Nang Nai
Tam Phra Nang Nai.
A wooden boardwalk leads through a series of illuminated caves full of beautiful limestone formations and the squeaks of bats, but as the rainfall pattern changes, the water goes away, and with it the luminescent effects that gave it its name, Diamond Cave.
To get here, follow the signs north from Woking Street.
The address is Diamond Cave / Phra Nang Nai Cave, Aonang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand.
Lanta Animal Welfare Shelter
Lanta Animal Welfare Shelter | Photo: ironypoisoning / Flickr.
This long-standing animal rescue center cares for 30 dogs and 60 cats by feeding, spaying, finding new homes for them, and vaccinating and informing local residents.
Visitors can join hourly 40-minute tours and play with the kittens. The center also welcomes helpers for day-to-day dog walking, and volunteers for longer-term collaborations.
Address: Lanta Animal Welfare, Saladan, Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand.
Attractions in Krabi Province
Ao Nang Bay Maya Bay Hong Island Koh Talu Bamboo Island Long Beach Tiger Temple Raleigh Beach
This website contains a list of Krabi attractions, photos, descriptions, and traveler tips. The list is based on popular travel guides and presented by type, name and rating. Here you’ll find answers to what to see in Krabi Province, where to go, and where the popular and interesting places in Krabi Province are located.
Ao Nang or “Princess Bay” is a very picturesque place in Krabi Province of Thailand. The combination of beautiful beaches, well-developed infrastructure and not too high prices attracts tourists from all over the world.
In Ao Nang itself there are two beaches – Hat Naparat Tara and Hat Ao Nang. The water entry is everywhere gentle, the bottom of the fine-sand, clean and smooth. The only nuance – the tides. They are especially noticeable here. At low tide, the water recedes far enough from the usual shoreline, completely exposing the ocean floor. At low tide, you can walk on the bare bottom and hear the thousands of little crabs rustling in the sand with their swift legs.
All Ao Nang is surrounded by imposing and insanely beautiful limestone cliffs. On their surface “flow” huge stone icicles, resembling cave stalactites. For those who are especially desperate, this is a great opportunity to practice rock climbing. A separate topic – the sunsets on the coast. They are not just beautiful – they are unique, fabulous, fairy-tale and unforgettable. Colors change one another, creating a picture, like the northern lights, but in the southern version.
Along the promenade of Ao Nang are numerous cafes and eateries, where a tasty and quite inexpensive food. If you become a fan of Thai cuisine, you can sign up for a one-day cooking course: all the secrets, of course, you will not reveal, but with the basic dishes will be introduced.
This bay lost in the islands of Phi Phi in the Indian Ocean became world famous by the director Danny Boyle: In his blockbuster “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio the action takes place in this very place. The film tells the story of a commune of people who have found a corner of Paradise on earth and live in isolation from the hustle and bustle of civilization. The events in the film, of course, are fictional, but the metaphor “Paradise Corner” for Maya Bay is not an exaggeration.
The cove on Phi Phi Lei is surrounded by three 100-meter cliffs. Its snow-white sands meet dense jungle thickets and its azure waters hide lush coral reefs.
The beach is part of a protected national park and no accommodation or cooking is allowed here. You can get to Maya Bay as part of tours of the islands of Phi Phi or on private boats, and you have to take food with you. The pristine, unspoiled nature is the reward for the trip.
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A rocky, forested islet, Hong Island is one of many in Thailand’s bathing waters. The steep, rugged cliffs provide a picturesque view, and the small, snow-white beach makes it fun to bask in the sun and swim. Remoteness (though in this case, a little conditional) from the civilized continent allows you to merge with nature.
Hong has its own specific features. It was the city that took the hit of the giant tsunami wave in 2004. Signs of this dramatic event have survived on the island and are even a landmark. Here you can see the remains of wrecked boats, thrown on the shore, or walk the so-called trail “in the footsteps of the tsunami”, trying to understand the terrified people looking for rescue.
Also popular here are snorkeling and a visit to the lagoon, an almost rock-covered cove with mangroves, accessible only at low tide.
Coordinates : 8.07826500,98.67779700
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Ko Talu Island
It is no coincidence that Ko Talu Island is a favorite destination among many travelers. The largest array of mangrove rainforests in all of Southeast Asia and impressive coral reefs serve as a special lure. The clearest water and friendly fish species that are already used to people make the island a kind of pilgrimage center for snorkelers. You can rent a boat at the fishing village and go on a fascinating excursion, admiring the beauty of the caves and waterfalls. After an action-packed vacation, friendly fishermen will offer you a taste of traditional seafood cuisine. Skillfully prepared sergeant fish, swordfish, parrotfish will guide you through the world of gastronomic adventures.
Coordinates : 11.13073900,99.48632200
Bamboo Island is the perfect place to relax. Here you will not see noisy bars and discos. The only entertainment, which is abundant on the island, is sunbathing. If you want, you can also dive with a snorkel and explore the local depths.
It seems that the island got its name from the bamboo bushes, of which there must be a lot, but you will not see them on the beach, and in the nearest vicinity too. Although the island still grows bamboo (and quite plentiful), to be sure of this, you have to climb to the top of the mountains, which are located in the center of the island.
And if bamboo is quite difficult to contemplate, the southern varieties of conifers are found at every step along the entire coastline. By the way, it is the abundance of “Thai” firs that distinguishes Bamboo Island from the rest.
However, most tourists do not come here to explore the local flora, but to fully enjoy the beauty that opens up to their eyes – the crystal clear water of amazing blue color and bubbly white sand.
Coordinates : 8.03611400,98.82339500
At the south end of Tonsai Bay is one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in the world – Long Beach, which faces Phi Phi Le.
It’s teeming with life during the day and totally tranquil at night. Walking along the beach under the starry sky, you can hear only the sounds of nature. This place is covered with warm white sand, which is ideal for fans of diving. During the day, vacationers stroll into the village of Tonsai, walking along narrow forested paths and between the shores.
From November to April, the turquoise waters of the beach are calm, and from May to October, high waves can pose a danger to bathers.
There are comfortable bungalow-style hotels on the beach. Tourists who crave peace, quiet and tranquility come here, there are relatively few people on the beach, so the vacation turns out great.
The Tiger Temple is located at the top of Ao Luk Thanu Mountain near Krabi City. The amazing shrine is known not only for the cave that houses the main hall, but also for the shocking drawings that accompany visitors to the temple. The internal organs of the human body, depicted on the vaults, according to the monks, symbolize the impermanence of existence and the temporality of any being. The great abbot of the temple, Ajahn Jamnien Silasetho, is known as one of the few who have mastered the art of meditation. It is his portrait that has a special place in the central part of the Tiger Temple. Behind Ao Luk Thanu Mountain is a tropical valley of jungle and other caves. Try to climb the 1,272 steps and you will find yourself at the top of the mountain with a unique view of the beauty of Krabi province.
Coordinates : 8.13196900,98.92378800
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Railay Beach is one of the most famous and most visited vacation spots in southern Thailand. The sand here, if that comparison is possible, resembles down – just as soft and just as white. Therefore, this azure lagoon can rightly be called a corner of paradise on earth. The beach is located in a picturesque place, it is surrounded by rocks of bizarre forms, which have caves inside.
It is worth noting that the roads as such on the beach does not exist, and you can move only by boat and boat.
It is noteworthy that the Raleigh consists of four parts, each of which attracts a different audience. For example, Tonsai simply created for rock climbers: in the 80s of the 20th century fans of extreme sports “tried” this beach with its impregnable cliffs and steep cliffs. If you prefer a quieter pastime, you can visit Pra Nang, West and East.
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