Krabi Southern Thailand
The Major Tourist Attractions in Krabi Province
Krabi Province and its Capital City, Krabi City are one of the better holiday destinations of Southern Thailand. The Province comprisess 4,700 square Kilometers, the topography of which is rugged karst coastline interspersed with lovely beaches along the Andaman Sea Coastline with mountains and highlands inland. The important thing to remeber about Krabi is that it is on the mainland sside of many other excellent locations including, Phuket, Phi Phi Islands, Ao Phang Nga as well as those listed below in Krabi Province.
Phi Phi Islands (Mo Ko Phi Phi) This area is in fact an archipelago situated in an area of 42 square Kilometers. The main Island is Phi Phi Don which is an area of 28 square kilometers and which is the location for hotels and resorts. It is mostly rugged high karst country especially from the west side but has two major twin bays with white curved beaches called Ao Lo Da Lam and Ao Ton Sai. This is the area devastated by the Tsunami. However the more spectacular Island is Phi Phi Le covering 6.6 kilometers of inaccessible land mass but with astonishing cliff scenery and several inlets and their beaches. The major attractions are the bays Ao Pi Le, Ao Maya and Ao Lo Sa Ma. One should also not miss the experience of circumnavigating this rugged Island.
- The two mountains of Khao Khanap Nam. These two 100 meter tall Karsk limestone peaks dominate the scenery at Krabi and have become the regions symbol. Here you will be able to explore caves containing stalactites and stalagmites. Khao Khanap Nam is 15 minutes away by tail boat ride from the Chao Fa Pier.
Than Bok National Park.
- Mu Ko Poda. This is a karsk limestone peaked Island with sandy beaches and pristine water coral reefs surrounding it. It is located 8 kilometers offshore south of Ao Nang where many tourists have accommodation. The boat trip from there will take 30 minutes. It is an excellent location for fishing. Also located here are the other Islands of Khwan, Kai, Mo and Thap. The lovely sanding beaches are best seen at low tides.
Thale Weak (meaning ''separated sea''). The Krabi region is subject to significant tides, and here also at low tide is exposed a white sand beach which connects two Islands.
- Su san Hoi Fossil Shell Beach. This area was over 40 million years ago a fresh water swamp which was the habitat of large fresh water mollusks. These became embedded in rock slab formations. When the area was submerged with sea water the submerged formations merged with limestone to form a slap some 40 centimeters thick now called '' Shelly Limestone ''. These have subsequently been broken leaving massive formations on the seashore. The term ''Su san Hoi'' means ''shell cemetery''.
Rai Le Krabi
Rai Le Beach. Here two beaches are surrounded by Karst Limestone cliffs making access inaccessible by land. When traveling there by boat also look ast the neighbouring Phra Nang Beach and the surrounding limestone caves.
Noppharat Thara Beach. This is a 3 kilometer long sandy beach which wanders to the Ko Khao Pak Khlong Island. The beach is famous for its sea shells.
Mu Ko Lanta National Park. This area is a National Marine Park and covers 153 square kilometers, mostly sea. The major Islands here to see are Lanta Yai, Lanta Noi, Ngai, Taleng Beng, Ha and Rok.
- Ao Nang Beach. This is a developed tourist area providing a range of hotels, resorts, bungalows and guesthouses. Here is a place to stay and then travel out to more than 84 Islands and their beaches and coral reefs.