Exploring Krabi, A Hidden Paradise in Thailand

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Featuring incredible landscapes and amazing experiences, Krabi is home to some unbelievable and unforgettable paradise destinations. While several travelers come here for a short break, it is most definitely worth a prolonged stay.

Where is this Gem?

Krabi is a town on the west coast of southern Thailand, around 820 kilometres from Bangkok. The reason why lots of travelers visit is because Krabi’s location lends itself for onward travel to popular islands such as Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta.

However, simply passing through this remarkable port of call is a big mistake. Not only does Krabi boast some spellbinding scenery featuring epic rock formations and mangrove-lined coasts, but its location is also perfect for those wanting to explore a bit of authenticity on their Thailand Holidays.

Where to go in Krabi?

Railay Beach

Situated around 45 minutes from the main town, this crescent-shaped beach is a phenomenal site to behold. The only man-made object you’ll see from the golden beach, which is surrounded by lush forests and imposing outcrops, is the odd humble fishing boat. This means that sampling a fresh seafood dish at one of the nearby restaurants is essential.

Krabi Tiger Cave

It doesn’t get more awe-inspiring than this. Look one way and you’ll be astounded by the endless scenery, but turn around and the tall golden Buddha statue is sure to bring out your spiritual side. The temple is made up of several natural caves, which monks call their home and consider a truly sacred place of worship.

What to do in Krabi?

Elephant Trekking 

These mammals are an extremely important part of Thai culture, as white elephants are considered sacred and a symbol of royal power. So, getting closer to these magnificent animals on a trek through the jungle is a great way of understanding just how loved they really are.

Mangrove Tours

The Krabi estuary features wonderfully scenic mangrove-lined channels, which enable tourists to get up close and personal with some native creatures. You’ll also be able to witness Khao Kanab Nam, the famous limestone rocks that rise a hundred metres above the water and are one of Krabi’s most recognisable symbols.

So, instead of briefly stopping in Krabi, make this superb destination a prolonged priority.

Photo credits in order of appearance: Railay Beach, by Xabi Ezpeleta, shared under a Creative Commons License and Image by Li Tsin Soon, shared under a Creative Commons License.

Note: this post was made possible and brought to you by partner Thomson.


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One Response to Exploring Krabi, A Hidden Paradise in Thailand

  1. upena1 January 8, 2015 at 4:59 am #

    You fail to mention that Railay Beach is a boat ride away and that there is East and West Railay. One is a beautiful beach and the other is better for climbing rocks. And, promoting the abuse of elephants is not really a good idea.

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