Krabi is located approximately 165 km (103 mi) east of Phuket, in southern Thailand. It is on the Strait of Malacca and is noted for its natural beauty. There are solitary limestone peaks, both on land and in the sea. Ko Phi Phi is the most famous island in the region. Many travelers prefer Krabi over the commercialized Phuket.
Tambon Krabi Noi, Tambon Pak Nam, Tambon Ao Nang
The foundation of the Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) dates back to 1975 when a Vipassana monk went to meditate in the cave. During his meditation, he witnessed tigers roaming around the cave. Surrounded the temple are tropical rain forests and mountains. Many Thanu ancient artifacts were found around the cave and temple grounds. In various parts of the temple, human skeletons and decorated skulls can also be seen. At the top of the mountain there is a large golden Buddha statue and visitors can get a panoramic view of Krabi town.
Krabi Town is the centre of Krabi, a bustling waterfront area with outdoor sculptures, shops, food and souvenir stalls, restaurants and bars. A popular night market on weekends is held here. The nearby Chaofah Park provides a scenic promenade for both locals and tourists to relax.
Railay, also known as Rai Leh, is a small peninsula between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang. It is surrounded by high limestone cliffs and these cliffs attract rock climbers from all over the world. The area is also popular due to its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and quiet relaxing atmosphere.
Tambon Khao Khram, Tambon Ao Nang
Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam (lit."two water canal”) is a tranquil and refreshing mangrove swamp with elevated walkways. The park has abundant mangroves and banyan trees. One special feature about the park is clear water streaming down the limestone formations and eventually mixing with ocean water, showing a beautiful emerald colour as it gets closer to the ocean. It is also a popular destination for kayaking.
The Phi Phi Islands are an island group between the island of Phuket and the west Strait of Malacca coast. The islands are administratively part of Krabi province with Ko Phi Phi Don being the largest and most visited of the group. Phi Phi Don was initially populated by Muslim fishermen during the late-1940s, and later became a coconut plantation. The islands feature breathtaking beaches and clear water. Ko Phi Phi is one of Thailand's most famous destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling, kayaking and other marine recreational activities.