Highlights of Krabi province

Krabi province is a fast-growing resort located on the southwest coast of Thailand, on the opposite side of Phuket island, on the side of the Pang Nga Strait, an area of 4,700 km².

Krabi is the perfect place for those who like to combine a relaxing vacation on the beach with active travel and contemplation of the natural beauty of Thailand. Both on land and water, Krabi's main attractions are concentrated. These are islands, caves, national parks and temples.

Temple of the Tiger Cave (What Tham Suea)

The most visited Buddhist temple in the province is located at the foot of a mountain surrounded by a centuries-old forest. It is a vast complex decorated with statues of Buddha and other religious symbols. The first point of the tour is the cave. On the first tier tourists are waiting for a sculpture of a tiger, on the second - two panthers. Here you can leave a coin, making a wish to return to the enchanted Thailand.

Tiger temple

After seeing the cave, you should walk a hundred meters from the entrance and climb the stairs to the observation deck, climbing 1,260 steps. From the top of the mountain there is a dizzying view of the province, worthy of your photographs. Here you can relax in a gazebo and watch a particularly beautiful sunset.

Way: From Krabi Town 13 km north, following the signs. Opening hours: dawn to dusk, admission free. Bring comfortable shoes to climb the mountain, drinking water and bananas to treat the local monkeys.

Other temples of interest include Wat Bang Riang and Wat Suwan Khuha.


Khao Phanombencha National Park, Huai To Waterfall

One of the most popular national parks in the province has something to keep you busy for an afternoon. Here you can walk along a nature trail and explore the jungle's flora. The trail takes a fairly steep ascent, ending at a vantage point with a good view.

 Khao Phanom Bencha Park

But the main attraction of the park is a waterfall of 11 tiers, many of which have natural pools. It is possible to swim in the waterfall, while exercising caution.

Huai To waterfall

From Krabi Town take highway 4 towards Phuket, then follow the sign to 1016, at the intersection keep left.

Opening hours: from 8:00 to 16:30. Visit: ticket: 100 baht (3$), children 50 baht (1.5$). Parking for motorcycle - 20 baht (0.5$), car - 50 baht (1.5$). At the ticket office they give you a leaflet with a map showing the different routes.

Other famous Krabi National Parks - Forests: Khao Sok, Khao Phanom Bencha and sea: Ao Phang-nga, Mu Ko Lanta, Than Bok Khorani, Hat Nopparat Thara.

Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot) and Blue Pool (Sra Nam Put), Khlong Thom Hot Waterfall

The two mineral lakes, which attract tourists from all over Thailand with their bright color and crystal clarity, are located in Khao Pra Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary. From the park entrance, the lakes can be accessed via concrete walkways mounted on stilts.

sa morakot

Along the way there will be wonderful plant scenery and views. Emerald Lake, fed by underground thermal springs, is believed by Thais to have beneficial effects on the body. Unlike Blue Lake, you can swim in Emerald Lake. In addition to viewing the lake in the park is worth a walk along the eco-trails and get acquainted with the flora and fauna of the mangrove forest of Thailand.

The trip to the lakes can be easily combined with a visit to the Hot Waterfall, located 5 km away. On the way to Emerald Lake, turn right at 1 km from the fork. The temperature in the mineral springs reaches 50 C.


Way: From Krabi Town take Highway 4 to Khlong Thom, turn left at the crossroads, and follow the signs to the lakes.

Opening hours: from 8:00 to 17:00. Attendance: ticket is 200 baht (6$), children 100 baht (3$), parking is 20 baht (0.5$) per motorcycle.


The province is rich in thermal springs. You can also bathe in hot healing water at the landscaped springs of Krabi Hot Springs, Salty Hot Springs Khlong Thom, Nattha Waree Hot Springs.

Raleigh Peninsula: Beaches, Cliffs, and Cave

The Raleigh Peninsula is one of Thailand's most scenic and must-see destinations for many lovers of the country. This peninsula is famous for its picturesque cliffs and beaches.

Railay West deserves the title of best beach. It's worth it for the solitude of its 200-meter cliffs, white sand, and emerald water.

Raleigh Peninsula

There are few beaches in the world that can compare with this place. To the east of the beach, in the rocks, is a curious Diamond cave (Diamond cave, Tham Phra Nang Noi) length of 185 meters. The cave is well equipped and quite safe for tourists to visit.

Diamond cave, Tham Phra Nang Noi

When sailing to Raleigh, it would be foolish not to visit the two islands of Poda and Gai, also called Chicken Island. The islands are located 5 km off the shore of the Raleigh Peninsula, and are connected by a sand spit that opens up at low tide.

The way: you can get to the peninsula only by sea. There are longtails from Krabi Town or Ao Nang, about 100 baht (3$) per person, and motor boats from 300 baht (9$).

Visiting time: daylight hours, or with a stopover at local hotels priced from 1,500 baht (44$) per night.

Bamboo Island, Koh Mai Phai

The purest emerald in the Pi Pi Pi group of islands, is part of the Tarutao Marine National Park. If you look at a map of Thailand, Bambu Island is located northeast of Pi Pi Don. The island is small, only 400 meters by 600 meters, and is covered with coniferous and deciduous forest in the center.

Bamboo Island

The island is uninhabited, but many tourists are attracted here by the snow-white coral sand beaches and unusual emerald coastal waters. In addition, near the island is quite long and rich in marine life at different depths of coral reef. In the central part it is available to fans of snorkeling, and in deeper places you will need diving equipment.

Bamboo Island

The way: on a rented longtail. Renting a boat for the daylight hours will cost from 1500 baht (44$). Or organized excursion from the following points of the province: Krabi Town, Phuket or Pi Pi Don.

Helpful hints

Planning a self-guided tour - visiting the sights of Krabi, as well as all of Thailand in general, it is worth observing a few rules:

  • Be sure to bring drinking water, a panama, sunscreen;
  • Wear comfortable shoes and don't forget your bathing suits;
  • Plan trips for the first half of the day, from the hotel early in the morning - to avoid the crowds of tourists.
  • On weekends and public holidays in Thailand, it is best to avoid visiting temples and national parks, it will be especially crowded.

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