Krabi is a province in southern Thailand that is popular for its stunning limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests, and incredible white-sand beaches. Its growing reputation as one of the country’s top island destinations attracts thousands of tourists every year, and for good reason. It has so much to offer in terms of adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty.
If you’re curious to know what Krabi has in store, we’ve listed down the places to visit that are great for all types of visitors.
Tiger Cave Temple
No travel experience in Thailand is complete without visiting one of the temples spread out across the country. Situated about 5km northeast of Krabi Town Center lies the Tiger Cave Temple also known as Wat Tham Sua. The temple offers a stunning view of natural surroundings and the ‘footprint of the Buddha’.
Getting to this historical site is quite a challenge though. You’ll need to hike up 1,237 steps to the limestone tower, but we promise you that the climb is worth it. Once you get to the top, you will be delighted with the panoramic view of the Andaman sea, limestone cliffs, and rainforests.
Before you climb up the stairs, take your time to explore the lower levels and find tiger footprints on the floor of the lower temple. According to stories, a tiger once made its way to the cave and made it his home, hence the name Tiger Cave Temple.
It is also best to buy some bananas before making your way to the top to feed the monkeys that might welcome you along the way. But don’t get too close because they can bite and scratch you.
On your way up, take your time because steps are uneven and can cause accidents, especially for kids or older tourists visiting. Before going, make sure to bring with you bottled water and some snacks before your climb and remove sunglasses, jewelry, or anything that might attract the attention of the playful monkeys. Remember to dress respectfully; knees and shoulders should be covered.
Opening Hours: 5:00 AM – 6:30 PM Daily
Location: Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand
A trip to Krabi is never without a stop at one of the white-sand beaches perfect for those who have no plans but to stay under the sun and enjoy some sand on their toes.
Get ready to enter a whole new world of tranquility when you step foot in Railay Beach, a small peninsula right between Krabi and Ao Nang Beach. Accessible only by boat, this paradise island has no road, no cars, and no buses, just boats which adds to the serenity of the whole experience of staying on this island.
Here you will find yourself in the middle of the soaring limestone cliffs, jaw-dropping viewpoints, and beautiful caves. It’s the ideal location if you want a laidback destination surrounded by nature’s beauty and elegance.
If you’re up for some adventure, you won’t be disappointed. Railay beach is a famous rock-climbing destination in Thailand. The big cliffs are huge playgrounds for climbers and can easily spend half a day challenging themselves.
Aside from rock climbing, you can also go on island-hopping tours available or book a private island-hopping tour if you want an exclusive trip with friends and family. There isn’t much left to do here other than the said activities, but it is the reason why people love to visit Railay beach so much.
Location: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand
Krabi Night Market
Shopaholics are in for a treat when they stop by the Krabi Night Market held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM in downtown Krabi. About 50 stalls selling street food, clothes, accessories, and more, the small place attracts big crowds weekly.
What’s nice about the Krabi Night Market is that visitors can get a glimpse into the Thai culture and see local artisans who sell their products that are great souvenirs for friends and family back home or if you simply want special memorabilia for your trip to Krabi.
No market in Thailand is ever complete without food and here, there’s plenty to choose from. Try not to be overwhelmed with the variety of choices because they sell everything from grilled chicken or pork, barbecued fish to cakes and other sweets.
A glass or two of cocktails won’t hurt, right? But if you aren’t up for some alcoholic drinks, beat the heat with refreshing juice and fruit shakes before you head back to your hotel.
Opening Hours: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Friday – Sunday
Location: Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand
Samed Nang Chee
Phang Nga Bay is a must-visit attraction for tourists who are visiting Thailand and if you want to get the best view of this popular destination, Samed Nang Chee is the best place to go.
Samed Nang Chee is a viewpoint that opened in 2016 thanks to photographer Khun Theerasak Saksritawee. Since then, Samed Nang Chee has become an increasingly popular site to take the best pictures of Phang Nga Bay. Before going, prepare your camera and get ready to be greeted by other tourists as it welcomes a handful of those on weekdays and thousands during the weekend. You won’t be alone but braving the crowd is worth it if you want to take the best shot of the view.
Want an unobstructed view of Phang Nga Bay? See it at sunrise or sunset! Some visitors rent a tent to stay for a night and photograph it under the moonlight and get ready for a breathtaking sunrise view in the morning.
Opening Hours: 4:00 AM – 12:00 AM Daily
Location: Khlong Khian, Takua Thung District, Phang-nga 82130, Thailand
There you go! Now all you need is to pack your bags and head off to Krabi and enjoy a wonderful vacation! Visit https://tourismthailand.sg/ for more travel guides to Thailand!