Krabi offers some of the most visually stunning scenery that Thailand has to offer; with over 150 islands all with striking views of limestone cliffs and lush jungle foliage in the background, it truly is a place that has to be seen to believe how breathtaking the views are.
In this blog post we highlight the various activities, interesting facts and which of the islands are well worth a visit when vacating in Krabi.
Phi Phi Island: Take a day trip to see the enchanting Phi Phi Island’s dramatic cliffs, emerald green waters and white sandy beaches. Phi Phi is made up of two separate islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh, a nature lover’s paradise!
Wat Tham Suea: If you’re looking for a place that is full of history and a place to meditate and be one with nature then the amazing Wat Tham Suea (meaning tiger cave temple) is located at the Khiriwong Valley and is surrounded by lush forests and mountains with large trees. Approximately 9 kilometers northeast of Krabi Town.
Poda and Chicken Island Snorkelling: only 15 minutes away from Phranang beach via speedboat awaits some of the finest beaches where you can swim or snorkel to explore the amazing tropical fish or relax on the magical power white sands.
Sangria Sunset: for the ultimate romantic excursion, enjoy a private late afternoon speedboat trip to the area’s outlying islands. When the tide is right as your guide prepares the perfect spot for you to watch the sunset with a pitcher of ice-cold sangria and a delicious selection of canapés.
Elephant ride: make sure to take a ride though the Krabi landscape in style whilst aboard an elephant: an experience you won’t want to pass by!
Interesting Thailand Facts:
Currency: the local currency in Thailand is Thai Baht however ATM’s and Money Exchange centres are plentiful through the towns.
Famous locations: Thailand’s stunning landmarks can be seen in many feature films including: ‘The Man With The Golden Gun‘ (Phang-Nga), ‘The Beach‘ (Phi Phi Island) and ‘Hangover 2‘ (Krabi & Bangkok).
Sports: Thai Boxing is the country’s national sport.
Temples & Culture: over 97% of the population in Thailand are Buddhist and there is estimated to be over 50,000 temples
Until 1939 Thailand used to be known as Siam.
Thailand’s nickname is ‘Land of Smiles’ because of its ever smiling, inviting and friendly people.