Krabi is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist towns in Thailand. The town is popular because of its many tourist attractions, the most notable being the vast, spectacular coastline and numerous fun activities, i.e. rock climbing, hiking and water sports (such as snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing). A few years ago, Krabi received a major tourism boost when a new international terminal was built in the island’s airport. Krabi is now capable of handling direct international flights. This makes the town more attractive to international tourists when compared to other tourist destinations in Thailand without airports. Krabi also attracts tourists because of the town’s untouched nature. Unlike other tourist destinations in Thailand, the town has managed to retain its charm. If you are interested in finding out more about Krabi’s top attractions, you are in the right place. Below is a discussion of top things to do in Krabi.
1. Visit Railay Beaches and Caves
Railay can easily double up as the most popular beach tourist destination in Thailand. Many savvy travelers make it a point to visit Railay beaches and caves when they visit Thailand. This can be attributed to the fact that Railay is home to some of the most magnificent white sandy beaches in Asia. In a relatively small peninsula, you have access to magnificent beaches, soaring limestone cliffs, caves, viewpoints and a lagoon located inside the cliffs. Nothing more needs to be said. The Railay beaches and caves are a ”must visit” for any serious tourist who happens to visit Krabi.
2. Visit Thung Teao Forest Park
Krabi is famous because of many places with outstanding natural beauty. On top of the list is Thung Teao Natural Forest Park. The park is a unique bio diverse lowland forest complete with a crystal lagoon and nature trail. The forest park is perfect for nature walks, hiking, camping and expeditions. The park is ideal for individuals interested in experiencing Thailand’s biodiversity firsthand.
3. Visit Krabi’s hot springs
Klong Thom is home to one of Thailand’s most popular hot springs. The hot springs are located near Khao Phra Bang Nature Reserve. The hot springs originate from ancient volcanic chambers. They attract foreign tourists because of their natural beauty. Local tourists are attracted to the hot springs because they are believed to cure ailments such as rheumatism and skin problems, although there is no scientific evidence proving these claims.
4. Rock climbing
Krabi is also popular among tourists because of activities such as rock climbing. Destinations like Hot Rock climbing in Krabi offer perfect rock climbing lessons for beginners as well as guides for hire. Rock climbing equipment is also available at Hot Rock climbing. Railay is also surrounded by good rock climbing spots. Rock climbing is an ideal activity for anyone interested in a fun and daring activity in Krabi which doubles up as a workout.
5. Island hopping
Krabi’s coastline is surrounded by over 200 islands. Although most of these islands are small rocky outcrops which rise precipitously from the sea, there are a number of sizeable islands featuring small white sandy beaches, intricate cave systems and coral reefs which are worth visiting. You can hop from one island to another by a ferry, exploring the caves and marine biology. You can also travel by bus and ferry to Phangan Island for a Full Moon Party; you can find info about traveling by bus and ferry on www.ferrysamui.com. You can also choose to relax on the beaches. The most popular islands are Koh Poda and Chicken Island.
The above information summarizes the top things to do in Krabi. Although there may be other things to do that aren’t discussed above, you can’t miss a fun, exciting or engaging thing to do from the above list when you visit Krabi.
John Chen is a travel writer currently located in Bangkok, Thailand. He likes writing about Thailand and he writes not only about traveling in Thailand, but also about business, culture, economy, education and food.