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How to Make the Most of Your Trip to Krabi?

Krabi is a province of Thailand that’s surrounded by water on both sides. The area is known for its beautiful beach-lined coasts, interesting islands, mesmerizing waterfalls, and cool rock formations. One of the best things about Krabi is its lack of tourist attractions. There are no high-rise hotels, no “tourist traps” and you certainly won’t find any large tour groups. Instead, this section of Thailand is filled with natural wonders and small five-star resorts. In order to make the most of your trip to Krabi, consider the following activities.

Spend Some Time at the KhaoKhanab Nam Mountains 

It wouldn’t be a trip to the Krabi area of Thailand without a stop at the KhaoKhanab Nam Mountains. The mountains consist of two cliffs that look like something out a movie. They rest on opposite banks of the Pak Nam Krabi River and are made of limestone.

The mountains not only look beautiful, as they’re covered in greenery and rise up from the rest of the otherwise flattened landscape, but they are also contain quite a few caves. The caves contain a number of natural – and slightly unnatural – features, ranging from stalactites to ancient human skeletons. Make sure to set aside a day to explore this area of Krabi.

Explore the Coastline

Krabi is known for its coastline. The province has water to its east and west, providing you with plenty of opportunities for fishing, relaxing on the beach, and wandering some of the small villages on the coast. One place to stop is the town of Koh Hong. The area surrounding it has coral reefs that are worth exploring, as well as places to rent kayaks and go scuba diving. If you like to fish, then you’re in the right place. Some of the more interesting catches include Striped and Giant Snakehead, Alligator Gar, Barramundi, Rohu, and Arapaima. There are plenty of fishing charter companies available to choose from. Even if you don’t catch anything, you’ll still have a great day out on the water.

Hike the Trails in ThungTeao Forest Natural Park

ThungTeao Forest Natural Park is known for its spectacular scenery. It’s filled with trees, flowers, shrubbery, and most importantly, a crystal lagoon that’s filled with clear blue water. The park is one of the last remaining tropical rainforests in Thailand, so make sure to treat it with respect.

With that said, feel free to spend a day hiking the trails and taking in all of the beauty that the park has. You’ll find unusual flowers, interesting plants, and a number of scenic wonders. It’s worth spending part of your trip in this area since you won’t see anything else like it anywhere on earth.

Visit the Phi Phi Islands

The Phi Phi Islands are famous for having picturesque scenery that looks like something out of a movie. That’s because they are. The islands have hosted several film shoots, including The Beach which was made in the year 2000 and starred Leonardo Di Caprio.

Another is the 1997 James Bond classic, Tomorrow Never Dies. There are actually six different islands that make up this chain. Two of the most undisturbed are Phi PhiLeh and Phi Phi Don. The former doesn’t have any people on it – just majestic beaches ringed by rock formations. The other doesn’t have any roads, but that hasn’t stopped people from spending time on it.

Of the other four, most of the civilization is on Ko Phi Phi, which has two villages, but no hotel accommodations. If  youwant to spend the night on the island, you’ll have to do so in a tent in their Maya Bay area. Don’t let this discourage you though; you’ll have a once in a lifetime experience.

Enjoy the Hat NoppharatThara-Ko Phi Phi National Park 

Unlike other, more traditional parks, the Hat NoppharatThara-Ko Phi Phi National Park is a marine one. This means that it’s essentially an underwater park. The protected area consists of almost 150 square miles of sea. Within it are coral reefs, tropical fish, and a number ofinteresting underwater landscapes. You’ll have to visit this park by boat and scuba diving or simply snorkeling are the best ways to see the coral reefs – they’ve been named an International Union for Conservation of Nature category II natural treasure.

As you can see, the Krabi region of Thailand is filled with interesting sites and plenty of things to do. This part of Thailand is known for its natural beauty, and the rock formations, coral reefs, and extremely clear blue water are proof of that. If you want to experience the “real” Thailand, far from resorts and touristy places, but don’t mind running into like-minded people, then this is the place to go. You won’t regret your Krabi, Thailand vacation.

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