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6 Must-Do Things To Experience the Best of Krabi, Thailand

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At Krabi, you will find a lot of tourist attractions such as hot springs, sea caves, wildlife sanctuary, coral reefs and exotic marine life, limestone cliffs that draw rock climbers from all over the world and national parks. Some of these parks include the Island paradises of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. You need more than one trip to Krabi to explore all of its beauty so make sure that when you book a Krabi Island tour package take out enough days to have a rewarding vacation.

You can ask the locals about their favourite authentic food in Krabi and try out some of their local delicacies. People in search of authentic southern flavours can try kua kling. It is a southern-style dry minced pork curry, loaded with peppercorns and gaeng som pla kapong yawd maprao which is a spicy-sour turmeric-based soup with snapper and crisp coconut shoots. Other than the amazing food, there are so many things to do in the city of Krabi.

Best Things to Do in Krabi

Here are the top things you can do in and around Krabi:

  1. Take blessings at the Tiger Cave Temple
  2. Enjoy at the Phra Nang Cave Beach
  3. Go on a Longtail Island hopping tour
  4. Go on a Thrilling Speed Boat Tour to Koh Hong Group Islands
  5. Rent A Kayak At Khlong Nam Sai Lagoon
  6. Eat in Authentic cuisines of Thailand in Krabi

1. Take blessings at the Tiger Cave Temple

Tiger Cave Temple

One of the things you must do in Thailand’s Krabi is to visit the hilltop Buddhist temple in Southern Thailand. The Tiger Cave Temple also known as the Wat Tham Suea is famous for its tiger paw prints in the cave. The temple is located in the Tambon Krabi Noi area of the Krabi province. If you are planning to visit the temple make sure that you come back by 6.30 pm for a safe travel back to your hotel. By far, the easiest and most convenient way to get to the Tiger Cave Temple is by renting a car or scooter or by taking a private taxi. Another tip to remember while visiting this temple is to be cautious about the pickpocketing monkeys.

2. Enjoy at the Phra Nang Cave Beach

If you are looking for things to see around Krabi the beautiful Phra Nang Cave Beach is the perfect place for you. It is one of the most fabulous beaches of Thailand with turquoise water and towering cliffs. The best thing to do in this place near Krabi is to simply take a walk from Railay East Beach. You can also take part in activities such as kayaking or taking a long-tail boat. Travel experts suggest visiting this place before 11 in the morning to be fully mesmerised by the beauty of the beach without any noise especially during the peak season of November to March.

3. Go on a Longtail Island hopping tour

On this tour, you will get to be a part of a unique experience hopping onto a big longtail boat from Krabi. While on this tour, you can swim in the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea and snorkel to see the coral reef. This longtail tour takes you to 4 Islands closest to the Krabi coast. These include Chicken Island, Tup Island, Koh Poda, and the famous Phi Phi Island & Phi Phi Leh.

Going on the longtail island hopping tour is one of the best things to do in Krabi, Thailand as here you can explore the popular Poda Island which is ideal for sunbathing and snorkeling in the coral reef. If you decide to take on this tour, your itinerary will look a bit like this: meeting the boat crew at Nang An Pier, departing from Nang An Pier to 4 Island by big longtail boat, walking along the sandbar at Tup Islets

snorkel & photography at Chicken Island. You can also add having lunch on Poda Island and then visiting the Phranang Cave Beach at Railay Beach.

4. Go on a Thrilling Speed Boat Tour to Koh Hong Group Islands

Koh Hong Group Islands is a hidden gem located near Krabi where you can unleash your hidden side of an adventurer and take part in a lot of activities. This hidden gem is home to the secluded lagoon of Hong Island surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and lush mangrove forests. Here you can indulge in the colourful coral reefs immersed in marine life by snorkelling and basking in the sun on the immaculate beaches of Koh Lading and Koh Pakbia. There is a lot of stuff to do in this place near Krabi, here i how you can plan your itinerary:

  • Register at the speed boat tour booth at Nopparat Thara Pier.
  • Get a briefing from the boat crew.
  • Cruise by speed boat to Railay Beach
  • Continue cruising towards the Hong Island group.
  • Enjoy some time for swimming and sunbathing on the island.
  • Savour the Thai-style picnic lunch at the beach.
  • Cruise into the Hong Lagoon.
  • Stop at Pakbia and click some pictures of the sandbar.
  • Continue moving towards the Lading Island for swimming & snorkelling.

5. Rent A Kayak At Khlong Nam Sai Lagoon

If you are wondering what to do in places near Krabi, you can explore many recreational activities such as Kayaking through the untouched nature of Khlong Nam Sai Lagoon. his magical place located on the tropical coastline is called Khlong Rood by the locals. It is a highlight of the Ao Nang area. While you are here, you can also visit the downstream of Khlong Nam Sai which connects to the Khlong Rut, it is another popular spot for tourists and locals to swim. One of the other additional activities that you can do in Krabi is setting off on an exciting escapade on an ATV ride through the lavish flora of Krabi.

6. Eat in Authentic cuisines of Thailand in Krabi

When you visit a resort in Krabi or any nearby place such as Ao Nang, you can enjoy the best seafood and fiery curries in Thailand. Here you can roam around Krabi Walking Street to savour baan toy, spring rolls, coconut ice cream, etc. Also if you wish to experience the taste of seafood, fried noodles, and spicy papaya salad, among other dishes, you can visit the Chao Fah market and try everything from the local Thai food stalls. In Krabi Town, they also have Indian cuisine at the Taj Palace or Ruan Thip. They also offer unique combinations of  Indian and Thai food to choose from such as Prawn Tikka. The best part is that it is open from 11 am to 12 am at midnight.

If you are staying here for a long and want to explore other cuisines as well, you can go to 34 Maharaj Road Soi 10 Paknam which serves cheese omelettes, coffee blends, Mexican Enchiladas and other breakfast combos at affordable prices.

Krabi is a beautiful coastal area filled with caves and white sandy beaches. There are so many things to do in Krabi Island located along Thailand's southwest coast. You can head to the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park to witness the Emerald Pool with crystal-clear waters. You can also indulge in a spa day at the Klong Thom Hot Springs soak your stress and do so much more.

March 20, 2024

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