Attractions of Krabi province, what to see
Throughout Krabi provinceand its individual resorts scattered many interesting sights. To learn more about the places available to explore within each individual resort or city you can in the relevant sections of the Krabi beaches. Here we have gathered information about the most interesting attractions found throughout the province, away from the resorts. For each attraction provides a detailed description, photo, information about time, cost, and method to get:
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A list and description of attractions, Krabi province
Tours in Krabi
Any resort in the province and in Krabi town, you can easily organize excursions to the most interesting sights. Sold in travel agencies on the street and hotels. The price of the same tours almost the same everywhere, can differ only in case, if your hotel where you will have to take is far away from the main resorts. The difference in price at the point of purchase between such popular resorts like Krabi town and AO Nang – no. When purchasing specify, included in the cost of entrance fee to the Islands or attractions, meals, equipment rental. Read more about the trip and photos here...
🕐 Time work: generally, trips depart from 06:00 to 08:00
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 500 baht
⇪ How to get there: Excursions are sold everywhere in hotels, guesthouses and travel agencies on the street. The price includes collection of tourists from the door of the hotel.
Emerald green, blue and crystal lake
This group of natural attractions, the most visited tourist spot in the province, and despite the popular and crowded with tourists, it is definitely worth a visit. All of these lakes are located in a small protected forest area Khao Pra Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary. In fact, aside from the mentioned lakes, there you can see much more, just the three most well-known. Actually it's not even a lake, and small natural pools or ponds.
Within the forest you can walk freely along the paths and trails equipped with bridges and gazebos for relaxing. During the walk you will see the local exotic flora, beautiful butterflies and other insects, and if you're lucky, and small animals. For orientation signage, and at the entrance for ticket purchase be given a booklet with a map. Read more about the lake and photos here...
🕐 Working time: 08:00 - 17:00
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adults 200 baht, children 100 baht
How to get there: the Lake is located 60 kilometers from Krabi town (lake on the map). Easiest way to get here in the tour that are sold in the resorts of Krabi and even Phuket. But if you have the opportunity, take a car and go it on your own. So you will not be tied to a limited time to tour, and can spend here all the time, and then visit the hot springs waterfall Ron.
The graveyard of shells
The graveyard of shells (Fossil Shell Beach) is a big rock slab at the coast, gradually disappearing under the water. This plate is formed from limestone and formed over many millions of years, its thickness is about 40 cm Nearby mangroves, where are the trails, and you can walk on the beach. Also here is a little conditional open air Museum with the samples of slabs and information.
The road to the Cemetery passes through the green Park with gazebos and benches, and leads to an office where there are almost no ushers and you can go free. Even if the cashier is usher, you can get the plates for free on another trail. Of course, there is organized sale of Souvenirs made of shells.
Overall the visit to this place – a dubious pleasure, even given that it will have to go pretty far. And although the cemetery is located between AO Nang and Krabi town, actually have to do quite a large detour to get to it. And if you decide to visit the cemetery of shells, then be sure to check into the Krabi aquarium, which is on the way.
Read more about Graveyard of seashells and photos here...
🕐 Working time: access to the shell graveyard never closes, but to see better in the daytime.
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the official entrance fee adult 200 baht, child 100 baht (see the money of Thailand exchange rate). Pay the entrance fee is optional, you can bypass the ticket office on the footpath nearby.
⇪ How to get there: located on the coast between AO Nang and Krabi town close to the pier of AO Nammao (Graveyard of seashells on the map Krabi). From AO Nang you can take the taxi route "Ao Nang – Shell Fossil Beach" (what it says on the bus) every day from 6 am to 5 PM. If you go by your own transport, you need to move in the direction of AO Nang, and then to turn off the road into AO Nang to the left, following the signs for Shell Fossil Beach
Aquarium in Krabi (Krabi Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Center)
To combine a visit to the Aquarium you can inspect the Shell Cemetery, which is a little further along the road after the aquarium.
This is actually not the attraction especially for tourists and research centre for coastal fisheries (Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre), so from the point of view of a tourist here, it looks somewhat neglected. There are several water bodies under the open sky, in which breed and study fish. Pass over bodies of water on the bridge. They are water dwellers, but because of the dark water nothing is visible, only when feeding appear the outlines of some animals.
The most interesting is under the roof of the pavilion with small pools and aquariums. And although the aquariums look dirty and unkempt (because no one cleans especially for tourists), they can see many interesting fish, shellfish, reptiles. This place will be interesting to both adults and children. Read more about Aquarium Krabi and photos here...
🕐 Working time: daily, 8.30 – 16.30
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free, donations are welcome
⇪ How to get there: the Aquarium is located on the way to the Graveyard of Shells (aquarium on a map of Krabi). The aquarium is right along the road and the entrance is easy to find on the figures of beautiful fish. You can reach it by taxi from AO Nang on the route "Ao Nang – Shell Fossil Beach" (what it says on the bus), Krabi town with a stopover in AO Nang.
Tiger temple Wat Tham Suea
Tiger temple Wat Tham Suea (also Tiger's cave, Tiger Cave) - one of the most famous and visited attractions in the province, and certainly the most important temple.
In fact, it is a complex that includes many traditional temple buildings and statues; the staircase of 1237 steps to the top of the hill where the large statue of the seated Buddha; the monastery; the very tiger cave monastery; natural trail through the jungle. Living tigers in this temple is not usual.
The Foundation of the temple was a stone niche (cave) at the foot of the mountain, filled with Buddha statues and other Buddhist paraphernalia. One of the most interesting items in the temple is the stairs to the top of the mountain at an altitude of 600 meters and 1237 steps. Upstairs will offer you a breathtaking view of the province, and a huge Golden statue of a sitting Buddha.
If you walk a little further from the entrance past all the buildings, you can find the entrance to forest Park Khaokaeo Vipassana, which offers trails for Hiking, there are caves and monastic cells. Read more about tiger temple Krabi photos here...
🕐 Working time: daytime
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free
⇪ How to get there: the temple is 9 km from the centre of Krabi town (temple on a map of Krabi). Easiest way to get here in a rented transport, a taxi or a motorcycle taxi (100 baht), also many excursions in the province include a visit to the temple. You can also get on a red taxi from the Krabi town street Th Utarakit (this is the street along the waterfront) for 50 baht to the temple, or drive for 20 baht to turn to the temple on the main road and continue to walk
Lang Rongrian Cave Cave
This is one of the closest to Krabi town limestone caves. It is known that there were excavations, during which they discovered many ancient artifacts and human skeletons, which are allegedly more than 37 thousand years. The cave is small, but interesting, hanging on top of bizarre rock formations.
In order to visit the cave, to come here and possibly not worth it, but you can drive on the road to the waterfall is Huay Toh Waterfall. And still, better to be a protective agent against mosquitoes, of which there are just hordes.
🕐 While workingaround the clock to attend should be in the daytime
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free, when you enter the cave you will meet the kids (students from the nearby school), and will offer pocket money for a mini-tour of the cave. You can give them 20-50 baht in reward money
⇪ How to reach: to reach the caves it is best to hire transport or taxi. The road to the cave point signs (the cave on the map Krabi).
Huay To Waterfall
This is a powerful 11 cascade falls, one of the most beautiful and most famous in the province. Even in the dry season it is quite deep, so they could enjoy and make beautiful pictures. At different levels of the falls are natural pools for swimming, so don't forget to bring your bathing suit. Can the path along the waterfall to climb to the top, which offers a good view and there you can swim in the natural pool where tourists usually less likely.
Huay To is a National Park Khao Phanom Bencha National Park and is its most visited attraction. So along with viewing the falls, you can make at least a short walk to national Park trails, sit and relax in the gazebo or have a picnic. Read more about Huay To waterfall and photos here...
🕐 Working time: daily, 8.30 – 16.30
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the access to the waterfall is free, but you need to pay an entrance fee to national Park 200 baht adult / 100 baht per child. The tour of the falls from 900 baht
⇪ How to get there: located on the territory of the national Park at Khao Phanom Bencha National Park is about an hour drive from AO Nang and Krabi town (the waterfall on the map Krabi). Can be reached only by a rented vehicle, taxi or as part of excursions in the national Park (900 baht).
National Park Khao Phanom Bencha
National Park Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi is formed on the slopes and around the mountain of Phanom Bencha height 1397м. The Park is small, with an area of 50kV.km.
It is open to tourists, and there is a view on that. Near the main entrance to the Park is the most beautiful waterfall Huay province and To several waterfalls. There are many rivers and streams, beautiful mountain views, clean rainforest. Can be found growing in natural conditions orchids. From the animal world there are many insects (beware of poisonous spiders), snakes (also be careful), home to the endemic and extremely rare species – bird Harney Pitta (Pitta Gurney). Read more about the Park and photos here...
🕐 Working time: the Park entrance is open from 08:00 to 16:30, alone is better to go in the morning or after lunch to avoid the crowds
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 200 baht, 50 baht for car Parking, 20 baht for a motorbike
⇪ How to get there: the Park is located about an hour drive from AO Nang and 40 minutes from Krabi town (Park on the map Krabi). Public transportation does not go there, can be reached by taxi, rented transport or tour (half-day excursions from 900 baht). If you are going to get yourself, it is easy to navigate by the road signs that will lead you straight to the headquarters and entrance to the Park.
Cave Khao Phueng Cave
The complex of caves Khao Phueng Cave or Tham Khao Pueng is located about a kilometer from the entrance to the national Park Khao Phanom Bencha National Park. The length of the largest cave is more than 500 meters and a full inspection will take about 3 hours. It is dotted with bizarre stalactites and stalagmites.
The cave is not equipped for the mass tourists, and it is best to bring a flashlight. Also in the cave a huge number of mosquitoes, use a repellent.
🕐 Time of work: round the clock
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free
⇪ How to get there: the cave is located a few hundred meters from the entrance to the national Park of Khao Phanom Bencha. There are no pointers to it, and to find it, you will have to use the exact coordinates for navigation (cave on the map) or by local residents.
The Bay Of Ao Tha Len
Ao Tha Len Bay (also Ao Thalane) is an incredibly beautiful place and best for kayaking in Krabi province. Don't be afraid of difficulties: visit and kayaking on the Gulf is available in almost every tourist, special skills to control the boat is not required, even for children. And even if you are not ready for independent travel, it's easy to get a tour from any resort of the province. Read more about Bay of Ao Tha Len here...
🕐 Working time: the Bay can be visited in the day time, tours are in the morning, afternoon and full day
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: trip 500 baht / person (half day) to 1500 (for a full day with elephant rides, etc.). It is possible to rent a boat without a guide for 600 baht
⇪ How to get there: located 20 km from AO Nang (the Bay on the map Krabi). It is best to visit the Bay as part of guided tours but you can drive yourself in a rented transport and is already in place to rent a kayak.
Wat Khlong Thom Museum and
Wat Khlong Thom would be unremarkable Church, like thousands of others in Thailand, if not in his eponymous Museum. The Museum shows ancient tools and objects discovered during the excavations of the ancient settlement in the vicinity of the temple and raised from the bottom of the canal Khlong Thom in a place where it is believed there was an ancient trading port on the route of ships between Asia and other world. This bronze tools, beads, Roman coins, pottery, stone jewelry and other vintage items, many of which are dated BC. Not to say that this Museum is well worth a visit, except that if you pass by. Read more about Wat Khlong Thom Museum with photos here...
🕐 Working time: the temple is open in the daytime, the Museum from 08.30 - 16.30, lunch break from 12:00 to 13:00. If the doors of the Museum are closed, you must knock and you will open
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: Church free, Museum admission is 100 baht/children 50 baht
⇪ How to get there: the temple and Museum are located about 50 kilometers from Krabi town on the main Phetkasem road (temple on a map of Krabi). You can reach it only by hired transport or by bus towards Koh Lanta and Trang. You can combine your Museum visit with a visit to emerald lake (Emerald Pool), because the turn in the direction of the pond located less than a kilometer to the Museum.
Hot springs Natta Vari (Nattha Waree Hot Springs)
This is the most expensive and a hot springs in the province. They are located on the territory of medical complex (Nattha Waree Hot Springs Resort & Spa), we can be perceived as a sanatorium. However, not only resort guests can take a hot bath, but anyone, of course, for a fee.
Here has it all: community pool with hot water, personal bath, cold pool, locker room, Luggage storage, shower, fish massage. Are given Slippers, towels, Bathrobe, a bottle of water. Read more about sources here...
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: visit sources 300 baht, the property is from $ 50 per room
🕐 Working time: from 8:00 to 20:00
⇪ How to get: these sources are located near Krabi Hot Springs (the springs on a map of Krabi). From Krabi town a distance of about 30 kilometers, slightly less than hours.
Hot springs–waterfall, Ron (Hot Springs Waterfall, Namtok Ron)
This is the most popular and perhaps the most picturesque hot springs in the province. They are also known as Ron Waterfall. Very popular as a tourist destination from a group of tourists. The beauty of this place is that the pools of hot water formed in a natural way. Water from a large stream flows through several small waterfalls into natural pools where you can swim. The healing properties of these sources is weak, and therefore swimming in them long enough. But keep in mind that the first half of the day starting from 9 o'clock imported a lot of groups of tourists on excursions, so if you visit the sources yourself, it is best to choose early morning or afternoon. Read more about the sources and the waterfall, Ron here...
🕐 Working time: from 8:00 to 17:00
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 90 baht (see currency of Thailand, the exchange rate)
⇪ How to get there: the Springs are easy to visit through the tour, but interesting to go there yourself on a rented vehicle or taxi. The springs are located 60 kilometers from Krabi town, and about an hour drive. There is paid Parking (5 baht). Sources on a map of Krabi.
Salty Salty hot springs Hot Springs Khlong Thom Hot Springs and Saline Khlongthom
It's just two hot springs which are close to each other. They are also known as Salty Hot Springs of Khlong Thom . Are located the farthest from the center of the province of Krabi, and once there was even free. There is almost not used to tourists, and mostly used them for the health of local residents, because it's one of the most hot springs in the province. Today, this place was beautiful, there were paths and concrete pools, but it was paid. Recently, in addition to the pools opened here at the Saline Hot Water Springs Resort. Read more about sources here...
🕐 Operation time: from 05:00 to 20:00
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: entry to both is 100 baht
⇪ How to reach: located at a distance of about 55 kilometers from Krabi town, little more than an hour in transit. Sources on a map of Krabi
Hot springs Krabi (Krabi Hot Springs)
The territory of these sources to the best equipped and clean, in 2017 it was serjezno update site. To keep things simple: hot tubs, several pools with hot running water at different temperatures. There are all amenities including changing room, umbrellas, shower. Of advantages over the other location close and not too high price.
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💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 150 baht
⇪ How to get: these sources are closest to Krabi town and other resorts in the province (sources on the map). From Krabi town a distance of about 30 kilometers, slightly less than hours.