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Ko Lanta Krabi Thailand - Chang Wat Krabi
Lovely natural secluded island with a low-key vibe .Clean beaches
Heaven on an island: Koh Lanta (4 days of sleepy beach bumming. Perhaps never leave?) Once you’ve decided that you’re done with being hungover, get on yet another ferry and go to the peaceful desert island of Koh Lanta. Ok, so it’s not quite deserted, but it will feel so after Phi Phi! Try not to get down to Koh Lanta straight from Chiang Mai, or risk developing tankles like I did. Too much travelling will leave your poor feet and ankles swollen, but the cooling sea surrounding Koh Lanta will sooth you. It’s the perfect place to spend Christmas as the white sands of wide expansive beaches and tiny reggae bars are exactly what you need, and if you’re lucky you’ll catch an elephant being bathed in the water. Join in some beachside yoga or just take off on a scooter to explore the island that is not as developed as others in Thailand. The snorkeling here is rated as some of the top in the world, so frankly it would be rude not to do some!
Phi Phi Islands Ao Nang Krabi Thailand - Chang Wat Krabi
The Phi Phi Island is one of the known and most attractive tourist spot of Southern Thailand. and the Maya Bay is the most beautiful point of Phi Phi Island trip. Ravishing crystal clear water and striking view of the limestone mountain have become the “must visit” destination of Phuket. Here are some of the must do's in phi phi island:- • Good for Snorkeling • Explore Loh Samah Bay and Pileh Lagoon • Discover Maya Bay • A trek to the cave • Enjoy the mind-blowing view at Monkey beach
Ao Nang Krabi Thailand - Chang Wat Krabi
Much more spectacular than Phuket or Pattaya ... Still very virgin. Must travel around to see Railey Beach and Maya Bay. Hot Water Springs, The Emerald Lake and Blue Lake are sheerly hidden treasures of Krabi. Certainly a treat for anyone who loves nature and peace!
Day 5 - Ao Nang At 5:00 pm, we met our AirBnb Host Martin on the Pier itself and proceeded to occupy our rooms in Poonsiri Villa, Ao Nang. Late in the evening, we hired a bike to roam around the area. The Ao Nang beach has a huge market running along its length. It is the ultimate stop for a good hang out in the area (though we preferred the Wednesday Night Market, to which I will come to later) In that market itself, we booked a tour for Emerald Pool, Hot Water Spring & Elephant Trekking for the next day. The price of the tour varies depending upon the agent, and your haggling skills (yep!). The one we booked was priced at 1400/head originally and we bargained it down to 750/head (Whoa! But we later realized that we could have done it by ourselves for even less). Day 6 - Emerald Pool, Hot Water Spring & Elephant Trekking We started at around 8 with the tour cab picking us up from our place. We proceeded to Khao Pra–Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary, which had Emerald Pool and Hot Water Spring. At that point we felt like we only paid for the transportation as the so called "English speaking" guide just left us at the entry and directed us to move further on our own. Hot Water Spring was a natural Jacuzzi, and it was swarming with tourists when we reached around 10. We should have started sooner. Anyway, we took a dip in it and spent some time in the hot waters. It was good fun. The Emerald pool was pretty close to the Spring, and after entering through the ticket gates we had to walk ~1km to reach the actual spot. It was breathtaking with crystal clear water shimmering in the sunlight. We spent close to one hour in the pool and loved every bit of it. After lunch, we proceeded to Elephant Trekking tour which was further away from the Sanctuary (close to an hour drive). We sat on the elephants and took a round of the forest area nearby followed by elephant dipping in the pool nearby. Honestly, it was bit of a disappointment. The 'Mahout' wielded a sickle shaped hammer to control the beast and he hit the poor animal on his skull while making him walk his way. Both of us winced at it, and asked the guy to not do it again. That pretty much ended the excursion for us. After the tour we got out in the evening to check out the Ao Nang local market (a Wednesday only thing, and not to be missed). It had gamut of stalls selling (replica) clothing, accessories, and best of all street food at throw away prices. If one wants to explore the real treat at Krabi, eating at this place is a must. Day 7 - Kayaking in Bor Thor Caves & Tiger Cave Temple Realizing that the tours can be arranged of our own if we know where to go, we set out early that day for Bor Thor Caves. at 60 km it was a long enough journey from Ao Nang, especially on the scooter that we had, but we wanted to do this tour our way. We started at 7, and after a serene ride (assisted heavily by HERE maps, and direction marker at places) we reached the area and rented a Kayak for 800 Bahts. There were two caves around - one accessible by foot where there was a caveman pic of a seahorse like thing; the other we navigated through while kayaking under it. It was a pretty sight. On our way back we saw scores of Kayaks heading to the cave - it was going to get crowded. Afterwords we headed to Wat Tham Seua a.k.a. the Tiger Cave Temple, around 1 km from Krabi town. The temple boasts a climb of 1260 steep steps to the summit, where one can get a bird's eye view of areas around and far off. It was a taxing journey which took ~40 minutes and we were rewarded with panoramic view of the spot. It was pretty awesome site, almost as great as the feeling of accomplishment climbing so much stairs brought :) After getting down from the Tiger Cave Temple we headed to Krabi Town and checked out one of the many shopping district in the area. It was not much different from Ao Nang, but still had a vibe to it. The long day ended with us enjoying a great road side meal consisting of pancakes, pad thai noodles and beer on the Ao Nang beach road. Day 8 - Transit to Bangkok Having gone through the adventure of climbing Tiger Cave Temple a day before, we had our calves hurting in the morning. We got out to our customary market near to Ao Nang Beach for our breakfast. After a lazy day, we headed back to Bangkok form KBV airport.
Ko Phi Phi Khok Yang Krabi Thailand - Chang Wat Krabi
Beach. Party. Sleep. Rinse. Repeat. Koh Phi Phi (4 days and half your liver) So you’ve found yourself back down in Bangkok, but after all the culture and history lessons some girls just need to let their hair down! You’re in Thailand, baby, the place where beaches are stunning and the sun is out! If you’re low on time, grab a cheap flight from Bangkok to Krabi, then a ferry over to the picturesque party island of Koh Phi Phi. Lounge on the beach soaking up the sweet rays or jump on a longtail boat over to Maya Bay, where The Beach was filmed. Unfortunately, Leo isn’t there waiting for you but it is a sight to behold! When the dusk creeps in, so do the neon singlets and cocktail buckets. Beach parties at night reign supreme and are a heap of fun, just don’t be seduced into participating in the burning skipping ropes of fire. Too many insurance claims lie in wait with that kind of ‘fun’. If that’s too hectic for you, go to the other side of the island which is a whole lot quieter and chilled out. Peak season can make this island a bit intense sometimes. Before you leave, take the hike up to the lookout point in the centre to get panoramic views of the island. The perfect way to bid farewell to the partying paradise!
Maya Bay, also known as ‘The Beach’ is one of Thailand’s most famous tourist attractions. It is very beautiful and is easy to think of yourself as part of the film. Only downside is the amount of tourist’s that it attracts, however get there early and you will beat most of the crowds. Koh Phi Phi itself is an amazing chilled out island with amazing beaches, chilled out vibe and water so blue you would think someone has painted the ocean.
Ko Phi Phi Le Ao Nang Krabi Thailand - Chang Wat Krabi
We went to PhiPhi islands. The guide on our boat was amazing; she was from Greece & loved Krabi so much that she decided to live here. The view throughout was incredible & the waters pristine, sparkling clear. Unfortunately, almost 70% of the Phi Phi islands were destroyed by the tsunami in 2004. If 30% of Phi Phi islands look so spectacular already, imagine the entirety of how majestic it would look back before the quake. My only regret was not visiting sooner, before most of the islands were wiped out.
Ko Phi Phi Leh Ao Nang Krabi Thailand - Chang Wat Krabi
On my first day in Thailand, I decided to visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market. I did a little shopping at the market and finally bought a few gifts. After spending sometime in Krabi, I headed to the Phi Phi Islands. We headed out for the hour-long ride to the Phi Phi Islands and it was a stunningly beautiful ride. Small islands of limestone cliffs dot the Andaman Sea everywhere you look. Ko Phi Phi is made up of two islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. Entering the Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh was like entering another world. The soaring limestone cliffs, turquoise waters and stunning little coves of sandy beach are enough to make you think you’ve died and gone to heaven. It is quite possibly the most beautiful place I have EVER seen. I spent about an hour and a half snorkeling and marveling at the views before heading back to Phi Phi Don for lunch and an afternoon of enjoying the beaches there.
Phi Phi Islands Thailand - Chang Wat Krabi
The Phi Phi Islands were by far the most fascinating natural site I`ve been to. Beautiful beautiful landscapes, white-sand beaches, bluest water, really great. I`ve stayed in a hostel at Phi Phi Don, and it was a party hostel. The whole island turns into a giant club at night, and it gets wild. If you looking for some more peaceful trip, the island have resorts, where you can relax and just enjoy the view and the vibe of the island - at a price $$.
Ton Sai Ao Nang Krabi Thailand - Chang Wat Krabi
Rocking out: Ton Sai & Railay (5 days of a community you’ll never want to leave) Once you’re done with the beauty of Ko Lanta (if that’s such a thing) then head back up to the mainland. Boats frequently go from these southern islands to Krabi and once you’re here, you can either wander around the little town or hop straight onto a longtail boat to the bays around the corner from Krabi’s main beach, Ao Nang. Yes, this is a hectically busy guide. I didn’t say it was going to be a breezy walk in the park though! Alright, around the corner lies the awesome Ton Sai. I fondly refer to this as my slice of paradise as it’s a place that has drawn me back many times and I don’t care if I have to go alone. Surrounded by the towering limestone cliffs, Ton Sai is a teeny community of rock climbers and chilled locals. Electricity runs between 5pm – 5am and every guest house will look after you like you’re their first-born child. After two days, you’ll know everyone’s name; after four days you’ll cry at the thoughts of leaving your new family. Try some rock climbing on many of the cliffs or if you have no upper-body strength, lie flat on Railey Beach. Stay in Ton Sai for the vibes and cheap accommodation, climb over the secret cliff to Railay for the huge white beach. I feel a bit sad to tell everyone about Ton Sai, but that’s because I’m a bit selfish and want to keep it to myself…
Krabi Thailand - Chang Wat Krabi
It is a great place for adventure. It is pretty commercial, but worth every penny especially if you love to explore small beaches. We did running, climbing, scuba and some good music and chilled beer to beat the heat. We also met some good people and came home fresh. This wouldn't have happened without my friends. They made it a memorable trip for me.
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