Adventure seekers and spiritual seekers can each find attractions of interest in Krabi, Thailand, which is home to numerous state parks, hills, caves, Buddhist shrines and temples, as well as beaches.
1. Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
Best known for its forest mountains and waterfalls, such as Namtok Huai To, with its 11 large pools. Ko Lanta National Park is known for its diving and coral. Ko Phi Phi, another group of islands with national park status, has only recently become a major destination. Divers and rock climbers in particular are drawn to the area.
2. Khao Ka nab Nam
This pair of rugged hills is Krabi’s symbol. They are accessible by boat and hold some impressive caves with stalagmites and stalactites, as well as a number of human skeletons.
3. Krabi Caves
Caves are a key natural attraction in Krabi, such as Tiger Cave Temple or Wat Tham Suea, near a rock outgrowth that looks like a tiger’s claw. About 250 monks and nuns live in monastic cells along the sides of this cave temple. Rock climbers enjoy the area around Tham Phra Nang Nok, known in English as the Outer Princess Cave, found at Ao Phra Nang beach’s southern end. Archeologists are drawn to Tham Phi Hue To, a large cave with numerous prehistoric drawings. This site is accessible by boat.
4. Buddhist Shrines
Buddhist shrines can be found throughout Krabi, such as in caves, as noted above. Images of the Buddha are also paraded through the town in the Chak Phra Festival.
5. Krabi Beaches
The area is known for its beaches, such as Ao Nang, along which can be found numerous resorts and hotels. Railay, south of Ao Nang, is also popular with sun bathers and water sport enthusiasts. Beaches are a must on your Krabi holidays.