The town of Krabi sits magically amidst impossibly jutting out angular limestone towers from the surrounding mangroves. It is a quirky and petite town situated in the calm southern region of Thailand comprising of over 150 islands in the stretch of 93 miles (150 kms) of coastline. The combination of turquoise waters and the white sand beaches is what attracts throngs of tourists to this part of the world. With its happening scenic splendor, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, limestone cliffs, lush green jungles, caves etc, this provincial town of Krabi is one of a kind and never fails to entertain the visitors with a plethora of things to do here. If you are looking out to spend a peaceful vacation with family and kids, Krabi with its leisurely activities has a lot to offer. Even the Krabi nightlife is as happening as the daytime scenic grandeur as you walk past the bustling night markets.
Exploring Krabi will seem like a never-ending endeavor. If you think that you’ve seen enough of this place, then know that there is a lot left to discover. The town welcomes you with its friendly charm everywhere you go. The lively markets and the simplistic living of the Thai people are also something you can explore here, amongst loads of unusual things to do in Krabi- Know what they are? Come along!
Wat Tham Sua…Temple preaching Insight Meditation
The interior stones of this temple are etched with imprints of Tiger paws which is why it is also commonly known by the name of Tiger Temple. This temple is just 1.8 miles (3 kms) away from the town of Krabi. The temple is encompassed by hills, caves and the beautiful Khiriwong Valley with its age old tall trees.
The breathtaking view alongside the spiritual aura of the temple makes it the best sight for meditation. The major temple cave that has the footprint of Buddha himself has an influx of tourists from all over the world. The path that leads to the temple constitutes of 1237 steps up the limestone tower. Even though in the Thai weather it is challenging to climb, it is totally worth it.
Khlong Thom Hot Springs…dip into the Natural Jacuzzis
The cooler time of the year is absolutely perfect to take a warm dip in the natural hot pools amidst the rushing water. This is one of the unusual and relaxing outings that you can opt for especially after the climbing day tour on the steps of the Tiger Cave temple. The Natural Jacuzzis are rich in minerals that are apparently really good for the skin. These awesome hot springs put you in therapeutic zone, after all who doesn't love a little pampering. So just slip into one of these heavens of goodness and chill as the sky above passes you by!
Emerald Pool…swim through the spring Waters
The Khao Phra Bang Khram is home to the iconic crystal pool that is tourists' favorite spot for a cozy daytime swim. If you are visiting the Hot Springs of Khlong Thom, make sure to have a finale swim at this nearby shiny crystal pool. This natural spring has a magical hue as the water reflects due to its clarity. There are severalbeautiful forest trails that can lead you to this ambient water pool. The trails through the forest of Khao Nor Chu Chi offer the site of innumerable rare bird species which makes the journey to the Emerald pool worth it, especially for enthusiastic bird watchers.
Shop your heart out in Aonang Road and Chao Fah Market
The nightlife of Krabi is hip and happening with the glam of Chao Fah Night Market. Roadside shopping stalls and street food corners are a typical characteristic of this market. It echoes the liveliness of any Thai market in all its vibrancy and high-spirited people. The wide range of local culinary specialties will leave you salivating throughout the night. The market affair begins at around 5 in the late afternoon and stretches night long.
As for the little shops along the Aonang road, just name anything and you will get it. These markets are great places to get the best deals. True to its quirkiness, you will find all sorts of things in Krabi, including wooden phalluses!
Thai Massage…Self Indulgence at its best
Thailand has mastered the art of sensory gratification which makes the spa and massage options in Krabi highly sought after. During your relaxing stay at Krabi town, get soothing massage done from the traditional Thai Spa parlors along the Ao Nang Road. One of the most famous is the Boossabakorn Spa. Immerse into the out-of-the-world experience for a stretch of two hours and come out refreshed and rejuvenated after bidding adieu to the body toxins. The special massage treatments cleanse andde-stress, and you come out feeling all new!
Visit the magnificent islands that surround Krabi
This town gives you great opportunities to go island hopping on either a long tail boat or a speed boat. The Hong islands, Phi Phi Islands, Lading Island etc. are some of the most famous island groups in the coastline stretch.
The Koh Hong group of island consists of 4 islands. As for the main island, it remains only inhabited by birds, large monitor lizards and gibbons amidst the white sand beach. The name Hong means a huge lagoon the entrance of which is very interesting. To enter this lagoon one has to traverse through a tree-clad cliff which speaks of dramatic grandeur in every sense of the term. The acoustics and the kayaking experience of the island are great.
The Lading Islands are typically for admiring the hidden places in Krabi like the caves and the beautiful and unique rock formations. The Phi Phi islands on the other hand are a part of the Marine National Park. The Ko Phi Phi Don is one among the group that is mostly visited by tourists and why not, almost all the necessary amenities like ATM, hotels, supermarkets, restaurants etc are available here.
Go on a family outing zipping your way through the Hidden Krabi!
The Krabi Fun Park offers fun pact activites that is sure to not just entertain kids but also potentially engage all of your family. Hook on to the Tarzan-like journey through the trees via a mixture of rope ladders, Ziplines etc. The park doesn’t entertain beyond 12 visitors at the same time. Swing through the zip lines & enjoy a spectacular view of the Andaman Seas. Visit the Krabi Fun Park to explore the adventures of the millennium.
Oh Fish! Discover the Fish Pedicure Spas
Along the Aonanag Road you will find many Spa Parlors that offer the freaky fish pedicure. When you submerge your feet in a fish tank, the little fish nibble at the feet to eat out the dead skin out of them. It may sound creepy, but the experience is pretty relaxing with these tiny things tingling you.
Finding Nemo...In Memoriam of Childhood
The Tapom Nempo Fish Farm is a huge magnetic field for tourists in Krabi. Experience the visual treat of the color and number variant of the Nemo fish at one place. The deck had been particularly designed for the tourists to have a better time exploring the marine life from behind the railings. The entrance into this world of aquatic wonder is absolutely free. You also get to see some rare fish species like black tip reef sharks as well as leopard sharks.
Pamper your taste buds with Authentic Thai Cuisines
Here at Krabi and not yet tried your hands at Authentic Thai Food? Come on! The authentic Thai cuisine especially the sea food variants are to die for. The options of restaurant in the town are many particularly on the street of Aonang. Some of the famous Thai dishes include kai Yang, Somtam Mamuang etc. The Chalita Café & Restaurant, D&E’s Jungle Kitchen, Lae Lay Grill are some of the famous restaurants in Krabi you must not miss.
So, pack your bags and take your family out for a vacation to the Krabi Islands. So, spend the best of times in this ultimate island filled destination that is so beautiful yet so much fun!
How to Reach Krabi
By Air: Krabi si well connected to many international destinations. Once can also com to Krabi through low cost airlines via Bangkok
Where to Stay
Krabi has many options when it comes to accommodation. This provincial town is fluxed with a number of luxury as well as budget accommodation options for you to coze in. Simply type Krabi in the nice little hotel search box given here and unlock Krabi Accommodation!
We suggest stayong at Ao Nang road as it has lots of shopping and eating options nearby and the beach is just a few mins walk away. We have reviewed one such resort on Ao Nang road, You may want to check it out.