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Krabi Resort Krabi
Krabi Resort
The Hotel is an exclusive resort on a prime property of Krabi, complete with private beaches, 40-room hotel, bungalows, swimming pool and tennis court. Lodging at Krabi Resort is a perfect choice since its nature here is a beautiful blending of mountains, white sandy beaches, blue seas, rock formations and islets in front of the resort.

Ocean Garden View Resort Krabi
Ocean Garden View Resort
When you see this dome-roofed building, you have arrived at your home away from home. Just go straight to the broad and airy lobby. Our staffs are looking forward to welcome you with friendship and hospitality, with an emphasis on comfort and convenience.

Phra Nang Inn Krabi
Sunrise Tropical Resort
The Hotel is single-storey, Thai-style structures based on a theme of simple elegance and utility. Sixteen structures are single units and six structures are duplex units. Of the duplex units, three are connecting and three are adjoining.

Phra Nang Inn Krabi
Andaman Lanta Resort
The Hotel is a modern Beach-Side-Resort is located at the most popular beach of Lanta - Khlong Dao Beach. Unspoiled nature, white sandy beaches and crystal-clear water will make your holiday an unforgettable experience.

Lanta Sand Resot & Spa Krabi
Lanta Sand Resot & Spa
The Hotel is a tropical paradise of relaxing garden, surrounded by coconut tree, lotus lagoon and crystal clear water and white sand beaches with 48 modern local classical style building and bungalows. All rooms are besutifully furnished with excelient facilities including a modern garden bath room with a private terrace.

Royal Lanta Resort Krabi
Royal Lanta Resort
In keeping with the owners' philosophy of providing a total escape, Royal Lanta Resort is an oasis of barefooted elegance. Tucked away on a three quarter mile long white sand beach overlooking the Islands of Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Lae.

Srilanta Krabi
Srilanta
SriLanta is set amidst 12 acres of landscaped hillside by the Andaman sea on Lanta Island, the most charming southern district of Krabi province. Nestled in the tranquility of natural scenery with rustically Thai way of living is transformed into a unique architecture and interior decoration.

Krabi Royal Hotel Krabi
Krabi Royal Hotel
The Hotel is the luxury hotel located in the center of Krabi. The hotel is just 2 kilo metres from the bus terminal and 10 kilo metres from the airport. We also offer tour service where you can go for sightseeing around Krabi.

Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Resort Krabi
Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Resort
Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Resort is just about as perfect a setting as you could find. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens with a fresh water spring that works it's way through the resort. This is an ideal spot to take a stroll down the beach enjoy the surroundings.
MUANG DISTRICT (KRABI TOWN DISTRICT)

Krabi Travel GuideKao Kanab Nam
These two hills, roughly 100 meters high, flank the Krabi River running between them to form a distinctive vista and the town's most prominent landmark. To visit them, take a longtail boat from Jao Fah Pier; travel time is just 15 minutes. From there take stairs leading up to caves with stalactites and stalagmites. A lagre number of human skeletons have been found here. It is theorized that they are the remains of people who came and established a home at Kanab Nam, but were cut off by an inundation and quickly perished.

Nopparat Thara Beach - Phi Phi Islands National Park
This lies in Tambon Nong Talay, Tambon Sai Thai, Tambon Ao Nang, and Tambon Pak Nam, with many interesting places to see. Among which are:

Nopparat Thara Beach
In times past villagers in the area called this three kilometer long beach Haht Klong Haeng, meaning Dry Stream Beach, because when the tide ebbs the stream flowing from the northern mountains almost disappears, so that the beach has no shore and stretches all the way to Koh Kao Pak Klong Island. In the vicinity of the beach are many places to stay serving tourists. Details and further information may be obtained by writing to Nopparat Thara Beach National Park, P.O.Box 23, Muang District, Krabi 81000, Tel. (075) 637436 or call National National Park Headquarters, The Royal Forestry Dept., tel (02)5790529

Krabi Travel GuideShell Cemetery
The shell graveyard at Ban Laem Poh was once a large freshwater swamp, home to a kind of snail. Over eons dating from the Tertiary Age, about 40 million years ago, these snails lived and died by the million, to the extent that the dead snails formed a layer upon which existed the living. Eventually, weather changes precipi tated the swamp's disappearance, but by then the layer of fossilized snail shells was forty centimeters thick, resting on ten centimeters of lignite below which is the subsoil. Because of geographic upheaval, this shelly limestone is now distributed in great broken sheets of impressive magnitude on the seashore at Cape Laem Poh.

Ao Nang
This bay is beautiful and at the same time very strange to the eye because of its limestone mountains. Its famous beaches include Rai Ley, Tahm Pra Nang (where the tahm, or cave, is sacred to local villagers) and Nam Mao; none of these can be reached by road. However, boats leave regularly from the accessible part of Ao Nang to take visitors to them. There are also other islands to visit as well: Kai Island. Tap Island, Mor Island, and Podah Island, where there are clean sandy beaches, clear water and schools of colourful fishes in abundance perfect for diving, snorkeling, or swimming. Are boarded at Ao Nang.

Krabi Travel GuidePhi Phi Islands
The name is derived from Malay, and the original was Pulao Pi ah Pi, where in pulao is the Malay word for island, and pi, pronounced with only a half p sound, was very close in pronunciation to the English word be; the ah was eventually dropped, so the name was said something like Bi Bi. Later the p was pronounced with a stronger aspiration and the name became the Pi Pi we know today (the h with which it is usually spelled is confusing and superfluous). The name refers to the mangrove wood found there. Six islands are in the group; Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Ley, Biddah Nok, Biddah Nai, Yung, and Pai; totel area is about 35 square kilometers, They were incorporated into the national park in 1983. Some of the interesting places to visit include:

Yung Island lies to the north of Phi Phi Don. There is a rocky beach on the east side, and a smaller strand of sand in a fold of the hill. Many beautiful and various corals are found there.

Pai Island lies also to the north of Phi Phi Don, not far from Koh Yung. Sandy beaches are on the north and east sides of the island. Broad coral reefs stretch away into the south.

Krabi Travel GuidePhi Phi Don Island covers a total area of 28 square kilometers: 8 kilometers in length and 3.5 at its broadest point. At the north end is Cape Laem Tohng, where there is a Chao Ley, or sea gipsy village. These sea gypsies emigrated from koh Lipeh in Tarutao National Park, near the border with Malaysia. Diving at Laem Tohng is excellent, as it is also at Hua Rah Ket to the extreme south. There are long beaches with rocks scattered about. Two curving bays are especially beautiful: Ton Sai and Loh Dalam. This is also where accommodations and tourist services are found.

Phi Phi Ley Island is 6.6 square kilometers in totel area: 3 Kilometers in length and 1 at its broadest point. The island is entirely limestone and steep cliffs rising from the sea very nearly ring it. Surrounding waters average about 20 meters in depth, reaching 34 meters at the deepest point off the island's southern tip. Phi Phi Ley has several beautiful bays: Pileh, Maya, and Loh Samah; Ao Pileh is very nearly enclosed by the limestone walls of the island's cliffs, so that the water appears almost to be an inland sea. On Phi Phi Ley's northeast is the famous

Viking Cave; this was renamed by H.M. Rama IX when he visited it in 1972, Tahm Pya Nak, from the shape of a particular boulder, which resembles in shajpe the head of the great serpent of Buddhist legend, the Naga. It is a place much revered by the local people who come there to collect the swift's nests used to made Bird's Nest Soup, a Chinese delicacy. On the eastern and southern walls of the cave are coloured drawings dating from historic times. There are pictures

Krabi Travel Guideof elephants and also of various boats: European, Arab, and Chinese sailing ships; barques, motorboats, and steamships, It is theorized that these pirates who paused in their travels from west to east, sheltering in the cave to escape the monsoon winds, transfer cargo, or make repairs. Travel to the Phi Phi islands Tour operators in both Phuket and Krabi provide transport and tour packages to this popular destination. Regular boat service is abailable from Jao Fah pier in Krabi.

Sadet Cave
This cave, situated 7 kilometers from Krabi Town in Tambon Sai Thai, has lovely stalactites and stalagmites. The cave was visited in 1909 by King Rama VI before succeeding to the throne, and has been called by local people Tahm Sadet a Thai word meaning royal journey ever since.

Krabi Travel GuideSah Gaew 8 natural springs large and small, the crystal clarity of which gives this place its name, Crystal Springs. They are in Tambon Kao Tong on the Krabi-Nai Sah road, and each has a name: Nam Lod (Water Passing Through), Cherng Kao (Valley), Jorakeh Kao (White Crocodele), Nam Tip (Heavenly Waters), Nam Krahm (Indigo Waters), Morakot (Emerald), Huhn Gaeng (Barking Deer), and Noy (Small).

Tahm Seua Kao Gaew Ao Luhk Tanu Monastery of Tambon Krabi Noy, 9 Kilometers from Krabi Town. Tahm Seua means Tiger Cave, and the reason for this name is that an especially large tiger once lived there. It roamed the foothills of the Ao Luhk Tanu Mountains, also called Kao Gaew. Inside the cave are natural rock impressions of tiger paws. Outside, the forest has great trees hundreds of years old growing in a fold of Kao Kiriwohng Mountain. Many other caves

large and small are found in the mountains that surround the monastery. Among the best known are Kohn Than (Heavenly Musicians'), Lod (Passing Through), Chahng Gaew (Crystal Elephant), Luhk Tanu (Arrow), and Prah (Monk's). Aside from the monastery itself, this area has another aspect of interest, especially to archaeologists: Many stone tools, pottery shards, and unfired clay holy images have been found, dating from prehistoric into historic times.

Huay Toh Waterfall
This waterfall has eleven levels and springs from the Kao Panom Mountains in Tambon Tap Prik, Kao Panom Mountains in Tambon Tap Prik, on the Sri Trang - Pracha - utit road. Each level contains behind its falls a pool of naturally clear, clean water 4-5 meters in diameter. The pools are named, and the best known are: Wahng Tewada (Angel's), Wahng Sohk (Year's), and Wahng Jahn (Platter).


AOLUK DISTRICT

Prah Cave is the site of the Kao Prah Suhn Yah Tah Rahm Meditation Center. It is about 2 Kilometers distant from the district offices of Ao Luk. Inside the cave is a Buddhist effigy of great antiquity. This has two other statues of equal size flanking it placed at a later date, and the base is surrounded with smaller wooden figures.

Krabi Travel GuidePet Cave is 3 Kilometers from the Ao Luk Neua Market. The cave's front has Buddhist statues and the cave walls are of a stone that reflects light with the same dazzling beauty as diamond, hence the name; Pet is Thai for diamond. To visit the cave, procure a guide from the Tarnbohk Koranii National Park and be sure to bring a flashlight or torch.

Chao Ley Cave is west of Laem Sak Cape in a beautiful bay surrounding with Limestone Mountains. Inside are stalactites and stalagmites, as well as prehistoric paintings of people, animals, and geometric. These paintings are thought to be somewhat more recent than those found in Pi Hua Toh Cave. To visit the cave, take a regularly scheduled boat from the Sapan Pla of Fishing Pier at Laem Sak Cape; travel time is about 15 minutes.

Pi Hua Toh or Hua Gah Lohk Cave
This is a big cave with many grottos in a mountain surrounded by water and mangrove forests. Formerly a ghost with an impressively large skull resided in the cave, from which comes its name; pihua toh means big-headed ghost. Also of interest are the many prehistoric coloured pictures of men, animals, and various limbs and organs that decorate the walls. Shells in great numbers, on top of the other, are another feature of this cave. To visit Pi Hua Toh, board a ferry at Bor Tor Pier.

Krabi Travel GuideSong Pi Nong Cave or Poon Neua Tai Cave lies west of Pi Hua Cave Toh. Inside were found human skeleton remains, pottery, earrings, and bronze bracelets.

Hua Galohk Nai Cave or Buhn Mahk Cave is only one hundred meters from Pi Hua Toh cave. It was discover by a local villager named Buhn Mahk. It is a large, dark cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites. A large number of prehistoric pottery shards were found in layers on the cave wall outcropping near the entrance. These have distinctive line designs, are thicker, and coarser than those found elsewhere.

Toh Luang Cave in Ban Nohp, Tambon Klong Hin. This cave has three levels, each of which abounds in stalactites and stalagmites. Some resemble Buddhist monks. others look like legendary multi headed serpents, Here stayed jao Por Toh Luang, after whom the cave took its name.

Seua Noi Cave
This cave is 2 kilometers distant from Hua Galohk cave in Ban Bor Tor and is the site of a monastery and meditation center. The front is formed by a broad outcropping in the hill. The area outside is peaceful and quiet; inside, the cave is beautiful. Many old pottery remains have been found here.

Seua Nok Cave or tehp Nimit Cave houses the Nimit Monastery, a tunnel below the cave lets sea water enter so the walls are thick with shells. Above is another large, dark cave, and off to the side of that another fifty meters is Orahan Cave, which has more strangely shaped stalactites and stalagmites than anywhere else. They shine like lights and are very beautiful.

Krabi Travel GuideKlong Chai Kao is like Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi. A longtail boat can be taken through the cave to the other side in about five minutes.

Garos Island is off the eastern tip of Laem Sak. Ancient paintings of men and animals are on the cliff walls facing Hin Bai Bay.

Talu Island
The center of this island has a 45 meter high hill, perforated by a 30 meter hole, thus its name; talu means to passthrough. The island is noted for the presence of swifts in large numbers that make the precious swallow bird's nests used in the Chinese delicacy, Bird's Nest Soup.

Daeng Island
Here is a fine sandy beach 25 meters long, and a passage through the cliff 70 meters wide and 20 meters high.

Hong Islands comprises a number of large and small limestone islands. Hong Island also called Lao Billeh Island is the largest. These rugged are shaped like halfcircles, forming bays in which there is both shallow and deep water coral. Perfect for diving and fishing. The best known islands besides Hong Island are: Lakkah or Sakkah; Lao Riem; Pakka: and Lao Lahding Islands. Boats leave for the Hong Islands from Ao Nang Beach; the trip takes about one hour.

 
NEUA KLONG DISTRICT

Krabi Travel GuideJahm Island or Poo Island

A large Muslim-populated island forming its own sub-district in Krabi. The population engages mostly in fishing, rubber cultivation and the local craft of cloth weaving. This last has become so well-known that Krabi province is famous for its cloth, called Pah Tor Koh Poo woven cloth. During the fair-weather months of dry season, passage to the island can be made by taking a boat from the Jao Fah pier in Krabi Town; when the weather is rainy, take a boat from Laem Kruad pier in Neua Klong District. Beach bungalows are available for overnight visitors.

Sri Bor Yah Island
This island lies not far from Jahm Island and is likewise populated by Muslims engaged in fishing and rubber planting. The atmosphere is quiet and pleas ant, perfect for unhurried holiday relaxation. Beach bungalows are available. During fair - weather months take the boat from Jao Fah pier in Krabi Town; in rainy season, leave from Laem Kruad pier in Neua Klong District.


 
KAO PANOM DISTRIST

Kao Panom Benjah National Park lies about 20 kilometers from Krabi Town on the Taland Gao-Ban Huay Toh Road. The park covers an area of 50.12 square kilometers in parts of three districts: Kao Panom, Ahmper Muang, and Ao leuk. It is composed mainly of virgin forest growing amid craggy hills and valleys. There are a number of interesting places to visit:

Krabi Travel GuideTahm Kao Peung (Bee's Cave) 5 caves with stalactites and stalagmites of different shapeslying 3 kilometers distant from the National Park Offices. Some resemble stupas, others mushrooms, a curtain, etc, The cave walls are sparkling white and dazzlingly beautiful. Tourist accommodations and services are available nearby; to make reservations, contact the Kao Panom Benjah National park Office, Ahmper Muang, Krabi 81000.

Huay Sah Dah Waterfall springs from a steep cliff 1.2 kilometers from the park offices.

Nam Tohk Klong Haeng
The source of this 500 meter tall waterfall in Mount Tehp Benjah, the tallest mountain in Krabi. It lies about 10 kilometers from the Kao Panom District offices.

Toh Hahn Waterfall
This falls has its source in the Kao Panom Benjah Mountains like Klong Haeng Waterfall, but it is not as tall. It lies 16 kilometers from the Kao Panom district offices.



KLONG TOM DISTRICT

Krabi Travel GuideWat Klong Tom Museum
This contains stone tools, bronze implements, metal coins, pottery shards, ceramic and stone decorative arts, and coloured beads more than fivet-housand years lod bug from excavations in the area.The museum is on the grounds of Klong Tom Temple in Tambon Klong Tom Tai, 1 kilometer distant from Klong Tom District offices.

Hot Springs
These are 12 Kilometers from the Klong Tom District office in Tambon Klong Tom Neua. The area is forested and shady; the hot springs are hotter than others nearby.

Tung Tiao
This is one of only a few lowland forests in Southern Thailand. The nature trail begins about 800 meters before reaching the Kao Nor Ju Ji Park Office within the Restricted Hunting Area of Kao Pra-Bang Kram. It passes through both secondary forest, now in the process of development and growth and primary forest containing very large, ancient trees.

The trall climbs into the limestone foothills, passing a pool of startling clarity and beauty. After that it enters an area open and spacious before returning to the park office. Many animals and plant species in the lowland forest are extremely rare, some are close to extinction. Of particular note is the colourful Pitta Gurney bird, or nohk taew laew tong dahm in Thai, which was long thought wiped out but has recently been re-discovered living in Tung Tiao.

Nam Tohk Hin Perng
This three-level falls drops from a height of 800 meters and lies in Ban Hin Perng in Tambon Klong Pohn, 25 kilometers from the Klong Tom District offices. The area is forested and shady.

Koh Silah
On this island are found many colourful and exotic species of bird. Koh Silah, is 2 Kilometers from Haht Bor Muang Beach.



KOH LANTA DISTRICT

Krabi Travel GuideLanta Island National Park
covers 152 square kilometers of Lanta Islands. This island forms the most southern district of Krabi Province. It was knwn long ago by its name in the Malay language, Pulao Satak, which means Long Beach Island. Later so many Thais, both Buddhist

and Muslim, came to live on the island that there seemed to be a million eyes, which is what
some people think Lata means in Thai. Others hold that the name is corrupted from Javanese Ian tas and means a fish grill (which is built of wood with a square grill on top where the fish are set in a circle). Several important islands are in the national park.

Lanta Yai Island
is where the District and National Park offices are located. Island geography is mountainous and rugged, especially near the southern tip; some beaches are gravelly, others have fine white sands. Aclan of Chao Ley, or sea gypsies are resident on Koh Yao Yai, and they preserve many of their ancient customs and ceremonies; e.g., the setting of ceremonial boats

adrift to bring good luck and prosperity on the full moon nights of the sixth and eleventh months. This and other features of their lives are open to view. To visit the island take a regularly scheduled ferry from Ban Hua Hin Pier in Tambon Koh Klahng; Bor Muang Pier in Tambon Sai kao; or Jao Fah pier in Krabi Town.

Taleng Beng Island
This island is in some ways a smaller version of Phi Phi Ley: Made of limestone, honeycombed with caves, inhabited by the same swifts whose nests are made into soup. Small beaches and caves appear when the tide ebbs.

Hah Islands
A group of five islands. Hah Yai Island has a field of grass on its ridgeline. Another island resembles in shape a sailboat; one has water that passes from one side to another beneath it. There is some coral in shallow waters.

Ngai Island
A fine sandy beach and coral reefs rundown the east side of this island. It is perfect for diving. Regular ferries and charter craft are available from Pak Meng Beach in Trang Province.

Rok Nai Island is composed largely of formidable cliffs. On the east side are a fine sandy beachand coral gardens growing around sea rocks. On the north side are San Jao Bay and Tohng Bay.

Krabi Travel GuideRok Nok Island
The southeast and southern ends of this island have fine sand beaches and shallow water corals. Also not to be missed are Man Sai Bay and Talu Beach. Transport to the island is via charter from either pak Meng Beach in Trang Province of from Lanta Yai Island. There are tents for rent, contact Lanta National Park Tel. (075) 629018-9.

Hin Dang
This submerged open water reef in the Andaman features a multiplicity of colourful corals to attract serious scuba divers.


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