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Travel to Krabi – The unknown sea tourist paradise in Thailand

 “The sleepless city” Pattaya and the beautiful island Phuket are regarded as two most famous sea tourist attractions in Thailand. However, if you have ever come to Krabi – the new tourist paradise of this country, you will probably consider whether you should return to these two destinations or not. Travel to Krabi – The unknown sea tourist paradise Thailand – tourist paradise Thailand.

Some information of Krabi

814km south of Bangkok, Krabi is a province of Thailand, lying along Andaman coastline. From the capital, it takes visitors about over 1 hour (by air) or 11 hours (by bus) to set foot on Krabi.

Krabi still retains much of its wild features with mysterious islands, emerald green seawater and long sandy beaches. Try having interesting experiences below in Krabi to understand why this place is dubbed the new paradise of Thailand!

  1. Push off on Andaman Sea

To begin the discovery of Krabi, travelers can push off by canoe or boat on Andaman Sea to admire hundreds of small islands.

Andaman Sea in Krabi | tourist paradise Thailand
Andaman Sea in Krabi

Chicken Island is in the shape of a small chicken with the cute head and body… Diving, swimming in the crystal clear water, admiring unique coral reefs are must-try experiences for tourists coming here.

  1. Relax in Nam Tok Ron hot spring waterfall

After playing on the beach, backpackers can relaxin Nam Tok Ron hot spring waterfall which is compared with an outside spa with natural pools.

Many tourists choose Nam Tok Ron Hot Spring Waterfall to relax in Krabi
Many tourists choose Nam Tok Ron Hot Spring Waterfall to relax in Krabi

45km far from the central area of Krabi, Nam Tok Ron is suitable for short trips. The entrance ticket is 90 baht.

  1. Bath in Sa Morakot Emerald

Besides beaches and springs, you can also discover the only rainforest on lowlands of Thailand in Khao Pra Bang Khram Nature Reserves. Deep in foliages is Sa Morakot Emerald with the swimming pool amidst the nature.

Sa Morakot Emerald with the beautiful natural pool
Sa Morakot Emerald with the beautiful natural pool

To reach here, you must trek through the jungle nearly 1km. The biosphere of this area is carefully protected, so bringing some items like shampoo or shower gel is not allowed. Traveling by motorbike is also restricted in Sa Morakot Emerald.

  1. Climb the mountains in Krabi

Krabi has a lot of steep limestone mountains along the coast challenging climbers. This tourist spot supplies amateurs with full of protective gears when they try this sport.

Rock climbing in Krabi is a wonderful experience
Rock climbing in Krabi is a wonderful experience

Main climbing spots gather in Ton Sai, Railay and Phra Nang with steep cliffs which bring a good view of offshore Andaman.

  1. Go kayaking on the river to the Gulf of Ghost

Kayaking is chosen by many Western tourists when they explore Krabi.

Kayaking on Andaman Sea
Kayaking on Andaman Sea

They often go kayaking along rivers and down to Than Bok National Park to learn about rudimentary paintings in the cave – archeological treasures. Another site chosen for kayaking by tourists is Andaman Sea.

  1. Go shopping in local markets

There are many daytime local markets in Krabi and 2 popular night markets with rustic meals at night.

Visitors often buy souvenirs from night markets in Krabi
Visitors often buy souvenirs from night markets in Krabi

Night markets are also places for you to taste snacks such as sweet soups, cakes, fruits… In addition to fashion and souvenir shops, you can also buy some art works, jewelries and music instruments of natives.

  1. Enjoy foods in Krabi

Visiting Krabi, tourists shouldn’t miss the chance to enjoy local foods like kaeng som (sour fish curry) or nam phrik kung sot (shrimp marinated with chili powder and then fried).

Krabi street foods are attractive
Krabi street foods are attractive

From afternoon to evening, do choose roadside eateries to taste cheap foods (som tum, fruits, fried rice or tom yum…). On the other hand, eating in Lae Lay Grill Restaurant is another good choice despite high prices.

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