Krabi - Green Door Enterprises

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[Published on 2011-11-16 in Attractionsby Jesse Schule]

Krabi

Climber hanging from overhanging rock faceThe Rock Climbing Capital Of The World

Krabi is considered to be one of the world's premier rock climbing destinations, topping the list for many people. The unique rock formations that are scattered along the coastline are not only stunningly beautiful, but also fantastic climbing sites. The limestone cliffs that line the shore make for some of the world's greatest and most challenging locations for climbers to enjoy the sport of rock climbing. Krabi is also the gateway to the popular southern islands of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, with ferry services to both locations from the Thai town of Krabi.

Krabi Town is not where all the tourists flock to, as most of the hotels and restaurants are located just outside the town in the beach resort of Ao Nang. Compared to Pattaya or Phuket, Ao Nang is a quiet, relaxing spot with a lot less focus on nightlife, and much more emphasis on remaining active and enjoying the beautiful, natural landscape and breathtaking beaches. Nearby Railay Beach is one of the main attractions that draws so many people to Ao Nang, photos of Railay Beach are commonly seen in magazines and travel brochures designed to entice people overseas to travel to Thailand. The beach is only accessible by long tail boat, and there are several locals offering service to and from Ao Nang. Railay Beach is world renowned as one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand, even more so than those seen on the Islands of Phuket and Saumui.

Nobody comes to Krabi for the nightlife, however there are plenty of bars in Ao Nang,  including a popular street full of beer bars that are busy in high season. There are also a handful of great international restaurants in Ao Nang as well as local Thai restaurants serving traditional Thai dishes like Tom Yam Kung and Pad Thai. As is the case anywhere else in Thailand, there are also several spas and massage parlors for tourists to enjoy a traditional Thai massage for only a few hundred baht. Other popular activities include swimming and snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing and kayaking. There is no shortage of fun and exciting activities to keep people occupied while enjoying their holiday.

Traveling to Krabi will also prove to be more cost effective than a trip to Phuket or some of the more developed resort destination of Southern Thailand. The price of accommodation in Ao Nang is quite reasonable in comparison to other places in Thailand, there are a wide range of both low cost guesthouses and bungalows as well as high end resorts that will cost several thousand baht per night. Krabi is an affordable and relaxing destination, with a wide variety of activities for healthy and active tourists that are after more than just nightlife and bars. Krabi and Ao Nang is a wonderful place to relax and unwind, experience the beauty of Southern Thailand without the hustle and bustle of places like Koh Samui and Phuket.

 

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