Friday, May 16, 2008

The Krabi Beach - Top 7 Places You Must See And Do

Krabi lies southwest of Andaman coast in Thailand. When people talk about Krabi, they often refer to the entire province. Krabi province area includes the Phi Phi islands, Ao Nang resort area, Railay Beach peninsula, Koh Lanta and Krabi town. There are many day tours and sea activities you can do. In order to save you time, here are the top seven activities or places you must see or do when you are in Krabi Thailand.

1) Krabi Hot Spring

A visit to Krabi natural hot spring is a must. There are many hollowed-out 'bathtubs' which are caused by the running water from the thermal springs. You can experience the warm water massaging your back as you relax into one of the natural 'bathtubs'.

2) Emerald Pool

Krabi Emerald pool as its name suggest is also known as 'Crystal Pool' or 'Sra Morakot' in Thai. This is an rich-hued natural pool at the center of the forest, filled with glistening clear spring water. The radiant water turns greenish blue during the day and pale green in the evening. You will be utterly seduced by the intensity of the pool's turquoise colored water and take a cool refreshing swim.

3) Elephant trekking

This will be one of the exciting activities you must experience.The elephant ride will take you through rubber plantations, muddy trails, little streams and the journey last for one hour. There is a specially made sedan secured on top of every elephant and you will be high up above the ground and swaying to the rhythm of the elephant's foot steps. There are many tour operators that provide elephant trekking excursions and they treat their elephants well. You can easily find them in Ao Nang beach.

4) Krabi Crystal stream

Krabi Crystal stream is well known for its crystal clear water. Krabi crystal stream has a unique location where the seawater mix with freshwater during the high-tide period. The water is so clear that you can even see the bottom of the stream. You will definitely take a dip and have a cool, invigorating swim.

5) Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple)

Wat Tham Sua temple resides on top of a 600 m high karst peak. Karst are vertical outcrops of limestone which can be as high as 800m. There is a steep climb up of 1237 steps to the view point but you will be rewarded with magnificent views of Krabi and a huge buddhist statue.

6) Krabi Hong Island Tour

Once you are in Ao Nang beach, you must take the Hong island day tour which consists of five island hopping. Hong island tour includes the tranquil Hong island lagoon where it is totally enclosed by majestic cliffs and thick mangrove trees. You can see the calm, translucent emerald water which is relatively shallow. Hong island is great for lazing around soft and white sandy beach and getting a nice tan. You can also hit the clear blue water for some swimming and snorkeling possibilities.

7) Krabi Sea Kayaking

Krabi provides the perfect environment for sea kayaking because Krabi's coastline consist of small coves and fascinating cave systems. You will explore interior lagoons and mysterious limestone caves which can only be accessed at low tide through sea kayaking. You will also experience open sea kayaking and see magnificent Krabi canyons and glide into sea caves.

Words does not fully describe the beauty of Krabi Emerald pool and Hong island lagoon.

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The Krabi Beach - Top 7 Places You Must See And Do
By Scott Knight

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