Saturday, August 19, 2017

Attractions in Krabi


Attrack tions in Town (Amphore Muang)

Khao Khanap Nam
Khao Khanap Nam is regarded as the symbol of Krabi. It sits before the city and can be visited by long-tail boat from Chao Fa Pier. Travel time is about 15 minutes. From the boat, one climbs a staircase to see caves with stalactites and stalagmites. A boat can be rented for 300 baht per trip to visit Khao Khanap Nam, mangrove forests and the Ko Klang fishing village.

Wat Tham Suea
This cave is at Ban Nong Ngok, 7 km. from Krabi town. The villagers named it to mark the visit of King Rama IV (before he ascended to the throne). The cave features marvellous stalactite and stalagmite formations.

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Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
The park office is at Ban Huai To, 20 km. from town. The park covers a total area of 50 sq. km. with high mountains and thick forests. Its marvellous scenery is enhanced by streams, waterfalls, and wild animals. Namtok Huai To is some 500 metres from the park office. The waterfall plunges over rocks into 11 huge pools, each with their own name, such as Wang Thewada, Wang Sok, and Wang Chan. There is also Namtok Huai Sa-de, a 3-tier waterfall located 300 metres from the park office. Trekking to the peak of the Phanom Bencha Mountain, 1,397 metres high, is an interesting activity for adventurous tourists. Treks take at least 3 days, passing streams, waterfalls, caves and viewpoints on high cliffs. Admission is 200 baht per person. A tent can be rented for 50 baht a day per person.  Contact the headquarters of Phanom Bencha National Park, P.O. Box 26 Amphoe Mueang, Krabi 81000, Tel. 0 7662 9013.