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Khao Khanap Nam
Tham Sua (Tiger Cave)
Tha Pom (Khlong Song Nam)
Noppharat Thara Beach - Phi Phi Islands Marine National Park

Khao Khanap Nam
Khao Khanap Nam, Krabi
Serving as a landmark of Krabi province, it comprises two hills of 100 metre high one on each side of the Krabi River. It is accessible in 15 minutes by a long-tail boat from Chao Fa pier in the town. There are stairs leading up to the caves which contain stalactites and stalagmites.

Tham Sua (Tiger Cave)

Kuan-Im, the Goddess of Merci
Tham Sua, Krabi
Located about 9 km. to the north of Krabi town. Its name is derived from the tiger paw prints on the stone floor inside the cave. The surrounding wooded area is covered with large trees hundreds of years old, especially in the nearby Khiriwong Valley.There are a great number of small caves in the encircling mountains. Apart from being a meditation center, it is also a place of archaeological and historical interest. The Kuan-Im image enshrined here is known to be the most beautiful one in the south of Thailand.

Tha Pom (Khlong Song Nam)
Tha Pom, Krabi
Tha Pom, Krabi
Tha Pom is about 34 km. from the provincial town of Krabi. The canal of Tha Pom is well known for its crystal clear water. It is called by local people khlong song nam in Thai or literally "two water canal". This is because of its special feature location where seawater meets freshwater during the high-tide periods, resulting in a mixture of seawater and freshwater in the canal. Situated amidst mangrove forest and swamp forest, Tha Pom is home to an astonishing variety of creatures from the two kinds of forest areas. They adjust themselves to live together harmoniously in such specific conditions. A natural trail in Tha Pom has been improved to help conserve the area. And a 2-metre-high wooden bridge has been built along the trail over the forest areas to create this area as a natural classroom, presenting the forest ecosystem in a sensitive and interesting way.
  The natural forest trail of Tha Pom has a total length of about 700 metres and takes around 45 minutes to walk through it. There are interpretation boards along the trail to explain the relationships among the different species of animals and plants under this specific ecological system. At the end of the trail is a lookout tower for a bird's eye view of the place.
Visitors are recommended to walk in a circle from the starting point to the end in order not to miss any single place around there.

Noppharat Thara Beach - Phi Phi Islands Marine National Park

• Susan Hoi (Shell Fossil Cemetery)
• Noppharat Thara Beach
• Phranang Bay (or Au Nang)
• Tham Phra Nang Beach
Phra Nang Cave
Miracle Beach
Phi Phi Islands

For information, please contact the Forestry Department in Bangkok, tel. 0 2579 7223, 0 2579 5734 or the office of Hat Noppharat Thara National Park, tel. 0 7563 4743.

Susan Hoi (Shell Fossil Cemetery)

Shell Fossil Cemetery, Krabi
Shell Fossil Cemetery, Krabi

Located at Ban Laem Pho cape some 17 km. from town, it is a huge rock slab evolved from uncountable shell fossils of some 35 million years. This shell graveyard was once a large freshwater swamp populated by millions of snails. Over aeons, the dead snails gradually formed a layer of fossils, which is about 40 cm. thick. This wonderful site of nature has become one of the most popular attractions of Krabi and one of the three in the world.



Noppharat Thara Beach
Noppharat Thara Beach, Krabi
Noppharat Thara Beach, Krabi
Located about 18 km. northwest of Krabi town, it is a 3-km long scenic beach lined with casuarina trees and coconut groves. Local people call Noppharat Thara Beach as had khlong haeng or dry beach. This is because during the low-tide periods, the beach will entirely emerge from water so that one can even walk to the offshore islets as seen in the pictures above.

Phranang Bay (or Au Nang)
Au Nang, KrabiLocated 6 km. from Noppharat Thara Beach, this is a large bay with several scenic beaches and 83 islands of various sizes and shapes. Due to its unspoilt natural beauty both on land and in the surrounding waters and easy accessibility, Au Nang has gradually developed to be Krabi's most popular tourist attraction after Phi Phi Islands, with a growing number of accommodations and tour operators. Some famous beaches in the area are Tham Phra Nang, East Rai Le, West Rai Le, and Ton Sai.

Tham Phra Nang Beach
Au Nang, KrabiThis beach is said to be the most beautiful beach in the area, while West Rai Le is quieter and more peaceful. These beaches can only be reached by boat from Au Nang. Noppharat Thara Beach and Au Nang can be reached easily by songthaeo (minibus) from Krabi town. The trip takes about 30-40 minutes. From Au Nang, tourists may hire a boat to visit nearby offshore islets such as Ko Poda, Ko Kai (Dam Khwan), Ko Mo and Ko Thap. These places are ideal for snorkelling, diving and sea canoeing.

Phra Nang Cave
Phra Nang Cave, Krabi
The entrance to
Phra Nang Cave
Phra Nang Cave, Krabi
Phallic Symbol of
Shiva in Phra Nang Cave

This cave on the east side of the bay is famous for its wonderful stalactites and stalagmites. Au Nang, KrabiSince the old time up to the present day, Phra Nang Cave is where fishermen have made oblation to phallic symbol of Shiva, one of the trinity in Hindu theology before starting navigation in order to bless them with success and safety.The steep cliffs around Au Nang have recently become a paradise for rock-climbers from all over the world. With its special hard rock feature, the cliff area here is a safer place for rock climbing. it is also very convenient to obtain equipment, maps and instructions from bungalows on Au Nang and Rai Le beaches. Besides rock climbing, a good number of bays, islands and caves around Au Nang make it an ideal place for snorkelling, diving, paddling and sailing. Shops operating activities are available.

Miracle Beach
Miracle Beach, Krabi
Miracle Beach
Miracle Beach, Krabi

This miracle beach is a beach that appears temporarily about five days around the full moon day period, from December to May. When the sea water between Thap Island and Kai Island drops to the lowest level, this miracle white beach will appear linking the two islands together and visitors can rest, sunbath or do other activities on it as well as enjoy the breathtaking view of the islands around there.

Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands, Krabi Famed as among the most beautiful tropical islands of the world, Phi Phi Islands have become one of the most popular tourist attractions of Thailand. It was here that the well-known movie "The Beach" featured by Leonardo DiCaprio was shot.

Phi Phi Islands consist of six islets situated about 40 km from Krabi, Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Le, Yung, Mai Phai (Bamboo), Bida Nok and Bida Nai.

Many people think that the islands are part of Phuket, but actually they belong to Krabi province. More information about Phi Phi Islands

Krabi : Attraction List

Beaches
Noppharat Thara

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Au Nang
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Rai Le
Miracle
Ko (Islands)
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Phi Phi

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Ko Hong
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Ko Lanta
Ko Rok Nok
Ko Ngai
National Parks

Than Bokkhorani

Khao Phanom Bencha

Caves

Tham Sua
•• Tham Lot Nua
•• Tham Lot Tai
•• Tham Phi Hua To
Tham Phet
Others
Khao Khanap Nam
Susan Hoi
Wat Khlong Thom
Thung Tiao Forest
Khlong Thom Hot Spring

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