During our extended stay in Thailand in 2016, we spent some time in Krabi. Home to some of the most stunning scenery imaginable, beautiful white beaches, and more than 200 islands just of the coast.
Today, I’m going be talking about the 3 things to do in Krabi. So, whether you’re in town for a week or just the weekend, these are without a doubt the best things to do…
The Emerald Pool
Without a doubt the first thing on my list of things to do in Krabi has to be a trip to the absolutely beautiful Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot). Based inside the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park in the Khao Pra-Bang Kram area. This place comes to life with age old trees, unusual forest creatures and limestone foothills.
The entry price is 200Baht for adults and 100Baht for children (at the time of travelling, 2016) and if you visit by moped or private car then there’s also a 20Baht parking charge.
The Emerald Pool is open during daylight hours year round. The water is often warm, and crystal clear.
While the walk from the carpark to the The Emerald Pool is only 800 metres there is also an optional 2.7 kilometre nature trail complete with waterfalls and breathtaking vantage points.
A short bus ride out from the coast of Ao Nang into Krabi Town and you’ll find yourself at the night market. A hive of activity, this place is certainly one of the great things to do in Krabi.
We took a trip here for an evening meal, despite the amazing prices in Thailand we found our money going even further here. We also went crazy with the variety on offer and had an amazing range of different meal options.
The market is available on weekends from Friday until Sunday and starts around 6pm and goes on until late in the evening.
Tiger Cave Temple
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua)is located approximately 3 kilometres from Krabi Town and a fantastic place to visit whilst in Southern Thailand. Aside from being a site of meditation, Tiger Cave Temple is also of great archaeological and historical interest.
During excavations items such as stone tools, pottery remains and the mold for making Buddha footprints have been found.
The main tourist attraction however is in the temple complex which is a 1,272 step climb up a limestone tower.
Once you’ve made it to the top you’ll find bizarre photos of internal organs and split cadavers. This is supposed to reinforce the temporary nature of the body and in turn help the monks to focus on more spiritual matters.
There we have it, my complete list of things you absolutely must do while in Krabi, Thailand. I’ve created a integrated map (below) that you’re more than welcome to download or print off to help you navigate whilst you’re there.
In the meantime, as always I’d love to know what you’re favourite things to do in Krabi are? or if you’ve not already been, what are you looking forward to most? Let me know in the comments below.