Asia, Destinations, Travel

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. 


Things to do in Krabi


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.


Night Market

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.

Things to do in Krabi
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.

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Matched Betting
I’m back with another betting exchange review. Today we’re covering Betdaq. The betting exchanged was launched in Dublin, Ireland in 2000. But is it a match for the other exchanges?

I’m on a mission to share as much information on the subject of matched betting as I possibly can. I want everyone to have an equal opportunity to earn £20,000 in tax free cash this year…

While I’ve recently completed a detailed and in depth matched betting FAQ post. One question I struggle to answer is “Which betting exchange should I use?”

That’s because unfortunatly the answer is highly dependent on a vast array of variables. The only way I can combat such a question is by reviewing each of the five betting exchanges currently on the market.


For me the prospect of a truly great betting exchange comes down to three things, and it’s those three things that I’ll be covering in every betting exchange review.

Wagering Options

The Betdaq exchange covers the vast majority of mainstream events. The selection of obscure markets isn’t quite as complex as you’d find on Betfair. In fact at the time of writing it only included one market which was Eurovision. 

betdaq review
However, that’s not too much of an issue. What is rather impressive is that Betdaq doe include a market for some of my personal popular bets including ‘first goal scorer’ which can only otherwise be found on the Betfair exchange.

Market Liquidity

The second big thing I really care about in a betting exchange is the market liquidity. That’s the amount of money in the market, to ensure that you’re bet doesn’t become partially matched.

I’ve been in situations in the past where it’s been seconds until kick off or until a race starts. Leaving my bet partially matched because I’ve failed to check how much money is in the market. 

Again you’ll find that for most mainstream events, Betdaq has enough liquidity in the market to have you covered. Although that will start dwindling when you’re looking at more obscure results and higher odds.


There’s enough money in the market to lay a £25 bet for the top 5 horses in this race. Which to me, is pretty much all you’re ever going to need.

You can always check the amount of money in the market using the numbers provided.  Remember, you don’t need to mug bet the exchanges, they wont gub you. 

Commission

Betdaq’s normal commission rate starts at 5%. However, this can be cut to as little as 2% depending on the volume of bets you have matched. Click here to learn more.

Even if you’re not convinced after this Betdaq review that it’s the best long term betting exchange for you it’s still worth signing up. That’s because the exchange offers 0% commission for your first month as well as a spend £10 get £30 in their Casino (30 rollover) for all new customers. Click on the image below to sign up and receive the offer.

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