Krabi’s Top Sights

Krabi might be most famous for its beaches and nearby islands, but the area has so much more to offer.

Travel Gay Asia’s good friend, Adam Preston of Rainbow Scuba and Tours in Koh Samui and his partner have recently visited Krabi. Here are his insights into three of the best non-beach attractions in the area.

Tiger Temple

This temple about 8 km from Krabi Town and is famous for its mountain top Buddha shrine.  To reach the top, you need to climb 1,300 very uneven steps.  Sweeping views of the mountains and the ocean are the reward for those fit enough to reach the top.

Don’t forget to pack water (also available free when you reach the top), and it’s recommended to start early.  Tiger Temple is also famous for its monkey tribes that live on the path to the mountain top.  Don’t take food and watch your belongings carefully.

Krabi Town Night Markets

For a slice of real Thailand, don’t miss an evening in Krabi Town.  There are at least two night markets to choose from (more on the weekends) with a delicious array of food at reasonable prices.  Usually live local bands are playing in one of the various market squares.

Krabi Town River Tours

Long tail boats moor up at various piers along the 1.5 km river walkway and offer 2 – 3 hour rides up the river towards the two limestone hills that stick out like devils horns.

Here, there are interesting caves to explore.  The mangrove forests and tidal mudflats that surround the river are all a protected area where interesting wildlife can be seen.

 

30-11-2014 by TGA Staff   |   More: Gay Krabi

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