Located 783 km south of Bangkok, Krabi is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Thailand. Less commercialized than neighbouring Phuket, Krabi receives over two million visitors a year attracted primarily by its relaxed and calm atmosphere, but also because the whole province is considered a small unspoiled gem on the Andaman Sea. Krabi Province is famous for its natural beauties, with countless attractions that never fail to impress tourists. The distinguishing feature of region is the imposing solitary limestone peaks rising dramatically out, both in the paddy fields as in the middle of the sea. The impressive limestone cliffs overlooking Ton Sai and Railay beaches are a unique and spectacular landscape, attracting every year thousand of climbers from around the world. The entire coastline is dotted with stunning white sand beaches surrounded by crystal turquoise waters. Ao Nang is Krabi's lively seaside resort. Located roughly 17 south-west of Krabi Town, Ao Nang has the charm and relaxing atmosphere of a small beach resort, a wide range of accommodations and modern facilities, as well as the famous Thai hospitality. In addition to all this, the small town boasts one of the Thailand's most fascinating locations. Ao Nang is set in a breathtaking bay overlooking a crystalline sea dotted with 83 islands and towering limestone outcrops, including the Poda Islands and world-famous Phi Phi Islands. Ao Nang has two adjacent beaches, Ao Nang Beach and Noppharat Thara Beach. At the south edge of Ao Nang, a steep limestone cliffs hides another Krabi's jewel, the amazing Railay Peninsula. Also known as Rai Leh, it is accessible only by boats due to high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access. These stunning cliffs are one of world's top rock climbing destinations, nevertheless Railay is also popular due to its pristine beaches surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters and its quiet relaxing atmosphere in a breathtaking landscape among the most beautiful on the planet. In fact, the peninsula houses to two of South East Asia's finest beaches, namely West Railay Beach and Phra Nang Cave Beach.
Getting to Railay: Long-tails boats toward Railay depart from Ao Nang, 15-minute boat ride for 100 Baht per person, minimum 8 people, and Krabi on demand, 30-minute boat ride. It's also possible to access Railay via the regular ferries that run between Koh Lanta, Phi Phi Islands and Phuket Town, more frequent during the high season, November-April. For more information on timetable and fares please refer to the page: Krabi Ferries.Read More
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