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Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Krabi

An introduction to Krabi


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Interesting Activities

Canoeing One of several eco-tourism activities available in Krabi is sea-canoeing, and there are few better ways to thoroughly enjoy the spectacular scenery than by drifting leisurely amongst the limestone karsts. This is perhaps the best way to explore Krabi's countless inlets and deserted beaches, allowing travellers to discover the true magic of the area at their own pace.
Kayaking Kayaking is available in the waters off Krabi and Phang-nga provinces, which boast some of the most spectacular seascapes and marine life anywhere. The sport is accessible to beginners and veterans alike, since operators offer training at the start of the trip. The sea-kayaking centre is at Ao Nang, which blends the rugged appeal of rocky outcrops with the serene beauty of beaches and crystal-clear water. Off its shore lie limestone outcrops honeycombed with caves and hollows and fringed by mangrove forests.
Canoe and kayak rentals are available at many of the guesthouses in the Ao Nang area, and guides are also available to lead you through the myriad of small, deserted islands. Snorkelling & Diving Dive shops provide mask, snorkel and fins for hire at around 150 baht a set per day. You will probably have to pay a deposit of around 500 baht. They also offer you dive trips to, and education about, some of the most spectacular destinations in Southern Thailand.
Biking Mountain bikes cost around 80 baht per day to hire and can be found around Ao Nang. The terrain is spectacular and this is a great, and healthy, way to take in the most spectacular scenery.
Rock Climbing Every year literally thousands of climbers come to Krabi specifically to challenge themselves on the famous limestone karsts, and most will agree that it was well worth the trip. There are over 150 challenging pegged routes, concentrated primarily on the Phranang peninsula, between Hat Tham Phranang and Hat Rai Le. These routes are typically in the mid to high difficulty range, with numerous overhangs, and sheer limestone faces.
However, there are also several beginner climbs, so that even the novice climber can experience the thrill of climbing. Equipment rentals, instruction, and guides are all available.

Excursions
Travel shops in Ao Nang sell island tour tickets which pool strangers into the one boat. This has brought two daytrips within reach of most pockets
The Tham Phranang and Ko Poda daytrip costs 200 baht per person, and the Ko Hong daytrip costs 250 baht per person. The price usually includes snorkel, mask, lunch of fried rice, water and fruit. Each boat leaves around 9a.m. and returns about 4 p.m. Booking is available at most bungalows and at travel counters. The Ko Poda group of islands is recommended with a stay at Ko Kai, to relax, snorkel and sunbathe. At low tide on Ko Kai a powdery white land bridge forms linking three islands.
The Phi Phi daytrip by boat leaving Ao Nang at 9 a.m. daily and returns at 5 p.m. A roundtrip ticket costs around 700 baht including a simple lunch, touring the Viking Cave and snorkelling in Maya Bay.

The Khlong Thom Hot Spring & Forest Hiking costs 500 baht per person.

The Ao Luek daytrip (to see waterfalls and caves) costs around 500 baht
Note: These are guideline prices, which may vary slightly between travel agents.

Shopping
SOUVENIRS AND LOCAL PRODUCTS
Souvenirs of Krabi are turtle-dove cages, Toei Panan mats made from pandanus trees, shrimp paste, dried fish, and dried shrimp. They are sold in shops on Uttarakit Road

Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Krabi


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