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Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Krabi

An introduction to Krabi


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Ao-luek

Than Bok Khorani National Park The park office is situated 46 kilometres from town or 1 kilometre from Ao Luek Nuea Market. Near the park office there are several natural ponds of emerald water in a shady forested area. Tourists can enjoy swimming in these ponds. Admission is 200 baht per person. Camping in the park can be done but tourists have to bring their own tents. Other attractions in the park include several caves in limestone mountains, verdant mangrove forests, and beautiful islands which can be reached only by boat.
Tham Lot can be reached by boat from Bo Tho Pier. The pier is located 2 kilometres from Amphoe Ao Luek on the way to Laem Sak. Ride a long-tail boat along a canal passing through mangrove forests for 15 minutes. Tham Lot is a tunnel under a limestone mountain where a natural stream runs through a small tunnel and charming stalactite and stalagmite formations are found. The cave can be visited only during low tide. Tham Phi Hua To is 500 metres from Tham Lot and can be visited by boat from Bo Tho Pier. The cave is in Phi Hua To Mountain which is surrounded by mangrove swamps. There are 2 split paths inside the cave. On the left lies the shortcut the back of the cave where sunbeams can shine through, and on the right is a path to a natural hall believed to have been once a shelter for prehistoric people. The prehistoric paintings of men, animals and human organs including numerous seashells, can be seen in the cave. Big human skulls had been discovered in the cave, thus giving the cave its present name.
Tham Chao Le is located in the west of Laem Sak in the bay where mountains and picturesque islands surround it. It is accessible by taking a boat from Laem Sak. The trip takes 10 to 15 minutes. In the cave, there are prehistoric paintings featuring men, animals and geometric symbols including stalactite and stalagmite formations. It is assumed that the paintings may have been painted after those of Tham Phi Hua To. Mu Ko Hong is a group of limestone islands including Ko Lao or Ko Sa Ka, Ko Lao Riam, Ko Pakka and Ko Lao La Ding. Most of them are limestone islands with fine beaches, coral reefs in both deep and shallow water, and various kinds of fish. Ko Hong or Ko Lao Li Pe is the biggest island in the south. There is a 400-metre hiking trial around the island. This area also suitable for sea-canoeing. Mu Ko Hong is located at the edge of the Than Bok Khorani National Park, and is accessible by boat from Ao Nang. The trip takes about an hour. The park charges 200 baht for entrance and 20 baht for camping on the island.
Khao Pra-Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary This is located at Ban Bang Tiao,18 kilometres from Amphoe Khlong Thom. There is a 2.7 kilometre nature trails through a lowland forest with the Emerald Pool and a variety of natural habitats. The forest is home to rare birds like Gurney's Pitta, Rufus-coloured Kingfisher and Black Hornbill, and various kinds of plants. Visitors are allowed to stay overnight but they have to bring their own tents. Namtok Hin Phoeng This waterfall is situated 25 kilometres from Khlong Thom District . Drive along Highway No. 4 (Krabi-Trang), turn left for 8 kilometres at Khlong Phon Market. On arrival to a lower basin, visitors must walk along the edge of a mountain for 400 metres to see the waterfall on a steep cliff.
Namtok Ron Khlong Thom This is situated at Ban Bang Khram. Travel some 45 kilometres from town to Amphoe Khlong Thom, then take Sukhaphiban 2 Road for 12 kilometres. The area is full of hot springs in a shady forest. The temperature is not too hot at 40-50 degrees Celsius. The hot springs and cool streams converges on a slope to form lovely cascades with warm water. Admission is 10 baht per person. Wat Khlong Thom Museum This local museum in a temple compound is located 1 kilometre from Khlong Thom District Office, between Km. 71 and Km. 72 of Highway No. 4. The museum features various kinds of artefacts that were discovered during the excavations within an archaeological site called" Khuan Luk Pat" or a bead mound behind the temple. The discoveries include stone tools, stone and earthen ornaments in the shapes of animals. The beads, in particular, are about 5,000 years old.
Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Krabi


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