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Wat Phra Mahathat Temple, วัดพระมหาธาตุวรมหาวิหาร

Province: Trang | Category: Nature, Temple | Link to this attraction

CONTACTS
075 343 411

COORDINATES
GPS
8°24'40.7"N 99°57'58.1"E
Decimal
8.411291, 99.966133

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The name of the province comes from Pali-Sanskrit name Nagara Sri Dhammaraja that translates as the City of the sacred King of Dharma in English. This name was transformed in Thai into Nakhon Si Thammarat. Thai people often call their province Nakon.
The main treasure of the province is the Temple of Phra Mahathat.

Wat Phra Mahathat

Wat Phra Mahathat Temple is one of the most important and oldest temples in Thailand, as well as one of the 6 first class Royal temples. Chedi or stupa that takes the central place of the temple is 78 m high, surrounded by 173 small stupas. The main stupa is believed to contain a tooth relic of Buddha.
The base of the stupa is surrounded by a gallery with many Buddha statues. You can get to the main stupa through the building of Viharn Phra Nang Ma. The image of the stupa is a symbol of the Nakhon Si Thammarat province and is depicted on the 25 satang coin.

Wat Phra Mahathat Temple, วัดพระมหาธาตุวรมหาวิหาร

Hong Island

Province: Krabi | Category: Nature, Beach | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
08:00 — 16:00

FEE
Adult
2500 THB

COORDINATES
GPS
8°04'39.9"N 98°40'40.3"E
Decimal
8.077743, 98.677872

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We highly recommend you to hire a boat with captain from Ao Nang or Nappara Thara for a day to explore the islands you can see from Ao Nang.

The name of the island in Thai translates as “room”. Its natural lagoon indeed resembles a room with rock formations for the walls and emerald water and pure almost white sand for the floor.

Island: Hong
Max. occupancy: 6
Duration: 8:00 - 16:00
Price for boat in Thai baht: 2 500

A one-way join-in water taxi ticket to the #Railay West beach and Phranang costs 100 baht per person. But you will need to wait until the boat has at least 8 passengers. A private transfer costs 800-1000 baht.

Have a great trip!

Hong Island

Tup Island

Province: Krabi | Category: Nature, Beach | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
08:00 — 16:00

FEE
Adult
2200 THB

COORDINATES
GPS
7°57'38.9"N 98°48'43.4"E
Decimal
7.960807, 98.812060

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We highly recommend you to hire a boat with captain from Ao Nang or Nappara Thara for a day to explore the islands you can see from Ao Nang.

It is also called a Miracle beach because at low tide a sandbar that resembles the letter Y emerges from the water linking it to 2 other Islands. Here you can go snorkeling and run across the sandbar. The place is really memorable.

Islands: Poda + Tup
Max. occupancy: 4
Duration: half of the day
Price for boat in Thai baht: 1 700

Islands: Poda + Tup + Chicken + Phranang cave
Max. occupancy: 6
Duration: 8:00 - 16:00
Price for boat in Thai baht: 2 200

A one-way join-in water taxi ticket to the Railay West beach and Phranang costs 100 baht per person. But you will need to wait until the boat has at least 8 passengers. A private transfer costs 800-1000 baht.

Have a great trip!

Tup Island

Poda Island

Province: Krabi | Category: Nature, Beach | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
08:00 — 16:00

FEE
Kid
2200 THB

COORDINATES
GPS
7°58'15.8"N 98°48'33.9"E
Decimal
7.971067, 98.809423

On Google map

We highly recommend you to hire a boat with captain from Ao Nang or Nappara Thara for a day to explore the islands you can see from Ao Nang.

It has a beautiful sandbar and a view overlooking the nearby islands and mainland Krabi. This is a secluded and peaceful place.

Islands: Poda + Chicken
Max. occupancy: 4
Duration: half of the day
Price for boat in Thai baht: 1 700

Islands: Poda + Tub + Chicken + Phranang cave
Max. occupancy: 6
Duration: 8:00 - 16:00
Price for boat in Thai baht: 2 200

Poda Island

Chicken Island

Province: Krabi | Category: Nature, Beach | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
08:00 — 16:00

FEE
Adult
2200 THB

COORDINATES
GPS
7°57'12.7"N 98°48'25.4"E
Decimal
7.953537, 98.807042

On Google map

We highly recommend you to hire a boat with captain from Ao Nang or Nappara Thara for a day to explore the islands you can see from Ao Nang.

One of the cliff on the Island resembles a chicken head. You can take some amazing pictures if you get close to it.

Islands: Poda + Chicken
Max. occupancy: 4
Duration: half of the day
Price for boat in Thai baht: 1 700

Islands: Poda + Tub + Chicken + Phranang cave
Max. occupancy: 6
Duration: 8:00 - 16:00
Price for boat in Thai baht: 2 200

Chicken Island

Phi Phi Islands

Province: Krabi | Category: Nature, Beach | Link to this attraction

COORDINATES
GPS
7°44'27.0"N 98°46'42.3"E
Decimal
7.740837, 98.778415

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Phi Phi islands are also located in Krabi province. You can book a trip there by speed boat. Alternatively, you can get to Phi Phi islands by ferry from the public pier in the town of Krabi (N 08°2,49′ E 98°54,24′).

Phi Phi Islands

Here are rental rates for water taxis to nearby islands

Province: Krabi | Category: Nature, Beach, Viewpoint | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
08:00 — 16:00

Islands: Poda + Tub
Max. occupancy: 4
Duration: half of the day
Price for boat in Thai baht: 1 700

Islands: Poda + Chicken
Max. occupancy: 4
Duration: half of the day
Price for boat in Thai baht: 1 700

Islands: Poda + Tub + Chicken + Phranang cave
Max. occupancy: 6
Duration: 8:00 - 16:00
Price for boat in Thai baht: 2 200

Island: Hong
Max. occupancy: 6
Duration: 8:00 - 16:00
Price for boat in Thai baht: 2 500

A one-way join-in water taxi ticket to the #Railay West beach and Phranang costs 100 baht per person. But you will need to wait until the boat has at least 8 passengers. A private transfer costs 800-1000 baht.

Have a great trip!

Here are rental rates for water taxis to nearby islands

Ao Railay

Province: Krabi | Category: Nature, Beach, Viewpoint | Link to this attraction

COORDINATES
GPS
8°00'47.8"N 98°50'13.6"E
Decimal
8.013264, 98.837100

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Railay peninsula can only be reached by boat. On Railay West beach you can swim at high tide. There is a path that connects Railay West to Railay East. Railay East is not good for swimming, but it is a favorite spot for rock climbers. There are many climbing routes of different difficulty. You can rent equipment and hire an instructor.

Moving further along the coast to the South along the cliff you can walk to the southern part of the peninsula called Phranang, home to a cave that carries the same name. According to legend, the spirit of a woman called Phranang lives in the cave. One day her husband went fishing to sea, but a strong storm developed and he never returned. The woman remained faithful and waited for him all her life.

It is believed that if you want stability in family matters or if you want to have children or meet a man you need to make a special gift to the spirit of Pranang. This gift should be a phallus cut by you from a piece of wood. Locals also believe that even if you release such a gift into the sea anywhere in #Krabi, it will float toward the cave. Men also bring offerings in the form of flowers and food when they go fishing to ensure a safe return home and a good catch.

Walking on the path from East Railay to Phranang Beach you will see a trail to the viewpoint and to the inner lagoon. If you decide to go there please, note you will need to climb rocks, sometimes using a rope, therefore, wear appropriate shoes or go barefoot (the rocks are smooth).

! We do not recommend you to climb to the view point after the rain.

A one-way water taxi ride to the #AoRailay West beach and Phranang costs 100 baht per person. But you will need to wait until the boat has at least 8 passengers. A private transfer costs 800-1000 baht.

Ao Railay

Ao Nang beach

Province: Krabi | Category: Nature, Beach | Link to this attraction

COORDINATES
GPS
8°01'57.9"N 98°49'12.5"E
Decimal
8.032736, 98.820127

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#AoNang is the center of #Krabi ’s nightlife. You can have a nice walk along the main road, there are many restaurants, bars, shops and stalls, however, the atmosphere is very relaxed. Many places are only opened till midnight.

The beach offers a beautiful view of the sea and many small unusually shaped islands. Large trees grow along the beach. If you are planning to explore the area further you will find an office where you can buy tickets for a water taxi or book a private trip at the Eastern end of the beach.

Moving West along the coast, you get to the Nopparat Thara beach. The West part of this beach is a National park. Another pier for water taxis is located here. Even in a windy weather there are no waves this makes it easier to board a boat.

Ao Nang beach

Tup Kaek Beach

Province: Krabi | Category: Nature, Beach | Link to this attraction

COORDINATES
GPS
8°05'28.1"N 98°44'49.5"E
Decimal
8.091138, 98.747094

On Google map

This is a very romantic place with gorgeous sunsets. Once it gets dark you will see hardly any lights or people outside hotels, but there are plenty of crabs roaming the beach. You can dine on this beach at one the hotels’ restaurants and they offer more than just crabs.

Tup Kaek Beach