Travel guide Thailand

From Phuket South of Thailand

For many people, the word “South” evokes warm feelings and beautiful images. South of Thailand does not disappoint expectations. People living in the South of Thailand are open and easy going.
Everyone knows that migratory birds fly to the South, but not many know that they stop in Thailand. Follow the path of migratory birds, go to the South and you might get a chance to meet them at Thale Noi Waterbird Reserve, place unknown to most. But we will talk about this in due time…

Following provinces and places of interest should be included

Ko Muk Island and Tham Morakot Cave, เกาะมุก-ถ้ำมรกต

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

COORDINATES
GPS
7°22'17.0"N 99°17'52.7"E
Decimal
7.371388, 99.297982

On Google map

In reality, the cave is a passage under the island of Muk, which leads to the inner lagoon. Many visitors tend to rush as they think they have already seen similar caves on the trip to James Bond Island.

Please, don’t, take your time. On this trip, the boatman will drop you into the water at the cave, and you will need to swim to the inner lagoon. You will need to swim for about 80 m. through the dark passage with a flashlight.

It is indeed an unforgettable experience! The sun shines through the opening and illuminates the first grotto. Its reflection is giving the water a gorgeous emerald color. But sunlight does not penetrate further than 10 m. Further into the tunnel, the only source of light you will have is your guide’s flashlight. The lagoon is untouched, sunny and clear. The whole experience makes you feel like a lucky discoverer.

The passage is not accessible at high tide. The water level should be no more than 2.5 m. We advise you to check the tide table in advance at the following sites: www.navy.mi.th or www.saltwater-dreaming.com, on the map choose Pak Nam Trang.

! Keep in mind that from May to October the wind blows from the sea and creates waves at the entrance to the cave. Please, be careful and do not risk it. A long-tail boat can be hired from the Pak Meng Pier ท่าเรือปากเมง, N07°30,444', E99°18,738'

Ko Muk Island and Tham Morakot Cave, เกาะมุก-ถ้ำมรกต

Namtok Sai Rung Waterfall, น้ำตกสายรุ้ง

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

COORDINATES
GPS
7°26'37.8"N 99°49'19.3"E
Decimal
7.443839, 99.822033

On Google map

A wonderful place if you want to feel at one with nature. Very few people come here. The clear water thunders over large boulders among tropical trees.

Some larger boulders along the river bank reach 10-15 meters in height. But even smaller ones are impossible for a person to lift. It feels great to get into the water for a refreshing dip on a hot day.

We felt awestruck the first time we saw the waterfall and the pool in front of it.

Waterfalls are especially beautiful in the rainy season from May to October.

Namtok Sai Rung Waterfall, น้ำตกสายรุ้ง

Namtok Ton Te Waterfall, น้ำตกโตนเต๊ะ

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

COORDINATES
GPS
7°17'40.2"N 99°53'00.6"E
Decimal
7.294490, 99.883485

On Google map

Take a nice stroll along a man-made well cared trail through a forest to see Namtok Ton Te cascading over slightly sloping rocks. It is higher than Sai Rung waterfall.

Waterfalls are especially beautiful in the rainy season from May to October.

Namtok Ton Te Waterfall, น้ำตกโตนเต๊ะ

Wat Phra Mahathat Temple, วัดพระมหาธาตุวรมหาวิหาร

CONTACTS
075 343 411

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

On Google map

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

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.

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

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 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

On Google map

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