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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

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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 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

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

On Google map

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

On Google map

#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

Kao Hang Nug

COORDINATES
GPS
8°05'16.0"N 98°46'36.5"E
Decimal
8.087778, 98.776806

On Google map

Krabi province is famous for its cliffs. The #NagaTail ridge is one of the best places where you can enjoy its beauty at the fullest.

You will meet 3 different names for this place:
#KaoHangNug (เขาหางนาค) - the Tail of Naga;
#KaoNgonNug (เขาหงอนนาค) – the Ridge of Naga;
#TubKaek (ทับแขก) - it is also the name of the neighboring beach.

Mount Kao Hang Nug (Naga Tail) is a ridge that starts from the Tub Kaek beach on the West coast of #Krabi and stretches to the East. You can climb up and down the mountain in one day, but if you want to really enjoy the beauty of this place, you need to camp there for the night. In contrast to the temple Wat Tham Suea, road to the top runs through the jungle. The length of the hike to the top is 3.7 km, with a visit to a waterfall along the way is 4.7 km.

! Directions: to get to the starting point of the hike head to the Tub Kaek beach (ทับแขก), then follow the signs to the Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Kho Phi Phi National Park.

Kao Hang Nug

Sa Morakot – Crystal Pond

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

WORKING HOURS
until 17:00

FEE
Adult
200 THB

Kid
100 THB

There are 2 routes leading to the Emerald Pool, one is wide gravel path 800 m long and another is a nature trail 1400 m long.

A sign says: Sa Marakot or emerald lake is a pool fed by hot springs, 25 m in diameter, 1-2 m deep and the water temperature is 30-50 degrees C. It is likely that this is the water temperature before it reaches the surface because the water in the lake is slightly cool. The water flows into the lake from porous rocky layers and through cracks in the stone at the bottom. Bacteria and algae living in the pool, along with high temperature tint it with different hues. Water is greenish-blue in the places where the temperature is higher and pale green where the temperature is lower.

The lake is indeed very beautiful, One shore is sloping and rocky and another is overgrown with trees. The yellowish color of the stones at the edges is caused by deposits of calcium carbonate on its surface which makes them very slippery. Please, be careful while getting in or out.

500 meters upstream there is another lake with blue water. The path to it passes through a mystical landscape, over wooden bridges, and through the jungle.

Directions: 2 km from the hot springs described above.

Parking: 20 THB

Sa Morakot – Crystal Pond

Ron Khlong Thom Waterfall

A 200-meter long path along the crystal clear stream leads to the stone bathtubs. However, it is better to go a little further, to the hot waterfall.
The waterfall consists of about 5 levels. Every level is like a small pool. There are signs that say: the water temperature is about 40 degrees C; mineral composition (mg/l) – lead is less than 0.0001, nitrogen 0.09, fluoride 1.09, copper is less than 0.0001. For health benefits, it is advised to spend 20 minutes in the water, but no longer than 20 min! What can be better for your tired feet and body after a climb than a hot bath? The water here is very clean; there are many natural ledges in the tubs, where you can get comfortable. The waterfall flows into the river where water is cool, perfect for contrast baths.

Go for a Thai massage by the river (50 m from the waterfall) and you will reach nirvana. Don’t forget to take some cash with you.

At the exit of the Park, near the Parking lot, you will find a few restaurants with delicious Thai food, the prices are low. I suggest you order a bowl of fried rice with chicken and egg (Kao pad Gai Kai Dao in Thai.)

! Directions: from the city of Krabi head South on highway 4 for 38 km to the village of Khlong Tom, continue on route 4038, 4021 and follow the signs.

Ticket: 90 bath
Parking: 20 bath

Ron Khlong Thom Waterfall