Ao Nang Thailand Travel Guide

Ao Nang Thailand Travel Guide
A Vagabond Life

Ao Nang Thailand Travel Guide A Vagabond Life

Ao Nang Thailand  & nearby Krabi are hugely popular with holiday makers and caters for everyone from the backpacker living on a shoestring through to the top end luxury resorts. Orginally a back packer destination its main visitors are now the package tourist.

The main street is lined with bars and restuarants overlooking the beach, western food along with the more popular Thai dishes are readily available.

This part of Thailand is all about beaches and it does have some pretty spectacular beaches however it can become extremely busy and full in peak season so consider travelling outside the main tourist season.

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Things To See & Do In Ao Nang Thailand

Krabi Islands

It’s estimated that there are around 200 islands and islets around the Krabi coastline, many are small rocky outcrops that rise sharply out of the sea and have no landing access. Others are larger and uninhabited, with picture perfect tiny white sand beaches, coral reefs, and intricate cave systems. A great way to explore the islands is to rent a local boat from Krabi Town, Ao Nang or Railay ang go island hopping. If you don’t fancy piloting your own boat hire guide and take a trip that includes snorkelling or kayaking. Note: Not all islands can be visited in the monsoon season (May-October) when the weather conditions can be unpredictable

Railay Beaches

Accessible only by boat, Railay’s four beaches Tonsai, Railay West, Railay East and Phra Nang are situated between towering limestone cliffs. Railay West is one of the south of Thailand’s most stunning beaches. You can walk between these beaches. Phra Nang is not as developed as the others and has silky-soft sand while the mangrove forest parcels along Railay East can seem a little rough but is nevertheless the centre of nightlife in Railay area. Quieter than the other beaches, Tonsai really is the place to just sit and relax don’t believe the  boatmen who say that you can’t reach Tonsai on foot from Railay. You can,but it is a hike through the jungle.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving from Ao Nang Scuba Diving is one of the most popular activities in southern Thailand, and Ao Nang has its share of PADI dive centres run by professional divers. They provide holiday makers with a great choice of diving day trips, live-aboard and courses . Many great dive sites are accessible from Ao Nang, the closest ones being around the islands off the coast – Koh Poda, Koh Talu, Koh Tap – and they can be reached in about 30 minutes by long-tail boat. Further away in the Andaman Sea, dive sites such as the Phi Phi Islands (Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Shark Point, Anemone Reef, King Cruiser Wreck), Hin Daeng and Hin Muang (manta rays and whale sharks are often spotted there) and Koh Haa offer world-class diving opportunities.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing in Railay Climbers come from all over the world to scale Krabi’s limestone cliffs. There are over 650 routes which have been developed since the late 1980’s when people first started climbing the cliffs around Krabi. The headland between Tham Phra Nang (Phra Nang Cave Beach) and Railay East harbours some particularly popular spots, with good climbing for both beginners and more experienced climbers. Guided climbs and instruction are available around most of the resorts and bungalows in Ao Nang and Railay East Beach.

Tree Top Adventure Park

Krabi If you fancy a spot of tree climbing & zip lining in a beautiful location this is the spot for you. The park is located in Ao Luek District some 40km north of Ao Nang, in a peaceful and superb lush area. The program is based on a half-day course that also includes free fruit, refreshments and lunch. It is a great opportunity to explore the southern Thailand rainforest in a playful and not physically too demanding activity; Tree Top Adventure Park is eco tourism at its best

Krabi Emerald Pool

Krabi Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot) is a unique attraction in southern Thailand.. Located in the Khao Pra-Bang Kram area, the nature walk is a excellent place to spot rare animals and plant species. The forest is full of enormous with age-old trees, unusual forest creatures and limestone foothills that open onto a dazzling emerald pool.

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