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What places to visit in Krabi?

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What to see in Krabi

In Krabi, besides the longtail boat tours on the river, to see mangroves and visit the many caves along the tiver, the most famous attraction is Wat Tham Seua temple (literally Temple of the Tiger Cave). probably the most famous cave temple in Thailand.
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Krabi or from Krabi. Click here to see them.

Must-visit places in Krabi

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Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple)

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Called Wat Tham Seua in Thai, it is the most interesting temple to visit in Krabi. It owes its name to one of its many caves (the tiger cave) and offers a magnificent view over Krabi province from a sanctuary on the top of a mountain. The climb is rough (1260 steps) but the view definitely worths it! This is one of the must visits in Krabi.
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Emerald Pool

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This magnificent green-emerald water swimming pool attracts more and more people. Open to the bath, its crystal clear water makes it a pleasant place to bathe. The Emerald Pool is about fifty kilometers from Krabi or Ao Nang.
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Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail

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This trail in the mountains about forty kilometers from Krabi offers one of the most beautiful panoramas in Thailand. The 3.7 kilometers long climb is quite physical but the view at the summit is just amazing !
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Koh Hong

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This pretty island is probably the most visited on the outskirts of Krabi or Ao Nang. It offers a small, charming beach with a bit of snorkeling and a beautiful lagoon surrounded by a circle of limestone peaks.
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Koh Pak Bia

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This small island and its famous sandbank is generally on the program of boat tours from Krabi or Ao Nang that go to Koh Hong. It does not lack charm but is quite touristy.
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Ban Koh Klang Community

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This island is located on Krabi River about 10 minutes from Krabi town and hosts an interesting rural local community that grows rice, makes batik and has a traditional Thai boat models maker. An off the beaten track visit for those looking for something other than islands, temples and beaches.
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Krabi Town Walking Street

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Like all Walking Streets except the one in Pattaya, it's a big night market that takes place a few days a week, in Krabi on weekends, in a few streets of the city, cut off from traffic for a few hours. It's especially nice to eat a wide variety of Thai Street Food.
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Khao Khanab Nam

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These two mountain peaks that are on either side of the Krabi River, and that can be seen from the city center, are one of the most famous images of Krabi. Accessible only by boat, they host interesting caves.
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Railay

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Railay and its cliffs offers one of the most impressive landscapes in southern Thailand. Very popular with rock climbers for its walls and the incredible views they offer, the destination is also appreciated by other travelers for its setting, its magical sunsets, its beaches and some small hidden nature jems.
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Namtok Ron Khlong Thom Krabi Hot Springs

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These are the most famous and popular hot springs in Krabi because they are not far from the Emerald Pool. The particularity here is that in addition to the swimming pool filled with naturally warm water at 40-50 degrees Celsius, there is also a hot stream and especially its small hot waterfall. Pleasant and good for your body!
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Other nice places to visit in Krabi

Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi

starstarstarstarstar Visiting Koh Phi Phi island is offered as a full day boat tour from Krabi (or Ao Nang) but to really enjoy what it has to offer and avoid going to be on the various point of interest when they are crowded with tourists, the best thing is to sleep there and take an early morning excursion.
Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta

starstarstarstarstar Koh Lanta is quite popular with tourists looking for an island that is still a little wild without too much night life and a real local life. To visit Ko Lanta, it is necessary to stay there several days. There are some interesting boat trips and diving excursions from Lanta and many beaches from long ones to more secret ones.
Khaothong Hill Viewpoint

Khaothong Hill Viewpoint

starstarstarstarstar This viewpoint is also a famous café and restaurant. But you can go up there without consuming anything. Khaothong Hill offers a superb view of the sea and the islands of Phang Nga Bay. This is one, if not the, best place to watch the sunset in Krabi. But it's a half hour drive!
Wat Bang Thong (Wat Maha That Wachiramongkol)

Wat Bang Thong (Wat Maha That Wachiramongkol)

starstarstarstarstar This Buddhist temple, a good hour's drive from Krabi or Ao Nang, even if quite recently built, is remarkable for its architecture and its 95-meter-high golden chedi inspired by the Maha Chedi Phutthakhaya in India. It is a very photogenic temple and still relatively unknown to foreign tourists.
Din Daeng Doi Viewpoint

Din Daeng Doi Viewpoint

starstarstarstarstar From its summit, this mountain offers one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Krabi. This is probably the best place to come and have breakfast with an incredible view while watching the sun rise over the horizon. Food prices are very reasonable.
Ao Thalane

Ao Thalane

starstarstarstar It is one of the most famous places for kayaking in Krabi province. It must be said that with karst formations and mangroves, the setting is just ideal !
Mangrove Tunnel

Mangrove Tunnel

starstarstarstar After a demonstration of how the batik dyeing method works, you will have the opportunity to try making your own creation in a larger or smaller size depending on your choice.
Koh Jum

Koh Jum

starstarstarstar The small Koh Jum island is located between Krabi and Koh Lanta. Little known, it is one of the few islands in Thailand that have escaped mass tourism. Quite wild and not really modernized, it is a destination for those who want to escape from the busy world for a few days.
Ao Nang Mountain Buddha Temple

Ao Nang Mountain Buddha Temple

starstarstarstar This perched temple often ignored by tourists even though it is only 3 kilometers from Ao Nang beach is an interesting place to visit with several beautiful golden statues including a large Buddha on the top. It also offers a nice dominant view from the top of its stairs.
Klong Root (Clear Water Canal)

Klong Root (Clear Water Canal)

starstarstarstar This natural canal with incredibly crystal clear water is one of the 2 or 3 very popular places in Krabi to go for a kayak trip. It's very pleasant to immerse yourself in nature with this water having almost unreal colors.
Koh Lao Lading

Koh Lao Lading

starstarstar This small island nicknamed 'Paradise island' is often on the programme of boat trips from krabi or Ao Nang that go to Koh Hong. It does not lack charm but is quite crowded with tourists.
The Mud Crabs Sculpture

The Mud Crabs Sculpture

starstarstar This sculpture of a giant black crab with the two mountain peaks on each side of the river in the background is one of the symbols of Krabi Town. Tourists, especially Thais, like to photograph themselves in front.
Mangrove Tunnel

Mangrove Tunnel

starstarstar This portion of an arm of the river that goes through the mangroves near Krabi town is nicknamed the tunnel because you are completely immersed in the shade of the mangroves. It has to be part of all boat tours on Krabi river.
Ao Nang Monkey Trail

Ao Nang Monkey Trail

starstarstar This little trail starts from the end of Ao Nang beach 18km from Krabi town, crosses the jungle climbing up the mountainside before descending to a charming little secluded beach. You can sometimes see monkeys on the way, hence its name. Sometimes but not all the time!

Other visits suggestions in Krabi

  • Krabi River
    For its mangroves and caves
  • Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta islands
    Phi Phi is very popular with tourists for the landscape of turquoise sea, limestone mountains and green forests. Koh Lanta, more wild, is ,for now, less crowded and more peaceful.
  • Ao Nang Bay
    A few kilometers from Krabi, the very touristy beachfront has numerous accommodation resorts. This is the beach where everyone goes from Krabi. As for us the islands near or Railay isthmus are more interesting places.
  • Railay or Tonsay
    only accessible by boat from Ao Nang or Tha Khong Ka pier in Krabi for instance, it is an amazing piece of wild nature. Completly dedicated to tourists, it is still a beautiful place to stay where the turquoise sea surrounds high limestone cliffs.

Tours in Krabi and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality.

krabi: sunset cruise with dinner on the river

Krabi: Sunset Cruise with Dinner on the river

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Enjoy a sunset cruise aboard a luxury yacht from Krabi city. You will first cruise on the river, pass through the mangrave before heading out to sea and admire the most beautiful islands in the area while enjoying your dinner of Thai specialties.

krabi jungle tour withe tiger cave temple & emerald pool

Krabi Jungle Tour withe Tiger Cave Temple & Emerald Pool

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Discover the gems of Krabi jungle with a professional guide. Climb to the top of the Tiger Cave Temple for an incredible 360° view of the surroundings and relax with a swim in the turquoise waters of Krabi Emerald Pool.

unique krabi tour off the beaten track

Unique Krabi tour off the beaten track

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This full-day tour will bring you into Krabi's countryside, through latex, palm, and pineapple plantations, meeting the locals. You will also visit caves, rivers and the seaside without tourists.

sunset boat tour & dinner aroud 7 islands in krabi

Sunset boat tour & dinner aroud 7 islands in Krabi

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Board a traditional long-tail boat and head to 7 of the most iconic islands in Krabi province for snorkeling and enjoying the scenery. Dinner will also be served onboard.

thai cooking class in krabi

Thai Cooking Class in Krabi

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For this thai culinary experience, you will go to a local cooking school for an authentic Thai cooking lesson under the guidance of a professional chef. You will choose 4 recipes to cook from a long list. The cooking class will end with a meal with your creations.

krabi weekend night market food & shopping tour

Krabi Weekend Night Market Food & Shopping Tour

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Every weekend there is a big night market in Krabi Town called Walking Street. This tour invites you to explore it with a guide who will take you through the allays lined with stalls, introducing you to Thai Street Food and souvenir sellers.

4 islands boat tour with sunset in railay

4 islands boat tour with sunset in Railay

Offered in Englishenglish guide
This private longtail boat tour will take you to 4 of the most beautiful islands off the coast of Krabi with swimming and snorkeling breaks to end in apotheosis with a sunset on the beach and a bath among luminescent plankton.

private boat tour to koh hong and 2 other islands

Private boat tour to Koh Hong and 2 other islands

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This privatized longtail boat tour will take you to the sublime Koh Hong island and its interior lagoon as well as Koh Lao Lading and Koh Phakbia, two other very beautiful islands. This is Krabi's best-seller boat tour!

Tours from Krabi

discover koh yao noi beauty and local life from krabi or ao nang
Siamese Wonders

Discover Koh Yao Noi beauty and local life from Krabi or Ao Nang


This 3 days and 2 nights tour will make you discover one of the most charming islands in the Andaman Sea in Southern Thailand. Largely wild and rural, Koh Yao Noi is ideal for travelers who like to get off the beaten track and experience local life.

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Koh Tao island

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Mae Klong Railway Market

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Mae Klong is also named Samut Songkhram. The vendors fold the stalls back at each pass of the train.


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Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri

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This temple in the city is partly perched on a hill. It is a high place of pilgrimage, the best known in Thailand for the Tak Bat Thewo ceremony which takes place at the end of Buddhist Lent. It...


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James Bond Island

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the island shaped like a nail in the sea is called James Bond Island since its appearance in The Man with the Golden Gun.


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