Krabi Town Attractions
Krabi Town Attractions Reviews
Krabi town attractions not to be missed! Dec 01, 2011
Krabi town is certainly not like a typical tourist destination of Thailand but it is certainly a laid back city that is less commercial which highlights the local culture and lifestyle.
Anyone visiting Krabi town may be wondering where to go and what to do, but surprisingly Krabi town offers few nice attractions that might interests many tourists who wanted to experience the Thai culture, nature, quietness and have a slightly different feel from the usual.
[Krabi River and Khao Khanab Nam Mountains]
The main attraction is the beautiful river that runs across the city bordering a lush green forest and mountains on one side and leading to the fishing village to another side. There are some limestone mountains along this river which are known as Khao Khanab Nam mountains. The river runs between couple of tall limestone mountain cliffs with a stunning view, which seems to be the popular landmarks of the town.
To experience the serenity and scenery, one should rent a riverboat and make a trip along the river. In addition, the boat trip is very helpful to explore the Thai fishing village and a beautiful cavern under the mountain, which is said to be thousands of years old. Inside the cave, there are beautiful cluster like natural formations, carved uneven stairs, human statues and some wall paintings. There are also some human skeletons seen in the ground, which are believed to be the remains of the ancient people once lived and died there.
Boat can be rented at the Krabi town pier on hourly basis for about THB150/hr that includes sightseeing and guide fee.
[Krabi River walk]
One of the interesting places to spend time during mornings and evenings is the Krabi River walk that stretches along the town. It is also a place one can walk, jog or just sit and relax by the river. There are some roadside night food stalls along the river walk that gets busy in the evenings and many locals gather there for fresh local delicacies.
[Wat Thamsua – Tiger cave temple]
Another great attraction is the Wat Thamsua(Tiger cave temple), just few kilometers from the town, is a historical and spiritual place with a huge golden colored Buddha statue located at the top of a tall mountain. The temple is surrounded by tropical forests and other mountains and has some caves at the bottom level where several statues are kept for the worship. In order to reach the top of the mountain, one has to climb over 1,230 steps. The steps are uneven and very steep at some points, and definitely not easy to climb without breaks, especially if the weather is humid. However, there are many spots along the stairway to relax and enjoy the beauty. Monkeys can be seen all around the mountain, mountain trees and stairway. It will take between 40mins-1hr to reach the top with few short breaks but it really depends on one’s ability to climb. However, there is no regret once reached the top since one will enjoy the breathtaking view all around the mountain including the Buddha statue surrounded by the serenity! You can also enjoy a beautiful sunset from the top.
There is no fee to reach the mountain top. If you decided to climb up to the top, do not forget to take a bottle of water, as there are no water supplies along the stairway. However, water is available at the top by the entrance. If you want to feed bananas to the monkeys, be sure to buy some bananas at the bottom level temple area. Be very careful feeding monkeys!
Night market is kind of the happening place where you can find most of the crowd shopping, eating or just hanging around. If you are looking for cheap footwear, bag, clothes, decorating items, fruits, vegetables or just local souvenirs then you will not be disappointed there. You can enjoy varieties of street food from small food stalls all around the market serving fresh fruit mix to many Thai delicacies.
Do not forget to try fresh cut mangos with chili-sugar mix and steam fresh corns!
[Thai fishing village]
One can spend time in Thai fishing village and get to see the wooden houses and the lifestyle of locals living on the banks of the river. This place is well known for fish farming and seafood. There are some local seafood restaurants on the riverside where you can dock the boat sit, relax and eat while enjoying the surrounding views.
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