The many beach resorts in Krabi may be enough for the average tourist looking to spend some time out in the sun. However, the region also has a number of tourist spots on top of the usual beaches. And some of these attractions have made it into our list of 5 must-do activities in Krabi, Thailand.
Island-hop at Ao Nang Beach
The most well-known beach in Krabi, Ao Nang is full of different types of accommodation, such as resorts and guesthouses. There are also 83 offshore islands nearby, all popular diving and snorkeling spots. These islands are accessible via a tour organized by an agency or resort in Krabi, or simply hire a boatman to take you around.
Go Rock Climbing
Travelers looking for a little more adventure should head to the limestone cliffs that surround Krabi, a favorite of both novice and experienced climbers. One of the most popular and accessible routes is the one located at the south end of Railey East or Phra Nang beach, with the route overlooking the beautiful Princess Lagoon. Ideal for beginners, this trail is mostly a forest hike.
Watch a Thai Boxing Match at Phi Phi Island
Apart from boasting of spectacular marine life, the island is also home to many Thai boxing training camps. So, it comes as no surprise that these professional fighters duke it out 3 times a week at the Reggae Bar complex, culminating on a big match every Friday night with a real prize purse. Try to arrive early, though, as the crowds watching the match can be big.
Walk Through Thale Waek or the Separated Sea
Only visible during low tide, the sea along Kon Dam Khwan recedes and is gradually separated by a strip of white sand and limestone beach. Connecting the three islands of Koh Khai, Koh Mo, and Koh Tab, it was also a minor archeological site as numerous prehistoric stone tools and unbaked clay votive tablets have been found around the area. It is best to visit this site from November to early May.
Explore the Su-san Hoi or Shell Cemetery
The former habitat of mollusks in prehistoric times, this was once a large freshwater swamp. Today, it is a stony path full of limestone sheets, containing the fossilized remains of these mollusks that were trapped when seawater flooded the area. Called Shelley Limestone, these layers have been broken up on the seashore in great pieces, with some fossilized mollusks dated to 40 million years ago. It is worth a day trip away from your beach resort in Krabi, as this is just one of 3 places of its kind in the world.