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Thailand is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit. Southeast Asia's crowning glory, the country is filled with some of the most stunning scenery on the globe, as well as cultural attractions, amazing cuisine and some of the friendliest people in the region. However, one of jewels in Thailand's crown must be Krabi Province which lies in the Andaman Sea on off the coast of the country.
Phi Phi Islands
A visit to Phi Phi Islands.This string of islands in Krabi Province has become known by travelers as the most beautiful tropical island chain in the world. Perhaps most well known as the setting for the movie 'The Beach' with Leonardo Di Caprio the fame of the islands is more than just because of its undeniable start pulling power. Only 40 km's from both Krabi Island and Phuket this is a must visit destination for anyone who is staying at either of these sister islands. These two beach based attractions are only two of the pristine island attractions in Krabi. Others include the famous Koh Lanta with its tropical undergrowth and attractive sands.
A visit Rai Le Beach. Although Rai Le Beach is commonly thought to be part of an island it is in fact found on a peninsula attached to the rest of Thailand. However this beach is cut off from the mainland by a set of low hills which makes it only approachable by sea. Visitors to Rai Le Beach are treated to some of the most stunning ocean vistas in the world with stand alone limestone towers emerging from the sparkling sea. These 'Limestone Karsts' are much sought after by climbers and the area has a multitude of climbing trails which are enjoyed by climbers from all over the world. There are actually three beaches, each with its own distinct personality. Rai Le West stretches further than any other beach in the area and as usual boasts pristine sands and sparkling waters. The sea here is shallow and perfect for swimming and the beaches are an almost irresistible draw for sun worshipers.
Tiger Cave Temple
Visit the caves at Wat Tham Sua where you will be exposed to some of the cultural highlights of any trip to Krabi, surrounded by the monks who make this their home. A day at the Klong Thom Hot Springs is sure to leave you rested and rejuvenated. Here you can soak in the soothing surroundings of the rain forest and enjoy the therapeutic springs.
It is here that Thailand's natural beauty reaches a level unmatched by other areas of the country. The over 130 islands in the region boast sparkling, crystal clear waters, pristine white beaches and attractions such as tumbling waterfalls and towering limestone buttresses. Whether the visitor chooses to visit the famous island of Koh Lanta, world famous Rai Le Beach or any of the six islands that can be found in Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park there will always be something to delight and entrance the tourist. So what are some of the best attractions for those who want to take in what has been called the 'jewel of the Andaman Sea'? Here are some of the stellar attractions which should not be missed.
Across from Rai Le West, Rai Le East is actually part of a Mangrove Swamp and nowhere near as attractive as the West Beach for swimming. However the sunrises seen from this beach are absolutely spectacular. In the middle of these two beaches is Phranang which takes its name from a nearby cave which displays a scared image of Buddha. Phranang Beach is smaller than its two neighbors, but is without doubt the best beach for swimming. Featuring soft, powdery sands and sparkling crystal clear waters this is the image of perfection that the islands of the Andaman Sea have become known for.
The Emerald Pool
Hire a boat or find a local guide to transport you to any of the many smaller, uninhabited islands. A great way to get far from the tourist crowds and enjoy Krabi's unspoiled natural attractions. Visit Thung Teao Forest with it's clear and sparkling Crystal Lagoon where you can enjoy a day swimming in unspoiled splendor, surrounded by natural forest.
Krabi is one of the most beautiful places in Thailand and a visit is absolutely required for those who want a combination of spectacular island life set amidst unspoiled natural vistas. This is a place that will provide a recharge to even the most drained of 21st century batteries. Book your trip today.
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