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Krabi is a southern province on Thailand's Andaman seaboard with perhaps the country's oldest history of continued settlement. After dating stone tools, ancient colored pictures, beads, pottery, and skeletal remains found in the province's many cliffs and caves, it is thought that Krabi has been home to homo sapiens since c. 25,000-35,000 BCE.

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» Ao Luk

Ao Luk, Krabi

Located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Krabi, Ao Luk provides visitors a playground of outdoor adventures. While Krabi might bring to mind images of idyllic beaches, Ao Luk is more about the jungle, especially within Than Bok Khorani National Park. Here, eco-tourists find abundant treks, waterfalls, caves, mangrove forests and the stunning (and swimmable) Bok Khorani pond. The park also contains a series of small islands popular for canoeing, snorkeling and diving …

» Ao Thalane (Thalane Bay)

Ao Thalane (Thalane Bay), Krabi

Krabi is famous for its towering limestone cliffs, idyllic beaches and peaceful mangrove forests, and Ao Thalane (Thalane Bay) represents one of the most beautiful mangrove forests in all of Thailand. On this stretch of coast 12 miles (20 kilometers) from Krabi Town, dense mangroves shroud the karsts and cliffs, hiding caves, small inlets and secluded lagoons. The best way to explore Ao Thalane is with paddle in hand. Shaded by the canopy, kayaking through the winding network of mangrove roots …

» Hong Islands

Hong Islands, Krabi

The southern Thailand province of Krabi is surrounded by surreal rocky islands that poke out of the surrounding turquoise Andaman Sea, including the beautiful group known as the Hong Islands. A popular day-trip destination from Ao Nang, the Hong Islands are fringed with rainforest and white-sand beaches, with rocky viewpoints and hidden lagoons. Offshore dives reveals a spectacular underwater world of coral reefs, and if you're sea-kayaking you can access lovely sea caves …

» Koh Panyi (Floating Muslim Village)

Koh Panyi (Floating Muslim Village), Krabi

The limestone island of Koh Panyi is home to a floating Muslim fishing village, built on stilts over the water. The village has a mosque and a school, and is home to around 100 families who make their living from fishing. Seafood restaurants are a big hit here, and market stalls sell souvenirs, T-shirts and postcards. An overnight stay in a traditional home with a local family, in a room hovering over the water, is a unique Thailand experience …

» Koh Phi Phi Islands

Koh Phi Phi Islands, Krabi

Koh Phi Phi is a group of islands, but most of them are just limestone spires. The only ones of any size are Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Ley. When you come to visit these heavenly islands, you'll be coming into the port on Koh Phi Phi Don. After the infrastructure here was largely swept away by the 2004 tsunami, it was hoped that rebuilding could take place with more care for the environment and a swing upmarket. But the rush to get the tourist business back on track meant that the island …

» Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay is a classic Southeast Asian bay - bright jade water, limestone pinnacles and all. A large part of it has been protected as a national park. Notable islands in Phang Nga Bay include the so-called James Bond Island (it's featured in The Man with the Golden Gun) and Koh Panyee, where you can visit a fishing community built out on stilts across the water. Bear in mind that this community is a Muslim one, so dress modestly. You can take tours that will drop you at various beaches to swim and snorkel …

» Railay Beach

Railay Beach

Railay sits on a peninsula between the busy tourist centers of Krabi and Ao Nang, but because of its fairytale limestone cliffs, it's only accessible by boat. The four interconnected beaches that make up Railay Beach (West Railay, East Railay, Phra Nang and Tonsai) have a distinctly bohemian, easy-going vibe. West Railay, where many of the boats from Ao Nang dock, has the talcum powder-soft sand and cerulean waters of any beach bum's dreams. The craggy limestone formations of East Railay make it one of Thailand's top rock-climbing destinations …

» Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

Thailand has plenty of wats (temples), but the Tiger Cave Temple - or Wat Tham Seua - is a standout. In a forest setting, the wat's main hall is built into a long limestone cave and surrounded by monastic cells built into the cliffs and caves. Underscoring the brevity of life, the temple is decorated with skulls, skeletons and graphic pictures of human entrails. A lighter note is struck by the troop of monkeys living around the temple. Walks through the temple grounds lead to 1,200 steps climbing to the summit of a 600 meter peak topped with a gilded Buddha statue …

» Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary

Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary

The Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary in the southern province of Phang Nga covers 139 square miles (224 square kilometers) of low-lying forested mountains with an astonishing biodiversity, all crisscrossed by trekking trails. Many visitors to the park come for the birdwatching, and on any given day, it's possible to spot treeswifts, flycatchers, bulbuls and parrots. Lucky visitors with a sharp eye might also catch a glimpse of two rare fauna found in the park, the Blue-banded Kingfisher and the Whitehanded Gibbon …

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One of the most attractive tourist destinations in southern Thailand, Krabi is located some 497 miles from Bangkok with an area of 4,708 square kilometers. To the west is the Andamam Sea where countless natural attractions abound, including white, sandy beaches, fascinating coral reefs, numerous large and small Islands verdant forest and highly interesting archaeological remains …

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Krabi Province province is on the Andaman Sea and is noted for its outstanding natural beauty. There are solitary limestone peaks, both on land and in the sea. Rock climbers from all over travel to Ton Sai Beach and Railay Beach. The beaches form part of Krabi's Phra Nang Peninsula. Of the 154 islands in the province, Ko Phi Phi Leh is the most famous, since it was used in the movie The Beach …

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