15 Best Things To Do in Krabi, Thailand

Located on the west coast of Southern Thailand, Krabi is an immensely popular international tourist attraction. The various water sports in Krabi are the Krabi attractions that are not found elsewhere in the world. The numerous beaches and islands in Krabi are some must places to visit in Krabi. Krabi has a very vibrant nightlife and dancing your night off there must be on your list of things to do in Krabi. Krabi is a blend of picturesque and serene visions and vibrant and youthful activities. It is a perfect vacation spot for people of all ages.

Let's explore the Krabi points of interest and 15 best things to do in Krabi:

1. Hike to the Tiger Cave Temple

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The Tiger Cave Temple is located in the Northeast part of Krabi and surrounded by many rainforests and caves. The strenuous flight of stairs you take to reach the summit is a staircase to heaven and leads you to the panoramic and stunning view of the Krabi city. The tall Buddha statues and tiger paw prints on the walls of the temple are some main attractions of the temple. The 1260 number of stairs to the temple are quite challenging but are worth the picturesque views.

2. Ko Poda Island

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The Ko poda island located at the west coast of Krabi is an ideal place for sunbathing and has widespread beaches for the same purpose. The island is full of coral fishes and crustaceans. The turquoise-blue waters will mesmerize you and make you want to visit the island twice. It takes just 25 min from a long tail boat to reach the Ko Poda island from the Ao pang and is easily accessible.

3. Railay beach

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Located between the Krabi and Ao Pang and is accessible only by boats. You can catch a long tail boat every 15 min from Ao pang, ferries to Phi Phi and Phuket are also abundantly available. The island is very famous for rock climbing due to it’s tall and wide limestone cliffs. If you are not an adventure junkie and prefer to relax, this beach has those vibes too. The beach is very serene, clean and peaceful.

4. A perfect getaway at the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park

If you wish to get lost amidst exotic wildlife and lush foliage, the Thung Teao Forest National Park is the perfect fit. It is famous for it’s emerald pool containing cool crystal water where you can unwind after a tiring jungle trek. The idyllic waterfalls here are a sight to behold. The ethereal landscapes you will witness here are nowhere to be found and will leave a mark on your mind forever.

5. Shop till you drop at the Night Markets

There are several night markets mainly located in Ao Pang where you can shop till your heart’s content. The Klong Haeng Saturday market is arguably the best amongst them. You can eat variety of local dishes at the numerous street food stalls starting from Pad thai to yellow chicken Biryani.

6. Scuba Diving in Ao Nang Bay

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Krabi is famous for it’s beautiful and superclean seascapes and hence Scuba Diving here will be a great experience. Some of the best sites to do so is the Ao Nang Beach, Phi Phi island and the Shark Point Marine Sanctuary. The period of January to April is the perfect time for Scuba diving, however the services are available throughout the year.

7. Wat Kaew Korawaram

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The Wat Kaew Korawaram is located on a hill in downton Krabi city and is not very well known. It is a Buddhist temple with a heavenly and grand staircase leading to some stunning naga sculptures. The scintillating staircase starts right from the main street of the city. The shrine and Buddha statue inside will provide you internal peace and harmony.

8. Water sports at the Phi Phi islands

The Phi Phi Islands are Thailand’s most popular destination for adventure sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and other marine recreational activities.  Head to the Koh Phi Phi in the island for a stunning view of the step. You have to walk a little extra to reach the destination but the reward you get is worth it. You can also visit the monkey beach and the famous monkey cliffs ashore.

9. Ko Lanta Yai

This island set on the western coast of Thailand, is comparatively less visited island of Thailand. The Mu Ko Lanta National park is marine reserve park rich with wildlife and lush greenery accompanied by lots of beaches. You can also go street shopping at the Sala Dan street. Buy some cool local stuff and souvenirs while binging on the delicious street food.

10. Relax in the Krabi hot springs

The Krabi hot springs are cascades of warm water descending from the tropical rainforest canopies. The natural mineral salts that constitute the water are said to heal many physical health issues such as rheumatism and sciatica. It is located just 70 km from the town of Krabi and you can reach there by car or taxi. The Krabi hot springs is a must visit place if you are in Krabi.

11. River rafting in Songprak River

Based in the Phang Nga province, the Sonprak river is located at just a 1.5 hour drive from the Ao Pang. The sport is organised by many local agencies and is usually accompanied with other activities such as elephant trekking, camping and safari. You are assured to get an adrenaline boost while river rafting through the gushing white waters of the Songprak River.

12. Take the four island tour

The four island tour consists of a tour of the Tup Island, Chicken Island, Phra Nang beach and Poda island in a long boat or speedboat. It is a day tour in which you get to experience the magic of Thailand and it’s beaches by just cradling in a boat on the sinuous waves of the ocean.

Some agencies also offer the tour through a minivan or minibus for those people who are not willing to get tanned in the scorching heat.

13. Susan Hoi

A weirdly wonderful place, the Susan Hoi is a fossil shell beach with piles of fossils dating back to 30-40 million years. The Susan Hoi is the only fossil site in the world located on coastal area. It is located just nearby the tourist information centre in Phi Phi Islands and also houses a museum showcasing some rare fossil shells along with information regarding marine life conservation.

14. Enjoy tubing at Phang Nga

There are many local tour packages for tubing in Phang Nga which manage everything right from picking you up at the hotel to dropping you back there. The tubing is usually done in the Northern side of the river and through the renowned Sarasin bridge. You will get a glimpse of everything from concrete houses, skyscrapers to dense jungles and wildlife. This is a thing you must do when in Phang Nga.

15. Have a drink at the Old West Bar

This famous cocktail bar and eatery in Krabi is very close to the night market and is a best place to go and relax after a brief spree of shopping.It has the best host in the town and best cocktails and food in Thailand.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Krabi, Thailand

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  1. Tiger Cave Temple

    # 1 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 7281 times in trip plans
    Tiger Cave Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: วัด ถ้ำ เสื้อ, Krabi, Thailand

    Timings: 06:15 am - 06:30 pm Details

    The cave where once Tigers used to live is now the temple of Kuan Yin- the Goddess of Compassion. Locals and tourists come here to pray to the huge statue that looks down from a Chinese-style pagoda c...Read more

  2. Phra Nang Cave Beach

    # 2 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 1994 times in trip plans
    Phra Nang Cave Beach

    Tags: Beach, Cave, Walking Area

    Address: Saber Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Popular for its temple, the cave is believed to be the place where Phra Nang waited for her husband after he left for his fishermen duties. Another story goes that an Indian princess was killed here i...Read more

  3. Railay Beach

    # 3 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 8524 times in trip plans
    Railay Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Walking Area, Neighborhoods

    Address: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Whether its snorkeling or rock climbing that you prefer, Railay beach is full of fantastic opportunities to spend a whole day in. Even if you want to just sunbathe and marvel at the surrounding beauty...Read more

  4. Phra Nang Beach

    # 4 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 7648 times in trip plans
    Phra Nang Beach

    Tags: Beach, Water Body, Waterfront, View Point

    Address: Stadt, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Phra Nang Beach is said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is located about 20 minutes away from Ao Nanag and can be approached via longtail boat only. Thankfully it is devoid of...Read more

  5. Koh Poda

    # 5 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 4822 times in trip plans
    Koh Poda

    Tags: Island, Water Body, Waterfront, View Point

    Address: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Ko Poda or simply Poda island is part of a larger group of islands that are under the administration of Hat Nopharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park. It is situated at about 8 kilometers from Ao Nan...Read more

  6. Phi Phi Islands

    # 6 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 7326 times in trip plans
    Phi Phi Islands

    Tags: Island, Water Sport

    Address: Krabi, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Phi Phi is the real rockstar of Thailand. Enjoying a celebrity status amongst the other islands, Phi Phi islands are blessed with unparalleled beauty . Living up to each and every praise and hype abou...Read more

  7. Tup Islands

    # 7 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 5132 times in trip plans
    Tup Islands

    Tags: Island, Water Body, Waterfront, Entertainment

    Address: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Tup islands are extremely small as compared to other islands in Krabi but offer brilliant possibilities of snorkeling and swimming. There is an abundance of tropical fish here. During low tide, a sand...Read more

  8. Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, Krabi

    # 8 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 806 times in trip plans
    Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, Krabi

    Tags: Trail, View Point, Hiking Trail, Adventure

    Address: 4024, Sao. Krabi 2007, Nong Thale, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail offers one of the most beautiful hikes in Thailand and takes you to the Tab Kak Hang Nak hill top that offers a fabulous view of the national park.The hike is no...Read more

  9. Khlong Muang Beach

    # 9 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 3626 times in trip plans
    Khlong Muang Beach

    Tags: Beach, View Point

    Address: Nong Thale, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The only access to the spectacular Ko Hong islands, Klong Muang is a quiet, serene beach area that offers brilliant views of the Andaman Sea. The stars here are three beaches: Ao Siew, Hang Nak cape a...Read more

  10. Krabi Weekend Night Market

    # 10 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 318 times in trip plans
    Krabi Weekend Night Market

    Tags: Market, Street Market, Street Food

    Address: Krabi town at Maharat Soi 8 (behind the Vogue Department Store), Maharat Rd., Mueang, Krabi

    Timings: 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm Details

    The Krabi Weekend Night Market offers a vibrant shopping experience with local food, culture, entertainment, variety of activities, local art and a flood of shops that sell everything from small trink...Read more

  11. Emerald Pool

    # 11 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 3284 times in trip plans
    Emerald Pool

    Tags: Outdoors, Nature

    Address: Khlong Thom Nuea, Khlong Thom District, Krabi 81120, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Pamper yourself at nature’s very own spa in Thailand. Even though this experience will not be what you have come to expect from spas in Thailand (don’t come looking for a happy ending!&rsq...Read more

  12. Ao Phra Nang

    # 12 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 966 times in trip plans
    Ao Phra Nang

    Tags: Beach, Entertainment, Leisure, Water Sport

    Address: Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Ao Phra Nang is a part of a long stretch of beach that overlooks the calming Andaman sea and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Krabi. The beach offers everything that a quintessential ...Read more

  13. Wat Kaew

    # 13 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 3814 times in trip plans
    Wat Kaew

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site

    Address: หมู่ 1, ตําบลปากนํ้า อําเภอเมืองกระบี่ จังหวัดกระบี่, 81000 Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Wat Kaewkorawaram or simply Wat Kaew in short is a temple in the center of Krabi Town. While not as big as Tiger Cave Temple outside the city and with only a fraction of the steps to climb, it is defi...Read more

  14. Ao Thalane

    # 14 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 268 times in trip plans
    Ao Thalane

    Tags: Outdoors, Leisure, Boating, Nature

    Address: Khao Thong, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand

    Located around 30 kilometres from Krabi town, Ao Thalane offers the best Kayaking spot in the Andaman Sea. The cliff islands, limestone canyons, mangroves and the varied biology form the perfect backd...Read more

  15. Noppharathara Beach

    # 15 of 147 Things To Do in Krabi | Added 2206 times in trip plans
    Noppharathara Beach

    Tags: Beach, Water Body, Waterfront, Entertainment

    Address: กระบี่ Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Before you blindly hop on the boat to Railay or Phra Nang beach, open your eyes and admire the beauty of the beach that is treated as just a transit to the popular beaches. Noppharathara beach may not...Read more

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