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Miles and miles of spectacular white sandy coastline, jagged limestone karsts rising out of crystal clear emerald waters, and lush hinterland, lays this postcard worthy town of Thailand called Krabi! This serene and gorgeous island is fast becoming a well-known tourist hotspot, and rightly so as this island is the definition of an ideal, relaxing beach vacation!

Krabi
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Krabi is a tropical destination, and hence the island experiences a hot and humid weather all year round. However, November to March is the months when the humidity is the least! Krabi has so much to offer to its visitors that you’ll fall in love with this paradise island in no time! Without further ado, let’s get started with the list of all the things that you must do on your visit to Krabi –

1.     Railay Beach

Thailand never ceases to offer you beautiful landscapes. What I really like about Krabi and Railay beach is the mountains surrounding the beach. It offers a beautiful scenery and makes the surroundings peaceful and quiet.
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Railay is a small peninsula that is made up of four pristine, white sand beaches! Accessible only by long-tailboats, rowed through clear emerald waters, around soaring limestone karsts. The peninsula is so tiny that Railay can be covered from one end to the other by foot in 10 minutes! The most famous of the 4 beaches are Railay Beach and the Phra Nang Beach. Spend your time lounging on the beach, snorkeling in the azure water or go rock climbing! There are a number of restaurants in Railay that serve delicious Thai meals and if you wish to stay over, there are some fantastic hotels as well!

2.     Wat Kaew Korawaram

A beautiful white temple, with ornate carvings and golden dragons is the Wat Kaew Korawaram! The temple is situated in the center of Krabi Town and is also the biggest temple in Krabi! The temple is definitely a must visit, especially during sunset, when it feels like the temple is colored in gold!

3.     Koh Lipe

Chado Cliff at Koh Adang, Adang Island Resort, Thailand
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Being the southernmost island of Thailand, Koh Lipe is a bit harder to get to than the other islands and hence is a bit under the tourist radar making it a perfect place to escape the crowd and enjoy a relaxing and quiet beach vacation! Koh Lipe has some spectacular pristine beaches such as the Sunrise beach which as the name suggests is somewhere you should be to witness a refreshing sunrise, the Sunset beach, Pitiusas beach and Pattaya Beach! You can spend the day sun bathing or kayaking, diving or snorkeling in the clear water or take a day trip to Koh Adang, a neighboring island which apart from a small restaurant and resort,  is uninhabited and perfect to spend a day visiting the viewpoint, beach, and small waterfall. You can spend the evening exploring the town, shopping from the handicraft stores or at one of the beach restaurants that serve delicious, fresh sea food!

4.     Koh Hong

Another one of the many beautiful islands is that of Hong! Numerous long- tail boats cruise daily to Hong Island. Spend your day doing nothing but lazing on virgin sands, visiting its stunning lagoons, limestone cliffs, and glorious beaches. Moreover, Hong Island is far lesser known than the adjoining islands such as Koh Phi Phi and hence there are far lesser tourists on the island making it all the more better!

5.     Tiger Cave Temple

The tiger cave temple which is known as Wat Tham Sua in Thai, sits on the peak of a limestone rock, 1,237 steps high! According to the folklore, the limestone rock had a cave at the bottom which was home to a tiger, and hence the name. The temple being at such a height, offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Krabi Valley! The best time to visit the temple would surely be during sunrise or sunset so as to get absolutely amazing pictures!

6.     Klong Thom Hot Springs

Ever wondered how a hot spring situated in the middle of a jungle would make you feel? Klong Thom is just that! Situated in the middle of a Thai rain forest are a set of hot tubs hollowed out from nature’s stone, and continuously fed by mineral rich warm water from the nearby thermal springs! Relax yourself by taking a dip in the therapeutic and soothing hot springs all the while being surrounded by the lush greenery of the rain forest!

7.     Emerald Pool

Around 70 km from Krabi town, in the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park,which is the same reserve where the Klong Thom is situated in, lies the remarkable Emerald Pool! Krabi is well-known for areas of outstanding natural beauty and one place that should make it your must-see list is the Emerald Pool! A 3 km nature trail through the lush rainforest will bring you to the wonderfully warm and crystal clear emerald waters of the Emerald Pool! Take a swim and enjoy the surroundings and from here head over to Klong Thom Hot Springs.

8.     Krabi Night Market

One thing that you absolutely cannot miss when in Krabi is to visit its night market. The market is held every Friday,Saturday and Sunday from 5 pm onwards and here you can have some mouthwatering Thai street food and enjoy the delectable meal with live music!

9.     Ao Luk Mangrove

Tall limestone karsts dot the hilly lush landscape, and along the coast, mangrove forests and limestone cliffs offer kayakers a beautiful view! Ao Luk mangroves and caves is a great place to explore! You can hire a long-tail boat for a few hundred baht and discover three caves in the mangroves: Tham Phi Hua To, Tham Lod Neua, and Tham Lod Tai. The latter is a long narrow limestone tunnel with stalactites and stalagmites and is best visited by long-tail boat at low tide.

10.Phi Phi Islands

Nui Bay
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Tropical paradise is what describes Phi Phi Islands the best! The beautiful island looks like you are living in a postcard with crystal clear turquoise and emerald waters and white sand beaches dotted with palm trees. Phi Phi Islands have some of the best diving sites in all of Thailand, a lively nightlife and to top it all off, it is quite inexpensive to spend time on the island! The island is easily accessible by a ferry ride from Krabi and is definitely a place to spend atleast a day in. Trek up the hills, walk or lounge on the beach, kayak, swim, snorkel or dive during the day and feast on some delicious Thai food from one of the many restaurants on the island and end the day with a sunset on the beach and then heading over to dance the night away at the night clubs on the island!

Krabi
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There’s so much to explore in Krabi or choose to simply laze around, we won’t judge! But the one thing that you MUST do is take some amazing pictures of your incredible island vacation and we recommend that you leave that to the professional vacation photographers from Travographer. Our photographers are the best at what they do and are locals; hence they’ll know all there is to know about the best locations for an incredible photo shoot!So go on and hire one of our photographers to follow you around as you create beautiful memories on the beautiful town of Krabi!