Top three things to do in Krabi, Thailand
Summertime and the living’s easy. One thing’s for sure, the living is surely easy in Thailand. Apart from jaw-dropping scenery, there’s also a really unique culture to experience and the most wonderful local people to interact with.
Krabi, specifically, is cool for many reasons. For one, it’s a part of Thailand that isn’t smothered by tourists like Phuket (just yet) and is seen as a more ‘rural’ part of the country. Tourism is however definitely on the increase.
You can have the time of your life by just chilling on one of the beaches that looks like it should be on a postcard or in a magazine but in reality, Krabi has way more to offer than just that.
Here are three of our top things to do with your time in Krabi – in addition to chilling on a picturesque beach:
1. Rock climb those gorgeous limestone cliffs
Even if you’ve never done it before, rock climbing on some of the most magnificent limestone cliffs in Krabi is something you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Do some research before you go on the various companies that organise rock climbing excursions and make sure they offer some basic training if you’ve never tried your hand at it.
2. Tackle that Tiger Temple
Perhaps the thought of climbing 1,237 steps is a bit off-putting, but let’s be honest, the most breathtaking views rarely come with a lift or an escalator.
The Tiger Cave Temple, a meditation centre for Buddhist monks surrounded by a network of caves, is situated close to Krabi town. You can easily get a tuk-tuk to take you, or organise a transfer from your hotel.
At the summit of the temple, you’ll find soaring views to the Andaman Sea and you can even see Phi Phi Island in the distance.
When you get back down, be sure to go for a full body massage or just a leg massage so that your body won’t hate you the next day.
3. Railay Beach
Hop on a long tail boat and make your way to Railay Beach for some swimming and jumping off the rocks into the ocean. You can also take a walk to the Railay beach viewpoint or simply whip on your swimming goggles and marvel at the beautiful sea life.
Krabi has plenty to offer the curious traveller, from white sandy beaches to jungles and waterfalls and everything in between. When will you make your way to explore all it has to offer?