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As the capital of Krabi Province, Krabi Town has a bit of a busier atmosphere and has some great things to do as well as interesting sights to see. The awesome scenery includes, of course, the Andaman Sea, and great beaches, but there is a big variety of natural attractions here along some cultural treasures. See some great spiritual and religious sites as well cool nature spots and enjoy the weather.
The Ao Luk mangrove and caves are the perfect place to explore some of the Ao Luk district’s natural beauty. Located around 40 kilometers north of Krabi Town, these caves and mangroves are to be found inside two national parks, Than Bok Khorani and Khao Phanom Bencha. With limestone cliffs and a beautiful forest, these sites are open to visitors from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.
One of the most well-known landmarks in Krabi, these mountains are really stunning and rise high above Krabi Town. The cliffs, river, and forest make for amazing photographs and the mountains themselves house significant spiritual sites. You can also explore impressive caves here and even climb one of the mountains.
The Krabi Contemporary Art Museum makes for a nice change of pace from the beautiful natural scenery. Across from the Wat Kaew, this museum features works by global artists and has different exhibitions every month. Entrance is free and you can even purchase the artwork you like. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, although it is closed from 1 to 2 for lunch.
Krabi Crystal Lagoon is not only a gorgeous site but a hike through this area (Khao Pra-Bang Kram) will give you the opportunity to spot some wildlife, most especially tropical birds. The forest is rich and contains innumerable plant species. Anyone with an interest in Krabi’s natural beauty should go here. It is located in Thung Teao Forest National Park.
Thara Park features great walking trails suitable for both exploratory strolls and jogging and also offers places to play football and tennis. Also used to simply take in the sights, Thara Park is just one spot on Krabi’s riverside. The Chao Fah Night Market is located at Chao Fah Park, and following the footpath from – or to — Thara Park will take you right along this charming river.
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wat Kaew Korawaram is a Buddhist temple that dates back to the nineteenth century. Featuring impressive golden sculptures and other lovely artworks and important relics, the temple overlooks Krabi and is a beautiful spiritual site. Located in downtown Krabi, Wat Kaew welcomes visitors who climb up a great staircase to reach the temple.
The Tiger Cave Temple – called Wat Tham Sua in Thai – consists of several beautiful caves inside of a rich jungle teeming with wildlife. The temple monks live here and visitors are welcome to come and learn more about Buddhism. The famous footprint of the Buddha here is located high up in tower, where you will see this natural formation as well as a great view of the cliffs and forests. The temple is around three kilometers from Krabi Town, to the south, and entrance is free.