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 DISCOS, BARS, COMEDY, MUSIC AND FOLK CLUBS

  Bangkok has so much more to offer tourists and travellers than its reputation for girls and the bars of Patpong, Soi Cowboy, Nana "Entertainment" Plaza. This makes the experience a lot more enjoyable and better for the family than during Thailand's days as an R & R retreat for US soldiers from the Vietnam battlefront.  

          Bangkok is unrivalled for its variety of nighlife. Most of it is accessible from the BTS Skytrain. Throbbing clubs like Lucifers (2nd Floor of Radio City, Patpong Soi 1), and The Talisman (Sukhumvit Soi 20), live music, bowling, ice skating, dinner shows featuring Thai classical dance and sword play, dinner cruises on the Chao Phya River in an old teak rice barge, and Thai boxing bouts at Lumpini Stadium. Things to do at night catering for all people and all budgets.

          The city's bars, pubs and clubs runs range from sidewalk stalls overflowing with cheap beer and whiskey, to California-chic clubs like the Q bar (Sukhumvit Soi 11) and ultra-packed nightclubs full of bouncing, middle class Thai university students and expats. Royal City Avenue(RCA) is whole street of huge clubs the size of aeroplane hangars, packed with teenagers, jumping around to dance versions of Thai pop.  

          Silom Soi 4 has about 20 boutique size clubs line chairs and tables on the street. One club - Tapas became so popular that the owners extended it to take over the clothing store next door. It used to be just a whole in the wall.  

          English and Irish pubs such as The Bull's Head (Sukhumvit Soi 33/1) and Shenaningan's (Silom Soi 4), have very authentic atmosphere's. And dancing to music more varied than its clientele, Bangkok?s bar scene spans almost every conceivable theme.  

          The Khao Sarn Road area while famous for backpackers in tie-dyed "uniforms" of rebellion has a lot to offer for all ages. Street food here is excellent, especially the pad thai and just walking around there is plenty to see and buy at the many market stalls.

          There is also a spattering of hangout bars, cafes and restaurants no longer hidden away by the river, on Phra Athit Road, just beyond the temple near Khao San. Hemlock has great food and a gallery upstairs usually for students works from nearby Silpakorn University College of Fine Art. This area is great fun during its festival in October.

          But before 11pm, Bangkok can be a lot gentler. Like taking walks through night markets at Patpong or the Flower Markets near China town. Like enjoying the park on Phra Arthit Road right on the river opposite Wat Arun which too is a great place to watch the sunset over the city of angels. Evening rowing a boat in Lumpini Park in the afternoon is a pleasant and inexpensive escape from the bustle. 

          A great walk at night is around Pramane Ground where you can see the gold spires of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Keow glittering at night.

          Jazz and blues at the old Saxophone Pub at Victory Monument or Brown Sugar (Sarasin Road (Lang Suan)) which as a new acid jazz lounge up stairs and still the most reliable Non-Kenny G "real jazz" combo in Bangkok. Plenty of talented hotel Filipino bands and live acts visiting from the US, Australia and Europe. There are great Thai Elvis and Thai Tom Jones shows accompanied by very tight bands at Radio City (Patpong Soi 1) with Lucifer's (2nd Floor of Radio City) nightclub up stairs if you want to keep going.

          There are latin dance clubs with live bands from South America such as Le Havana (Sukhimvit Soi 22) and The Salsa Club at Pathumwan Princess Hotel.

          For a raucous Thai music night out try Tawan Daeng (Red Sun) brewhouse on Rama III Road who are famous their dark beer courtesy of a Munich Brewmeister.

THAILAND -  Krabi   PEOPLE  

        Throughout her long history, Thailand has gently absorbed immigrants. Many were skilled as writers, painters, sculptors, dancers, musicians and architects, and helped enrich indigenous culture.

        People inhabiting Thailand today share rich ethnic diversity - - mainly Thai, Mon, Khmer, Laotian, Chinese, Malay, Persian and Indian stock - - with the result that there is no typically Thai physiognomy or physique. There are petite Thais, statuesque Thais, round-faced Thais, dark-skinned Thais and light-skinned Thais.  

        Some 80% of all Thais are connected in some way with agriculture which, in varying degrees, influences and is influenced by the religious ceremonies and festivals that help make Thailand such a distinctive country.  

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  Krabi and Koh Phi Phi Thailand travel information, resorts, accommodation guide and hotel reservations with maps, photo tours, beaches and islands guide.

 


Welcome to Krabi, Thailand, located in the warm tropical waters of Southern Thailand. Krabi offers its visitors everything you could wish for in a vacation, including a wide range of hotels and accommodation, excursions and tours to suit all tastes.

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 coloured pictures, beads, pottery and skeletal remains found in the province's many cliffs and caves.

The beaches in Krabi are literally second to none, with some of the best diving and snorkeling areas in South East Asia. You can plan your itinerary by looking through our photos and maps of the island.

Our online reservation guide gives you the best of what Krabi and Phi Phi island has to offer.

You can browse from our wide range of selected Krabi hotels, which range from international deluxe resorts to 3 star hotels and guesthouse rooms. 

We also have extensive travel and tourist information on Krabi’s entertainment, shopping, nightlife, and the many forms of transportation available, including taxis, local buses, minivans etc.

Krabi hotels Thailand: Krabi hotel: accommodation, travel

 

Attractions

Amphoe Muang (Krabi Town)

Khao Khanap Nam
These two hills, roughly 100 meters high, flank the Krabi River running between them to form a distinctive vista and the town's most prominent landmark. To visit them, take a long-tail boat from Chao Fa Pier; travel time is just 15 minutes. From there take stairs leading up to caves with stalactites and stalagmites. A large number of human skeletons have been found here. It is theorized that they and the remains of people who came and established a home at Kanab Nam, but were cut off by an inundation and quickly perished.

Tham Sua Kao Kaeo Ao Luk Tanu Monastery 

lies in Ban Tam Sua of Tambon Krabi Noy, 9 kilometers from Krabi Town. Tam Sua means Tiger Cave, and the reason for this name is that an especially large tiger once live there. It roamed the foothills of the Ao Luk Tanu Mountains, also called Kao Kaeo. Inside the cave are natural rock impressions of tiger paws. Outside, the forest has great trees hundreds of years old growing in a fold of Kao Kiriwohng Mountains that surround the monastery. Among the best known are Ko Tan (Heavenly Musicians), Lod (Passing Through), Chang Kaeo (Crystal Elephant), Luk Tanu (Arrow), and Pra (Monk's). Aside from the monastery itself, this area has another aspect of interest, especially to archaeologists : Many stone tools, pottery shards, and unfired clay holy images have been found, dating from prehistoric into historic times.

Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
This lies in Tambon Nong Talay, Tambon Sai Thai, Tambon Ao Nang, ang Tambon Pak Nam, with many interesting places to see. Among which are

Nopparat Thara Beach 

 In times past villagers in teh area called this three kilometer long beach Hat Klong Haeng, meaning Dry Stream Beach, because when the tide ebbs the stream flowing from the northern mountains almost disappears, so that the beach has no shore and stretches all the way to Koh Kao Pak Klong Island. In the vicinity of the beach are many places to stay serving tourists. Details and further information may be obtained by writing to Nopparat Thara Beach National Park.
Reservation should be made in advance at the Forestry Department in Bangkok, Tel. (02) 5790529 or at the Hat Noppharat Thara National Park, P.O.Box 23, Amphoe Muang, Krabi 81000, Tel. (075) 6347436.

Tham Sadet  
This cave, situated 7 kilometers from Krabi Town in Tambon Sai Thai, has lovely stalactites and stalagmites. The cave was visited in 1909 by King Rama VI before succeeding to the throne, and has been called by local people Tam Sadet a Thai word meaning royal journey ever since.

Susan Hoi (Fossil Shell Beach)
The shell graveyard at Ban Laem Pho was once a large freshwater swamp, home to a kind of snail. Over eons dating from the Tertiary Age, about 40 million years ago, these snails lived and died by the million, to the extent that the dead snails formed a layer upon which existed the living. Eventually, weather changes precipitated the swamp's disappearance, but by then the layer of fossilized snail shells was forty centimeters thick, resting on ten centimeters of lignite below which is the subsoil. Because of geographic upheaval, this Shelly limestone is now distributed in great broken sheets of impressive magnitude on the seashore at Laem Pho. 

Sa Kaeo
8 natural springs large and small, the crystal clarity of which gives this place its name, Crystal Springs. They are in Tambon Kao Tong on the Krabi-Nai Sa road, and each has a name : Nam Lod (Water Passing Through), Cherng Kao (Vallery), Jorakeh Kao (White Crocodile), Nam Tip (Heavenly Waters), Nam Krahm (Indigo Water), Morakot (Emerald), Hun Kaeo (Barking Deer) and Noy (Small).

Ao Nang
This bay is beautiful and at the same time very strange to the eye because of its limestone mountains. Its famous beaches include Rai Ley, Tam Pra Nang (where the tam or cave, is sacred to local villagers) and Nam Mao; none of these can e reached by road. However, boats leave regularly from the accessible part of Ao Nang to take visitors to them. There are also other islands to visit as well : Kai Island. Tap Island, Mor Island, and Padah Island, where there are clean sandy beaches, clear water and schools of colorful fishes in abundance perfect for diving, snorkeling, or swimming. Boats to the islands are boarded at Ao Nang 

Huay To Waterfall
This waterfall has eleven levels and springs from the Kao Panom Mountains in Tambon Tap Prik, Kao Panom Mountains in Tambon Tap Prik, on the Sri Trang - Pracha - utit road. Each level contains behind its falls a pool of naturally


Moo Koh Phi Phi 

The name is derived from Malay and the original was Pulao Pi ah Pi, where in pulao is the Malay word for island, and pi, pronounced with only a half p sound, was very close in pronunciation to the English word be; the ah was eventually dropped, so the name was said something like Bi Bi. Later the P was pronounced with a stronger aspiration and the name became the Pi Pi we know today (the h with which it is usually spelled is confusing and superfluous). The name refers to the mangrove wood found there. Six islands are in the group; Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Ley, Biddah Nok, Biddah Nai, Yung, and Pai; total area is about 35 square kilometers. They were incorporated into the national park in 1983. Some of the interesting places to visit includ

Krabi diving, snorkelling, rock climbing - acitivities, Thailand

Krabi is one of Thailand's most pristine areas, and activities for the visitor abound. Excursions to various islands, snorkelling, and hiking in the national parks are some of the activities available Island Excursions It's a good idea to take the time to visit some of the beautiful islands surrounding Krabi by taking a day cruise.

It's a good idea to take the time to visit some of the beautiful islands surrounding Krabi by taking a day cruise. 

This can be done through local fishermen or tour operators who run the traditional longtail boats. There are several more upmarket alternatives, also. Agencies like Ao Nang Travel and Tour Co. include stopovers at major scenic spots like PP Island, or Lanta Island, swim and snorkel stops at secluded beaches and spots of interest. Tours on traditional Chines-style junks can also be arranged.

Diving and snorkelling: 
 There are plenty of fabulous opportunities for snorkelling and diving around the Krabi area

Most of the good spots can be reached on day tours out of the major beaches and resorts. The islands around Phi Phi are a favourite spot. Coral and myriad species of tropical fish can be enjoyed.

There are also several diving schools around the main beach areas for those wanting a little adventure.

Hiking and rock climbing  
 Krabi has some of the best National Parks in the south of Thailand, if not the whole country

With dense jungle, towering cliffs, rivers and waterfalls, this is the ideal location for hiking day trips, especially to the many National Parks.

Krabi has also become know as somewhat as a Mecca for rock climbing, especially around the Ri Ley beach area near Ao Nang. Many schools offer courses and the area abounds with sheers limestone clif faces to practice on.

Krabi dining: shopping, Thailand travel and accommodation

 

Dining

 Krabi Town.
Night market Selling all the snack foods of Thailand as well as soups, chicken and rice and fruits. The Muslim snacks are individual with no pork.

Parkway Thai Hotel is the oldest cafe in town with good food. Aircon. 
Kwan Coffee Shop down by the pier sells the best coffee in town as well as a a fine sellection of sandwiches and noodle dishes. Light jazz and blues is played and elegant landscape pictures hang from the walls. 

Meritime Hotel This is home to the best buffet breakfast in Krabi Town.


Shopping: 
Silver, Wood craft,gifts and toys Batiks;
Clothes; mostly copy brand names +assortment of T-Shirts local designs.
Cosmetics ; Sun cream and simple drugs are available but it is best to prepare before you get to Railey or Lanta island.


Krabi nightlife, Thailand : travel and hotels in Krabi

Krabi Nightlife

The Reggae Pub on Soi 5 in Krabi Town has opened to much interest from western tourists- many coming from the Ao Nang resorts.

Ao Nang Restaurants.
Ao Nang Seafood Restaurant on the sea front beach road has wonderful sunsets and a full range of seafood dishes.

At Nopparat Thara National Park Head Quarters there are some street hawkers selling local delicasies-like cockles and dried fish and soups.

Ao Nang Nightlife. There are many small bars/restaurants on the beach road but for the big night out, many go to Krabi Town, places like the Reggae Pub. Krabi is 30 minutes drive.

Lanta Island.
View Point Restaurant. Marvellous views of the in land sea towards Krabi and Trang Provinces. Fresh Restaurant. Lanta Town. For fresh Thai favorites (especially Fish) with beautiful settings try this inexpensive low key restaurant.
Saladan has a few seafood restaurants on the sea near the ferry pier as well as a Swiss bakery.

Koh Lanta Nightlife.
Easy bars on the beach are the main feature of Koh Lanta by night. Lanta is not known for big nights in bars but more by star gazing on the beaches and watching the squid fisherman boat's lights out to sea.

 

Krabi travel and transport information,

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GETTING TO KRABI

By Car  
 From Bangkok take Route 4, passing Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khirikhan, Chumphon, Ranong, and Phangnga Provinces before reaching Krabi a total distance of 946 kilometers. An alternate route is to take Route 4 to Chumphon and then turn onto Route 41. This leads through Lang Suan and Chaiya Districts of Chumphon to Wieng Sa District of Surat Thani from there follow Route 4035, passing Ao Luk District of Krabi, back onto Route 4, and down to Krabi Town. This shortcut is just 814 kilometers, and is followed by the bus services

From Phuket Take Route 402 to Route 4 and pass Tambon Kok Kloy of Takua Thung District in Phang-nga Thap Pud District, Phang-nga and enter Ao Luk District of Krabi the total distance is 185 kilometers. Regarding bus transport from Phuket, contact, Tel.(076)211480 

By Bus
Buses leave Bangkok for Krabi daily in the evening. The journey takes about 12 hours. The fare for 24 seats air-conditioned bus is 655 baht, and 446 and 421 baht for 40 seat air-conditioned bus and 234 baht for non air-conditioned bus. Contact Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal (Borommaratchonnani Road) at Tel.(02) 435-1199, 435-5061 (air-conditioned bus) and (02) 4345557 (non air-conditioned bus).


By Train
From Bangkok Railway Station take the train to one of the following stations : Trang, Phun Pin in Surat Thani Province, or Thung Song in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. From any of these places a bus may be taken onward to Krabi. Regarding train schedules and costs, contact Bangkok Railway Station , Tel.(02)223-7010, 223-7020.

By Air 
Thai Airways International operates flights from Bangkok to Krabi 3 times a week (Tuesday, Fridays and Sunday). Flight ticket can be reserved at tel.(02) 280-0060, 628-2000.

 

Ao Nang, Thailand - travel and accommodation guide

This bay is beautiful and at the same time very strange to the eye because of its limestone mountains. Its famous beaches include Rai Ley, Tam Pra Nang (where the tam or cave, is sacred to local villagers) and Nam Mao; none of these can e reached by road. However, boats leave regularly from the accessible part of Ao Nang to take visitors to them. There are also other islands to visit as well : Kai Island. Tap Island, Mor Island, and Padah Island, where there are clean sandy beaches, clear water and schools of colorful fishes in abundance perfect for diving, snorkeling, or swimming. Boats to the islands are boarded at Ao Nang

Krabi City, Thailand - travel and accommodation guide

Welcome to Krabi, Thailand, located in the warm tropical waters of Southern Thailand. Krabi offers its visitors everything you could wish for in a vacation, including a wide range of hotels and accommodation, excursions and tours to suit all tastes. 
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 coloured pictures, beads, pottery and skeletal remains found in the province's many cliffs and caves.

Climate and Weather

Phuket / Krabi / Koh Phi Phi / Koh Lanta

 Weather in Krabi is typically that of the tropical monsoon, providing the province with just two seasons, the hot season from January to April, and the rainy season from May to December. Monsoon winds, which change according to season, blow from the southeast, the southwest, and the northeast. Temperatures range between 16.9 and 37.3 degrees Celsius and the yearly rainfall averages 2,568.5 millimeters.

Located at about 8.11°N 98.30°E. Height about 6m / 19 feet above sea level.

Best  time for visit

Rain Season
December - April May - November

Now  

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ø
Average Temperature °C 26.9 27.6 28.3 28.5 28.1 28.3 27.8 28.0 27.2 27.1 27.0 26.7 27.6
Average Rainfall mm 35.0 30.7 38.8 163.2 348.2 212.8 263.0 262.6 419.3 305.4 207.3 52.0 194.86

Source: WorldClimate (http://www.worldclimate.com)

Amphoe Muang (Krabi Town)

Khao Khanap Nam
These two hills, roughly 100 meters high, flank the Krabi River running between them to form a distinctive vista and the town's most prominent landmark. To visit them, take a long-tail boat from Chao Fa Pier; travel time is just 15 minutes. From there take stairs leading up to caves with stalactites and stalagmites. A large number of human skeletons have been found here. It is theorized that they and the remains of people who came and established a home at Kanab Nam, but were cut off by an inundation and quickly perished.

Tham Sua Kao Kaeo Ao Luk Tanu Monastery
lies in Ban Tam Sua of Tambon Krabi Noy, 9 kilometers from Krabi Town.  Tam Sua means Tiger Cave, and the reason for this name is that an especially large tiger once live there.  It roamed the foothills of the Ao Luk Tanu Mountains, also called Kao Kaeo.  Inside the cave are natural rock impressions of tiger paws.  Outside, the forest has great trees hundreds of years old growing in a fold of Kao Kiriwohng Mountains that surround the monastery.  Among the best known are Ko Tan (Heavenly Musicians), Lod (Passing Through), Chang Kaeo (Crystal Elephant), Luk Tanu (Arrow), and Pra (Monk's).  Aside from the monastery itself, this area has another aspect of interest, especially to archaeologists : Many stone tools, pottery shards, and unfired clay holy images have been found, dating from prehistoric into historic times.

Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
This lies in Tambon Nong Talay, Tambon Sai Thai, Tambon Ao Nang, ang Tambon Pak Nam, with many interesting places to see.  Among which are :

Nopparat Thara Beach
In times past villagers in teh area called this three kilometer long beach Hat Klong Haeng, meaning Dry Stream Beach, because when the tide ebbs the stream flowing from the northern mountains almost disappears, so that the beach has no shore and stretches all the way to Koh Kao Pak Klong Island.  In the vicinity of the beach are many places to stay serving tourists.  Details and further information may be obtained by writing to Nopparat Thara Beach National Park. 
Reservation should be made in advance at the Forestry Department in Bangkok, Tel. (02) 5790529 or at the Hat Noppharat Thara National Park, P.O.Box 23, Amphoe Muang, Krabi 81000, Tel. (075) 6347436.

Tham Sadet
This cave, situated 7 kilometers from Krabi Town in Tambon Sai Thai, has lovely stalactites and stalagmites.  The cave was visited in 1909 by King Rama VI before succeeding to the throne, and has been called by local people Tam Sadet a Thai word meaning royal journey ever since.  

Susan Hoi (Fossil Shell Beach)
The shell graveyard at Ban Laem Pho was once a large freshwater swamp, home to a kind of snail. Over eons dating from the Tertiary Age, about 40 million years ago, these snails lived and died by the million, to the extent that the dead snails formed a layer upon which existed the living. Eventually, weather changes precipitated the swamp's disappearance, but by then the layer of fossilized snail shells was forty centimeters thick, resting on ten centimeters of lignite below which is the subsoil. Because of geographic upheaval, this Shelly limestone is now distributed in great broken sheets of impressive magnitude on the seashore at Laem Pho.  

Sa Kaeo
8 natural springs large and small, the crystal clarity of which gives this place its name, Crystal Springs.  They are in Tambon Kao Tong on the Krabi-Nai Sa road, and each has a name : Nam Lod (Water Passing Through), Cherng Kao (Vallery), Jorakeh Kao (White Crocodile), Nam Tip (Heavenly Waters), Nam Krahm (Indigo Water), Morakot (Emerald), Hun Kaeo (Barking Deer) and Noy (Small).

Ao Nang
This bay is beautiful and at the same time very strange to the eye because of its limestone mountains.  Its famous beaches include Rai Ley, Tam Pra Nang (where the tam or cave, is sacred to local villagers) and Nam Mao; none of these can e reached by road.  However, boats leave regularly from the accessible part of Ao Nang to take visitors to them.  There are also other islands to visit as well : Kai Island.  Tap Island, Mor Island, and Padah Island, where there are clean sandy beaches, clear water and schools of colorful fishes in abundance perfect for diving, snorkeling, or swimming.  Boats to the islands are boarded at Ao Nang.

Huay To Waterfall  
This waterfall has eleven levels and springs from the Kao Panom Mountains in Tambon Tap Prik, Kao Panom Mountains in Tambon Tap Prik, on the Sri Trang - Pracha - utit road.  Each level contains behind its falls a pool of naturally clear, clean water 4 - 5 meters in diameter.  The pools are named, and the best known are : Wang Tewada (Angel's), Wang Sok (Year's) and Wang Jan (Platter).

Mu Ko Phi Phi (click for more details) 
The name is derived from Malay and the original was Pulao Pi ah Pi, where in pulao is the Malay word for island, and pi, pronounced with only a half p sound, was  very close in pronunciation to the English word be; the ah was eventually dropped, so the name was said something like Bi Bi.  Later the P was pronounced with a stronger aspiration and the name became the Pi Pi we know today (the h with which it is usually spelled is confusing and superfluous).  The name refers to the mangrove wood found there.  Six islands are in the group; Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Ley, Biddah Nok, Biddah Nai, Yung, and Pai; total area is about 35 square kilometers.  They were incorporated into the national park in 1983.  Some of the interesting places to visit include.

Amphoe Ao Luk  

Than Bokkhorani National Park
covers 37.5 rai (1 rai = 160 square meters) in Tambon Ao Leuk Tai, one kilometer from the Tambon Ao Leuk Neua Market intersection on the Ao Luk Sak road. The park is shady and forested by many different species of trees growing around the attractive pool after which the park is named, the Sa Bokkhorani .Species include the wild gardenia, asoka, and Apocynaceae. The Sah Bohk Korani flows through a winding passage in the mountain. At the north end of the pool  is a footprint of the Buddha carved in wood near the little temple sacred to Jao Pho To Yuan - To Chong.

Tham Phi Hua To or Tham Hua Kalok
This is a big cave with many grottos in a mountain surrounded by water and mangrove forests.  Formerly a ghost with an impressively large skull resided in the cave, from which comes its name; pihua toh means big-headed ghost.  Also of interest are the many prehistoric colored pictures of men, animals, and various limbs and organs that decorate the walls.  Shells in great numbers, on top of the other, are another feature of this cave.  To visit Pi Hua Toh, board a ferry at Bor Tor Pier.

Tham Phra   
is the site of the Kao Phra Suhn Yah Tah Rham Meditation Center.  It is about 2 kilometers distant from the district offices of Ao Luk.  Inside the cave is a Buddhist effigy of great antiquity.  This has two other statues of equal size flanking it placed at a later date, and the base is surrounded with smaller wooden figures.

Tham Phet
is 3 kilometers from the intersection at Ao Luk Nua market.  The cave's front has Buddhist statues and the cave walls are of a stone that reflects light with the same dazzling beauty as diamond, hence the name; Pet is Thai for diamond.  To visit the cave, procure a guide from the Tarnbohk Korani National Park and be sure to bring a flashlight or torch.

Tham Lod Nua - Tham Lod Tai   
lie 2 kilometers distant from the district offices on the Ao Luk-Laem Sak road near the watercourse of Klong Ta Prahng.  There are two caves :
* Tham Lod Nua : This beautiful cave winds back on itself like an elbow.
* Tham Lod Tai : is a limestone tunnel longer and narrower than one of the same name in Phang-nga Bay.  The cave mouth has stalactites and stalagmites and a boulder shaped like the quarter moon lying on its side.  Visit this cave when the water is low by boarding a long tail boat at Bor Tor Pier ; the journey takes only 10 minutes.

Tham Chao Le
is west of Laem Sak Cape in a beautiful bay surrounding with limestone mountains.  Inside are stalactites and stalagmites, as well as prehistoric paintings of people, animals, and geometric.  These paintings are thought to be somewhat more recent than those found in Pi Hua Toh Cave.  To visit the cave, take a regularly scheduled boat from the Sapan Pla of Fishing Pier at Laem Sak Cape; travel time is about 15 minutes.

Song Pi Nong Cave or Poon Nua Tai
lies west of Pi Hua Cave Toh.  Inside were found human skeleton remains, pottery, earrings, and bronze bracelets.

Hua Galok Nai Cave or Bun Mak Cave     
is only one hundred meters from Pi Hua To cave.  It was discover by a local villager maned Bun Mak.  It is a large, dark cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites.  A large number of prehistoric pottery shards were found in layers on the cave wall outcropping near the entrance.  These have distinctive line designs, are thicker, and coarser than those found elsewhere.

Toh Luang Cave
in Ban Nop, Tambon Klong Hin.  This cave has three levels, each of which abounds in stalactites and stalagmites.  Some resemble Buddhist monks, others look like legendary multi headed serpents.  Here stayed Jao Por Toh Luang, after whom the cave took its name.

Sua Noi Cave
This cave is 2 kilometers distant from Hua Galok cave in Ban Bor Tor and is the site of a monastery and meditation center.  The front is formed by a broad outcropping in the hill.  The area outside is peaceful and quiet; inside, the cave is beautiful.  Many old pottery remains have been found here.

SuaNok Cave or Thep Nimit Cave  
houses the Nimit Monastery, a tunnel below the cave lets sea water enter so the walls are thick with shells.  Above is another large, dark cave, and off to the side of that another fifty meters is Orahan Cave, which has more strangely shaped stalactites and stalagmites than anywhere else.  They shine like lights and are very beautiful.

Klong Chai Kao
is like Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi.  A long tail boat can be taken through the cave to the other side in about five minutes.

Garos Island
is off the eastern tip of Laem Sak.  Ancient paintings of men and animals are on the cliff walls facing Hin Bai Bay.

Talu Island
The center of this island has a 45 meter high hill, perforated by a 30 meter hole, thus its name; Talu means to pass through.  The island is noted for the presence of swifts in large numbers that make the precious swallow bird's nests used in the Chinese delicacy, Bird's Nest Soup.

Daeng Island   
Here is a fine sandy beach 25 meters long, and a passage through the cliff 70 meters wide and 20 meters high.

Mu Ko Hong
comprises a number of large and small limestone islands. Ko Hong also called Lao Billeh Island is the largest.  These rugged islands are shaped like half circles, forming bays in which there is both shallow and deep water coral.  Perfect for diving and fishing.  The best known islands besides Hong Island are : Lakkah or Sakkah; Lao Riem; Pakka; and Lao Lahding Island.  Boats leave for the Hong Islands from Ao Nang Beach; the trip takes about one hour.

Amphoe Khlong Thom -  

Wat Khlong Thom Museum
This contains stone tools, bronze implements, metal coins, pottery shards, ceramic and stone decorative arts, and colored beads more than five-thousand years old dug from excavations in the area.  The museum is on the grounds of Klong Tom Temple in Tambon Klong Tom Tai, 1 kilometer distant from Klong Tom District office. 

Namtok Hin Phoeng   
This three-level falls drops from a height of 800 meters and lies in Ban Hin Perng in Tambon Klong Pon, 25 kilometers from the Klong Tom District offices.  The area is forested and shady.

Thung Teao Forest
This is one of only a few lowland forests in Southern Thailand.  The nature trail begins about 800 meters before reaching the Kao Nor Ju Ji Park Office within the Restricted Hunting Area of Kao Pra-Bang Kram.  It passes through both secondary forest, now in the process of development and growth and primary forest containing very large, ancient trees.  The trail climbs into the limestone foothills, passing a pool of startling clarity and beauty.  After that it enters an area open and spacious before returning to the park office.  Many animals and plant species in the lowland forest are extremely rare, some are close to extinction.  Of particular note is the colorful Pitta Gurney bird, or nok taew laew tong dam in Thai, which was long thought wiped out but has recently been re-discovered living in Tung Tiao. 

Namtok Ron
These are 12 kilometers from the Klong Tom District office in Tambon Klong Tom Nua.  The area is forested and shady; the hot springs are hotter than others nearby.

Koh Sila
On this island are found many colorful and exotic species of bird.  Koh Sila, is 2 kilometers from Hat Bor Muang Beach.

Amphoe Nua Klong   

Jam Islan or Poo Island
A large Muslim-populated island forming its own sub-district in Krabi.  The population engages mostly in fishing, rubber cultivation and the local craft of cloth weaving.  This last has become so well-known that Krabi province is famous for its cloth, called Pah Tor Koh Poo weven cloth.  During the fair-weather months of dry season. passage to the island can be made by taking a boat from the Jao Fa pier in Krabi Town; when the weather is rainy, take a boat from Laem Kruad pier in Nua Klong District.  Beach bungalows are available for overnight visitors.

Sri Bor Yah Island
This island lies not far from Jam Island and is likewise populated by Muslims engaged in fishing and rubber planting.  The atmosphere is quiet and pleasant, perfect for unhurried holiday relaxation.  Beach bungalows are available.  During fair - weather months take the boat from Jao Fa Pier in Krabi Town ; in rainy season, leave form Laem Kruad pier in Nua Klong District.

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Hotel Resort in Krabi, Krabi  Ao Nang Thailand, offering Family Vacations Packages  

 

Krabi and Ao Nang , Land of ancient Thai Ethnics and exotic Siam landscapes, are currently the most required, appreciated and equipped tourist destination of Far East, able to offer all kinds of Hotels Resorts and vacations. 
 Our Hotel Resort offer you holiday packages able to let you live magic emotions, they will vitiate you with the ancestral culture and with the kind smile of the Thai people.

Enjoy cheap vacations in Ao Nang and Krabi,  fragrant tourist centres leaned out on the Andaman Sea just 25 Km. far from the Krabi International Airport, definitely affirmed as the new tourist destination of Southern Thailand, where you can get cheap holidays by our Vacation Packages .

The strategic position of our Resort in Ao Nang allows to reach very easily sites of strong tourist interest by our Family Vacations Packages as : 

* the fabulous 150 islands raised on the sea, hemmed by caves and candid beaches, coral reefs and a luxuriant sea fauna. The most famous are Railey Beach (heaven of the Free Climbers), Hong Island ("the island of the rooms" for the surreal bays) and the cinematographic  James Bond Island ("007-The man of the golden gun"), the sand strip connecting Chicken Island and Tab Island ("Pirates! ") and the Phi Phi Islands (“The Beach” with Leonardo Di Caprio). In our garden there are three of the famous and  controversial  palm trees, used on the film  set in   Ko Phi Phi island.

* the ancient temples and stately Buddha, between fizzy falls and sources, hidden in an uncontaminated tropical jungle where is still possible to see the tiger, free and protected in the National Parks.

* the Royal Palace, sea residence of the Queen of Thailand, at 3 Km from Ao Nang, leaned out above the sea.

* the shopping in the picturesque markets that offer the most various local handicraft products, and in the many restaurants and cafe on the beach, first at all our Frittomisto Restaurant, to taste fabulous cocktails and typical exotic dishes, admiring unforgettable and purple sunsets

Krabi Hotel Resort    Info -  FAQ

- Where could I make my Reservation Booking ?
- Where is the Resort Hotel situated ?
- What could I do to carry on my payment ?
- Which kind of discount price - rates the resort hotel offers ?
- How about the Hotel resort Rooms level ?

* You could book and reserve your vacation here
* The hotel Emerald Garden Resort is in Krabi, Thailand, - 90 Moo3.
* You could pay by Credit Card in htpps (SSL. Firewall) or by bank transfer  here
* The hotel offer many kind of
last minute rates: in some case we offer cheap package including fly (from Italy ) You could find them here
* The resort level is 3 star; our Rooms are all with A/C, hot water, telephone, fridge-minibar, TV-Sat and Safety box.  The hotel has 4 kind of Rooms: Economy Room, Standard Room, Superior Room and Suite-Family Room. You could take a look here.

Emerald Garden Resort is a new hotel  located in a hilly,  panoramic and quite area, just 600 m. far from the sultry waterfront with noisy Long Tail Boats and motorbikes, ideal for people looking for a vacation in a green relaxing oasis without giving up the best comforts, the right place where enjoy an holiday with a quality/price relation at the top of the market of Krabi Ao Nang Resort.

Emerald Garden Resort is composed of twenty Cottages built in an enchanting tropical garden far just 600 m. from the sea and from Ao Nang centre, attainable during the day by our free shuttle service. This is Krabi National park area, so there is no kind of sun umbrella or deck chairs either on the beach.

Structure:
Masonry cottages Hotel standing in a 15.500 sqm palm forest; a total of 66 housing with portico or balcony, all equipped with the best comforts for Family Vacations: Air conditioned, satellite TV, telephone, safety box, fridge – minibar and hot water.

Family Vacations Packages:
We offer and organize many kind of Family Vacations Packages, for all the wonderful islands and the tropical rain forest.

Our two swimming pools Jacuzzi, our Gym corner, our Massage hut, our two bar and our Frittomisto Restaurant will let you enjoy in fully your holiday in Krabi, Ao Nang.

Emerald Garden Resort is WWF Member, Unicef Supporter and Unesco Friend; booking   holidays or vacations in our Resort you support directly the activity of these very important Organizations. 

For the lovers of diving,  our diving center, organize courses and immersions for every level, day and night, during your vacations in our Resort directly.

Emerald Garden Resort.  3 star holidays Hotel 20 km from Krabi  airport; Vacations Resort offering Family vacations packages .

 


  

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  Emerald Garden Resort. 90 Moo 3 Ao Nang Beach, Krabi, Thailand
Tel. +66.75.637692 - Fax. +66.75.637691




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