The Krabi Province, is one of the most beautiful destinations in the whole of Southern Thailand. Krabi is located on the Andaman Sea coast of South-West Thailand. It is situated approximately 176 kilometers from Phuket, 86 kilometers from Phang Nga and 814 kilometers from Bangkok. The 4,708 square kilometers is divided into 8 administrative districts: Amphie Muang (Krabi Town), Khao Panom, Khlong Thom, Plai Phraya, Ko Lanta, Ao Luk, Lam Thap & Nhua Khlong.
On the Northern border of Krabi is Phang Nga and Surat Thani. On the Southern border of Krabi is Trang Province and the Andaman Sea. On the Eastern border of Krabi is Si Thammarat and Trang Province. On the Western border of Krabi is Phang Nga Province and the Andaman Sea.
Krabi is home to stretches of stunning white sandy beaches, a variety of small and large tropical islands, caves, lush mangrove forests, jungles, hidden lagoons, waterfalls and fantastic coral reefs. The topography of Krabi is predominately mountainous with highlands and separating plains. Additionally, the Maenam Krabi River flows for 5 kilometers, through Krabi City and out into the Andaman Sea. The Krabi Province provides perfect conditions for rubber trees, palms, coconuts, cashew nuts and coffee.
The most famous Krabi beaches are Ao Nang and Hat Rai Le which are superb for diving trips, restaurants, shopping and other attractions. The numerous limestone cliffs and rock formations attract high numbers of visitors keen to experience rock climbing. The Krabi National Park, can be found approximately 40 kilometers outside of town. It is a wonderful haven of natural beauty, complete with lakes, caves and spectacular scenery.
Places To Visit:
1.- Wat Tham Suea
Wat Tham Suea is located 9km north-east of Krabi Town. It is Known as "Tiger Cave Temple" this is a religious site where monks live and worship. The caves also features a labyrinth of natural caves in an overgrown jungle valley. The monks teach a form of Buddhism known as Vipassana -- Insight Meditation. These teachings are based on the earliest Buddhists texts. The meditation site is also a place of great historical importance. Excavations have uncovered pottery remains, stone tools and Buddha footprint crafting tools. The main attraction at the fantastic temple, are the 1,272 steps which climbs a limestone tower. Once you reach the top of the tower you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the surrounding area and the Andaman Sea. You will also see the "footprints of the Buddha."
2.- Wat Sai Thai
Wat Sai Thai is the central temple and meeting point in Krabi. The Wat is the main setting for weddings and Buddhist events. The temple is particularly famous for it's impressive reclining Buddha image.
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