Krabi Tourist Information, Map of Krabi, Property for sale in Krabi

Krabi Tourist Information

 

 

KRABI

 Andaman Sea’s Treasure
  Krabi is an ideal getaway destination rich with natural attractions, including white sandy beaches, fascinating coral reefs, numerous islands, and verdant forests with caves and waterfalls. Krabi attracts people from all over the world, with popular spots including the Ao Nang, Hat Rai Le and the Phi Phi Islands, where ‘The Beach’ was filmed.How to Get There

 

 Thai Airways International operates flights from Bangkok to Krabi

Bangkok Office

Tel. 0 2280 0060, 0 2628 2000 or Hotline 1566

Krabi Office
Tel. 0 7570 1591
http://www.thaiairways.com/
 

Air Asia offers flights from Bangkok to Krabi. International flights to and from Kuala Lumpur are also provided.

Bangkok Office
Tel. 0 2515 9999
http://www.airasia.com/

Destination Air offers shuttle service from Phuket to Phi Phi, Krabi and Lanta as well as between Krabi destinations.

Tel. 0 7632 8638
http://www.destinationair.com/
 

 

The 12-hour journey from Bangkok can be made by either air-conditioned or non-air-conditioned bus, leaving from the Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal.

Tel. 0 2435 1199, 0 2435 1200

http://www.transport.co.th/

 
 

 

Route 1: From Bangkok, take Highway 4 passing Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong and Phang-nga, a total distance of 587 miles.

Route 2: From Bangkok, take highway 4 and 41 at Chumphon, passing Amphoe Lang Suan in Surat Thani to Amphoe Wiang Sa. Then take Highway 4035 to Amphoe Ao Luek and continue on Highway 4 to Krabi, a total distance of 505 miles.

Route 3: From Phuket, take Highway 402 and 4 to Krabi, a total distance of 114 miles.

 

คำขวัญจังหวัดกระบี่
กระบี่ เมืองน่าอยู่ ผู้คนน่ารัก

คำขวัญการท่องเที่ยวจังหวัดกระบี่

แหล่งถ่านหิน ถิ่นหอยเก่า เขาตระหง่าน ธารสวย รวยเกาะ เพาะปลูกปาล์ม
งามหินทราย ใต้ทะเลสดสวย มรกตอันดามัน สวรรค์เกาะพีพี


       
รูปกระบี่ไขว้ เบื้องหลังมีภูเขาและทะเล

กระบี่ไขว้   หมายถึง ดาบโบราณซึ่งครั้งหนึ่ง มีผู้ค้นพบในท้องที่จังหวัด
ภูเขา   คือ เทือกเขาพนมเบญจาที่สูงสุดในแถบนั้นมีเมฆปกคลุมตลอดเวลา และกั้นเขตแดนกับจังหวัดอื่น
ทะเล   คือ ชายอาณาเขตอีกด้านหนึ่งซึ่งติดต่อกับมหาสมุทรอินเดีย

จังหวัดกระบี่ ใช้อักษรย่อว่า “กบ”

คำขวัญของจังหวัดกระบี่
“กระบี่เมืองน่าอยู่ ผู้คนน่ารัก”

ธงประจำจังหวัดกระบี่

ต้นไม้และดอกไม้ประจำจังหวัด    “ทุ้งฟ้า”

ประวัติความเป็นมา

จัดหวัดกระบี่ตั้งขึ้นในปลายรัชกาลที่ 4 แห่งกรุงรัตนโกสินทร์ โดยเป็นแขวงหนึ่ง ขึ้นต่อเมืองนครศรีธรรมราช เรียกว่า “แขวงเมืองปกาสัย”

ประมาณปี พ.ศ. 2415 พระบาทสมเด็จพระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว ได้ทรงพระกรุณาโปรดเกล้าฯ ให้ยกฐานะขึ้นเป็นเมืองปกาสัย และทรงพระราชทานนามว่า “เมืองกระบี่” โดยมีหลวงเทพเสนา เป็นเจ้าเมืองกระบี่คนแรก ในปี พ.ศ. 2418 ได้ทรงพระกรุณาโปรดเกล้าฯ ให้แยกเมืองกระบี่ ออกจากการปกครองของเมืองนครศรีธรรมราช เป็นเมืองจัตวา ขึ้นตรงต่อกรุงเทพมหานคร

ความหมายของคำว่า “กระบี่” มีตำนานเล่าสืบต่อกันมา ชาวบ้านได้ขุดพบมีดดาบโบราณใหญ่เล่มหนึ่ง ได้นำมามอบให้เจ้าเมืองกระบี่ ต่อมาไม่นานก็ขุดพบมีดโบราณเล็กอีกเล่มหนึ่ง รูปร่างคล้ายกับมีดโบราณเล่มใหญ่ และได้นำมามอบให้กับเจ้าเมืองกระบี่เช่นกัน เจ้าเมืองเห็นว่าเป็นดาบโบราณ ควรเก็บไว้เป็นของคู่บ้านคู่เมือง เพื่อเป็นศิริมงคล แต่ขณะนั้นยังสร้างเมืองไม่เสร็จ จึงได้นำดาบไปเก็บไว้ในถ้ำเขาขนาบน้ำหน้าเมือง โดยวางไว้ไขว้กัน ลักษณะการวางได้กลายเป็นสัญลักษณ์ ของตราประจำเมือง คือดาบไขว้ทาบอยู่บนภูเขาขนาบน้ำ ที่ซึ่งขุดพบดาบใหญ่ จึงตั้งชื่อว่า “บ้านกระบี่ใหญ่” บ้านที่ขุดพบดาบเล็กตั้งชื่อว่า “บ้านกระบี่น้อย” ปัจจุบันมีฐานะเป็นตำบลทั้งสองบ้าน ตั้งอยู่ในเขตอำเภอเมืองกระบี่ 
 
ขนาดและที่ตั้ง

จังหวัดกระบี่ เป็นจังหวัดในเขตภาคใต้ ตั้งอยู่ทางฝั่งทะเลตะวันตก ติดกับทะเลอันดามัน โดยห่างจากกรุงเทพมหานคร ตามถนนสายเอเซีย ประมาณ 820 กิโลเมตร มีเนื้อที่ทั้งสิ้น 4,727.512 ตารางกิโลเมตร มีอาณาเขตดังนี้

ทิศเหนือ ติดจังหวัดพังงา และจังหวัดสุราษฎร์ธานี
ทิศตะวันออก ติดจังหวัดสุราษฎร์ธานี และจังหวัดนครศรีธรรมราช
ทิศใต้ ติดจังหวัดตรัง และทะเลอันดามัน
ทิศตะวันตก ติดทะเลอันดามัน
 
ภูมิประเทศและภูมิอากาศ
สภาพพื้นที่โดยทั่วไปประกอบด้วย ภูเขา ที่ราบ และเนินสูง ๆ ต่ำ ๆ มีชายทะเลยาวประมาณ 160 กิโลเมตร มีเกาะประมาณ 130 เกาะ ลักษณะพื้นที่ทั่วไปเป็นดินเหนียวและดินร่วน ที่มีการระบายน้ำที่ดี พื้นเหมาะแก่การเกษตร อันได้แก่ ยางพารา ปาล์มน้ำมัน มะพร้าว มะม่วงหิมพานต์และผลไม้

จังหวัดกระบี่ ได้ลมมรสุมตะวันตกเฉียงใต้ และมรสุมตะวันออกเฉียงเหนือ จึงทำให้มีฝนตกตลอดปี ในปี พ.ศ. 2549 จังหวัดกระบี่ มีอุณหภูมิระหว่าง 23.23 – 35.30 องศาเซลเซียส ความชื้นสัมพัทธ์ระหว่าง 35.0 – 91.01 ปริมาณน้ำฝนทั้งปี 1,580.1 มิลลิเมตร

 

 

รวมแผนที่จังหวัดกระบี่

 Map of Krabi

แผนที่ท่องเที่ยวจังหวัดกระบี่

Krabi Map for Tourist

 

แผนที่ตัวเมืองกระบี่

Krabi City Map

 

แผนที่เขตการปกครอง จังหวัดกระบี่

ขายที่ดิน จังหวัดกระบี่

 

LAND FOR SALE  IN KRABI PROVINCE, THAILAND

Property for sale in Krabi

Title Deed: Chanote Nor Sor 4 Jor

Land area  : 200 Rai (320,000 sqm.)

Sale: 400,000 Baht/Rai (13,800 USD/1,600 sqm.)

Contact: +668 2971 6872

 

TANAH UNTUK DIJUAL di Krabi provinsi, THAILAND

Hartanah untuk dijual di Krabi

Tajuk Surat Ikatan: Chanote Nor Se 4 Jor

Keluasan tanah: 200 Rai (320,000 meter persegi.)

Dijual: 400,000 Baht / Rai (13.800 USD / 1.600 meter persegi.)

Contact: +668 2971 6872

 

زمین برای فروش در KRABI استان، تایلند
املاک برای فروش در Krabi

عنوان سند : Chanote نه سور 4 Jor

مساحت زمین : 200 RAI (320000 متر مربع است.)

فروش : 400.000 بات / RAI (13800 USD / 1600 متر مربع است.)

تماس با ما : +668 2971 8726

 
 
Grundstück zu verkaufen in der Provinz Krabi, ThailandImmobilien zum Verkauf in Krabi

Eigentumsurkunde: Chanote Nor Sor 4 Jor

Grundstücksfläche: 200 Rai (320.000 qm).

Verkauf: 400.000 Baht / Rai (13.800 USD / 1.600 qm.)

Kontakt: +668 2971 6872

 
 
 
أرض للبيع في محافظة كرابي ، تايلاندالممتلكات للبيع في كرابي

عنوان سند : Chanote ولا سور 4 جور

مساحة الأرض : 200 راي (320000 متر مربع).

بيع : 400000 باهت / راي (13800 دولار أمريكي / 1600 متر مربع).

الاتصال : +668 2971 6872

 
 
 
Grond te koop in provincie Krabi, THAILANDOnroerend goed te koop in Krabi

Title Deed: Chanote Nor Sor 4 Jor

Oppervlakte: 200 Rai (320.000 m²).

Te koop: 400.000 Baht / Rai (13.800 USD / 1.600 m²).

Contact: +668 2971 6872

 
 
 
 
クラビ、タイの売り地クラビでの販売のためのプロパティ

権利証書:Chanote NORソーサラー4ジョール

土地面積:200ライ(32万平方メートル。)

販売:400,000バーツ/ライ(13800 USD/1600平方メートル。)

お問い合わせ:+668 2971 6872

 
 
 
 
土地出售在Krabi省,泰國物業銷售的甲米

契:Chanote也索爾4佐

土地面積:200清萊(320,000平方米)。

銷售:40萬泰銖/清萊(13800美元/ 1,600平方米)。

聯繫:66829716872

 
 

 

 

 Link Krabi Land Office

สำนักงานที่ดินจังหวัดกระบี่
ถ.อุตรกิจ ต.ปากน้ำ อ.เมือง จ.กระบี่ 81000
โทรศัพท์ 075-611260 โทรสาร 075-620573  
E-mail info@landofficekrabi.com

 

ภาพถ่ายดาวเทียมอำเภอเขาพนม จังหวัดกระบี่

 

ภาพถ่ายดาวเทียม ตำบลหน้าเขา อำเภอเขาพนม จังหวัดกระบี่

 

แผนที่ท่องเที่ยวเกาะลันตา จังหวัดกระบี่

แผนที่อุทยานแห่งชาติหมู่เกาะลันตา

 

แผนที่ท่องเที่ยวหมู่เกาะพีพี

 Kho Phi Phi Tourist Map

 

Thailand Travel Guide for Krabi

Krabi, a province on southern Thailand’s Andaman coast, is an almost otherworldly region of labyrinthine archipelagos, where islands seem to erupt vertically out of the sea and secluded beaches are only accessible by colorfully adorned long tail boats. Krabi’s myriad of bays and coves have sheltered pirates, merchants, and sea gypsies for thousands of years and archaeological evidence indicates that Krabi was originally inhabited as early as 25,000 – 35,000 years ago!

With attractions including hot springs, a wildlife sanctuary, sea caves, flourishing coral reefs and exotic marine life, limestone cliffs that draw rock climbing enthusiasts from around the world, and national parks that include the island paradises of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, one could easily spend weeks in Krabi and leave yearning for more.

If that wasn’t enough, Krabi features some of the most photogenic sunsets in Thailand, often accompanied by spectacular displays of cloud to cloud lightning, that are best enjoyed from a beachside bar or restaurant.

Meanwhile, with all the tourists spread out among various beaches and islands, life goes on in Krabi Town, the somewhat sleepy provincial capital. Surprisingly few tourists spend time in the charming riverside town, whose hilly streets feature a number of cozy cafes and inexpensive and authentic Thai cuisine is served at an outdoor, riverside evening market.

“Town” to most visitors is Ao Nang, a seaside strip of guesthouses, hotels, bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops that continues to grow as tourist arrivals increase, now spreading north into Noppharat Thara, whose quiet, shady beach is part of the national park that includes the Phi Phi Islands. Ao Nang is the major launching point for boat trips to nearby islands and the isolated beaches of Phra Nang Cape, where the famous former hippie enclave of Railey Beach is located.

Krabi Province, which lies along the coast of the Andaman sea in Southern Thailand, is a top tourist destination as a result of its plentiful natural attractions including, white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, extensive coral reefs, numerous caves and waterfalls, and over 130 islands, including Koh Lanta and the jewels of the Andaman coast, the six islands of Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park.

While not the top destination in and of itself, Krabi Town is a charming provincial capital located along the banks of a river that leads to the nearby Andaman Sea. Consequently, Krabi is an important port city for both local fisherman as well as boats ferrying visitors to the nearby attractions, including Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, and Railey Beach, one of the premier rock climbing destinations in the world.

 

Key Tip

  • Visitors are advised to make early reservations (up to a year in advance) for accommodation during the peak season from late December to early January because of the popularity of the Krabi and its attractions.
  • When traveling by ferry to islands around Krabi, it may be preferable to purchase only a one way ticket so that your trip can be more easily altered and you can more easily arrange your departure.

 

There are two very hot periods of weather on Krabi: between April and May when the average temperatures ranges from 27 to 36 degrees Celsius and between September and October, a time that sees frequent rainfall that has a wonderfully cooling effect.

 

 

Krabi attraction lists

 

Ao Nang

Ao Nang is located approximately 6 kilometers from Hat Noppharat Thara and 20 kilometers from the town of Krabi. A large bay with scenic beaches and 83 small islands, Ao Nang has several famous beaches which include East Rai Le, West Rai Le and Tham Phra Nang (cave) which stretches to the foot of a prominent limestone range. A boat from Ao Nang Village can be hired for sightseeing excursions around Ao Nang, Hat Tham Phra Nang and Hat Nam Mao, all of which are only accessible by foot. Other offshore isles such as Ko Poda, Ko Kai, Ko Mo and Ko Thap, are popular destinations that can be reached by a rented boat from Ao Nang. An abundance of colorful coral reefs and lovely cartoon fishes make these islands ideal for diving and snorkeling.

 

Hat Noppharat Thara

Located 6 kilometers from Ao Nang is a famous 3-kilometer long white sandy beach lined with dense casuarinas and coconut groves. The beach, paved with tiny seashells, was formerly called “Hat Khlong Haeng”, which means dried canal beach by locals, because the canal dries up during low tide and the area turns into a long beach. Situated 18 kilometers north-west of Krabi, Hat Noppharat Thara is in fact part of Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park and is the location of the Park headquarters. This Park covers a large area both onshore and offshore and. Reservations for accommodations on the beach should be made in advance at the Forestry Department in Bangkok, contact tel. (02) 5797223, 5795734, or at Hat Noppharat Thara National Park, P.O. Box 23, Amphoe Mueang, Krabi 81000, tel. (075) 6347436.

 

Mu Ko Hong

Mu Ko Hong consists of a group of limestone islands including Ko Lao or Ko Sa Ka, Ko Lao Riam, Ko Pakka, Ko Lao La Ding and Ko Hong or Ko Lao Li Pe which is the biggest island to the south. The attractions on these islands include fine beaches, shallow and deep-water coral reefs and various kinds of fish while popular activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sea-canoeing and nature studies on the 400-meter hiking trail around Ko Hong. Mu Ko Hong is located at the edge of the Than Bok Khorani National Park, and is accessible by a 1-hour boat trip from Ao Nang. The park entrance fee is 200 baht per person with an additional fee of 20 baht per person for camping on the island.

 

Pranang Cave

Like Railay, the beach of Pranang can only be reached by boat, and is similarly popular for swimming and rock climbing. Pranang Cave, which often lends its name to the beach, is a small but memorable cave, shrouded in mythology and mystery. The stalactites and stalagmites are one outstanding feature. Ao Pranang is a beautiful, 600 m long beach, blessed with pure, white sands. It is quite a hot spot, and is sure not to disappoint sun lovers.

 

Mu Ko Poda

Situated south of Ao Nang, 8 kilometres offshore, Mu Ko Poda is fringed by clear waters, and offers white sandy beaches, as well as, pristine coral reefs. This is why it is a year-round attraction and an excellent place for fishing because it is not affected so much by the monsoon.

 

 

Thale Waek or Separated Sea

One of Thailand’s unseen highlights, Thale Waek is situated along Ko Dam Khwan. As the tide recedes, the sea is gradually separated by the white sand and limestone beach that will appear to amazingly connect the two islands at low tide. The best time to visit Thale Waek is 5 days before and after the full moon from December to beginning of May. To visit Thale Waek, proceed on Highway No. 4034 from the city, then turn left and follow Highway No. 4202 to Ao Nang.

 

Namtok Ron Khlong Thom

The waterfall, located quite near to the Emerald pool, is in a shady forest area with numerous hot springs. The hot springs and cool streams converge on a slope to form lovely cascades of warm water with a temperature of 40-50 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit is from 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. To reach the waterfall visitors should travel 45 kilometers from town to Amphoe Khlong Thom, then take Sukhaphiban 2 Road for another 12 kilometers. The admission fee is 10 baht per person.

 

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park Covering a total area of 31,325 rai, including parts of Amphoe Mueang, Amphoe Ao Luek, and Amphoe Khao Phanom, Khao Phanom Bencha National Park is Krabi’s only on land National Park. It offers pristine, lush forest with mountain ranges running north to south. Khao Phanom Bencha, the highest elevation of Krabi, stands at 1,397 metres above sea level. Its marvellous scenery is enhanced by streams, waterfalls, caves, and wild animals such as Asian tapir, Sumatran serow, Asiatic black bear, and Fishing cat. In addition to this, it boasts more than 218 species of birds such as eagles, hornbills, and woodpeckers. 
 Other attractions include:
Namtok Huai To – Originating from Khao Phanom Bencha, this waterfall is composed of 5 cascades, each with its own name, such as Wang Sam Hap, Wang Chong Loi, Wang Doi Prong, Wang Thewada, and Wang Ton Phrio. Namtok Huai To eventually flows to Khlong Krabi Yai in Amphoe Mueang, Krabi. Namtok Huai Sade – Located some 300 metres from the park’s office, this waterfall is composed of 3 cascades with a crystal clear pool. It eventually flows to Khlong Ton and Khlong Krabi Yai.Trekking to the peak of the Khao Phanom Bencha is another highlight. Two routes are available. First route: This route takes 4 days and 3 nights starting from
Namtok Huai To, which is located 300 metres from the park’s office. Visitors climb 5 cascades and at the top walk further towards the stream. Take a left turn at the large dipterocarpus Yang tree and stay overnight at Khao Luk Chang. The next morning continue walking and stay overnight at Khuan Namkhang. Then, keep trekking towards the foot of Khao Phanom Bencha. The next day, visitors can trek to its peak and stay one more night.Second route: Commute by car towards Bang San Operational Base. This route is 60 kilometres and takes 3 days and 2 nights. Trekking starts by walking from the said base heading for Khao Phanom Bencha’s peak, which takes the whole day. Stay overnight. Proceed downhill the following day and stay at Khuan Namkhang. Trekking continues the next morning towards the park’s office. Either route, tourists will experience the beauty of flora and fauna, caves, cliffs, waterfalls, streams, sea of fog, panoramic view of Krabi, and cool weather all year- round. Getting the necessary information beforehand is recommended.
Rental tents are available (2 – 8 people) at a rate of baht 150 – 600/night. Alternatively, tourists may bring their own and pay a fee of baht 30/tent/night. Contact Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, P.O. Box 26, Amphoe Mueang, Krabi, 81000, Tel. 0 7662 9013, 08 9893 6455. In addition to this, contact the Department of National Park, Wild Life, and Flora, Tel. 0 2562 0760 or visit http://www.dnp.go.th/, e-mail: mailto:phanombencha_np@yahoo.co.th: Adult 100 bath  Child 50 bathTo get there from the provincial town of Krabi, proceed along Phetchakasem Road for 1 kilometre towards Ban Talat Kao T-junction. Take a left turn onto the Talat Kao – Ban Huai To route. The total distance to the National Park is 20 kilometres.

   

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park    

 

 

Emerald Pool

This hot spring originates from a warm stream in the lowland forest of Khao Nor Juji which is supposedly Thailand’s last piece of virgin and fertile forest. The intensity of the pools turquoise colored water varies according to the light and time of the day so visitors determined to see the real emerald color should plan to visit at dawn or early in the morning. The pool, which can be visited all year round, charges and entrance fee of 20 baht. To get there, take Highway No. 4 to Khlong Thom District, then turn left to Route No. 4038 to Lam Hap Sub-district. The Emerald pool is located along the way, with clear signs posted.

 

 

Rock climbing

Apart from marine sports, Krabi is also an ideal place for rock climbing. Lines of sheer limestone cliffs along Tham Phranang and Rai Le beaches have challenged thousands of climbers from all over the world every year. The levels of difficulty of the various routes vary, so even the most inexperienced climbers can experiment. Equipment, instruction and guides are available at most lodgings.

Railay Rock Climbing Club
Mobile: +66 (0) 89 294 0686, 81 797 2517
Fax: +66 (0) 7566 2191
E-mail: tourism@krabi-tourism.org

 

Susan Hoi or Fossils Shell Beach

Susan Hoi features a slab formed from a huge number of embedded various types of mollusks which can be dated to approximately 40 million years ago. This shell graveyard at Ban Laem Pho was once a large freshwater swamp, the habitat of diverse mollusks. With changes on the surface of the earth, seawater flooded the freshwater swamp and the limestone elements in the seawater enveloped the submerged mollusks resulting in a homogenous layer of fossilized mollusk shells forty centimeters thick known as Shelley Limestone. With geographical upheavals, the limestone layer is now distributed in great broken sheets of impressive magnitude on the seashore. The site is located 17 kilometers from the town.

 

Mu Ko Lanta National Park

Covering a total area of 152 square kilometres, Mu Ko Lanta National Park is located in Amphoe Ko Lanta and consists of many islands. Some major islands are Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta Noi, Ko Taleng Beng, as well as, other surrounding islands like Mu Ko Ha, Mu Ko Rok, and Ko Ngai. 

Attractions within the National Park

Ko Lanta Noi
Ko Lanta Noi was the former settlement of the Ko Lanta community, where a district office, school, as well as, traditional lifestyle, and houses are still currently available.

Ko Lanta Yai
Ko Lanta Yai’s topography is long and narrow. This island is home to “Chao Le” or sea gypsies who continue to maintain their traditional lifestyle and beliefs, such as setting a boat a drift to drive out evil and bring good luck, which is practiced during the full moon in June and November. Sala Dan Pier is where tour operators, shops and banks are situated. Several beautiful beaches are in the west such as Hat Kho Kwang, Hat Lo Bara, Ao Phra Ae, Hat Khlong Khong, and Hat Khlong Nin. A paved road runs along the beaches all the way from the northern part of the island to the headquarters of the Mu Ko Lanta National Park in the south. The landscape is dominated by a series of mountains covered with virgin rainforest. To the east features an old community. The district office was previously here and later relocated to Ko Lanta Noi. Most people on the island are Muslim. The communities of Ban Sang Ka-u still maintain their traditional Loi Ruea Ceremony. Not far from the headquarters, Laem Tanot features a lighthouse, where visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of a pebble beach merging with a white sandy beach. At the end of the cape features Ko Mo, an ideal diving spot. Besides Laem Tanot, tourists can enjoy the Andaman Sea’s spectacular view from many hilltop restaurants located in the central part of the island.
 
Accommodation is available. High season is from November to May. Camping in the Mu Ko Lanta National Park is allowed but must notify the park in advance at No. 5, Tambon Ko Lanta Yai, Amphoe Ko Lanta, Krabi, 81150, Tel. 0 7562 9018 – 9. Alternatively, contact the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Flora, Tel. 0 2562 0760 or visit Mu Ko Lanta National Park .

Admission to the national park area : Adult 400 baht, Child 200 baht

To Get There

By Car: This is served by a car ferry from Ban Hua Hin to Ko Lanta Noi.
Then, proceed by the second car ferry to Ko Lanta Yai. Ferries operate between
8.00 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Ferry: Fares and Departure Times
Ban Hua Hin – Ko Lanta Noi
Departs Ban Hua Hin: 7.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Departs Ko Lanta Noi: 6.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Travelling time: 15 – 20 minutes
Fares: car is 50 baht/motorcycle is 10 baht

Ko Lanta Noi – Ko Lanta Yai
Departs Ko Lanta Noi: 6.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Departs Ko Lanta Yai: 6.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Travelling time: 15 – 20 minutes
Fares: car is 40 baht/motorcycle is 10 baht

Ferries operate between 7.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.

Remarks: Fares are subject to change without notice. 

 Mu Ko Lanta National Park
Mu 5, Ko Lanta Yai Sub-district,  Amphur Ko Lanta   Krabi   Thailand 81150
Tel. 0 7566 0711-2   Fax 0 7566 0711   E-mail lanta_np@yahoo.co.th

Mu Ko Lanta National Park

 

 

Mu Ko Phi Phi (Phi Phi Islands)

Regarded by travelers from all walks of life as being among the most beautiful tropical islands of the world, Phi Phi Islands have become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand. In addition, the islands are famous as the location where the movie “The Beach” featuring Leonardo Di Caprio was shot. The islands, together with the nearby Noppharat
Thara Beach, a total area of 390 square kilometers, were recently established as a national park.

Phi Phi Islands are located just 40 kilometers away from both Krabi and Phuket. Thus, despite the fact that both Noppharat Thara Beach and Phi Phi administratively are a part of Krabi Province, most tourists think that Ko Phi Phi is part of Phuket Province.

The islands and the coastal hills are composed mainly of limestone and are an extension of the limestone mountain range in Phang-Nga Province. The main characteristics of these mountains and islands are their steep cliffs, large caves and dwarf trees growing out of the rock crevices, like those in Phang-Nga Bay.

Interesting Attractions of Mu Ko Phi Phi:

The island group is composed of two rocky, tree-covered islets Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le.
Ko Phi Phi Don – covers an area of 28 square kilometres. Outstanding attractions are the twin bays with curving white sandy beaches of Ao Ton Sai and Ao Lo Da Lam. Ko Phi Phi Pier, accommodation, and restaurants are situated at Ao Ton Sai. Visitors can walk from this bay uphill to the scenic spot where the visibility of the twin bays is generally excellent. Beside Ao Ton Sai, there are also other attractive beaches and bays around the island.  A number of accommodation is available at Hat Laem Hin, Hat Yao, and Ao Lo Bakao. At the northern end of the island is Laem Tong, renowned for its underwater natural beauty with lodging available. A huddle of fisherman’s huts (15 – 20 families) is located here. Most of them have previously migrated from Ko Li Pe of Tarutao National Park, Satun province. A day trip by boat or snorkelling spectacular coral shallows around. Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Le is recommended.

Ko Phi Phi Le– Covering an area of only 6.6 square kilometres, this islet is surrounded by limestone mountains and sheer cliffs plunging hundreds of metres to the sea. The sea is 20 metres deep and the deepest point in the south of the island is around 34 metres. Ko Phi Phi Le offers superb scenic bays such as Ao Pi Le, Ao Maya, and Ao Lo Sa Ma. In the northeast of the island is a large cave called Tham Viking. The cave was renamed Tham Phaya Nak or Naga Serpent Cave by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej because of a stone resembling the mythical creature, which His Majesty saw when he paid a visit here in 1972. The cave is considered sacred to locals who come here to collect swallow nests. Inside the eastern and southern parts of the cave are ancient rock paintings of elephants and various types of boats, including a European sailboat, an Arabian sailboat, a sampan, a Chinese junk, a waterwheel sailing boat, and a steamboat.  It is believed the paintings were the works of sea merchants or pirates because the study of west-to-east ship routes indicates that this area may have been a stopover for boats seeking shelter from storms, transferring cargo or making repairs.

Ao Maya and Ao Lo Sama – Phi Phi Islands scenic coves are favorite snorkeling places while the sea around the islands, especially the southern part, which are deep and full of coral formations are popular diving spots. With its emerald crystal sea, secluded beaches, mountain cliffs, colorful coral reefs and undersea life, Phi Phi is a paradise in the Andaman Sea. The best time to visit Phi Phi Islands is from November to April, when the sea is calm.

Ko Yung– An island to the north of Ko Phi Phi Don, has a stone beach on the east and small sandy beaches amid valleys. In addition, the island is teeming with diverse colorful coral reefs. Ko Phai, another island to the north of Ko Phi Phi Don and not far from Ko Yung, has spectacular beaches in the north and east of the island. The bank of coral reefs comprised mainly of antler corals stretches from the north to the south of the island.

Ko Mai Phai – Ko Mai Phai is north of Ko Phi Phi Don and not far from Ko Yung. Marvellous beaches are in the north and east of the island.  The bank of coral reefs with staghorn corals, in particular, stretches from north to south of the island. 

How to Get to Ko Phi Phi

It is accessible from both Krabi and Phuket. From Krabi, take the Song Thaeo service (12 baht) from the provincial town of Krabi to Pak Khlong Chilat Pier. From there, ferries depart for Ko Phi Phi twice daily at 10.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. On return, the ferries leave Ko Phi Phi at 9.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. The 2-hour trip costs 350 baht per person. For further details, contact Phi Phi family Co., Ltd., Tel. 0 7561 2463. Chao Ko Co., Ltd., Tel. 0 7563 1823. Andaman Wave Master Co., Ltd., offers a ferry service from Pak Khlong Chilat Pier twice daily at 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. (200 baht). For further details, contact A D V Co., Ltd., on Khao San Road, Tel. 0 2281 1463 – 5 or Andaman Wave Master Co., Ltd., Tel. 0 7563 0471.
 
Alternatively, a one-day trip on a speedboat is available at Ao Nang. Departure time is 9.00 a.m. On return, it reaches Ao Nang at 5.00 p.m. Contact Ao Nang Travel and Tour Co., Ltd. for more information, Tel. 0 7563 7152 – 3. The trip costs 1,200 baht per person with lunch included.

Remarks:
Boat fares are subject to change without notice.
Admission to Phi Phi Islands and other attractions in the Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu ko Phi Phi National Park :  Adult 400 baht, Child 200 baht

Visitors travelling from Phuket can contact tour operators in Phuket’s provincial city for a one-day trip to Ko Phi Phi (boat fares are subject to change without notice, please contact tour operators directly for more details.) 

On arrival to Ao Ton Sai in Ko Phi Phi Don, trips to the surrounding islands can be made in a long-tail boat.

 

 

Tourist Information Centres

The Tourism Authority of Thailand Krabi Office
Krabi Municipality Building
292 Maharat Road, Muang district, Krabi 81000
Tel: 0-7562-2163, 0-7561-2811, 0-7561-2812
Fax: 0-7562-2164
E-mail: tatkrabi@tat.or.th

 

Useful Links about Krabi Thailand

แหล่งท่องเที่ยวที่สำคัญของจังหวัดกระบี่

เว็บคู่มือท่องเที่ยวจังหวัดกระบี่

Krabi Tourist Attractions

 

 

 

Sources:

Tourism Authority of Thailand http://www.tourismthailand.org/where-to-go/cities-guide/attractions/search-result/destination/krabi/?sort=4&subcat_id=&keyword=&refine=&cHash=209bde27cc&pageno=1&pagesize=10

Tourism Authority of THAILAND Los Angeles http://www.tat-la.com/destinations/krabi

Mu Ko Lanta National Park http://web3.dnp.go.th/parkreserve/asp/style1/default.asp

ข้อมูลจังหวัดกระบี่  http://www.krabi.go.th/province_data/data_prov.htm

 Krabi Land Office http://www.landofficekrabi.com/index.php

 National Parks of Thailand http://web3.dnp.go.th/parkreserve/nature.asp?lg=2

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