Except for Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket, which are very familiar to tourists, Krabi is a beautiful and natural island with the natural landscape and pristine beaches. After the Krabi natural exploring adventure, All Know-How recommends three main places that you must visit when traveling to Krabi. Let’s discover with All Know-How!
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Khao Sok National Park
Apart from Koh Phi Phi and Klong Thom, we are really impressed by Khao Sok since I am interested in primary forests. Many backpackers said that Khao Sok was more diverse than the Amazon Rainforest, but we have many doubts about that. Khao Sok National Park is also Thailand’s largest primary forest and one of the oldest tropical forests in the world.
It is home to many rare mammal species such as Asian elephant, Malaysian claw, and the famous monkey of the same name as the flower of Surat Thani province Giant Bua Phut (Rafflesia Kerrii) located on the main road in the south of the park.
Moreover, the rainy season starts from mid-April to late December, heavy rain occurs between June and October. The dry season lasts from January to April. The average temperature is from 22*C to 36*C all year.
The fee for foreigners is $90 (children $45) and the fee for residents is $12 (children $6). The park is very close to the road with many state-built hostels.
- You should follow the map to find the way. Some small trails may be dead ends, so ask locals to find the right path or hire guides.
- You can hire guides for $150 per half day and $300 per day in early 2015. You can contact the hotel or other travel service companies nearby to prepare a guide.
- Some trails seem easy, but you should have a guide. Do not try to follow the path of your own, you may violate prohibitions in this national park or affect wildlife in the forest.
Krabi is fresh, green and peaceful.
Koh Hong – Krabi: Beautiful Desert Island
Talking about the islands here, besides Koh Phi Phi, I also love Koh Hong. Koh Hong is an uninhabited island, so there are no inhabitants. You only move here by boat.
Koh Hong is the largest island among the four ones and named after the entire Hong Kong archipelago. It only takes you 20 minutes to go by fast train. If traveling by longtail boat, time will last twice (45 minutes). Another island is Koh Landing. There are many beautiful beaches, such as Koh Pakbia and Koh Rai, both of which are ideal places to relax.
Colorful fishes here are countless, do not miss the change to take cool photos with dozens of guppy fish around you in fresh water.
At the mentioned destinations above, Koh Hong is still the most famous island. The only living organisms are white gibbons and giant lizards. They are very shy so if you do not make a sound, you can watch them lying comfortably on white sand.
Another interesting thing in Koh Hong is the huge lagoon, which is also the reason for the birth of the name Hong. Hong means lagoon or rift in Thailand, and Koh means island.
The best way to explore these lagoons is by kayaking. The water in the lagoon is blue, very clear and smooth. Forget the noise of the motorboat, passing the majestic limestone mountains, feel the beauty of the peaceful scenery. If water rises, which usually happens in the afternoon, motorboats can run into the lagoon. Why do not you take advantage of the beautiful scenery and take many photos offline?
A Kayak Trip To Krabi Mangrove Forest
This is an especially worthwhile experience. Feeling bloated on a kayak with a familiar, handsome foreigner, sailing and discovering the most beautiful bays in Krabi – Ao Thalane.
All Know-How wishes you have a great trip to Krabi!