The weather is heating up. let’s pack up for a trip to the sea. Especially, those sites in the southern part are so fascinating that you may hesitate which one to go. Here, we would like to recommend attractions in Thailand’s southern destination, Krabi, where the gorgeous beaches and crystal clear seawater have stunted tourists from all over the world.
Phi Phi , a group of islands 42 kilometers from Krabi+$$$$$!s city, has been popularized for a long time. The word "Phi Phi" was transformed from an old word Chao Ley or Sea Gypsies called these islands "Poo Lao Pi Ar Pi" (Poo Lao means island and Pi Ar Pi means a kind of sea plants, mangrove.) Then, Pi Ar Pi tree was later called Pee Pee, which eventually becomes Phi Phi. This group of islands is commended by the visitors as the Kingdom of Undersea Blossoms. That+$$$$$!s because all of its 6 islands; Phi Phi Lee, Phi Phi Don, Bida Nok, Bida Noi, Yoong, and Phai, have scenic beauty filled with corals, sea anemones, and numerous hordes of fish
Beautiful crystalline sea, white powdery sand beach, lush greenery, cool wind, and waves washing ashore best describe perfectness of Maya Bay, the hidden beauty in Phi Phi island. As almost completely surrounded by mountainous limestone, this place then looks like a private bay, which gains popularity from many tourists as well as once became a filming location of The Beach movie. For tourists, either taking a sunbath on the beach, snorkeling, or scuba diving into the deeper sea can deliver them a touch of all the beauteousness ideally created by the nature.
Tham Viking (cave) is located in the northeast of Phi Phi Lee island. In 1972, King Bhumiphol visited this cave and renamed it as Tham Paya Nak (Serpent Cave) following a piece of rock, which is similar to a serpent+$$$$$!s head and worshiped by local bird-nest collectors on the island. In its eastern and southern area, it appears an ancient painting, which pictures elephants and various types of boats.
Pi Leh Bay has perfect environment, which beautifies Koh Phi Phi Lee, and becomes one of the famous attractions in Phi Phi Islands. The bay, surrounded by cliffs, is well known as a diving spot, where a forest of corals and hordes of fish are found. Besides, the sea is crystal clear and calm enough for diving and sightseeing the cliffs.
The island is the location of the National Park+$$$$$!s preservative post. Wide and long white-sand beaches exist almost around the island. The sea is so clear that seeing abundant shallow-water corals is possible. There are various species of corals, in which small fish can inhabit. Those tourists, who get bored of bustling atmosphere on Phi Phi, may discover absolutely pure peace of Andaman sea here.
Koh Yoong is smaller in size than Koh Phai. It has both flawless shallow-water and deep-water coral reefs, which are however tinier than those at Koh Phai but fit for scuba diving as well as underwater photography.
Talay Waek is likewise an emerged sand ridge resulted from lower seawater level. It happens at the sand ridge along 3 islands; Koh Kai, Koh Moh, and Koh Tub, which all set close to each other. Once waves sweep sand to this point, the sand ridge connecting these 3 islands then appear. The ridge will be submerged during higher sea level. In the downward movement, the sand ridge will gradually reappear as if the sea is separated into 3 pieces.
Despite of its name of a temple, It generally looks similar to a woodland covered by huge over hundred-year trees in the Mount Khiriwong. As entirely surrounded by mountains, there appears to be a plenty of small caverns such as Tham Khon Thun, Tham Lod, Tham Chang Kaew, Tham Look Thanu, Tham Pra, and so on.
Sa Morakot, a gorgeous clear-water pond in the heart of the jungle, becomes an extraordinary due to the source of its bluish-green crystalline water, of which the colors can alter as the light angle changes. Originally, water comes from a warm water stream in the south+$$$$$!s lowland forests. This bubbling pond consists of 3 hot-water pools, temperature around 30 to 50 degrees Celsius, with emerald-green water covered by greenery from various species of trees.
Koh Hong also known as Koh Lhao Bi Le is located in Than Bok Khorani National Park. It is a small island with a stunning scenic view in the middle of the bluish sea. There are sea fans and corals around the island and two close beaches divided by a shelf of rocks at the center. In general, the island is mountainous limestone and has crystalline sea, white-sand beaches, as well as both shallow-water and deep-water coral reefs, suitably for diving, fishing, and canoeing.
Ao Nang consists of many beaches, each divided by mountains. The views around the area are stunning. On its eastern side, it appears a stalactite cave named Tham Phra Nang. To sightsee around Ao Nang, hired boat service is available along Ao Nang Beach or at numerous nearby resorts. The attractions in Ao Nang area are, for example, Rai Lay Beach, Phra Nang Beach, Tham Phra Nang, Sa Phra Nang, and Koh Poda.
Tham Phra Nang Bay is a beach at the cape in the south of western Railay Bay. In this single place, there are a beach, a cave, an inland sea, and a climbable cliff awaiting for sightseeing.
Rai Lay Beach has white powdery sand and is located at the edge of a crevice, suitable for cliff climbing. The beach ends at a shelf of rocks blocking it to Tham Phra Nang Bay. In addition, the sunset at this spot is impressively beautiful.
Nopparat Thara Beach, Fossil Shell Beach, Koh Poda Islands, Koh Hin Deang, and Phi Phi Islands entirely cover about 389.96 square meters or 96,361.22 acres. The area around Phi Phi Islands mostly appears to be rocky mounts and steep cliffs, of which the corners become growing spots for tiny or dwarf plants. By the cliffs, beautiful corals lay beneath the sea.
Mu Koh Lanta National Park is located in Lanta district, Krabi province, covering 134 square meters or 33,112.12 acres. It consists of several groups of islands in the Andaman sea such as Koh Rok, Koh Ngai, Koh Ha, and Koh Lanta. In addition, the area around Koh Lanta is the habitat of Chao Ley or Sea Gypsies.
Phra Ae Beach or Long Beach is the second next to Klong Dao Beach. It has the approximate length of 4 kilometers and physically slopes to the sea. The tourists who are to enjoy sea activities in this area then need to be more cautious. On the other hand, during high season, the sea is quite calm and the sand is seemingly powdery; as a result, many tourists love to take a sunbath on the beach.
Saphan Yoong Hot Waterfall holds an amazement of nature. The water is sourced from hot springs bubbling up in the middle of jungle. Its stream flows through salacca trees to Saphan Yoong canal at the bottom, turning to a hot waterfall. There are 3 levels, which appear to be several basins, 4-5 each, with adequately warm temperature.
Tha Pom Klong Song Nam is a mangrove forest, flooded by saltwater during the upward movement, combined to a peat swamp forest that carries a freshwater stream fountaining from underground, causing a water rotation based on the upward or downward movement. That+$$$$$!s why it is called Klong Song Nam or the canal with two kinds of water. Nowadays, Department of Tourism has arranged 700 meters of a nature study trekking track.