Krabi is distinguished by its mountains, hills,
and plains, and of course its beautiful coastline. More than 30 small islands dot the horizon right off
the coast. The still pristine jungles include white
mangrove and mangrove forests. The soil is mostly sandy
clay and rich loam which is perfect for rubber, palm, cashew
nuts, coffee, and coconut plantations. Within the Muang
district flows the Krabi River, which enters the sea
at Tambon Pak Nam. Other streams include: the Pakasai,
the Big Krabi (Krabi Yai), and the Little Krabi (Krabi
Noy), which have their sources in the Panom Benja mountains,
Krabi 's largest range of mountains.
is a stunning province with a magnificent coastline
to explore. Our office is situated on Ao Nang
Beach. From here we run a number of different
trips to suit all budgets.
- Ao Nang : 'Ao' means 'bay,' and on one side
of the bay is a hill with a cave featuring stalactites
and stalagmites. The bay itself has a group of 83 islands
of various sizes and shapes, which the local people
named after their shape or character. Most of them have
names in the Yawi language, which is related to Malay.
Koh Yawasa, Koh Moh, Koh Poda, Sriboya, Pra Nang beach,
Pra Nang pond, and Rai Lay beach are places of interest.
The famous beaches include East Rai Le, West Rai Le,
and Tham Phra Nang, which stretch to the foot of a conspicuously
prominent limestone range. Accommodations and other
facilities like diving shops, boats for rent, and sightseeing
by canoe are available.
From Ao Nang tourists may hire boats to visit nearby
islands of Poda, Thap, and Mo which have white sandy
beaches, clear water, and colorful fish and coral.
Thor is a small coastal village at the (Northern)
top of Phang Nga Bay. It is a bit closer to Krabi than
Phuket, and is accessible by road from both locations.
A limestone karst sits close to the pier, right in the
back of the mangroves. There is a good concentration
of caves and "Hongs" that can be accessed
by Sit-On-Tops, and the geology is amazing. There isn't
as much wildlife as in Talin, but Bor Tor is rich in
- Tahm Pee Hua Toe or Tahm Hua Galok is a large
cave with many grottos. It is situated on a hill in
the middle of the water surrounded by mangroves. A long
time ago, a human skull that was larger than ordinary
size was found in the cave. From then on , the cave
became known as 'Pee Hua Toe', or 'Big-headed ghost'.
In addition to this, there are prehistoric drawings
on the cave walls with a large number of people, animals,
and various organs. There are also vast numbers of shells
in the sedimentary rock. To get there, we kayak from
Bor Tor Pier, the same place from where you would leave
to get to Tahm Lod Nua Tai.
- Tahm Lad Nua -Tai Cave is in the vicinity of
the Ta Prang Canal, about 2 kms. from the District Headquarters
down the Ao Luk- Laem Sak Rd. There are 2 caves:
- Tahm Lod Nua is a large grotto which is very
winding but very beautiful.
- Tahm Lod Tai is a long tunnel beneath the
mountain rock, narrower than the one in Phang-Nga. There
are stalactites and stalagmites around the mouth of
the cave that are very attractive. Also, there are curiously
bent, quarter- moon shaped rocks and boulders strewn
in rows. It is best to go by Kayak.
Suhai Hamman (Hen )
| Position : Krabi Operation Manager , Paddle Guide
Native : of Krabi.
8 years with Sea Canoe