Choose from 15 Fun Things to Do in Krabi
This museum within the grounds of the Wat Khlong Thom temple in Krabi displays artifacts unearthed during excavations carried out behind the wat.
Bronze tools, beads and stone ornaments form the majority of the exhibits, dating back to perhaps 5,000 years ago.
The beads are a particularly significant part of the collection, made of glass and stone. Roman coins have also been found here, along with pottery and ceramic shards.
The Wat Khlong Thom Museum is on the Phetchakasem Highway heading east of Krabi towards Trang, in the district of Khlong Thom.
- Railay Beach is a must-visit for sun seekers and adventure travelers.
- Don’t forget to bring a towel, swimsuit, and sun protection for time on the beach.
- Excursions to Railay Beach can take anywhere from four to eight hours, depending on the option chosen.
- Bring sturdy shoes if you plan to rock climb or hike to some of the area viewpoints.
- Purchase sunscreen, snacks, and drinks before you arrive, as prices tend to be higher in Railay.
- Be sure to keep your electronics and valuables in waterproof bags during the boat ride to Railay Beach.
- Island-hopping day tours that include Railay often stop at Chicken Island, Poda Island, and Tup Island.
The Mu Koh Lanta Marine National Park protects 15 islands in the Koh Lanta island group, including the southern tip of Koh Lanta Yai. Perhaps the most beautiful island is Koh Rok Nai, with its cliff-backed crescent bay, gorgeous beach and great reef diving.
There are limestone caves to explore at Koh Talabeng, a popular destination for sea-kayaking tours.
The Mu Koh Lanta Marine National Park surrounds the island of Koh Lanta Yai in the southern tip of Krabi province.
Ferries run from Krabi to Ban Sala Dan on the northern tip of Koh Lanta Yai, taking around 1.5 hours. Marine park excursions leave from Ban Sala Dan.
Thailand has plenty of wats (temples), but the Tiger Cave Temple - or Wat Tham Seua - is a standout.
In a forest setting, the wat’s main hall is built into a long limestone cave and surrounded by monastic cells built into the cliffs and caves. Underscoring the brevity of life, the temple is decorated with skulls, skeletons and graphic pictures of human entrails.
A lighter note is struck by the troop of monkeys living around the temple. Walks through the temple grounds lead to 1,200 steps climbing to the summit of a 600 meter (1,968 foot) peak topped with a gilded Buddha statue. If the sky is clear, you can see the sea from here. Another set of steps leads to a second network of limestone caves.
The Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Seua) is 8 kilometers (5 miles) northeast of Krabi.
Ao Nang Beach is 22 kilometers (13.5 miles) west of Krabi. Ferries run from here to Koh Phi Phi, and minibuses run to Krabi.