Koh Tup and Koh Mor in Krabi
Koh Tap (also spelled Koh Tup, Koh Tub or Koh Thap) and Koh Mor are two tiny islands that belong to the Mu Koh Poda group in Krabi. Located approximately nine kilometers from Ao Nang, it takes about 30 minutes to reach them by long-tail boat. The waters are almost crystal blue, which offers great photo-taking opportunities as well as snorkeling.
The two islands are located so close to each other, you can actually swim across if you don’t fancy walking. You can also hike to Koh Tup’s summit where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the islands located around the area.
How to get there: Hire a long-tail boat in Ao Nang (at the booth toward the southern part of the beach) or Nopparat Thara (at the fishing pier toward the northern end of the beach) or join an island-hopping speedboat trip.
Krabi Shell Cemetery
This is a great place to visit if you are interested in geology or historical artifacts and is claimed to be one of only three such shell cemetery sites in the world. There are also mangrove forests worth exploring close by and a Chinese Temple at the cemetery that is open to the public.
The studies are still on how old is this site! Fossil experts claim from 20-50 Million years. At 200 meters in length, the shell cemetery is surrounded by the rocky headlands of Ban Laem Pho where there are three formations in total with thousands of remains covering the rocks.
Location: Susan Hoi is situated at Bam Laem Pho Cape which is 17 kilometers southwest of Krabi town.
Krabi Tree Top Adventure Park
Almost hidden beneath a dense jungle canopy and enclosed by piercing limestone cliffs lays Tree Top Adventure Park. As Ao Luek’s newest attraction, its discreet integration into nature contrasts to the exciting and thrilling sensations adventurers will experience.
It cost around 1700THB including lunch and refreshments. They are also available in Chiang Rai, Koh Chang, Kanchanaburi.
- Opening Hours: All year round
- Location: The camp is about three kilometers from Ao Luk town if coming from Krabi.
- Tel: +66 (0)84-4623443
- Website: Adventure Tree Top
Krabi Tiger Cave – Wat Tham Sua
The Tiger Cave Temple is a Buddhist temple northeast of Krabi, Thailand. One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the province, it is well known for the tiger paw prints in the cave, tall Buddha statues and the strenuous flight of stairs to reach the summit.
The temple has one stairway with 1,237 steps leading to the summit. Some of the stair risers are more than a foot (30 cm) high. The top of the stairs is 278 meters elevation. Elsewhere on the compound, 184 steps lead to the foothills area where monks live in the caves. Monkeys roam the lower stairs and temple grounds. Occasionally people are bitten and require hospital treatment. Do not tease the monkeys or get between the adults and young.
How to get there: Tiger cave temple is located about three kilometers from Krabi town and easiest reached by mini-bus, taxi or Tuk-tuk
Wat Klong Thom (Temple & Museum)
Here were excavations behind Khlong Thom temple and an assortment of antique artifacts from the ‘Khuan Luk Pat’ or literally translated as ‘A Mound of Beads’ was found. They include stone- and bronze-made tools, metal coins, fragments of ancient pottery and ceramic as well as stone-decorated art pieces and colored droplets, all dated back for more than 5,000 years ago.
This museum has an impressive and varied collection of artifacts, dating back thousands of years. Some of the artifacts include pottery shards, stone tools, stone and ceramic ornaments in animal shapes, metal coin, ‘ face beads ‘ and religious colored beads.
The museum is located within Khlong Thom Temple area. If traveling by cars, it is between kilometer number 69 and 70 on Phetchakasem Highway, 1 km from the District office.
- Operating time: 08.30 – 16.30
- Address: Amphoe Khlong Thom, Krabi
- Telephone: +66 7562 2163
Krabi Emerald Pool
This Emerald Pool in Krabi province is one of our top suggestions for things you should do in Krabi, Thailand and the number one recommendation for enjoying the underground natural springs that flourish in Krabi province. Emerald Pool or pond is not a hot spring, but the cool water is heavenly to swim. The water replenishes by natural streams running into the pool from freshwater sources on the limestone hill above.
There are two routes taking you through the jungle to the Emerald Pool, one is along a winding concrete narrow path that takes you right through the jungle, this route is about 1400m, the other route is a bit shorter, about 800m and wider, it is wide enough for vehicles but is also extremely beautiful and shady.
Bring with You to Emerald Pool in Krabi:
- Swimsuit – Bikini or briefs OK
- Mosquito lotion (Deet 28+ works best in Thailand)
- Cold bottled water for the hike – no cans.
- Camera and Video Camera
- Sandals (sports sandals are best) so you can explore
Please remember that these areas are National Park. If you do take any plastic water bottles or snacks in plastic wrappers, please take the empty wrappers and bottles with you when you leave.
- Address: Khlong Thom Nuea, Khlong Thom District, Krabi 81120, Thailand
- Hours: Open today · 8AM–5PM
- Phone: +66 75 622 163
Just a short distance from Krabi town and nestled into the jungle, the Krabi hot springs really are a natural Jacuzzi. Copper in the water gives the stony deposits an Emerald green color and surrounded by the green jungle the place is simply relaxing. The water is a constant 35 degrees provided by several hot springs that combine into a river that flows down a waterfall.
Do find if it cures rheumatism, gout, and sciatica. Time at the hot springs is about 1 hour. The Hot Springs are about 40-minute journeys by minibus from Krabi Town (1 hour from Aonang).