This list of the 5 most photographed spots in Krabi gives you the opportunity to make the most of your holiday in this stunningly beautiful province of southern Thailand, which is blessed with outstanding scenery both inland and at sea. Whether you are an experienced or amateur photographer, everyone wants to bring back some great memories of a holiday abroad. You’re sure to find them in the following places.
1. PHRA NANG BEACH
Phra Nang Beach is the southern strip of sand on Railay Peninsula. With duvet-soft sand, clear shallow water for safe swimming, two small islands (Koh Rang Nok and Nai), a coral reef and caves, Ao Phra Nang has all the ingredients of a perfect beach. All this, set against a backdrop of picturesque limestone cliffs that provide natural shade from the hot afternoon sun and feature caves to visit, including the famous Princess Cave, which offers funny photo opportunities.
2. TIGER CAVE
Tiger Cave Temple or Wat Tham Sua offers a genuine spiritual experience in stunning natural surroundings. Located close to Krabi Town, this is one of Thailand’s finest natural wonders and definitely worth a visit. The temple here is a warren of natural caves formed within a lush jungle and home to monks who worship and live in this beautiful environment. The climax of Tiger Cave Temple is the hike to the top of the nearby limestone tower. This is really challenging as there are 1,237 steps to climb, but the 360 panorama view from the top is simply breathtaking.
3. KOH HONG
Located some 8 km from the mainland, between the Krabi coast and Koh Yao Noi, Koh Hong is one of the most popular islands for day trippers. Featuring four soft white-sand beaches, coral reefs and a beautiful lagoon, Koh Hong offers a great spot for stunning photos. The large lagoon is best visited early morning (before 10:00), when you can have it for yourself, and the beaches bordered by turquoise and emerald waters give you the chance to take more superb photos.
4. KOH TUP & KOH MOR
Koh Tup and Koh Mor are two tiny islands that belong to the Mu Koh Poda group. Located approximately 9 km from Ao Nang, it takes about 30 minutes to reach them by long-tail boat. The main peculiarity of these two islets is that they are linked by a sandbar which, at low tide, also enables you to walk to Koh Kai, some 500m away. This gives you stunning photo opportunities, showing people that seem to walk on the turquoise waters in between two islands.
5. KOH KAI (CHICKEN ISLAND)
Koh Kai (sometimes spelled Koh Gai or Koh Khai and meaning ‘Chicken Island’ in Thai), is also called Koh Hua Khawan or Koh Poda Nok. It is a small island belonging to the Poda group of islands located about eight kilometres from Ao Nang in the province of Krabi. Koh Kai takes its name from the chicken-shaped rock forming its southern tip. Most island-hopping tours from Krabi and Phuket make a short stop at this picturesque limestone chicken, giving visitors a cool photo opportunity.
WHERE TO STAY IN KRABI ?
From the buzzing Ao Nang to the wild and remote Railay to the tranquil Klong Muang to the famous Phi Phi Islands, Krabi has something for everyone and hosts a tremendous choice of hotels and resorts for any type of budget.
But if you want to find a family friendly property, we have a really good place for you.
We went to Pimann Buri for 2 nights and it was the best small hotel we’ve ever stayed in Krabi. It is a place where families can get together, recharge and reconnect. It is a quiet hideway where families can spend quality time together. They even have a free shuttle bus that brings you to the beach !
You are going on the other side of Thailand ? Read our article about Koh Samui !