Travel to Krabi, Thailand – Episode 685

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Travel to Krabi, Thailand (Podcast)

Hear about travel to Krabi, Thailand as the Amateur Traveler talks to Annette Fortner from about this tropical paradise.

Annette says, “Someone should go to Krabi because it’s so full of culture and it’s small still. In a place like Thailand where you have places like Phuket and Pattaya that are coastal and beautiful but stuffed full of tourists, Krabi is undiscovered… enough. It still has people and there’s still enough infrastructure to make it a comfortable place to vacation. But it’s also a place where you can take a boat that’s 10 minutes away to Railay Beach and have this beautiful cove of limestone cliffs and gorgeous sunsets and feel like you have paradise almost to yourself, especially when you travel there in low season.”

Annette has us spend the first day at Railay Beach accessed via a $3 longtail boat. The beach has 1000 foot limestone clifts with crystal clear water. There is also a walking street that connects Railey East and Railey West where you can get food. There are also monkeys.

They prefer to stay at the Railay Phutawan Resort – Railay Krabi which is in Railey East, and not as expensive as some of the high-end resorts in the area.

For snorkeling, she recommends Tonsai Beach. There is also a “proper hippy town” by Tonsai. From Railey West, you have to wait until low tide and get there via a cliffside hike.

On day 3 she recommends going to Nopparat Thara Beach. This is by Ao Nang which is where the young party crowd will stay. Nopparat Thara Beach is less crowded and cheaper. Annette recommends renting a scooter and take the drive to Tiger Cave Temple which is on top of a 3,000-foot cliff. Here you will find one of the best views in the province.

Krabi Town is where you will find the local Thai people more than tourists. Annette recommends the night market there and some of the local cultural events. 

On day four, she recommends a drive to the Emerald Pool which is a natural pool in the jungle. They saw exclusively locals. Nearby there are also hot springs.

If you like to hike, there is a popular mountain near Nopparat Thara Beach, to the Khao Ngon Nak Viewpoint. This would not be for people with a fear of heights.

Annette also recommends taking a day tour to the islands of Ko Phi Phi including snorkeling with the bioluminescent plankton for day 5. 

A 2-hour drive from Krabi you can get to Khao Sok National Park and stay overnight in a floating bungalow. You can see wild elephants and monkeys. They did a night safari. You can get this as an all-inclusive bundle that includes climbing a waterfall and swinging on vines. It is a remote jungle and the CDC does warn you about the area. Take bugs spray and wear long sleeves and long pants. You can also kayak around the area. When the electricity shuts off at night the sky fills with stars.

Listen to this episode and then pack your suitcase (and your bug spray) and head to Krabi, Thailand.

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Show Notes

Chase for Adventure
Chase for Adventure (YouTube)
Railay Beach
Pad thai
Tom kha kai
Dusky leaf monkey
Long-tailed macaque
Railay Phutawan Resort – Railay Krabi
Railay Phutawan Resort
Phra Nang Beach
Railay Viewpoint Hike & Caves
Railay View Point
Tonsai Beach – Krabi
Tonsai Beach
Tonsai Bay Resort
Ao Nang
Nopparat Thara Beach
Tiger Cave Temple
Krabi Town
Night Market
Emerald Pool
Khao Ngon Nak Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi
Maya Bay Closes
Bamboo Island
Monkey Beach
Plankton and Bioluminescence on Ko Phi Phi
Nong Khai
Khao Sok National Park
Swinging in the Trees
Floating Bungalows
Best Places to Visit in Thailand


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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

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