Sights in Krabi

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Khao Kanab Nam

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Rising from the water, this 100 meter high hill is accessed by boat from the town pier - approximately a 15 minute trip. Regarded as the symbol of Krabi, the hill features a staircase leading to caves hosting stalactites and stalagmites, and as legend would have it, the site of past civilisations (human skeletal remains having been recovered here).

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Than Bokkharani National Park

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This popular mainland spot lies off the route between Krabi and Phang Nga, in the Ao Luk district. A cool forest shades a number of pools and waterfalls, providing the ideal location for picnics and swimming. Bring your own snacks or sample from local vendors set up to cater for the large numbers of local people who flock to this spot on weekends.

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Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

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In Khao Phanom district, about 20 kms north of Krabi on the mainland, this densely forested park hosts many scenic spots. Tham Khao Ping, a cave lying 3 kms from the Park Office, features large stalactites and stalagmites. There are 3 picturesque waterfalls, including Nam Tok Huoy Saday - a 1.2 km walk from the National Park Office, Nam Tok Klong Hang - lying 10 kms from Khao Phanom District Headquarters, and Nam Tok Ton Hahn - 16 kms from the Khao Phanom District Headquarters. Ideal for hiking.

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Wat Tham Seua

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5 km from Krabi Town is the Tiger Cave Temple, built into a long shallow limestone cave, and shaded outside by natural forest. Many other caves large and small are found in the mountains that surround the monastery, which can be explored at leisure. The area has been the site of archeological findings including stone tools, pottery shards, and unfired clay holy images, dating from prehistoric into historic times. The temple runs a meditation centre. 
And if you're in really good shape, climb the 1200 stairs up the mountain to get some amazing views of the surrounding more..

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Wat Klong Tom (Temple and Museum)

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In the Klong Tom district, east of Krabi town and about 1 km from the District Headquarters, this temple museum hosts a collection of ancient stones, bronze tools, coins, pottery, decorations and beads which are reputedly to be more than 500 years old.

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Susaan Hoi (Shell Cemetery)

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At Cape Laem Poh, some 20km by road from Krabi Town, is a site where fossilized snail shells lie in great concrete-like slabs along the shoreline. The snails date back to when the area was a large freshwater swamp and these little creatures lived and died by the million. The thick layers of snail shells that remain after millions of years, are a reminder of how this area has substantially changed, and create an impressive sight along the seashore.

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Ao Luk District

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Along the Ao Luk-Laem Sak Road, approximately 2km from the district offices are 2 caves, Tham Lod Neua and Tham Lod Tai. The latter is a long narrow limestone tunnel with stalactites and stalagmites and a boulder shaped like the quarter moon lying on its side. The cave can be visited when the water is low by boarding a longtail boat. Within close proximity is Tham Prah cave, the site of the Khao Prah Suhn Yah Tah Rahm Meditation Centre, and Tham Petch cave, so named because the cave's walls are of a stone that reflects light like a diamond, which in Thai is called pet

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Mu Koh Lanta Marine National Park

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Located in the southern most point in Krabi province, this park covers the greater area of Lanta Island and numerous surrounding islands. Koh Lanta Yai - the main island - is the National Park's headquarters and is the home to several communities of the Chaolay or Sea Gypsies.

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Tham Phi Hue To/Hualok

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Tham Phi Hue To/Hualok is a large cave with many grottos and prehistoric drawings of animals and people. Accessible by boat from the town pier, the cave rests on a hill surrounded by water and mangroves.

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Tiger Cave/Tham Sua

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Tham Sua or "Tiger Cave" is located about 5 kilometres north of Krabi Town. Inside the cave there are what appear to be tiger paw prints in the stone. Also the sight of a famous forest temple

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Tham Sadet

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Tham Sadet is located at Ban Nong Kok, Tambon Sai Thai, 7 kilometres from the town on Highway No. 4034. It is a beautiful cave with stalactites and stalagmites. In 1909 the future King Rama VI visited the cave here, earning it the title "Sadet" indicating the presence of royalty.

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Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park

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West of Krabi town, this park covers an extensive area of mainland beaches, over 80 lesser islands, including the Phi Phi islands - and spreads across the districts of Tambon Nong Talay, Sai Thai, Ao Nang and Pahk Nam. Places of interest include Hat Noppharat Thara Beach, Ao Phra Nang Beach, a mountain cave containing a shrine dedicated to the spirit of a resident goddess ( Phra Nang ), Koh Poda and Koh Gai, and Susaan Hoi ( literally "Shell Cemetery" ).

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