Ao Nang Children

Ao Nang Children

Ao Nang Children

Playing in the mud. Ao Nang Beach, Thailand.

Taken on: 16th August, 2009. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See michael_gaylord's page of Flickr

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Ao Nang is the centre of tourism in Krabi province. That means pushy touts, tailor shops, travel offices, massive resorts, cheap guesthouses, Western style watering holes, chain restaurants and tourist-oriented cafes serving overpriced food. Sound tempting?

Still, Ao Nang is not as in-your-face as Ko Phi Phi, which courts a younger party crowd, and it's not as seedy as the most popular beaches on Phuket. It does have nightlife, but you won't see strings of go-go bars here. The atmosphere is not as low key as Khao Lak, but it's perhaps suitable for families seeking a lively and comfortable holiday. If you get away from the main tourist drag, the surrounding area is dotted with shaggy limestone cliffs and is quite scenic.

Ao Nang's beach, however, leaves something to be desired. The sand is a grainy tan, the water a deep blue during high season and a murky brown in the ... Read our complete Ao Nang travel guide

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