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Day trips from Krabi town

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Whenever the conversation turns to Krabi, the question of where exactly to go comes up quickly. This is a large province containing several popular destinations along with attractions that don’t get as much attention, but can be equally (or more) rewarding. It’s also possible to hit some notable spots found beyond Krabi’s provincial borders.

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Though some of Krabi province’s key destinations—like Ko Lanta, Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Jum—are best to visit on multi-night stays, many others are conducive to day trips from either Krabi town or the Ao Nang area. Some travellers book into group tours, while others rent a vehicle or arrange a taxi to explore independently.

No shortage of empty beach at Ao Nammao. Photo taken in or around Day trips from Krabi town, Krabi, Thailand by David Luekens.

No shortage of empty beach at Ao Nammao. Photo: David Luekens

Mainland beaches Magnificent beaches rim the Railay peninsula and can be hit as day trips by boat from piers found in Krabi town, Ao Nammao and Ao Nang. We prefer to spend a few nights on Railay and some rock climbers settle in there for months, but it’s absolutely worth a day trip if that’s all the time you can spare. Learn more in our in-depth Railay guide.

While they’re not nearly as picturesque as Railay’s beaches, other mainland beaches such as Ao Nammao, Ao Nang and Haad Noppharat Thara are easy to hit as day trips by public songthaew from Krabi town. If you have your own wheels, tranquil Long Beach, Khlong Muang and Tup Kaek are also worth a look, and the trail to “Dragon’s Crest” point near Tup Kaek should make for a thrilling day of hiking. We’ve covered this whole coastal area in more detail over in the Ao Nang ... Travelfish members only (Around 800 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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