The provinces of Krabi and Trang lie next to each other in Southern Thailand. These lands of unspoiled beauty and delicious food delight travellers - enticing them further with white sandy beaches and a friendly atmosphere. Historic Krabi is very much on the backpacker’s trail, with Krabi town a popular entry point to the region. Visit developed beach areas such as Ao Nang or discover untouched paradise at Had Yao. If you’re looking to get active, then visit Rai Leh, the country’s rock climbing capital. The coastal city of Trang has been an important port for centuries but now is more popular as a destination for travellers looking to discover the region’s best beaches.
Areas & Neighbourhoods in Krabi Trang
Krabi Town - Located just upriver from the coast, Krabi is a relatively small city with plenty to see and do for a couple of days. Also a great transport hub for the region.
Ton Sai - Here you can escape the crowds in a tranquil destination that’s within walking distance of the climbing Mecca at Rai Leh.
Trang - Home of white sandy beaches and stunning food, this coastal city gives its name to a wider province that’s a top spot for travellers of all kinds.
The Islands - Lying just off the coast of the mainland there are numerous islands that offer a different perspective of Thai life. Take the boat to Pak Meng Pier, Ban Chao Mai Pier and Kuan Thung Kuu Pier.
Things to See in Krabi Trang
Get away from it all at Railay beaches and caves, where there are no cars and few people to spoil the pristine environment. Take a tour to Phi Phi island or Koh Poda, one of the most popular islands in the region. It’s just 25 minutes away by long-tailed boat. Take a dip in the stunning natural pools of the Thung Teao Forest National Park or laze on the sand at Koh Hong where you can see coral reefs and stunning marine life in all its glory. For a more spiritual experience, visit the Wat Tham Sua or ‘Tiger Cave’ , which forms part of the larger temple complex.
Things to Do in Krabi Trang
With all this beautiful water and coastline, it’s no surprise that diving and snorkelling are very popular activities. Get wet in the Phi Phi islands or the numerous other diving spots around the region. Relax aching muscles at the Klong Thom Hot Springs, where you can bathe in natural pools of thermally heated waters. Spend some time in laidback Krabi Town or explore the Ao Luk mangrove and cave network on a boat - it’s about 40 km north of Krabi Town and well worth the trip.