By Mike Thailandee
I travel a lot in Thailand for many years and I never stop discovering new places. I Krabi province many times but focused on the beach and islands, this time I decided to spend two days in Krabi town and go see what is in and around the city.
Tiger cave Temple
Despite its name, this temple is mostly known for its impressive 360° view over Krabi province on the top of a mountain. But you need to deserve it! There are 1,260 steps to climb to arrive to the top. In France, I live on 5th floor and there’s no lift, so I can do it! It is like going home… 14 times. Up there, you can enjoy endless views of the mountains, the countryside and Krabi town, and even the sea in the back.
After this big physical effort, I needed a place to chill out in a nice pool. Krabi Emerald Pool (around 40km from town) would be the perfect place. I spent a long time in its emerald green natural water. And go to see Blue Pool a little further (swimming not allowed).
Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail
I finished the day by having dinner at Chao Fah Pier night market. And on the next morning, I went on a longtail boat tour on Krabi river, one of the tours I found on TAT “A touch of Thai vehicles” application. This is THE trail you have to do in Krabi! The Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail offers an amazing viewpoint on the bay, one of the most beautiful sceneries in Southern Thailand. This time I did not rent a motorbike but hired a tuk-tuk to take me there, wait for me and take me back to Krabi town. Going up to the viewpoint is quite tiring but it really worth it! I spend more than one hour up there just looking around. Entrance is free but tips are appreciated.
Here is a link to one of my videos on Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail
There is one picture everybody coming here takes: they sit on a long stone over the void and ask friends to photograph them (it is not me on the picture but another visitor ;)).
Krabi Walking Street
I finished Day 2 by going to Krabi Walking Street, which takes place on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, for dinner. There were so many food stalls that it took me forever to choose what to eat.
So if you go to Krabi make sure to not miss these amazing places!