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Krabi Sightseeing Guide - Visit notable attractions and landmarks

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Krabi is home to a superb mixture of attractions and activities that focus on both the natural side of the province and its manmade offerings. The majority of Krabi's coastal towns are home to top-quality tailors and supermarkets while the surrounding countryside plays host to ancient temples.

The eponymous capital of Krabi Province, Krabi Town is home to a few interesting museums mainly depicting the history of the region. Cafés are in abundance here and Fossil Shell Beach is close by along with Tiger Cave Temple—both prove popular among tourists looking to add a touch of culture to their travels.

Than Bokkharani National Park boasts dense rainforest that is home to a variety of endangered bird and animal species including Gurney's pitta, a minute bird with a yellow belly that lives in the park along with a handful of other feathered rarities.

Fossil Shell Beach

The 40-million-year-old fossils found on the aptly named beach are only visible when the tide is low and this is an ideal place to visit for those traveling with children or who have an interest in the subject. The best way to get to Fossil Shell Beach is to take a 20-minute songthaew journey from Krabi Town.

Hat Nopparat Thara National Park

Hat Nopparat Thara National Park is one of the region's best examples of a national park and it incorporates the majority of Krabi's coastline along with about 80 islands including Koh Phi Phi. Visitors can explore the park by long tail boat, canoe, as part of an organized tour or for those really looking for adventure, by hired jeep to explore it privately.

Tiger Cave Temple

Thailand is synonymous for its temples and shrines and Krabi is no exception. The most famous temple in the region is located just outside of Krabi Town and it can be reached with ease either on foot or by local songthaew. The temple was built in a limestone cave that is encompassed by rainforest and its name derives from a nearby stone that is set in the shape of a tiger's claw with paw prints embedded in the stone itself.

Ao Luk caves

Ao Luk is home to an array of cave systems with the most famous called Tham Lod Neua and Tham Lod Tai. They are located in the sea just offshore and can be visited by canoe or long tail boat during low tide. Stalagmites and stalactites dominate the interior of the sea caves and Hua Galok Cave is said to be haunted, a superstition that is highly believed within Thai society. 

Rock climbing

Rock climbing is one of the province's major tourist draws due to its selection of limestone mountains that form some of the world's best rock climbing prospects, which are suitable for a wide range of experiences and skill levels. Crags and crevices with overhangs and pocketed walls are commonplace throughout the mountain systems here and group activities can be booked with ease through one of the many tour operators in the region with transport provided. 

Railay Beach

Krabi's best known beach is well known for its upmarket accommodation and laid-back eateries, but the star attraction is the sandy beach itself and the outstanding surrounding scenery. Only accessible by boat, the beach keeps its cool character despite being visited by masses during peak season. 

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