Ao Nang Beach area is the main
tourist spot in Krabi province. The highlight of Ao Nang
is Railay Beach at Phra Nang Bay on Railay peninsula.
Easy to access when coming on the road from Phuket and
Phang Nga. Just drive straight at the intersection where
the bypass road to Trang turns left, after a few
kilometers you will see the road sign pointing to the
right towards Phra Nang or Ao Phra Nang.
Originally a fishing village, Ao Nang is now a major
city beach resort and a travel destination in its own
right catering for the full range of foreign tourists.
Ao Nang?s chief feature is a long white sand beach set
against crystal clear water, but people also come here
for a full range of activities such as diving, kayaking
and trekking. Less developed than other beaches in
Thailand, Ao Nang none the less offers guesthouses and
hotels that fit any budget.
Ao Nang or Ao Phra Nang is a rather small seaside
village, the main street is along the beach, at one side
are shops, restaurants, Ao Nang hotels and resorts, Thai
You can get everything there what you need in your Krabi
vacation. If you want to do a short trip maybe to Railay
Beach east and west take one of the long tail boat?s
waiting at the beach at the other side of the road.
Although the beach here is not bad try to hire a boat
and have a look for Chicken Island which is a Krabi
Island not far off, the beach and view there is much
better and existing, also the sand is great.
The beach enjoys a vibrant nightlife which includes
excellent seafood restaurants dotted along the beach and
some bars that offer live music. However, this is not an
?expat? type scene oppressive numbers of go-go bars,
etc. It has a much nicer feel and is a good choice for
Bird watching is a favourite in the area, as are jungle
treks and boats to neighboring islands. Diving is
another popular draw and again agencies in the area
arrange dives for all levels. They also offer liveaboard
trips that take in the local islands. Day trips are
relatively inexpensive, but ask around for the most
reliable places and shop around for the best deals.
The long tail boats will take you also to any other
places you want to see off shore. Accommodations of all
kind, from expensive hotels to cheap beach huts are
around, have a Thai massage or rent a motorbike, its all
Ao Nang beach is a scenic bay - white sandy beach
stretches to the foot of a conspicuously prominent
limestone range. Set in lush tropical gardens and
surrounded by coconut trees, the Ao Nang beach offers
some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the world -
sandy beaches, abundant marine life, live coral and
great underwater visibility nearby.
The limestone formations are so unbelievable and unique
it got Krabi and the Railay area a great reputation for
great vacation or holidays, rock climbing and the right
place to have a good time. The right location for your
Railay vacation or holiday or maybe just a Railay day
trip since Railay beach Thailand at Phra Nang Bay has
one of the most spectacular beach scenery on this
planet, as you can see in this Railay photos and
pictures here. Ton Sai is the most frequented climbing
spot in the area, there are some more climbing spots in
secluded areas check with the shops if you want explore
them, they will arrange it for you.
Krabi Rock climbing is offered at Railay Beach east,
just around the peninsular when start at Phra Nang Bay
plus other places, also on the islands just off Railay
Beach. If you are out for a limestone cliff climb just
check with one of the shops selling climbing gear they
also give lessons at various skill levels.
The Beach area is also the primary Krabi nightlife spot
but its rather quiet and the hanky panky glitter night
business such as like in Phuket is minimal. Krabi and
Railay Beach at Phra Nang Bay is a more family oriented
Ao Nang beach at Ao Nang Bay has a couple of beach
resort but the beach paradise starts further south at
Railay Beach. Several great beach resorts, a nice beach
village and bungalow on the beach. Surrealistic cliffs
border the beach, its a incredible holiday beach.
Ao Nang is a great sea beach but no sunrise beach,
rather a sunset beach but for sure one of the real good
beaches of Thailand.