Attractions

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Krabi Town

Wat Tham Seua

This sprawling hill and cave temple complex 9km northwest of Krabi Town is an easy, worthwhile day trip. At the park entrance you'll come to a gruellingly steep 1260-step staircase leading to a 600m karst peak. Afte…
Top Choice Village in Ko Lanta

Ban Si Raya

Halfway down Lanta's eastern coast, Ban Si Raya was the island's original port and commercial centre, providing a safe harbour for Arabic and Chinese trading vessels sailing between Phuket, Penang and Singapore. It …
Top Choice Viewpoint in Ko Phi-Phi Don

Phi-Phi Viewpoint

The strenuous Phi-Phi viewpoint climb is a steep, rewarding 20- to 30-minute hike up hundreds of steps and narrow twisting paths. Follow the signs on the road heading northeast from Ton Sai Village; most people will…
National Park in Ko Lanta

Mu Ko Lanta National Park

Established in 1990, this marine national park protects 16 islands in the Ko Lanta group, including the southern tip of Ko Lanta Yai. The park is increasingly threatened by the runaway development on west-coast Ko L…
Nature Reserve in Ao Nang

Shell Cemetery

About 8km east of Ao Nang at the eastern end of Ao Nam Mao is the Shell Cemetery: giant slabs formed from millions of tiny 75-million-year-old fossil shells. There's a dusty visitors centre, with mildly interesting …
Cave in Railay

Tham Phra Nang Nai

A wooden boardwalk leads through this series of illuminated caverns full of beautiful limestone formations (and squeaking bats) but, with shifting rain patterns, the water is gone and with it the luminescent effects…
Landmark in Ko Lanta

Laem Tanod

The wild, jungled mountainous southern tip of the island has sheer drops and massive views for intrepid motorbikers. The road to the marine national park headquarters fords the klorng (canal; also spelt khlong), whi…
Cave in Ko Lanta

Tham Seua

Reached via a signposted track heading east off the national park headquarters road, 2km south of Hat Khlong Nin, Tham Seua has interesting tunnels to explore via guided one-to-two-hour tours (with individual headla…
Cave in Ko Phi-Phi Leh

Viking Cave

On the northeastern tip of the island, Viking Cave is a major collection point for outrageously valuable swifts' nests, the key components of Chinese speciality bird's-nest soup. Nimble collectors scamper up fragile…
Bay in Ko Phi-Phi Leh

Ao Maya

Dramatically flanked by green-clad cliffs, majestic Ao Maya sits on Phi-Phi Leh's western shoreline. In 1999, its beautiful sands were controversially used as a set for The Beach, based on Alex Garland's cult novel.…