The Fascinations of the Beaches of Twin lslands in the Sea
Comprise two identical islands – Ko Rok Nai or the Inner Ko Rok is located to the South, and Ko Rok Nok, the Outer Ko Rok to the North. Both islands feature white sand beaches in the midst of bright green lagoon to the East. In the rainy season, there are chances to see Long Lae Waterfall, a small cascade from steep cliff into the sea to the North of Ko Rok Nok, the only such as phenomenon in Thailand.
Best time to visit : Late November to April
Best period of the day : 8.00 to 15.00 hrs.
How to get there : From Lanta island, take a hired boat to Ko Rok, costing about 1,000 baht each.Boat trip service offer only the high season from November to April.
The Old Way of a Perfect New Life
The charm of Ko Lanta lies in the beachfront on the West with several fine beaches from the North tip of the island to the Southern tip. On the contrary, the Eastern side of the island which lacks fine beaches is lined with original settlements and sea tribe communities which retain their culture and remarkable natural way. Local tradition such as the Sea Tribe’s Boat Floating Festival makes up fascinations of the old lifestyle sought by tourists.
Best time to visit : All through the year, but the best period is November to April
Best period of the day : Morning, 7.00 – 9.00 hrs. late afternoon 17.00 to 19.00 hrs.
How to get there : From Krabi, follow Highway No.4 up to the intersection to Ko Lanta Pier on Highway No.4206, and take ferry to Ko Lanta Yai, with beach road on the Eastern side up to the old town community of Ko Lanta.
The wondrous rock erosion in the form of a huge scull. Cruising along the canal to theKarosMountainstakes one through diverse tourist attractions Viewed in the morning, the shadowy scull appears like a sad devil, while in the afternoon, with direct light, the scull looks like a smiling devil. Also, in the neighboring cliff, ghost-masks appear alongside the scull stone.
Best time to visit : Late November to May
Best period of the day : Morning 6.00 to 9.00 hrs. Afternoon, 15.00 to 17.00 hrs.
How to get there : From Khuan O Pier, take a long-tailed boat to the mouth ofSaiCanal. The trip takes about 20 minutes.
The Superb Canoeing Experience through Krabi Sea Caves
Tham Lod Nuea, Tham Lod Tai, in Ao Luk District, Krabi Province, are regarded as the group of the most beautiful sea caves ever discovered in Krabi, with fantastic features formed by stalactites and stalagmites which allow adventurers to steer their canoes through meandering passages in an exciting atmosphere. It is certainly the most beautiful canoeing route through the mangroveforestofKrabi.
Best time to visit : Late November to January
Best period of the day : Morning and afternoon with no intense heat
How to get there: The distance from Ao Luk lntersection to Ban Tham Suea is 5 kilometers, with signs pointing to 2 piers, Bo Tho and Ton Kham, both at about 2 kilometers further. Canoeing can be taken from both piers, but the distamce from Ton Kham Pier is greater.
Mysterious Traces of Prehistoric Humans in Cave Paintings
Among prehistoric cave paintings found scattering on the cliffs and caves of Krabi Province, those found within Tham Phi Hua To, the Big-Scull Devil Cave, Ban Bo Tho, Tambon Ao Luk Tai, are regarded the most extensive, about one hundred in total, presumed to date back 2,000 – 3,000 years. All these pose more questions about the traces of humans in the prehistoric wall paintings.
Best time to visit : Lete November to May
Best period of the day : Morning. 8.30 to 10.00 hrs. afternoon 15.00 to 17.00 hrs.
How to get there : From Ao Luk lnter section in front of the District Office, travel 5 kilometers to Ban Tham Suea, where there are sihns to 2 boat landings, Bo Thoand Ton Kham, both at 2 kilometers further. A boat trip of 10-20 minutes takes you to Phi Hua To Cave.