|Krabi is surrounded by wonderful pinnacles.|
|Krabi's main road, the rest of the town spreads out from this. They have a large white temple overlooking the town and it was lovely to walk along the river. The town offered a wide range of shops, a mall and markets.|
Some towns seem to collect certain styles of shops , Da lat Vietnam.boasts the most hair dressers ever, But Krabi has the best/most pharmacies I've seen in Thialand! phew.
This is one of the Krabi markets, where we ate most evening, you could eat for around 100 bart £2 each.
Fresh food was cooked from the stalls, most had rice/noddles as it stable component.
We found a great sweet stall and enjoyed a favourite of Seb's, banana and chocolate pancakes
and Alisha and I loved sticky rice with coconut and mango yum.
The other two markets were a vegetable market and weekend clothes/food market.
Of the 10 days we spend there, we took some day trips. One was a James Bond island tour. Another was to a local beautiful beach called Railey Beach around 20 mins boat ride where we then visited Au Nang town for the evening. We also took a tuktuk to the Tiger Cave Temple where we saw monkeys and walked up 1260 steps to see yet another big Buddha, the views were great.... see below
As a local excursion we took a taxi boat ride from Krabi pier and visited a few local sights.
We first went to a fish farm come floating fish restaurant for lunch. Fish were kept in large netted areas under the huts.
|local life.....A giant cricket|
A Horse Shoe Crab
There were many types of fish and animals to see, they even had a a 3 year old pet turtle.
We then visited one of two pinnacles cross the water from Krabi, where a few caves were. We saw and heard bats,and we got to go inside a cave where there were a good many stalactites and stalagmites on show.
In the end we spent around 10 days in krabi. There was a large white temple to visit looking out over the town, and we took a tuktuk out to see the Tiger Cave temple where it was said a tiger (a holy animal know for its spiritual strength) lived, untill monks moved into its cave.
|The view from the top|
On the way home we took a taxi sitting in the back for fun.
We booked onto a tour of the south islands of Thailand in Ao Phang Nga National Park
Of course James Bond Koh Tapu / Nail Island. had to be visited. cost 1100 bart adult
A bit of skinny dipping to cool down
There was even a souvenir stalls in the middle taking up more room.
Amazing what happens when a place has a few moments of fame.
so you had to be quick getting on and off the boats.
|While on the tour we also visited a fishing farm and a Muslim floating village where we had a buffet lunch,|
I also got to have a wander around the village itself, and i nearly got lost its was surprising how like a maze it was.
As part of the tour, we also visited another holy cave and a leaning golden Buddha.
More monkeys lived by the caves we visited ..
|To finish off we visited a national park and waterfall to cool down. |
All in all it was nice tour we got to see a quite a lot and enjoyed spending the day boating around the islands.
The walk way to Railey beach
|caves of Railey beach|
The high climb with ropes the top of view point for the best view of the island. the kids did really well
|Taking the boat to Oa Nang|
|AO NANG TOWN|
TIME TO SAY
GOOD BYE TO THAILAND
WE HAVE HAD SO MUCH FUN ;-
SEE YOU IN MALAYSIA