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Krabi Attractions, Thailand

Tham Lod Neua-Tai

Lie 2 kilometers distant from the district offices on the Ao Luk-Laem Sak road near the watercourse of Klong Ta Prahng. There are two caves :

Tahm Lod Neua, this beautiful cave winds back on itself like an elbow.
Tahm  Lod Tai, is a limestone tunnel longer and narrower than one of the same name in Phang Nga Bay. The cave mouth has stalactites and stalagmites and a boulder shaped like the quarter moon lying on its side. Visit this cave when the water is low by boarding a longtail boat at Bor Tor Pier; the journey takes only 10 minutes.

Prah Cave

Is the site of the Kao Prah Suhn Yah Tah Rahm Meditation Centre. It is about 2 kilometers distant from the district offices of Ao Luk. Inside the cave is a Buddhist effigy of great antiquity. This has two other statues of equal size flanking it placed at later date, and the base is surrounded with smaller wooden figures.

Pet Cave

Is located 3 kilometers from the Ao Luk Neua Market. The cave's front has Buddhist statues and the cave walls are of a stone that reflects light with the same dazzling beauty as diamond, hence the name; Pet is Thai for diamond. To visit the cave, procure a guide from the Tarnbohk Korani National Park and be sure to bring a flashlight or torch.

Chao Ley Cave

Is west of Laem Sak Cape in a beautiful bay surrounding with Limestone Mountains. Inside are stalactites and stalagmites, as well as prehistoric paintings are thought to be somewhat more recent than those found in Pi Hua Toh Cave. To visit the cave, take a regularly scheduled boat from the Sapan Pla of Fishing Pier at Laem Sak Cape; travel time is about 15 minutes.

Pi Hua Toh or Hua Gah Lohk Cave

This is a big cave with many grottos in a mountain surrounded by water and mangrove forests. Formerly a ghost with an impressively large skull resided in the cave, from which comes its name; Pi Hua Toh means bigheaded ghost. Also of interest are the many prehistoric colored pictures of men, animals, and various limbs and organs that decorate the walls. Shells in great numbers, on top of the other, are another feature of this cave. To visit Pi Hua Toh, board a ferry at Bor Tor Pier.

Song Pi Nong Cave or Poon Neua-Tai Cave

Lies west of Pi Hua Toh cave. Inside were found human skeleton remains, pottery, earrings, and bronze bracelets.

Hua Gah Lohk Nai Cave or Buhn Mahk Cave

Is only one hundred meters from Pi Hua Toh cave. It was discovered by a local villager named Buhn Mahk. It is a large, dark cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites. A large number of prehistoric pottery shards were found in layers on the cave wall outcropping near the entrance. These have distinctive line designs, are thicker, and coarser than those found elsewhere.

Toh Luang Cave

In Ban Nohp, Tambon Klong Hin. This cave has three levels, each of which abounds in stalactites and stalagmites. Some resemble Buddhist monks, others look like legendary multi headed serpents, here stayed Jao Por Toh Luang, after whom the cave took its name.

Seua Noi Cave

This cave is 2 kilometers distant from Hua Gah Lohk cave in Ban Bor Tor and is the site of a monastery and meditation centre, the front is formed by a broad outcropping in the hill. The area outside is peaceful and quiet; inside, the cave is beautiful. Many old pottery remains have been found here.

Seua Nok Cave or Tehp Nimit Cave

Houses the Nimit Monastery, a tunnel below the cave lets sea water enter so the walls are thick with shells. Above is another large, dark cave, and off to the side of that another fifty meters is Orahan Cave, which has more strangely shaped stalactites and stalagmites than anywhere else. They shine like lights and are very beautiful.

Klong Chai Kao

Is like Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi. A longtail boat can be taken through the cave to the other sides in about five minutes.

Kao Kanab Nam

These two hills, roughly 100 meters high, flank the Krabi River running between them to form a distinctive vista and the town's most prominent landmark. To visit them, take a longtail boat from Chao Fah Pier; travel time is just 15 minutes. From there take stairs leading up to caves with stalactites and stalagmites. A large number of human skeletons have been found here. It is theorized that they are the remains of people who came and established a home at Kanab Nam, but were cut off by an inundation and quickly perished.

Shell Cemetery

The shell graveyard at Ban Laem Poh was once a large fresh water swamp, home to a kind of snail. Over eons dating from the Tertiary Age, about 40 million years ago, these snails lived and died by the million, to the extent that the dead snails formed a layer upon which existed the living. Eventually, weather changes precipitated the swamp's disappearance, but by then the layer of fossilized snail shells was forty centimeters of lignite below which is the subsoil. Because of geographic upheaval, this shelly limestone is now distributed in great broken sheets of impressive magnitude on the seashore at Laem Poh Cape.

Sadet Cave

This cave, situated 7 kilometers from Krabi Town in Tambon Sai Thai, has lovely stalactites and stalagmites. The cave was visited in 1909 by King Rama VI before succeeding to the throne, and has been called by local people Tahm Sadet a Thai word meaning royal journey ever since.

Sah Gaew

8 natural springs large and small, the crystal of which gives this place its name, Crystal springs. They are in Tambon Kao Tong on the Krabi-Nai Sah road, and each has a name: Nam Lod (Water Passing Through), Cherng Kao (Valley), Jorakeh Kao (White Crocodile), Name Tip (Heavenly Waters), Nam Krahm (Indigo Waters), Morakot (Emerald), Huhn Gaeng (Barking deer), and Noy (Small).

Tahm Seua Kao Gaew Ao Luhk Tanu Monastery

Lies in Ban Tahm Seua of Tambon Krabi Noy, 9 kilometers from Krabi Town. Tahm Seua means Tiger Cave, and the reason for this name is that an especially large tiger once lived there. It roamed the foothills of the Ao Luhk Tanu Mountains, also called Kao Gaew. Inside the cave are natural rock impressions of tiger paws. Outside, the forest has great trees hundreds of years old growing in a fold of Kao Kiriwohng Mountain. Many other caves large and small are found in the mountains that surround the monastery. Among the best known are Kohn Than (Heavenly Musician's), Lod (Passing Through), Chahng Gaew (Crystal Elephant), Luhk Tanu (Arrow), and Prah (Monk's). Aside from the monastery itself, this area has another aspect of interest especially to archaeologists: Many stone tools, pottery shards, and unfired clay holy images have been found, dating from prehistoric into historic times.

Huay Toh Waterfall

This waterfall has eleven levels and springs from the Kao Panom Mountains in Tambon Tap Prik Kao Panom Mountains in Tambon Tap Prik, on the Sri Trang Pracha-utit road. Each level contains behind its falls a pool of naturally clean water 4-5 meters in diameter. The pools are name, and the best known are: Wahng Tewada (Angel's), Wahng Sohk (Year's) and Wahng Jahn (Platter).

Tahm Kao Peung (Bee's Cave)

5 caves with stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes lying 3 kilometers distant from the National Park Offices. Some resemble stupas, others mushrooms, a curtain, etc. The cave walls are sparkling white and dazzlingly beautiful. Tourist accommodations and services are available nearly; to make reservations, contact the Kao Panom Benjah National Park Office, Ampher Muang, Krabi 81000.

Klong Haeng Waterfall

The source of this 500 meters tall waterfall in Mounts Tehp Benjah, the tallest mountain in Krabi. It lies about 10 kilometers from the Kao Panom District office.

Toh Hahn Waterfall

This falls has its source in the Kao Panom Benjah Mountains like Klong Haeng Waterfall, but is not as tall. It lies 16 kilometers from the Kao Panom district offices.

Wat Klong Tom Museum

This contains stone tools, bronze implements, metal coins, pottery shards, ceramic and stone decorative arts, and colored more than five-thousand years old dug from excavations in the area. The museum is on the ground of Klong Tom Temple in Tambon Klong Tom Tai, 1 kilometer distant from Klong Tom District office.

Hot Springs

These are 12 kilometers from the Klong Tom District office in Tambon Klong Tom Neua. The area is forested and shady; the hot springs are hotter than others nearby.

Tung Tiao

This is one of only a few lowland forest in Southern Thailand. The nature trail begins about 800 meters before reaching the Kao Nor Ju Ji Park Office within the Restricted Hunting Area of Kao Pra Bang Kram. It passes through both secondary forest, now in the process of development and primary forest containing very large, ancient trees. The trail climbs into the limestone foothills, passing a pool of startling clarity and beauty. After that it enters an area open and spacious before returning to the park office. Many animals and plant species in the lowland forest are extremely rare, some are close to extinction. Of particular note is the colorful Pitta Gurney bird, or Nohk Taew Laew Tong Dahm in Thai, which was long thought wiped out but has recently been rediscovered living in Tung Tiao.

Hin Perng Waterfall

This there-levels fall drops from a height of 800 meters and lies in Ban Hin Perng in Tambon Klong Pohn, 25 kilometers from the Klong Tom District office. The area is forested and shady.