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Top things to do in Krabi Town - Top Activities in the Heart of Krabi

Tipped to be one of Thailand's best kept secrets Krabi is a beach holiday hub like no other in the Asian vacation Mecca. From water sports to hiking trails the town's top activities are as follows.

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Explore the Krabi Islands

Explore the Krabi Islands

As an archipelago made up of nearly 200 islands visitors Krabi town should not miss the opportunity to explore the breathtaking islands that dot the ocean. From Koh Poda to Chicken Island and Tup Island the choices are truly endless and visitors can fine boat tours, snorkeling and diving tour operators and other means of discovering these scenic islands in the heart of Krabi Town.

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Uncover Wat Tham Sua or the Tiger Cave

Uncover Wat Tham Sua or the Tiger Cave

Located within a stone's throw of the heart of Krabi town the Tiger Cave or Wat Tham Sua as it is locally known is another attraction that visitors must encounter on a trip to Krabi. As one of the most well-known cave complexes in the region this breathtaking enclosure littered with natural caves and thick jungle foliage earns its curious name from the paw prints of a tiger found within a cave. Those who wish to venture further can climb the 1272 steps that lead up to a limestone summit which is reputed to houses the footprint of Lord Buddha.

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Fun in the Sun at Railay Beachscapes and Caves

Fun in the Sun at Railay Beachscapes and Caves

Located to the south of Ao Nang Beach, Railey Beach is one of the region's most pristine beach hubs to date. Surrounded by limestone hills and captivating caves the beach which must be reached via boat ride is also home to an inner lagoon.

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Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands

Regarded as one of the most breathtaking islands in all of Southeast Asia the Phi Phi islands are another highlight that is easily accessible from Krabi Town. Often compared to paradise on earth thanks to its pristine natural environment this scuba diver's Mecca is a tropical hideaway unlike any other in Krabi.

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Hit the Specialty Stores

Hit the Specialty Stores

Shopaholics can browse through Krabi Town's many specialty boutiques to find treasured retail items and other curios that are unique to this region of Thailand. Popular hotspots include the Krabi Night Market which clothes shoppers will find fantastic offers at de Marco Fashion, Alex Fashion Way and Fashion House. Known as a popular hub for men's tailoring visitors can have personalized suits and tuxes made by Boss Tailor Shop, Vinny's Tailor, Andy the Tailor and Best Tailor Shop in Krabi Town.

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Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes

Perfect for those with a penchant for Thai cuisine and an interest in local food preparation techniques cooking classes for every skill level are also available in the centre of Krabi Town. Educating food lovers and culinary enthusiasts on the basics of Thai cuisine these affordable and highly informative and interactive cooking classes are some of the most intriguing activities on offer in the holiday capital.

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Enjoy a Spa Day

Enjoy a Spa Day

Known for its spa culture Krabi Town is also home to some of the finest spa facilities in the region with five star resorts leading the way to rest and relaxation in luxurious settings. The Anantara Sikao Thailand Resort & Spa is a veritable icon in this regard as the Krabi resort hotel provides visitors with a wider range of therapeutic healing treatments, facilities and other beauty packages.