As a traveler, the world is getting smaller. The hidden gems that inspire amazing vacations are becoming increasingly hard to find. Thailand is one of the few remaining corners of the Earth that still has unspoiled locations to enjoy. While the Kingdom of Thailand is full of incredible venues offering unparalleled adventure, Krabi is one of its most extraordinary places. Here’s what you need to know about Krabi and its best viewpoints.
Krabi: Thailand’s Hidden Jewel of the Southwestern Coast
Krabi refers to a Thai province containing a town of the same name. It happens to be one of the most exciting parts of all Thailand which makes it the perfect destination. Whether it’s your first adventure or one of many, one of the most spectacular experiences is basking in the beauty of its fabled sunrises and sunsets.
You might think you’ve seen some pretty amazing sunrises and sunsets in your life, but you haven’t seen anything like what you’ll see in Krabi. The sunrises are glorious beyond comparison, and the sunsets will enchant your soul. Here are some of the best spots to see them both, in Krabi.
Sunsets in Laem Tanot
First on our list of best places in Krabi to catch spectacular sunsets is Mu Ko Lanta on Laem Tantot. Here you will find the perfect viewpoint from a nearby lighthouse overlooking the beauty of the cape. This is the ultimate destination for romantics who will be enthralled by the last glimmers of sunlight gleaming off of the sea.
Phi Phi Islands
One of the most magnificent sights of your life awaits you on the Phi Phi islands in Krabi. Take a stroll past the shops and up to the viewpoint on the hill where you can see the sunset gracing two beautiful bays.
West Railay Beach
Walking the pristine sands of West Railay Beach, you can see one of the most dazzling sunsets of all. Listening to the gentle rhythm of the waves while watching the sun glide over the water and across the world, you will find inner peace. It is also a favored destination among rock climbers.
Ao Nang Beach
Not far from West Railay, Ao Nang Beach is one of the most romantic beaches in Thailand to watch the sun go down. Evenings here are beautiful beyond description during low tide.
Watch the Sunrise in Nong Thale
For those of you looking to watch the sunrise, Nong Thale offers one of the most breathtaking views of the sunrise in all of Thailand. This spellbinding freshwater pond is graced with million-dollar views. The best time to visit is between February and March when everything is in bloom, full of life and color.
If you arrive before 6:00 am, you can catch a raft ride on the pond with coffee, breakfast, and song.
The Wat Tham Suea viewpoint of Khao Kaeo features one of the most potent views of the sunrise on Earth. Situated atop the 1,237 steps of Khao Kaeo, you will be stunned by the beauty of the sun as it shines over the enchanted land before you.
Din Daeng Doi
There are few sights in the world as inspiring as the limestone hills of Thailand at sunrise. From the signpost viewpoint of Din Daeng Doi, you can see the sunrise over the limestone hills in all its magnificence. If you want the best view, you should arrive at the viewpoint by around 6:00 am.
There’s nothing like seeing sunrises from the sandy shores of one of Krabi’s most beautiful islands. With nearly 3 kilometers of pristine sandy beaches, the Island of Ko Ngai is perfectly situated for watching the sunrise and shine over the glistening waters.
Thung Yi Peng of Ko Lanta
One of the most romantic places to view the sunrise is from a gondola at Thung Yi Peng of Ko Lanta. The gondola will take you through the bay along the shores of the unspoiled mangrove forest where Nature still reigns free. While enjoying this indescribably romantic atmosphere, you will be given coffee and breakfast.
While gently gliding across the peaceful waters of Lanta Bay, you will forge unforgettable experiences as some of the most gorgeously wild scenes of Thailand unfold before your eyes.
Khao Ngon Nak
Khao Ngon Nak has one of the best viewpoints for watching the sunrise in the Kingdom of Thailand. Perched upon a mountaintop, there are few sights as gloriously beautiful as the sunrise from atop Khao Ngon Nak.
Once you’ve arrived you will see the splendor of the sun rising over the Andaman Sea and Krabi’s breathtaking limestone hills. You should aim to be there by 6:00 am. It’s a 2-hour trek up to the top, and it’s worth every step!
Khao Phanom Bencha
At Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, you will see some of the most unique sunrises of all. Khao Phanom Bencha is the second-highest mountain in Thailand and offers views that you’ll never forget.
Khao Pha Khom
The concave cliffs of Khao Pha Khom are one of the most unique and memorable places to watch the sunrise. To get there, you’ll need to take a boat from Laem Sak Pier.
You will find a cozy shelter at the base of the cliff to catch the sunrise. The beauty of this place is something you truly have to experience for yourself.
Come to Krabi
Making the trip to Krabi is a once-in-a-lifetime experience unless you love it so much you come back for more. We have a feeling that you will!
The Tourism Authority of Thailand Invites You to Experience the Magic
The Tourism Authority of Thailand invites you and your family to experience the magic that is Krabi. This enchanted part of Thailand offers views that you won’t be able to find anywhere else on the planet.
Check out this brochure for more beautiful places to watch the sunrise or sunset. Come and see for yourself, you’ll be glad you did!