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Ao Nang is a resort town and sub-district in Thailand.

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The Best Things to Do and Visit in Ao Nang


1 - Railay Beach

Railay, also known as Rai Leh, is a small peninsula between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang in Thailand. It is accessible only by boat due to high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access.

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2 - Krabi

   9 km away

Krabi is the main town in the province of Krabi on the west coast of southern Thailand at the mouth of the Krabi River where it empties in Phang Nga Bay. As of 2010 the town had a population of 52,867. The town is the capital of Krabi Province and Krabi District. Tourism is an important industry. Krabi is 783 km south of Bangkok by road.

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3 - Tours & Sightseeing | Krabi Cruises

   9 km away

Embrace the thrills of a sunrise speedboat voyage, skimming the sparkling waters towards the celestial beauty of Maya Bay, the jewel of Thailand's coastline. This epic stretch of sand, eternally immortalized by Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Beach", heralds the start of an adrenaline-fueled journey. Be among the first to leave footprints on the pristine sand, basking in the tranquil beauty of the dawning day. Next, the adventure amps up at the rejuvenating Pileh Lagoon, a dreamy diving spot in the dazzling turquoise waters. From there, it's a jaunt to Monkey Bay, home to the endearing crab-eating macaque monkeys.

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4 - Ko Poda

   7 km away

Ko Poda is an island off the west coast of Thailand, in Krabi Province, about 8 kilometres from Ao Nang. It is part of the Mu Ko Poda, or Poda Group Islands, which are under the administration of Hat Nopharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park.

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5 - Railay Beach West

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6 - Trekking | Krabi

   9 km away

Marvel at the crystalline waters of Krabi's Emerald Pool and Blue Lagoon on a full-day guided tour. Take a refreshing dip in the hot springs and explore the awe-inspiring Tiger Cave Temple.

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7 - หาดถ้ำพระนาง (Phra Nang Cave Beach)

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8 - Phra Nang Beach

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9 - Kayaking | Krabi Water Activities

   9 km away

Set off on a voyage to Ao Thalane, a beautiful oasis of mangrove forests, mountains, and caves. A knowledgeable guide ensures an exciting yet safe adventure through this magical wilderness. This daring adventure takes you through a limestone cave and narrow canyons, both impressive and fascinating. Navigate through the emerald mangrove forest, explore the Crocodile Cave, and witness the peaceful Lagoon. This opportunity allows you to spot birds, monkeys, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. The expedition ends with a peaceful visit to a secluded beach far from the crowds. Enjoy the beautiful sunset, painting the sky in gold and crimson, with the soothing sound of waves in the evening silence.

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10 - Ao Nang Beach

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11 - Ko Klang

   13 km away

Ko Klang is an island in tambon Khlong Prasong, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Province, Thailand.

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12 - Bamboo Island

   25 km away

Ko Phai is the largest island in Mu Ko Phai, a small uninhabited archipelago on the eastern seaboard of Thailand. It is about 21 km to the west of Pattaya. It is also known as "Koh Pai". It is also mentioned as "Bamboo Island", the meaning of its name in Thai, in tourist guides.

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13 - Phi Phi Islands

   34 km away

The Phi Phi Islands are an island group in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. The islands are administratively part of Krabi Province.

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14 - Ko Phi Phi Lee

   34 km away

Ko Phi Phi Le or Ko Phi Phi Leh is an island of the Phi Phi Archipelago, in the Strait of Malacca. It is in Krabi Province of Thailand and is part of Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

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15 - Ko Phi Phi Don

   34 km away
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16 - Loh Dalum Bay

   34 km away
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17 - Phang Nga Bay

   38 km away

Phang Nga Bay is a 400 km² bay in the Strait of Malacca between the island of Phuket and the mainland of the Kra Isthmus of southern Thailand. Since 1981, an extensive section of the bay has been protected as the Ao Phang Nga National Park. The park is in Phang Nga Province, at 08°17'N 098°36'E. Limestone cliffs with caves, collapsed cave systems, and archaeological sites are found about Phang Nga Bay. Around 10,000 years ago, when sea levels were lower, it was possible to walk from Phuket and Krabi.

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18 - Pileh Lagoon

   40 km away
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19 - Viking Cave

   40 km away
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20 - Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

   48 km away
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Why should you visit Ao Nang ?

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How to visit Ao Nang ?

To reach Ao Nang, first, you need to fly into Krabi International Airport (KBV), which is well connected to major cities worldwide. From the airport, you can either take a taxi, which takes around 40 minutes, or opt for a shared minivan that takes around an hour to reach Ao Nang.

It is recommended to book your accommodations and any adventure tours, such as island hopping or scuba diving, in advance, especially during the high season (November to March). This will ensure that you get the best deals and don't miss out on any popular activities.

The costs in Ao Nang can be relatively affordable, depending on your preferences. Street food and local restaurants are budget-friendly, while upscale dining options are also available. Budget accommodations can be found for as low as $10 per night, while luxury resorts may cost upwards of $100 per night.

Some of the best things to do in Ao Nang include exploring the nearby islands such as Phi Phi Islands, Railay Beach, and Hong Islands. You can also indulge in water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking. For a more relaxed experience, take a traditional Thai massage, visit local markets, or simply enjoy the stunning sunsets at Ao Nang Beach.

For dining options, start with Jungle Kitchen, which offers delicious and authentic Thai cuisine in a cozy setting. Carnivores Seafood & Grill is another excellent choice for those craving fresh seafood and steaks. For Italian cuisine, visit Umberto's Cuisine, which serves a variety of popular Italian dishes.

When it comes to accommodations, consider staying at the Aonang Cliff Beach Resort, which offers stunning views of the Andaman Sea and is close to the beach. For budget travelers, Aonang Fiore Resort is a great option, providing affordable yet comfortable stays. If you're seeking luxury, the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi is an ideal choice, offering private beach access and top-notch amenities.

Off the Beaten Path:

For travelers looking for a unique experience, consider visiting the nearby Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua). This sacred Buddhist site is nestled among lush forests and features a challenging climb of 1,237 steps to reach the temple's summit. The reward is a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding area, including the Andaman Sea and limestone karst formations. Another offbeat activity is exploring the Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot) and the nearby hot springs, where you can take a dip in the crystal-clear turquoise waters while surrounded by a lush rainforest. This hidden gem is perfect for those seeking tranquility and a connection with nature.

Learn More about Ao Nang

Ao Nang is a seaside resort in the province of Krabi in southern Thailand. The region has a lush nature and contrasting landscapes and has kept all its authenticity and natural beauty. The coast of Ao Nang is worth the detour because of the sea and its warm and clear turquoise waters, covering large rocks. The tropical climate of the bay allows you to enjoy the coast all year round. Its warm temperatures between 28°C and 35°C are ideal for swimming and long walks in the surrounding villages. Beware of the period from July to October, which is quite rainy and even gives rise to cases of flooding. Phranang Cave Beach is quite isolated, which allows a certain tranquility. You can access it by boat for a small fee. You can do all kinds of activities like diving to discover many tropical fishes, canoeing, jet skiing, kitesurfing or beach volleyball. On land, you can go for beautiful hikes, bike rides or elephant rides to discover the area! South of Ao Nang Cove is the very touristy Railay Peninsula, accessible by long tail. You can climb the Tham Phra Nang peak on the edge of the lagoon. Railay also has three beautiful beaches: Railay West, Railay East and Ton Sai Bay accessible only by longtail boat. One of the most coveted islands around Ao Nang is Bamboo Island, a true haven of peace where you can observe the splendor of the landscape while relaxing. If you like shopping and discovering new flavors, Ao Nang Night Market is the ideal place, you can taste local specialties and buy souvenirs. Ao Nang is a dream destination to enjoy tropical landscapes in an idyllic setting.

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What are the best tours and visits to do around Ao Nang?

The Krabi 4 Islands Tour is one of the ways to discover the beauty of the area. This tour covers four beautiful islands, Koh Tup, Koh Mor, Chicken Island and Poda Island. This tour will let you experience the Thai island atmosphere and swim in its beautiful waters.
The Krabi 4 islands tour is one of the most popular activities in Ao Nang, you should not miss it. There are many excursions available to discover all the islands around, these tours are a way to discover plenty of landscapes!

Going to Ao Nang is a real culinary immersion, you can go to multiple Thai seafood restaurants like KoDan Kitchen, Jungle Kitchen or Thai Food and Cocktail, many possibilities are available to you.

To move around Ao Nang, it is essential to have a longtail boat, you can go to the Ao Nang Longtail Boat Service Club or another rental center.

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