What is the Phra Nang Cave shrine used for by local Thais?

Today, local fisherman and boatmen leave offerings in Phra Nang cave to ensure safe travel on the sea. These offers take the form of male genitalia – the cave is covered in many “linga”, or phallic-shaped statues meant to represent the Hindu god Shiva.

How do I get to Phra Nang Beach?

Getting to Phra Nang Beach is only possible by boat! The approach is from Ao Nang Beach or Krabi Town by longtail boat, which runs several times a day. Phra Nang Beach is also visited as part of a Krabi 4 Island Tour starting from the larger resorts. Great excursions can be booked online at GetYourGuide.

Can you swim at Ao Nang Beach?

The sand of Ao Nang Beach is a little bit rougher and the water not really clear but it’s still good for a swim.

Where in Thailand is Railay Beach?

Railay (Thai: ไร่เลย์, pronounced [râj lēː]), 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.

Which Railay beach is best?

Railay West Beach Railay West is a whopping 600m long and in my opinion the best beach. The only downside is that in high season a lot of boats will be coming in and out bringing tourists to visit the area.

Which one is better Krabi or Phuket?

Choose Phuket if you want a sophisticated holiday in a convenient and well-developed destination. If you want a great deal of choice that’s easily accessible, Phuket is for you. By contrast, Krabi is excellent if you want to relax or play in a natural setting.

Is Ao Nang worth visiting?

Ao Nang is a great stepping off place for a variety of day trips and island trips. Plenty of accommodation and dining choices, stunning scenery and easy access to tour choices. Whilst Railay is stunning, it can be enjoyed as a day trip from Ao Nang.

Can you swim at Railay Beach?

Relax at the beach The main beach areas in Railay, however, are Phra Nang Beach and West Railay Beach. Both offer magnificent white sandy beaches and the inviting turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, bordered by towering limestone cliffs. East Railay Beach doesn’t offer any swimming opportunities.

Is Railay Beach worth visiting?

So is Railay worth it? Of course it is! Really, in terms of natural setting, Phranang is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Which is better Koh Samui or Krabi?

Summary: Koh Samui has a better quality of accommodation. For better value and a more natural environment, Krabi would be the better choice. Koh Samui offers more high-end beachfront hotels and resorts with stunning sea views. This is why many honeymooners and couples choose Koh Samui.

Which is better Khao Lak or Krabi?

Khao Lak is beautiful too with long beaches and lush jungles. But very few places in the world can compete with Krabi when it comes to scenery, so this point goes to Krabi. 1–1 Did we mention beaches? If you are looking for long, beautiful and deserted beaches, choose Khao Lak.