Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Railay Krabi

If you talk about Railay Beach with general Thai people maybe they don’t know but for the traveler, they know very well that this is the place for rock climbing. In the past, Railay is the name of small fishermen village which is the part of Phra Nang cave beach not island as someone think. But its geography is surround by the mountain so you have only one way to go, that is by boat. Now the government has a project to construct a road through Railay Beach but conservationist have against it because they worrying about pollution.

What to do in Railay?

1. Rock climbing!
If you want to climbing, Railay is a landmark of rock climbing in Thailand. Its geography is Limestone Mountain which is proper for climbing.
2. Phra Nang Cave Beach
Most of the beach is white and clear and tail of the beach has Phra Nang cave where is the place for sunbathe.
3. Railay West
On Railay West it has resort, restaurant and ferry landing. Everyday at 9 a.m. it has ferryboat from Nang bay drop in here for pick up and send the tourist to Phi Phi Island.
4. Railay East
Most of the Railay East is mangrove forest (forest at the estuary of a river). There is many good restaurant, delicious seafood and don’t miss nightlife here.
5. Other activities
You can go to Tonsai Beach which is more peaceful than others beach and take a long tail boat for sightseeing around the island and other island also.

How to go there?

Railay located at Ao Phra Nang, Krabi province, the south of Thailand. It has 2 ways to go to Railay. - Take long tail boats from Chaofa Pier in Krabi city, its take about 45 minutes. The price about 50 Baht per person.
- The car from Ao Nam Mao, its take about 15 minutes. The price about 30 Baht per person.

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