KRABI HORIZON

KRABI HORIZON

The Ultimate Natural Beauty

Krabi, a provice bordering the Andaman sea 820 Km from Bangkok. Most of which are limestone mountains with a few small strips of coastal plains. The limestone country means there are numerous caves, especially in Ao Luek. Some caves are right next to the mangrove forests. Some cliffs have been sculpted by the elements and take on interesting shapes. Old Krabi was home to great primeval forests. Although most of them are gone, patches are left in places like Phanom Bencha mountain whose peak rises as high as 1,397 m.

Local flora and fauna include an endemic lady’s slipper and the very rare Gurney’s Pitta. The fertile forest attracts rainfalls and is itself a great reservoir, hence Krabi’s abundance of streams and springs. There are also colorful ponds. One mysterious phenomenon of nature is a clear pond whose bottom spews out sediments in response to clapping. Krabi’s coastline is 160 Km long from Ao Luek down to Khlong Thom on Trang border. There are muddy beaches as well as the renowned sandy beaches such as Noppharat Thara, Ao Nang or Railay. The famous Shell Cemetery is also on this coastline, but a 2 Km of slabs made of 30 – 40 million years old fossilized gastropods. The best known feature of Krabi is undoubtedly its beautiful islands, e.g., Phi Phi, Lanta, Poda. Some islands are connected by submerged sand banks that become visible only during periods of spring tides. The sights they make are truly spectacular.
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