Monday, October 1, 2012

Ao Nang - Krabi

Ao Nang, often confused with Krabi itself, is actually the vibrant tourist centre of Krabi Province and offers the quiet atmosphere of a small town, the charm and beauty of a beach location, all the modern comfort and the unquestioned friendliness that makes Thailand a special and unforgettable place.

The town has not a very large area, most services and hotels are situated along either the main beach road or on the short side streets and a 30 minute walk is enough to get you from one end of the beach to the other.

In Ao Nang there is a wide range of accommodation, from simple traditional wooden bungalows to luxury 5 star spa resorts. Ao Nang is mostly a family and sports destination. Even if it's not is not characterized by a wild night life and young party travellers may quickly get bored, it still has a few relaxed bars and two nightclubs.

For this reason Ao Nang is considered by many people the ideal compromise between a pristine but boring destination and a fun but polluted one.

By road, Ao Nang is about 20 minutes from Krabi Town and Klong Muang Beach and a minute or two to Noppharat Thara Beach that hosts the pier where the ferries connecting with Phuket, Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and other main destinations are departing and arriving daily.

From Ao Nang is also quite comfortable to visit fantastic and unique places like Phang Nga Bay/ James Bond Island and have access to entertaining activities such as Rafting, Kayaking, Scuba Diving and Rock Climbing.

The main beach at Ao Nang is the primary departure point for boats to a number of places, including the nearby Railay (or Rai Leh) Beach which cannot be accessed by road because surrounded by impressive vertical cliffs, the so called “4 Islands”, Hong Island and the world famous Phi Phi Island.

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