Khao Khanap Nam
Krabi Attractions | Krabi natural attractions
A part of Thailand's eco tourism and adventure remains rock climbing. Khao Khanap Nam is famous for rock climbing which is located in the southern part of Krabi. The Khao Khanap Nam is very popular for two peaks which rise 100 meters above the Krabi River near Krabi Town. This structure is so beautiful that is visible from almost everywhere in the area and has become an icon representing Krabi. There are exotic stalagmites and stalactites. The Khao Khanap Nam is also famous for a large cave with prehistoric paintings. The site can be easily accessed by stairwells. The two peaks are separated by Maenam Krabi and the Khao Khanap Nam is located at the entrance to Krabi city. Another natural attraction of this place is a large number of human skeletons which have been found here. People say that these were the people who had come and established their dwellings at the Kanab Nam but they perished quickly because of the inundation.
Tourists do not need any admission fee in order to visit Khao Khanap Nam. People who are interested in excursion mostly combine the trip which consists of the local mangrove forests and the Koh Klang fishing village along with the Khao Khanap Nam on a boat which might cost about 300 baht per trip. People visiting this place can take a long-tail boat and reach the Khao Khanap Nam in just 15 minutes from Chao Fa Pier in Krabi. After the boat ride one has to climb the stairs to see the caves embedded with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.
Different hotels in the Khao Khanap Nam Locality
The Krabi Seaview Resort is hotel under the Swiss management with 17 elegant bungalows with all facilities. Diving, snorkeling and many other activities and excursions are activities done here. This is an excellent place to stay and the prices are also reasonable. Another hotel in the Khao Khanam Nam area is Lanta Sand Resort and Spa with 48 villas with beautiful decors. There are excellent restaurants and bars, swimming pool and spa. Excursions are arranged by the resort and other activities include meditation, yoga, diving, canoeing and snorkelling. Ao Nang Pakasai Resort is also a place where tourists can stay as it provides international-standard living located on Ao Nang beach. There are 77 rooms are in a wooded area and each room has a balcony. The Phi Phi Pavilion Resort is located in this locality on Loh Da Lum Beach. It is an excellent beach with beautiful views of the Andaman Sea. Another hotel in the Khao Khanap Nam area is the resort located on Ao-Nang Beach and is called the The Golden Beach Resort. The Aonang Villa Resort and Rai Le Village Resort are other hotels in this Khao Khanap Nam locality. Thus Khao Khanap Nam is a beautiful location towards the southern part of Krabi.
Last Updated: 20 Feb 2008