Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Krabi: One-Of-A-Kind Beach In Thailand

Krabi: One-Of-A-Kind Beach In Thailand. Krabi (Thai: กระบี่) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand, at the shore of the Andaman Sea. Neighbouring provinces are (from north clockwise) Phang Nga, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Trang. The Phuket province to the west is also neighbouring, but without any land boundary. The capital of the region is the city of Krabi. The province is located on the Andaman Sea and is noted for its outstanding natural beauty. The are solitary limestone peaks, both on the land and in the sea. Rock climbers from all over travel to Ton Sai Beach and Railay Beach. The beaches form part of Krabi's Phra Nang Peninsula. Of the 154 islands in the province, Ko Phi Phi Leh is the most famous, since it was used in the movie The Beach. The coast was badly damaged by the tsunami on December 26, 2004. Other notable islands include Ko Phi Phi Don, part of the Phi Phi Islands, and Ko Lanta, a larger island to the south. The limestone hills contain many caves, most having beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Tham Chao Le and Tham Phi Hua To, both in Ao Luek district, contain prehistoric rock-painting depicting humans, animals and geometrical shapes. In Lang Rong Rien cave in 1986 archaeologists found 40000-year-old human artifacts - stone tools, pottery and bones. It is one of the oldest traces of human occupation in South-East Asia. Krabi's caves are one of the main sources of nests of the Edible-nest Swiftlet, used to create bird's ...

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