is situated 6 kms south of Hat Noppharat Thara next to a road that runs
parallel to the coastline. A scenic bay, its white sandy beach
stretches to the foot of a conspicuously prominent limestone range.
Accommodation is available along the the beachfront. Other
facilties include diving shops, boats for rent a sight-seeing by canoe.
From Ao Nang bay, tourists may hire boats to visit nearby attractions
such as Hat Rai Le, Tham Phra Nang, Sa Phranang located on land to the
east of Ao Nang, as well as other off-shore isles of Poda, Tap and Mo.
This marine national park covers the coastal area and other off-shore
islands within the district territory of Amphoe Muang. With white,
clean stretches of beach and scenic coral reefs, it also offers numerous
natural attractions such as the Hat Noppharat Thara beach, Hat Ao Nang
beach, the Susan Hoi or Fossil Shell beach, the Phi-Phi island group and
the Po Da island.
About 18 kms from Krabi town along Nai Muang-Nai Sa Road, is a scenic
beach lined with casuarina trees which extend for several kilometres.
A rocky island, about 1 km from the mainland, can be reached by foot at
low tide. Minibuses leave the town to the beach daily from
Accommodation at the beach is available. Reservations should be
made in advance at the Forestry Department, Tel. 5790529, 5794842.
is located at Ban Laem Pho, 17 kms from downtown Krabi along
the route to Hat Noppharat Thara. Long ago this was a
freshwater marsh populated by clams and other bi-valves,
chiefly little two centimeters long "Hoi Khom" or pond
snails, which grouped and multiplied in such numbers that
the dead formed a floor for the living. This process,
repeated over eons, led to the creation of layer of fossils
about 40 cms thick, called shelly limestone.
Scientific test have established that the age of these
fossils is about 40 million years. Minibuses leave the
town for the Fossil Shell Beach daily from 6.00-17.00 hrs.