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Ao Nang Tourism

A town of multi-views, Ao Nang is one of the rapidly growing tourist centres in Krabi, Thailand. Located in South of Krabi, this destination is known for its long-tail boat tours and limestone islands. Despite the lack of popularity of this town, it still has the potential to be one of the leading tourist destinations in Krabi. It is also well-known for its night walking streets and markets.

Ao Nang is home to golden sand and aquamarine water. This makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Krabi. Even though it isn’t fully developed as a tourist city, this place surely has a range of water activities such as diving, ziplining, surfing, snorkelling along with a view of many neighbouring islands. What’s more, Ao Nang offers a great nightlife, something that is not quite seen in other towns in Krabi. 

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Things to Do

  • Snorkelling is one of the most common activities in Ao Nang. The best place for snorkelling in Ao Nang is Koh Poda as it is blessed with clear water and fluorescent fish. Diving locations in Ao Nang include Ao Nang Beach, Koh Poda, Koh Talu and Koh Tap.
  • Kayaking is an environment-friendly and cheap sport at Ao Nang. Good locations include Railay Beach, Tonsai and Chicken Island. Sunbathing and walking on the beach can always be relaxing experiences for visitors, especially after a tiring day.
  • There are a number of trekking and hiking spots in Ao Nang including Railay beach viewpoint.
  • The long-tail boat tour is one of the most famous tours in Ao Nang. The 4-island tour is a great plan which includes a visit to Koh Poda, Koh Kai, Koh Mor and Koh Tup. Along with that, Nopparat Mangrove Tour is also a great activity for visitors and Rock climbing can be done at the Limestone cliffs in Ao Nang.
  • Apart from that, Ziplining, shopping and Thai massages are also great things to do in Ao Nang. The best places to zipline in Ao Nang include Aonang Fiore Resort and Spa, Thai’d up adventure and Cliffside Lagoon Zipline Villa.
  • You can find a range of summer products such as hats, sunbathing suits, snorkelling gears, sunglasses, swimsuits and much more.

Places To Visit

  • Railay Beach and Ao (Phra) Nang Beach are two of the most famous beaches in Krabi. Railay Beach is surrounded by limestone cliffs, perfect for a day trip. Ao Nang beach is home to extreme soft sand along with the best chains of restaurants and nightlife in Krabi.
  • Apart from bars, pubs and clubs, Ao Nang has a night market right next to 7/11 that offers a range of goods such as Souvenirs, Thai Iced tea, jewellery, electronics and much more at very good rates.
  • Visitors should check out Koh Tub Island, just a few kilometres from Ao Nang. This island is called Chicken Island for its oddly shaped rock formation and offers good scenery for photography, and is also ideal for Snorkelling and other water activities.
  • The Giant CatFish Farm, located in the outskirts of Ao Nang Beach is a nature farm with a large number of domestic animals to admire.

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How to Reach Ao Nang

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Ao Nang is located around 20 kilometres from Krabi town. The distance between Krabi International Airport and Ao nang is around 26 kilometres (31 minutes). Visitors can take a cab or taxi from the airport. Local transport will take around 60 THB from Krabi province to Ao Nang.

Local transport in Ao Nang

To commute within Ao Nang, visitors can take motorbikes, bicycles and local transport. Quite a lot of places in Ao Nang are walking distance, especially beaches. Local buses called Song Taew can be used for day tours in and around Ao Nang. Motorcycle taxis can be easily found in Krabi Town. Tuk-tuks or open-sided minivans and motorbike sidecars are also available in Ao Nang and cost around 20-50 THB per person. Regular taxis usually cost around 600 THB per ride but they do not take short rides around beaches.

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What is the best time to visit Ao nang?

The best time to visit Ao Nang is in the high season which is from November to March. October is also a good time to visit just before the peak season in order to avoid the heat and the crowd. During this time, the beaches are pretty quiet and isolated while the hotel prices aren’t very high.
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What is the local food in Ao nang?

  • For authentic Thai food, restaurants such as Lae Lay Grill, Bussaba Thai, The Hilltop, Ton Ma Yom, Khow Soy, Smiling Dog Cafe and Carnivore Steak and Grill. 
  • You can find international cuisines in restaurants such as Wanna’s Place for Swiss food, Cafe 8.98 for continental food, Divers’ Inn for German dishes, Jenna’s Bistro and Wine for a range of western cuisines, Azzurra and Umberto’s for Italian, 4034 for burgers and Maharaja and Tandoori Nights for Indian food. 

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What is the best way to reach Ao nang?

Ao Nang is located around 20 kilometres from Krabi town. The distance between Krabi International Airport and Ao nang is around 26 kilometres (31 minutes). Visitors can take a cab or taxi from the airport. Local transport will take around 60 THB from Krabi province to Ao Nang.
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What are the places near Ao nang?

The top places near to Ao nang are Krabi which is 9 km from Ao nang, Phi phi islands which is located 32 km from Ao nang, Phuket which is located 55 km from Ao nang, Khao lak which is located 97 km from Ao nang, Surat thani which is located 132 km from Ao nang

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