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Mesmerizing Thailand

6N / 7D
2N 
Phuket
 → 2N 
Krabi
 → 2N 
Bangkok
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  • Family
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Included in this package
Hotel
Sightseeing
Meals
Transfer
  • Overview
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Policies
  • Tour Destinations

Tour Highlights

  • Peaceful Phi Phi Island
  • Amazing Island Hopping Tour
  • World's largest Golden Buddha
  • Mighty Reclining Buddha
  • Shopping at Indira Square

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrive Phuket

On arrival at the Phuket International airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel in Phuket.  Check into the hotel. It is the jewel of the Andaman Sea and a popular tropical beach resort. The  rest of the day is at leisure.  Overnight at the hotel in Phuket.
 

Day 2 

Phuket - Phi Phi Island Tour

Proceed for Phi Phi Island tour by ferry. Enjoy a day on the classic white beaches, surrounded by  impressive limestone cliffs and sunlit crystal water. Later in the afternoon return back to Phuket.  Overnight at the hotel in Phuket.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Phuket – Krabi (Approx 171 Kms / 2 hrs 50 mins)

Drive to Krabi. Arrive in Krabi and check into the hotel. Experience Thailand's most beautiful  coastline. Enjoy the sun, the sea and a change from your everyday routine. The coastline has  unusual limestone formations which cast extraordinary silhouettes, reaching far out into the  Andaman Sea. The rest of the day is at leisure.  Overnight at the hotel in Krabi.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Krabi - Island Hopping Tour

Today enjoy an Island Hopping Tour of the four islands by speed boat. It is an exciting islandhopping  to the tropical hot spots in the Krabi Sea. Visit the Tub Island, Chicken Island, Poda Island  and the Pranang Cave. Swimming, Snorkel, Sunbathing, exploring and photography are the main  activities to enjoy. Expect plenty of sun, a rich variety of coral and fishes, crystal clear waters and  white powdery sand beaches, lined with exotic coconut palms. Return back to the hotel.  Overnight at the hotel in Krabi.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Krabi - Bangkok

This morning you will be transferred to Krabi International airport to board your flight to Bangkok.  On arrival at Bangkok International airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel in  Bangkok. Check into the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in  Bangkok.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 6 

Bangkok - City Tour

Proceed to enjoy temple and city tour. The highlight of this tour is a visit to the Golden Buddha  temple, home to an ancient gold Buddha. The seated image, which is 3 m tall and weighs five  and a half tons, is from the Sukhothai Period. You will also visit a gigantic gold-plated Reclining  Buddha in Chinatown. The idol is 46m long and 15m high and has beautiful inlaid mother of  pearl soles. The rest of the evening is at leisure to relax or enjoy some great shopping.  Overnight at the hotel in Bangkok.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 7 

Departure Bangkok

This morning you will be transferred to Bangkok International airport to board your flight back  home or to your next destination with sweet memories.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Phuket
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Krabi
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Bangkok
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Phi Phi Island Tour
  • Island Hopping Tour
  • Bangkok City Tour
  • Ferry Transfer Phuket to Krabi
  • One way Transfer from Phuket Airport to Phuket Hotel
  • One way Transfer from Krabi Hotel to Krabi Airport
  • Return Airport Transfers in Bangkok
  • All tours and transfers on SIC basis (Seat in coach)

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare
  • Any Visa Charges
  • Early Check-in and late Checkout in properties
  • Entry tickets other than those mentioned in Inclusions
  • Personal Expenses / Extras during Stay in Resort like laundry, Telephone calls, Medicines, Liquor
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Anything other than those mentioned in the ‘Inclusions’ list above
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable

Tour Activity

Pricing Calender

Visa Policies

Thailand Visa
  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months with two opposite blank pages
  • Visa Application Form completely filled in and signed by applicant
  • Checklist signed by the applicant
  • Two passport size recent colored photograph with white background (35x45mm, 80% face should be visible)
  • Covering Letter addressed to ''THE VISA COUNSELOR The Royal Thai Embassy mentioning the name of the person responsible for bearing the expenses of the entire trip) / NOC letter / Visiting Card / Salary slips from last 3 months
  • Confirmed tickets in and out of Thailand
  • Evidence of confirmed hotel / accommodation reservation in Thailand with address and contact number under applicant’s name. If travel in group, must provide a cover letter stating all names with passport numbers and place (s) to stay
  • Original Bank Passbook or Bank statement (SIX months) (must be attested by the bank) having a minimum balance equivalent to $700

Booking Policies

  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

Tour Destination

About City

Phuket
"Where Summer Beach Fashion Truly Comes Alive"

The largest Island in all of Thailand, Phuket has everything Thailand has to offer. Serviced by the Phuket International Airport, the island sees no dearth of travellers during any time of the year. Golden beaches, numerous offshore islands, upbeat markets, a high octane nightlife and thrilling watersports characterise Phuket in a nutshell. Beaches like Surin and Kata cater to families and those individuals with eccentric tastes. Patong beach, on the other hand, caters to all those who like it cheap, loud and crazy, even after the sun sets. Bangla road with its numerous bars, ping pong shows and street food vendors comes alive as the night grows older. Those who shy away from dizzy bright lights and alcohol will find themselves at the Cabaret shows or even at the ever-popular street markets. The Phuket Walking Street or Phuket Weekend markets are places where one can spend hours sifting through various clothes, souvenirs and novelty items.

Aside from all the glitz and swankiness, Phuket offers many traditional activites and experiences too. Enjoying tropical weather all year round, the waters of Phuket come to life, brimming with marine habitants in the months of November to February. Activities like snorkelling and scuba diving can be done at popular and scenic locations such as Phi Phi Islands and Similan Islands, which make for day-trips by speedboat. Further up north, a more quiet and rustic experience can be had while visiting the Elephant Sanctuaries and national parks such as Sirinat National Park and Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. This is also true down south at beaches like Rawai beach and even on the west such as Karon beach which are generally less crowded and offer a more serene experience.

Hidden in plain sight is also an immersive experience of Thai culture. Phuket Town heavily retains it's Chinese influence and Sino-Portuguese history via its cuisine, cooking styles, architecture and historical museums and buildings. Chalong Wat, a Buddhist temple and Jui Tui Shrine, an important Chinese place of worship, stand as embodiments of how various religions and cultures coexist.

Phuket caters to all types of travellers - be it families, individuals, couples or groups, across all budgets. But among them, a certain section does particularly stand out. With a plethora of high-end resorts along most beaches, hotels, luxury shopping outlets and spas, Phuket is a haven for those looking to splurge big on their vacation and look good while doing it.

Things To Do In Phuket

1. Laze at the Patong Beach
Often called the party capital of Asia, Patong Beach is the most popular beach in Phuket. Known for its clean sandy shores, bold nightlife and colourful attractions, Patong Beach accommodates swimming, parasailing and other water sports during the day. At night you can check out its fantastic nightlife. From restaurants to pubs, nightclubs to Go-Go bars, you can party till late on this beach anytime throughout the year.

2. Nightlife at the Bangla Road
Bangla Road or Soi Bangla is the hub of nightlife in Phuket. It is a merry 400 metre stretch of road close to Patong beach that has been cordoned off from traffic and is reserved for only walking. It has a vibrant display of bright lights, street performances, street vendors, Ping-Pong shows and much more. Loud music and cheap booze shops lend it a happy vibe. Restaurant and pubs compete for customers, as do entertainers.

3. Swim at the Karon Beach
Located on the west coast of Phuket, Karon Beach is the third longest beach in Phuket. Sandwiched between Patong to the north and Kata to the south it is a vast and uncrowded place for those looking for some quiet time. Karon Beach has some excellent snorkelling spots and clean crystal blue water that is a joy to swim in.

4. Trip to Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi consists of a group of six islands. Only 40 km away from Phuket, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two most famous islands of the six. With their pristine waters and vibrant parties, these islands are a wonderful way to spend a few days in Thailand.

17. Kata Noi Beach
The white sandy beach of Kata Noi is a tucked away in a quiet, out of the way spot for those handful of people seeking peace and calmness. Tourists, in addition to the beach cuisine and massages, also enjoy a bit of surfing at this beach.

6. Big Buddha
Big Buddha is a 45 m high statue of Buddha visible from miles away showcasing an impressive e work of craftsmanship and dedication.

7. Water Sports
The best way to beat the heat at Phuket and enjoy the thrill is by water sport activities available at various beaches.

8. Snorkelling in Phuket
The island of Phuket is one of the most famous tourist destinations for snorkelling, with its beautiful beaches, clear waters as well as plentiful coral reefs and marine life. Perfect for both adventure lovers and water sports enthusiasts, snorkelling in Phuket is at the top of the must-do list for tourists.

9. Kata Beach
One of the most popular beaches in Phuket, Kata beach is ideal for a family vacation. With its choice array of dining venues, nightclubs, shopping and beach activities, visitors are guaranteed entertainment. The island in the bay also makes for a beautiful sunset experience.

10. Watch the famous Simon Cabaret Show
Simon Cabaret is located at 8 Sirirat Road in Phuket, Thailand. It is an intimate theatre which offers live cabaret shows by dancers in sparkly attire and head-dresses. Established in 1991, Simon Cabaret has a jaw-dropping stage design with hi-tech sound system and lighting equipment. The theatre has been providing a rich source for entertainment for its visitors.

11. Karon View Point
Karon View Point in south Phuket is a sought-after stop point by many tourists on their way to visiting the surrounding beaches.It offers a beautiful panoramic view over the sea, including three bays and is an ideal spot for relaxing and having a bite or two.

12. Scuba Diving in Phuket
Rated amongst the top 10 diving destinations in the world, scuba diving in Phuket is an experience like no other. If you have the time, you can learn how to dive and become a certified PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) diver. Otherwise you can do the Open Water Diver Course. If you're already a PADI certified diver, you can do the Advanced Open Water Diver Course, or just participate in advance adventure dives.

13. Explore Phuket Old Town
Located on the east side of the Phuket Island, Phuket Old Town is capital of the island with coloured wit various shades of culture. One can enjoy the traditional and Sino-Portuguese architecture of the town that was built during 19th century. However, not many tourists have the town on their itinerary that flourished from the tin trade. The aroma of spices wafting from various cafes and restaurants may water your mouth as you stroll across the streets including Dubik, Ranong, Rasada, Yaowarat, Krabi and Thalang. The place is also a paradise for history lovers and photography buffs.

14. Watch the Dolphins Show
The only dolphinarium in Phuket, Dolphins Bay is a family entertainer with activities like Dolphin and Seal show, swimming with dolphins and also getting to pose with these sea beauties. The dolphins are well trained to perform tricks like turning hula hoops, bouncing in water, hiding in water and even paint with a brush.

15. James Bond Island Tour
James Bond Island or locally known as Khao Phing Kan is the name given to a pair of islands situated on the West Coast of Thailand. Located in the Phang Nga Bay of Andaman Sea and about 40 meters away from the shore is another islet named Ko Tapu or Khao Tapu. The massive nail-like rock structure rising from between the water is a limestone cliff. James Bond Island is a significant and unique formation among tourist attractions. The island is famous for its natural curiosity, ideal photography opportunities, and is one of the most beautiful landscapes in this region.

16. Chalong Wat
One of the most popular temples of Phuket, Chalong Wat is an impressive building almost always flocked with devotees and tourists.

17. Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
The Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is a sprawling park spread over 40,000 metres. It’s in the middle of a lush green jungle with a stream running through it; the Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is home to many rescued elephants from around Asia. You can learn all about the lives of these elephants before they were saved, feed them and even bathe them.

18. Enjoy the Phuket FantaSea Show
Phuket FantaSea is a state-of-the-art cultural theme park located on Kamala Beach of Phuket Island. The park includes attractions like a shopping street, a grand 4000 seat dining facility and a 3000 seat theatre, all spread over 140 acres. The restaurant serves a sumptuous dinner with excellent Thai and international cuisine. There a lot of fun-to-do activities all around the park before the main show begins.

19. Phuket Trickeye Museum
The first Trick Eye Museum in southern Thailand, Trickeye 3D is located in Phuket Town, on the corner of Montri and Phang Nga roads. It is a large two-storey building, which used to be a famous movie theatre until 2002. The most striking thing about Phuket Trickeye Museum is a feature gallery of about 100 painted and sculpted scenes using trompe-l' oeil (meaning 'deceive the eye' in French) techniques.

20. Chalong Bay and Chalong Bay Rum Distillery
An amazing way to relish your alcohol thirst is through a short tour of Chalong Bay Rum distillery situated at Chalong Bay area of Phuket.

21. Boat trip to Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay, also known as Ao Phangnga locally, is situated in the Strait of Malacca, lying in between the Malay peninsula of Thailand and the island of Phuket. Spread over 400 square miles, it is a picturesque location that sees a heavy rush of tourists all the year round. The Phang Nga Bay contains numerous archeological sites of limestone caves and cliffs that are showcased as a part of sightseeing tours. The stunning site consists of 42 islands located within the shallow sea water and is well known for its mangrove forests, beds of seagrass, and numerous species of flora and fauna including the endangered Malaysian plover.

22. Ziplining in Phuket
The small island of Phuket offers an ideal terrain and geography to enjoy the most thrilling zipline activity. You can hover over the green landscape, around 40 metres above ground level. The bird’s eye view of the lush green rainforest is beyond incredible. Plus the activity gives you the much needed thrill and excitement.

23. Day trip to the Coral Island
Coral Island, also known as Ko Hey, is a small island in Rawai southeast of the mainland of Phuket. Blessed by coral reefs and blue waters, the island has vibrant tropical fishes, making it perfect for snorkelling and diving. The island has two white sand beaches, namely long beach and banana beach and is open all year long. A serene place to enjoy with family, have a private romantic dinner with your partner or indulge in activities with friends, Coral Island has it all. Be sure to plan for an overnight stay which will make your experience marvellous.

24. Boat Trip to Racha Island
Located 38 km south of Phuket, Koh Racha comprises of two beautiful islands with stunning cottony white sand beaches, peaceful bars, and glorious snorkelling and diving spots. The locals can be heard calling them Koh Raya islands. These pair of islands are known for their clear turquoise water and coral reef that make them an ideal place for divers to visit. The wide range of sea creatures, ocean gibbers, deep water wrecks and coral reefs make Koh Racha the best diving spot in the whole of Thailand.

25. Nai Harn Beach
With clear blue waters and smooth white sand, Nai Harn Beach is a relatively untouched beach. This vast beach is not much crowded during the high season (December to May) and has many things to offer, like souvenir shops, hotels and massage centres. One can get a relaxing massage for 300 TBH per hour or try out delicious Thai cuisine. Just find out what relaxes you from the many available varieties!

26. Splash Jungle Water Park
The Splash Water Jungle Park on Mai Khao beach is known for its fun water thrills and adventures. With its gigantic water slides and rides, it is an ideal place to hang out with family and friends. It is a part of the beautiful Grand Vest Villas in Phuket. Though not very large and insanely crowded, Splash Jungle Water Park is ideal for both a relaxing and an adventure-filled outing. There are rides of varying difficulty levels for both kids and adults. Apart from wild and exciting rides and two in-house restaurants, the Splash bar and Spa village, are added attractions.

27. Surin Beach
Surin beach, also sometimes called Millionaire's Row is a celebrity favourite due to its classy resorts and hotels along the bay. The calming turquoise waters, white sand and the many beach attractions ensure a fulfilling experience to those who visit it.

28. Khao Rang Hill View Point
Perfect for a cosy and romantic date, the Khao Rang Hill, with its scenic beauty, viewpoint bridge and quaint restaurants, is fast becoming a tourist favourite. Some of the popular restaurants include the Tunk ka Cafe, and Khao Rang Breeze. The Wat Khao Rang Buddha temple is another attraction on the hill.

29. Jui Tui Shrine
Jui Tui Shrine is one of the most important temples on the island. Situated in Phuket, this grand complex features red-washed exteriors and dragons, constructed in honour of Tean Hu Huan Doy - god of dancers and performers. Throughout the history of Phuket, the temple has been serving as a ground base for locals to celebrate the good times and the bad times. While here, visitors can see other equally famous attractions, including firecracker house and fortune sticks.

30. Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
Located in a national park about 25 km south of the old Phuket town, the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project is worth a visit to understand, and appreciate nature. Witness the rescued gibbons live and thrive in their natural habitat, and realise the importance of wildlife conservation.

31. Monkey Hill, Phuket
Toh Sae Hill or Monkey Hill is often frequented by tourists who like to spend time watching the frolicky creatures up to their mischievous antics. They can also be fed little treats, and even have been trained by a local man to perform some little tricks.

32. Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta Island is renowned as the lesser-known paradise in the Andaman Sea between the Phi Phi Islands and the western coast of Thailand. It is a cluster of 52 islands, and most of them are uninhabited as well as away from the clutches of commercialization. This allows visitors to experience an authentic island experience and a relaxing vacation amidst jungles, coral reefs, balmy weather, and secluded beaches. Not only this, but at Koh Lanta you can also enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, getting inked, a soothing Thai massage, or just a longtail boat tour.

33. Phuket Elephant Park
Home to a variety of rescued elephants, the Phuket Elephant Park provides its visitors with an opportunity to observe and interact with these gentle creature in their natural habitat. Set in a national park, a half day tour of this sanctuary lets visitors watch elephants take mudbaths and forage amongst the green foliage, for a beautiful and heartwarming experience.

34. Phuket Wake Park
Phuket Wake Park, with its array of adventure activities and fitness training, is a great experience for those wishing to enjoy challenging themselves. It provides a range of options including a full-size main cable with obstacles as well as professional training experience. There are also good lounges to relax and grab some yum Thai food!

35. Bungee Jumping in Phuket
Bungee jumping is one of the most thrilling experience of life and what better place to experience than on an island surrounded by crystal clear water and lush green mountains. It is an intense ride that lasts even after the sport is over. The emotion and the rush stays with you. The wind against your face and the dive towards the ground throws away all your worry making it a lifetime experience. Always surrounded by specialists, the handlers of the sport are present at some places in Phuket but they all take all safety measures to provide a wild and memorable experience at an affordable price.

36. Shrine of the Serene Light
The Shrine of the Serene Light is a little Chinese temple in Phuket town. With its hidden entrance, colourful interiors, painted walls and ceramic decorations, it often attracts tourists who like to reflect in the quiet and serene atmosphere within the four walls of this temple. The temple also has a lovely garden.

37. Freedom Beach
Freedom Beach is a pristine 300m stretch of white sand that is peppered with granite rocks and surrounded by lush green hills full of jungles. The unique location of Freedom Beach gives it an exceptional feel. Although it wasn't easy to access this beach earlier, it has become much simpler to go to this piece of paradise via longtail boats nowadays.

38. Siam Niramit Phuket
A beautiful kaleidoscope of colours, myths and history and with over 100 artists, the Siam Niramat portrays a deep and breathtaking narrative of 700 years of Thai history and culture. The carefully recreated traditional Thai village around the theatre, with its little huts and delightful guides, as well as the dinner buffet with a variety of exotic local cuisine, adds to the experience.

39. Bang Pae Waterfall
Among the famous waterfalls in Phuket, the picturesque Bang Pae waterfalls is situated in the east of the city in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. Tourists enjoy a nice relaxed walk to the waterfall, and have a good time in the shallow streams. There are also a couple of great seafood restaurants around for having a bite.

40. Patong Go-Kart Speedway
Patong Gokart Speedway is the perfect destination for a fun-filled and adventurous outing with family and friends. The 750-metre long race track has sharp curves, smooth bends and Start/Finish lines. Safety of the riders stands first, and all the karts and buggies are well-maintained. The staff members clearly explain what and what not to do while racing.

41. Mai Khao Beach
The longest and the quietest of all the beaches in Phuket, Mai Khao is a great option for people seeking some quality time to spend with themselves amongst beautiful scenery. This is the closest beach from Phuket International Airport and begins right where Nai Yang Beach ends. Part of a protected national park, the beach has mostly a deserted feel to it with fewer people and vendors. Nonetheless, you will be able to spot many luxury hotels like Sala Phuket, Renaissance Phuket and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, to mention a few.

42. Karon Temple Market
Karon Temple Market on Patak road is popular for its cheap and delightful local trinkets, as well as the wide array of local cuisine. From mouthwatering meat skewers to delicious mangoes and passionfruit, the market is sure to whet any appetite. The street food, and Pad thai are other fast-selling favorites of this little market.

43. Phuket Seashell Museum
The Phuket Seashell Museum in Rawai houses an impressive collection of 2000 shell species. With both English and Thai tours available, it is definitely worth a visit to check out the many rarities on display here including - the world's largest golden pearl, sedimentary shells and tiger cowries.

44. Bang Tao Beach
Bang Tao Beach can be called the luxury stretch of Phuket. This tiny beach stretches for only four miles or roughly six and a half kilometres, which is entirely populated with luxury resorts and vast villas. It is on a just a few minutes' away from the quaint little town of Cherng Talay, where the primary occupation of the villagers even today is fishing, farming and rubber tapping, like their ancestors.

45. Promthep Cape
The most well-known and photographed location on Phuket, Promthep Cape lies on the southernmost tip of Phuket, ahead of Rawai Beach. Popularly known as ‘Laem Promthep’ or ‘God’s Cape’, it is much more than just a tourist location to take photos. Promthep Cape has a sweeping view over the southeast and east of this island. It also has an air-conditioned lighthouse, which is also a museum.

46. Thalang National Museum
The small Thalang National Museum is an ideal place to spend to learn a little about the rich Thai history. The museum houses prehistoric crafts, maps, sculptures as well as old photos showing battle scenes, and the Phuket of a couple of centuries ago. There are also some Chinese figurines and deities on display here.

47. Banana Beach
One of the few untouched beaches of Phuket, Banana beach is situated on Coral Island (also known as Koh Hey) which lies south to the mainland. The beach looks tranquil with clear blue waters and talcum white sand. Coral island is part of a national park and a marine preservation area and has limited buildings. Mostly crowded during the high season, the prolific aquatic life makes for some great snorkelling and diving experiences. If travelling with kids, the bevvy of water sports on offer at the beach will keep the entire family occupied for the entire day.

48. Raya Island
Racha Islands, also known as Raya Islands is a tiny island situated 12 km south of Phuket in the Andaman Sea and is a 45-minute ride in the speedboat. Patok beach located on a long U-shaped bay with powdery white sand is the main beach. Ko Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi are the two islands amongst which the former is the main island. The only three resorts on this island are the luxurious Racha Phuket Resort, Baan Raya Resort and the modest Bungalow Raya Resort.

49. Chillva Market
Chillva market on the side of Yaowarat road is a fun and exciting place to explore, with its bohemian vibes and shops made out of ship containers.These shops sell a wide array of colorful goodies and local trinkets including clothes and other jewellery. It is also the perfect place to experiment with some exotic Thai cuisine - including some fried insects like grasshoppers and silkworms!

50. Ko Panyee
Koh Panyee is a tiny fishing village in the Phang Nga Province of Thailand, about an hour and a half north of Phuket City. It's approximately a 20-minute longtail boat ride from Surakul pier in Phang Nga province. A small place with only 360 families, Koh Panyee, houses only 1685 permanent residents.

51. Kamala Beach
Kamala beach to the north of Patong is popular among families and retired travellers, who enjoy a nice vacation in this quieter bay. The beach is famous for its restaurants along the coast including Cafe Del Mar and other popular Thai restaurants, and also has two small shopping alleys selling traditional trinkets.

52. Kathu Waterfall
Kathu Waterfall is loved by tourists for its many layers of clear, cascading water. The first two layers are relatively easy to climb, while reaching the third and fourth are relatively challenging - but still worth it! It is a perfect picnic spot, surrounding by the sound of gurgling water and green canopy.

53. Sirinat National Park
The Sirinath National Park is one of Phuket's most popular tourist attractions. Its many acres of protected areas include white sandy beaches, coral reefs, coniferous and evergreen forests as well as mangroves. Tourists flock in many numbers to explore the 13 km coastline of this beautiful park.

54. Nai Yang Beach
The off-beaten and shady Nai Yang beach, with its casuarina trees, little beach bars and shacks remains a favourite of those tourists who discover it. It is ideal for lounging around, getting traditional massages and sampling some delicious local cuisine. The famous Sirinath Park is also located nearby

55. Wat Suwan Khiri Wong
The Wat Suwan Khiri Wong or the Patong temple, is a dazzling red and gold extravaganza offering a glimpse into the rich culture of old Patong. The intricately designed roof, gold coated detail and majestic Buddha statue make this a must-visit for anyone wishing to soak in Thai architecture.

56. Upside Down House of Phuket
Baan Teelanka, which translates to Upside Down House in Thai, is the first-of-its-kind in the town of Phuket. The three-storey building built leaning on its roof has everything fixed on its roof, making the whole house look inverted. Meticulously planned and perfectly executed by a Swiss-Thai couple; this is a must-visit place for family fun and entertainment.

57. Wat Suwan Khiri Khet
Also known as Karon temple, Wat Suwan Khiri Khet is a stunning and colourful shrine situated in Patak Road, Phuket, Thailand. The temple features beautiful interior paintings depicting Buddha's life. Besides, the temple also boasts of two giant snakes at the entrance and other figurines nestled in different areas around the temple.

58. Wat Sri Sunthon
The Wt Sri Suthon temple in Phuket is popular for its majestic recline Golden Buddha statue, the best view of which you get before entering the temple through the surrounding trees. The Buddha is believed to be in the Pang Sai Yat posture or the realising Nirvana posture. The temple grounds also have many other interesting, eccentric statues of pink elephants and the legendary Pret or demon ghost.

59. Windmill Viewpoint
Located on an island near Promthep Cape, the windmill viewpoint gives breathtaking views of Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches, and a tiny island Koh Man, situated to the right of Promthep Cape. It is a relatively small place with a ‘Sala’ (roof/pavilion with no walls), sitting space and occasional fruit juice or jewellery vendors. Apart from the view of the islands and beaches, one gets to look at passing sea traffic, and fantastic sunset views.


Nightlife in Phuket 

Nightlife in Phuket is a busy affair with plenty of places to entertain. Only second to Pattaya in Thailand, the island stands up to the reputation of being a partying destination. The place is packed with bars, discos, ladyboy cabaret shows, nightclubs, go-go bars, live music and international DJs jamming a session. Where most of the small areas and towns offer small parties, Banga Road in Patong is the major as well as the busiest hub for party lovers featuring crazy neon lights, loud rocking pulsating music and huge crown to enjoy the scene. Some of the major places to check out in Patong are Soi Crocodile, Simon Cabaret, Soi Easy, Soi Gonzo, Presley Guesthouse and Elvis Bar, Soi Sea Dragon and many more.

Shopping in Phuket 

Phuket offers a great deal for shopping lovers with products ranging from cheap clothes to handicrafts and jewelry. The place is a main source of cultured pearls, pewterware, ornaments and nielloware. There are two main shopping malls in Phuket: Central Festival, at the northwest edge of Phuket Town, and Jungceylon, in Patong. However, the open air markets, bustling street side shops, night, dazzling night markets, small food markets, are more popular among tourists. One can buy brands, copy of brands (sometimes it is difficult to distinguish), antiques, house wares, and much more. There are special shops where one can buy souvenirs located at Ratsada, Phang-nga, Montri, Yaowarat, and Tilok-U-thit roads, in Phuket Town, Thepkasattri Road and at the beach centers of Patong, Kata, Karon and Rawai.

Currency in Phuket 

Most of the international credit cards are widely accepted in Phuket. ATM Machines are easily available for 24 hours all around the island and accept all major credits cards including Visa and MasterCard. Baht is the main currency that is used in Thailand. Make sure you carry cash while shopping at local street market and use your cards wisely to avoid any fraud.

Religion of Phuket 

Major religion practiced in Phuket is Theravada Buddhism followed by Daoism, which is often practiced along with Buddhism. In addition, about 35% of population on the island is Muslims.


Language of Phuket 

Central Thai is the official language of Phuket, which is commonly used in business and tourist areas. However, people usually converse in southern Thai dialect that sounds pithier and sounds faster than Central Thai. English is also widely spoken and understood, especially in the beach and other tourist areas. Some of the useful Thai words one should now while travelling to Thailand are (krub is used for males and kha is used for females): Sawatdee (krub/kha): Hello Sabai dee ru (krub/kha): How are you? Sabai dee (krub/kha): Fine Khob Khun (krub/kha): Thank you Chai: Yes Mai Chai: No Dai: (you/I) can Mai Dai: can not Nee Tao Rai: How much?

How To Reach Phuket

Phuket being home to a personal international airport has several direct flights flying to and from India. There are many flight services that ply on regular basis including Air India, AirAsia, Jet Airways, Thai Airways, IndiGo and other from various India cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Ahmadabad etc.

Food of Phuket

Phuket offers a variety of cuisines owing to the large number of foreign travelers visiting the island every year. Although foreign cuisines are widely available, Thai flavors are still available especially with a focus on seafood. One will find from high-end restaurants to small time street stalls selling delicious food. The place is a paradise for seafood lovers. Some of the local delicacies of Phuket are fried or boiled noodle dished eaten with either pork or chicken; Khanom Jin (another noodle dish eaten in breakfast and served with fresh vegetables and spicy curry); and Nam PhrikKung Siap (smoked shrimps and chili eaten with fresh vegetables).

Food for Indians in Phuket

Phuket is home to numerous Indian restaurants mainly located on the west coast. Although now a number of Indian eating joints are opening up in south and Phuket town. These places serve from basic Indian food to specialized India cuisines such as South Indian, North Indian, tandoori etc. Some of the popular restaurants are Curry Night Indian Restaurant, ICC Indian Curry Club, Live India Indian Restaurant, Tandoori Nights, Navrang Mahal and many more. The island is also known for its vegetarian food especially with the Vegetarian festival being organized there during ninth month of Chinese lunar calendar. A number of vegetarian restaurants can be found dotted all around Phuket.


Phuket Province is located in Southern Thailand. It is the biggest island of Thailand and sits on the Andaman Sea. The nearest province to the north is Phang-nga and the nearest provinces to the east are Phang-nga and Krabi. Phuket has a large Chinese influence, so you will see many Chinese shrines and Chinese restaurants around the city. A Chinese Vegetarian Festival is held there every year. While the Chinese community is quite big, there are many other ethnicities bringing all their traditions and festivals from all over the world to Phuket.
Being a big island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep Viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand. It isn’t all just beaches though, there is also fantastic classical architecture such as the Goom Restaurant. That and the very welcome atmosphere and the famous Phuket nightlife, you can see why the island is a hotspot for tourists in Thailand.

Visiting Phuket is easy as there are many travel options.

By Air
The Phuket International Airport is the second busiest airport of Thailand after the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. There are two terminals in the airport; Terminal 1 is used for international flights while Terminal 2 is used for domestic flights. The airport is well-connected to Bangkok with daily flights. There are also direct flights to India, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Germany, among other countries. Some of the airlines with frequent routes between India and Phuket are Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Jet Airways.

By Road
Buses to other regions of Thailand including Bangkok, Krabi, Phang Na and Surat Thani operate at the BKS terminal located just off Thanon Phang Nga in Phuket Town. Buses from the Southern Bus Terminal of Bangkok to Phuket are the most reliable and convenient way of travelling between the two cities and take up to 13 hours to reach Phuket. Both air-conditioned as well as non-air-conditioned buses are available at different prices.

By Train
Although there are no direct trains to Phuket, one can travel on trains going from Bangkok to Singapore and get off at Phun Phin railway station. Phuket is another 5 hours by bus from Phun Phin, which is located in the Surat Thani Province of Thailand.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Phuket is from November to February. The weather during this period is relatively cool and dry. Due to its tropical location, Phuket harbours a warm climate throughout the year. The average temperature in Phuket ranges from 23 degrees to 31 degrees. Weather conditions remain warm almost throughout the year, but there will be a notable difference in rainfall every month; however, April-May and September-October are the hottest. Owing to the southwestern monsoon September-October period is also the wettest. Swimming and diving activities can only take place in the non-monsoon seasons. Even during monsoon, the rainfall occurs intermittently in short bursts, so there will be plenty of sun in between.

The island of Phuket has two seasons namely wet season from May to October and the dry season from November to April with February being the driest month.

November to February: This is the coolest season in Phuket after the rains are over. With the best weather, naturally, this is also the busiest time with most tourists planning their trips around this period. The temperature varies around 23°C and 30°C. While December is the coolest month in Phuket, February is the driest. This is the perfect time to spend the day relaxing on one of the gorgeous beaches in Phuket and enjoying water sports in the calm sea. You can then party it out till the wee hours of the morning at one of the many nightclubs.

March to mid-May: These are considered as the hottest months in Phuket just before monsoon hits the island. The temperatures vary in the mid-thirties, with humidity levels steadily on the rise. One of the good reasons to visit Phuket in April is to witness the Songkran Festival, the Thai New Year, when people sprinkle water on each other!

Mid-May to October: Monsoon season in Phuket lasts from May to October. Average temperature during monsoons is 28 °C-29 °C. While the weather is at its humid best, the prices are at an all-time low, making this one of the cheapest seasons to plan a trip. Apart from being cost effective, it’s also a peaceful time to visit because it’s not as crowded as the high season. The wettest months are May, September and October, but it’s rare that the island would get continuous days of heavy rainfall.

About City

Krabi
"Bustling city, quiet locals"

One of the oldest provinces in Thailand, Krabi is home to the traditional yet the modern, the touristy and the local flavour. A coastal destination often visited with Phuket, Krabi is home to beautiful beaches, islands and limestone formations. In addition, Krabi offers some of the beautiful coral diving spots in the world, making it an excellent destination for diving enthusiasts and Instagram photograph hunters alike.

Home to the Phi Phi Islands, Krabi sees a large amount of footfall on them. The islands are known for their unmatched beauty and, over the years, have become a favourite spot among partygoers and private vacationers alike. Beautiful beaches like Railey Beach are sought by those looking for amazing photographs and by rock-climbing enthusiasts who come to conquer the towering limestone formations.

Krabi is also home to many gems, which many might miss if not keen for exploration. The crystal Emerald Pool in Thung Teao Forest Natural Park and Klong Thom Hot Springs in the jungle near the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve are two such spots that cannot be missed. In addition, national Parks in the islands of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta has ensured over the years of protection of local flora and fauna and are a worthy visit when travelling in Krabi.

Things To Do In Krabi

1. Rock Climbing in Railay
While Railay Beach is touted for its hippie enclave, it is also a phenomenal rock climbing paradise. This beach has a plethora of sheer, craggy limestone karsts, cliffs and natural rock outcroppings that adventure enthusiasts can climb for panoramic ocean and island views. Krabi Rock Climbing Centre, Railay Rock Climbing Shop, and Hot Rock Climbing School on Railay Beach offer equipment, guided for climbers of all skill levels, and drop-in and professional courses.

2. Take a Dip in Klong Thom Hot Springs
Tucked into a small tropical jungle near Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, Klong Thom Hot Springs is an idyllic spot for hiking and a relaxing swim. Rising up to a pleasant 40–47 degrees Celsius, Klong Thom’s saltwater is believed to have medicinal healing properties. The 5-metre-tall waterfall cascades to form over ten canopied ponds and mineral plunge pools. There are plenty of shacks and bathtubs designed for tourists to unwind in the surrounding area.

3. Explore Railay Beaches & Caves
Accessible just by boat, this peninsula of limestone crags is a beautiful destination for a laid-back rest in the middle of your Thailand holiday. An absolute best for rock climbers, Railay is a one-of-a-kind spot for active diving, kayaking and rock climbing; as well as just relaxing at your resort.

4. Island Hopping in Krabi
Island hopping tours allow visitors to see the best of Krabi, its glittering white-sand beaches and rainforests within a day or two. The four iconic islands in Krabi for day trips are Koh Poda, Koh Hong or Chicken Island, Phra Nang Cave, and Tup Island. They are best explored from November to March by cruises and speed boats from Ao Nang Bay. One can enjoy swimming, snorkelling, island lunches and sunsets during the tour.

5. Visit Phra Nang Beach
The Phra Nang Beach is situated between Krabi and Ao Nang beach as a part of a small peninsula. The coral reefs, caves and cliffs lapped around by crystal clear waters and home to two small islands – Koh Rang Nok and Nai, gives one the ingredients of a perfect beach destination. Celebrated for its white duvet-soft sand, clear water, caves and the gorgeous coral reef, Phra Nang is also well recognized for its “Princess Cave” or Tham Phra Nang Nok.

6. Trip to Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi consists of a group of six islands. Only 40 km from Phuket, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two most famous islands of the six. With their pristine waters and vibrant parties, these islands are a fantastic way to spend a few days in Thailand. Its striking cliffs, white sand beaches with jungles all around, and clear blue waters make it look nothing short of paradise. None of the islands has roads, and most are humanly inhabited, making these islands one of the few untainted beautiful landscapes left in the world.

7. Kayaking in Krabi
Kayaking in Krabi is the most relaxed and beginner-friendly way to explore its gorgeous beaches, streams and mangrove forests. Some things that can only be seen while kayaking in Krabi are its limestone cliffs and rock formations in the ocean, canyons, caves, wetlands, lagoons, and picture-perfect sunsets. Thalane Bay, Bor Thor Village, Ao Nang Beach, Railay Beach and Hong Island are the top kayaking destinations in Krabi, offering several kayak rentals.

8. Go On a Sunset Cruise
Sunsets are the most magical time to admire Krabi’s coastline and islands aboard luxury and catamaran cruises. Hop aboard Siamese cruises or yachts, and enjoy fun-filled parties, dining with sunset views, cocktail galore, and romantic honeymoons, sailing past stunning beaches and limestone rock islets. One can book unique sunset cruises from Ao Nang or Railay beach with operators like Krabi Sunset Cruises, which run all year round.

9. Explore Krabi Town
Krabi Town is a small, beautiful town situated along the Krabi river. It is the provincial capital and is mainly preferred by tourists as a transit point when they visit the nearby islands with beaches. However, travellers should take notice of this town also, which offers a very local aura. Visitors can engage in the market activities, go for Thai massages, or even take a boat ride to Khao Kanab Nam. The markets sell some delicious seafood, and there are various restaurants in the town that serve excellent local as well as international cuisine.

10. Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang or sometimes Ao Phra Nang is the most vibrant and westernised beach of Thailand located in the Mueang Krabi district of Southern Thailand. A former backpackers’ spot Ao Nang has now developed enough to be an absolute tourist's bliss. One can indulge in various activities like getting a relaxing spa, rock climbing, kayaking, scuba diving or go on a shopping spree.

11. Snorkelling in Krabi
Snorkelling in Krabi is mostly centred in and around the many offshore islands lying west or south of the mainland. Located in southern Thailand, Krabi has over the years attracted many diving and snorkelling enthusiasts with its many pockets of reefs and bays. Krabi's many limestone cliffs and rugged and rocky terrain have facilitated the growth of small areas of colourful marine life. Phi Phi islands and the Four Islands (Poda group of islands) are the primary snorkelling locations in Krabi.

12. Maya Bay
An iconic location ever since it shot to fame in the Movie 'The Beach' by Leonardo Di Caprio, Maya Bay's small but beautiful beaches were thronged by tourists in the thousands each day. Accessible only by boats and ferries, the crystal waters of the bay are great for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. While until recently, the bay had been indefinitely shut off to visitors, as the rampant increase in tourism over the years has adversely affected the biodiversity of the region, tourists are now allowed to visit again in a controlled manner.

13. Tiger Cave
Overlooking spectacular mountain and valley views, Tiger Cave Temple or Wat Tham Suea is a Buddhist cave temple at an elevation of 309 metres. It is a sacred site for the resident monks and also features a stunning maze of natural caves in an overgrown rainforest, fascinating tiger paw prints in the cave, tall Buddha statues, and the strenuous stone staircase with 1,237 stairs towards the summit.

14. Thung Teao Forest National Park
Among Krabi’s most striking natural attractions, Thung Teao Forest Natural Park is home to the much-photographed Emerald Pool. Hike the protected park’s 2.7-kilometre-long trail to spot native birds, lizards and small mammals. This trail leads to the crystalline Emerald Pool, where one can enjoy a swim and jump across towering limestone cliffs. This ancient lowland forest also has lovely waterfalls and hot springs.

15. Take a Dip in the Emerald Pool
The Krabi Emerald Pool, also known as Sa Morakot locally, is a picturesque natural pond fed by fresh water springs that descend down the surrounding hills. Situated within the Krabi province of South Thailand it is a beautiful place and a top excursion point for tourists eager to explore the natural beauty of the region. A leisurely walk along the natural jungle trail and by the pool brings one face to face with the bounty of nature under a thick cover of rain forest containing an enormous biodiversity including tropical trees and creatures of diverse species.

16. Phra Nang Cave
Situated close to the Railay Beach in Krabi, the Phra Nang Cave is famous for the large number of wooden phallic symbols present here in varying sizes apart from the soothing white sand and magnificent views of Krabi. Considered as a symbol of fertility, people visit the Phra Nang shrine (nestled inside the cave) to offer wooden phallic symbols at the shrine, praying to cure their infertility problems.

17. Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Located approximately 40 km away from the town of Krabi, the Krabi Elephant Sanctuary is home to various rescued elephants and offers a heart-warming experience to all its visitors. A safe haven for retired elephants, the Krabi Elephant Sanctuary lets one learn about elephants, their behavior, play with them in mud, feed and even bathe them. This place is ideal for animal lovers who care about the welfare of elephants.

18. Diving in Krabi
Krabi has over 100 islands with some of Thailand’s most magnificent diving sites, known for its azure blue shores, idyllic limestone mountains and warm water. Owing to excellent underwater visibility, diving is one of the best ways to see submerged caves, coral reefs and colourful fish up close. Anyone can learn diving and scuba diving at Krabi’s diving schools and centres, such as in the Ao Nang Local Islands, Gypsy Divers, and Railay Dive Centre.

19. Trip to Hong Island
You can righteously say that Hong Island, a great tourist destination just off the Krabi coast in the Phang Nga Province, is an undiscovered and unordinary gem waiting to be explored. This island consists of a group of four exotic tropical islands that can be reached within 20 to 30 minutes from Ao Nang in a speedboat. Hong Island is a spot every adventure freak, as well as nature lover, would want to be at. Some even call the island the most mesmerising place in the Krabi province.

20. Krabi Town Night Market
Krabi Town Night Market along the Krabi river is well known for selling almost everything from clothes to handicrafts to delicious food. This daily night market at Chao Fah is known for its varied selection of lip-smacking Thai food, particularly seafood. Most travellers come here for the food stalls, which are affordable as well as delicious. In addition, there are many stalls selling clothes, handicrafts, accessories and other souvenirs. It gets pretty crowded into the night, and one should take care of belongings while shopping.

21. Enjoy a Thai Massage
Integrating acupressure, Ayurveda and assisted yoga, traditional Thai massages are great for relieving muscle tension. Trained practitioners use their hands, elbows, thumbs and forearms to knead pressure points and knots with aromatic oil. Most massage rooms feature saunas, plunge pools, and perks like body exfoliation, or Thai lunch. You can enjoy hourly sessions at Nhums Thai Massage, Samadhi Yoga, Sa-bai Thai Massage, Royal Palm Spa, and Body Kneads Thai Massage in Krabi.

22. Mangrove Kayaking in Krabi
Ao Thalane Bay is home to Krabi’s most beautiful and dense mangrove forests with cascading streams, caves, small inlets, hidden lagoons and wetlands. Mangrove kayaking is an ideal way to discover several small islands on Ao Thalane Bay, spot biodiverse wildlife and paddle among limestone cliffs into a jungle canyon. Most tours take 2-3 hours, and equipment can be rented from local shops or at Ao Thalane Kayak Krabi Centre.

23. See the famous Khao Kanab Nam Mountains
These are the two iconic mountains of Krabi town that lie at the banks of the Krabi river. Khao Kanab Nam are two 100 meters tall peaks with many caves, stalagmites, and stalactites, which are an incredible sight. Many human head skeletons are also said to be found here. The caves are accessible by a staircase. There is an amazing mangrove forest and a fishing village nearby where travellers often go as well.

24. Marvel at Sunsets in Krabi
To watch the sunset in Krabi is a sought-after experience and a way to admire its captivating coastline. Krabi is home to many famous beaches where one can head for sunset views, as well as beach bars and lounges. Enjoy watching the sky transform into invigorating shades of crimson, orange and pink as the sun goes down in Krabi from Ao Nang Beach, Railay Beach, Tiger Cave Temple, and Koh Poda.

25. Enjoy the Nightlife in Krabi
Southern Thailand’s most-loved honeymoon and leisure getaway, Krabi, boasts amazing Go-Go beach bars, nightclubs, dining lounges and colourful traditional night markets. From rooftop beer galore with live DJs, delectable cocktails, and Instagrammable ocean vistas to delicious seafood and shopping for trinkets, the best places to enjoy the nightlife in Krabi include Ao Nang Beach’s Amy’s Bar and Centre Point, Bamboo Bar on Railay Beach, Phi Phi Island and Chao Fah Pier Night Market.

26. Koh Kradan
Koh Kradan located in Trang Province of Thailand is about 40 to 50 minutes away from the mainland. Amongst all the numerous island that Thailand comprises of, Koh Kradan has the most beautiful beaches. So, your sunrises and sunsets on this island will be extremely stunning and it might even appear to you as if the emerald sea and lilac sky are merging. You will have many things to look around and to explore when on the island. Its interiors consist of huge rubber and coconut plantations. Koh Kradan also holds many adventures for those of you who are looking for some adrenaline rush.

27. Shopping in Krabi
From glitzy and compact shopping malls, markets against ocean backdrops, and tourists’ favourite walking streets to colourful night markets, Krabi features plenty of exciting shopping destinations. For example, Ao Nang Walking Street boasts malls like Outlet Village and Big C, banks, trinket stores, nightclubs, linen sellers and seafood vendors. For batiks, jewellery, handicrafts and souvenirs, head to Maharaja Market and large night markets like Krabi Town Walking Street and Chao Fah Market.

28. Day Trip to Koh Lanta
Around 85 kilometres away from Krabi, Koh Lanta island is a day trip mecca for families and backpackers. Filled with traditional villages having overwater stilt homes and markets, panoramic white-sand beaches, rainforests, limestone outcrops and mangroves, this large island boasts top-notch resorts, a massive national park, great snorkelling, diving, and laid-back beach bars. One can take a car from Krabi to Koh Lanta or ride the ferry costing THB 1,500.

29. Wat Kaew Korawaram
Situated in Krabi city of Thailand, Wat Kaew Korawaram is a Buddhist temple ideal for those looking for some peaceful and relaxing time amid the lively Krabi town. With stunning architecture sporting soothing blue and white colours and naga sculptures, this Buddhist temple provides a scenic view for its visitors.

30. Tub Kaek Beach
Tub Kaek Beach is a secluded place 28 km away from the town of Krabi and an ideal location to get away from the crowded beaches of the city. It is surrounded by exotic landscapes with deep lush forest. This undiscovered heaven of white sand and turquoise water of Andaman is ornamented with gorgeous irregular shaped island on all sides. The Tubkaek Beach is popular for being featured in the movie Hangover 2, for the beach wedding scenes.

31. Ko Panyi
Ko Panyi, also known as Koh Panyee or the Muslim Village, is a fishing village in Phang Nga province known for being built on stilts. It is called Pulau Panji in the local language. The village is self-sufficient with its own mosque, market, medical centre, and houses. It is a popular stop for travellers visiting James Bond Island or other parts of the province.

32. Tonsai Beach
Tonsai or Ton Sai Beach is located near Krabi in Southern Thailand. Known to be a hidden gem, Tonsai Beach is located precisely between Ao Nang and Railey Beach. It is a refreshing getaway for tourists who visit the nearby areas in Krabi. A hub of adventure and activities, Tonsai Beach, is more rustic than its counterparts. The gentle ocean breeze, Reggae music, and haze of herbal smoke in the atmosphere set this destination apart from the others. The tranquillity of this place gets a bonus by every traveller who ever visited Tonsai Beach.

33. Nopparat Thara Beach
Located around 6 Km towards the west of Krabi town, the Noppharat Thara Beach is one of Krabi's most famous beached. The 3 km long strect of soft, white sand lined up with coconut and casuarina trees is made up of two beaches. A marvellous view of the offshore island of Ko Khao Sam Nuai together with the Noppharat Thara–Koh Phi Phi National Park is visually appealing.

34. Koh Ha
Koh Ha meaning ‘five’ islands in Thai, is located in the Andaman Sea, which is under the supervision of Mu Koh Lanta National Marine Park. As the name suggests, Koh Ha consists of five beautiful limestone islands which are geographically on the west of Koh Lanta. This tropical paradise is a favourite spot for Snorkeling, scuba diving, and other water activities.

35. Klong Muang Beach
Located in the Krabi province, the Klong Muang Beach is a tropical beauty featuring white sand, tranquil blue water, and a quiet atmosphere, just 30-minute from Krabi town. The idyllic setting of the beach and the breathtaking views surrounding it makes it a perfect place for all kinds of travelers. Away from the crowds, the Klong Muang beach is an ideal place for unwinding, sunbathing, and enjoying the mesmerizing beauty of the Andaman sea. The northern part of the beach is ideal for swimming and other beach activities, while the southern section mainly features stunning rock formations.

36. Backpacking in Krabi
Blessed with karst mountains, dense mangrove forests, and beautiful beaches, Krabi is one of the picturesque destinations in Thailand. From going to adventurous outdoor activities to chilling out on a beach, enjoying fantastic seafood - Krabi has it all.

37. Koh Gai
Famous for its unspoiled secluded beaches on the crystal-clear Andaman Sea, Koh Gai (Chicken Island) is named after its unique and quirky “chicken head-shaped” rock formation. Koh Gai is located off the Ao Nang coast with a captivating reef ring for snorkelling and swimming. Nestled in a shady cove in the island’s snack bar, offering Thai seafood, beers and cocktails.

38. Koh Yao Yai
Sandwiched between Phuket and Krabi, Koh Yao Yai is a Thai island in the Andaman Sea. Flaunting sandy bays, mangroves, piers for long-tail boats, ferries, fishing villages and rubber plantations, the island's best beaches include Loh Paret and Loh Jark. In addition, Koh Yao Yai is dotted with dive sites and corals, like King Cruiser Wreck, Anemone Reef, and the pinnacles of Shark Point.

The Top Sightseeing places in Krabi

The top sightseeing places in Krabi are Railay Beach, Tiger Cave Temple, Phi Phi Islands, Krabi Town, Hong Island, Ao Nang Beach.

Nightlife in Krabi 

As Southern Thailand’s most-visited honeymoon and leisure destination, Krabi offers the trendiest Go-Go beach bars, fancy nightclubs, high-end dining lounges and quaint oceanfront night markets. From irresistible cocktails, scrumptious seafood, Instagrammable sea views and pulsating DJ music to rooftop craft beer galore and shopping for colourful trinkets, nightlife in Krabi entertains every local and tourist alike. Ao Nang area’s bars and clubs undoubtedly offer Krabi’s best nightlife, followed by these charming venues: -

Chilling Bar and Restaurant, Paknam
Amy’s Bar, Centre Point and Boogie Bar on Ao Nang Beach
Carlito’s Bar, Phi Phi Island
Bamboo Bar, Railay Beach
Factory Beer Garden
Chao Fah Pier Night Market
Roots Rock Reggae Bar
Chu-A-Pa Studio
Get Rad's
Lucky868 Bar and Cafe
Sunset Bar


Currency in Krabi 

Major cards are accepted in almost all restaurants, bars and hotels. Carry a sufficient amount of the Thai Baht with you as local market vendors may not accept other currencies.

Do's and Don'ts in Krabi 

Krabi is relaxed when it comes to attire.
But one should take care to dress appropriately when going to any temple or place of religious significance. In these cases always cover up your arms and legs.
Tipping is not expected but appreciated in Thailand.
Learning a few Thai phrases can take you a long way.

Language of Krabi 

Thai is spoken in Krabi. You may find rudimentary English being spoken by street vendors although tour operators will be well-versed in it. Do carry a dictionary with you wherever you go.

How to Reach Krabi

All important modes of transport like airways, railways and buses can take you to Krabi. No matter which way you choose, the landscape out of the window will be a feast for the eyes.

By Air
A number of international and domestic flights operate at the Krabi International Airport, which is located about 15 kilometres from the Krabi city centre. Daily, direct flights operate to and from Krabi from major cities such as Bangkok, Koh Samui, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

By Bus
Direct buses to Krabi operate daily from the Southern Bus Terminal of Bangkok and take up to 10 hours to reach Krabi. There are also daily buses plying between Phuket and Krabi and take up to 3-4 hours to reach. Options include air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned, deluxe and luxury coaches.

By Train
There are no direct trains for Krabi. However, the nearest train station from Krabi is Trang, which is about 2 hours away from Krabi by bus.

Road/Self Drive
One can rent cars to travel between Krabi and other parts of Thailand such as Bangkok and Phuket and also for travelling within Krabi. Thailand is a left-hand drive country and it is also a must to have an international driving license to drive in Thailand. Renting motor bikes is another good way to explore Krabi. Bikes are available for hire on a daily basis; however, one has to pay for gasoline.

How to Reach Krabi from India

Direct flights from major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata are available. Try to book your tickets offseason to get good discount rates. Kolkata usually has cheaper flights to Krabi than other cities. Keep checking individual airline websites for more information.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Krabi is from November to March. This place experiences a typical tropical climate throughout the year where the temperature never gets below 27 degrees during day time. Krabi weather can be classified as two seasons; dry and rainy. The driest weather lasts from December to April, and the weather gets progressively hot with each month. The months between May and November are more susceptible to rain. The wettest months in Krabi are September and October. Travelling between the rainy months is a bit of a gamble where you could experience short to heavy showers which can tamper your outdoor plans. Or, you can have a perfectly sunny day with slashed prices, cold weather, and an entire island to yourself. 

November to mid-March: This is the coolest season in Krabi after the rains are over. With the best weather, naturally, this is also the busiest time with most tourists planning their trips around this period. This is the perfect time to spend the day relaxing on one of the gorgeous beaches in Krabi and enjoying water sports in the calm sea. 

Mid-March to May: These are considered as the hottest months in Krabi just before monsoon hits Thailand. The temperatures vary in the mid-thirties, with humidity levels steadily on the rise. One of the reasons why you should plan a trip in April is to witness the Songkran Festival, the Thai New Year, when people sprinkle water on each other! 

June to October: Monsoon season in Phuket lasts from May to October. While the weather is humid, the prices are at an all-time low, making this one of the cheapest seasons to plan a trip. Apart from being cost effective, it’s also a peaceful time to visit because it’s not as crowded as the high season. The wettest months are May, September and October, but continuous days of heavy rainfall are rare. 

About City

Bangkok
"Of street food, skyscrapers and unending nights"

A city that never sleeps, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is a modern-day melting pot of contrasting cultures and faiths. Here, towering skyscrapers stand in harmony next to temples and monasteries. The luxury malls and shopping centres compete with the street bazaars and floating markets. Cuisines - both Thai and from around the world are showcased in all their glory on the streets as well as in rooftop restaurants. The nightlife of Bangkok, on the one hand, revolves around flashy nightclubs, rooftop and go-go bars, bright neon light signs and cheap drinks.

While on the other, it also includes cabaret shows, Muay Thai and dance exhibitions and even cultural walking tours. Sites like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew showcase the city's rich history, while the likes of museums such as Art in Paradise and parks such as the Sea Life Ocean World cater to those seeking modern-day experiences.

Bangkok is serviced by Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueang Airport. Suvarnabhumi International Airport handles all of the international flights to and from Bangkok and is the primary entryway into the capital. Thailand also grants Visa-on-arrival for many nationalities at Suvarnabhumi. Read the guide here for the complete visa eligibility and application details. 

Bangkok has many hotels, both luxury and economical across the city. Over the years, the city has also evolved into a more backpacker-friendly destination with many hostels, dormitories and homestays popping up.

Things To Do In Bangkok

1. Visit the Grand Palace
The Grand Palace, the residence of royals for several generations, is the perfect place to begin your historical tour in Bangkok. It houses one of the holiest Buddhist temples, Wat Phra Kaew, built in the year 1782. The Grand Palace stands among the top tourist attractions in Bangkok, Thailand, showcasing the rich history of Bangkok.

2. Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
Wat Pho is a famous temple located immediately south of the Grand Palace precinct in Bangkok. The place is renowned for being headquarters for the teaching and preservation of traditional Thai medicine. The temple is largely visited to view the large reclining Buddha within, thus also known as 'Temple of the Reclining Buddha'.

3. Shop at the Chatuchak Weekend Market
The king of markets in Bangkok, and one of the largest markets in the world, Chatuchak is spread over 35 acres with more than 8,000 stalls. Everything ranging from clothing, accessories, handicrafts, furniture, art, food, books, antiques, and many more interesting souvenirs are is available here. Keep your bargaining skills ready to enhance your shopping experience at this bustling market.

4. Explore the vibey Khao San Road
Khao San Road, famously known as the backpacker's haven, is located in the heart of the city. It is a 410 meter long street in central Bangkok which will cater to every need of yours! Street food stalls, bars, shops, restaurants, nightclubs, cafes and massage parlours are all packed into this one street. This road is one of the most famous night markets in Bangkok. It turns into a shopper's paradise as the sun sets down. You'll find everything here at a reasonable rate. Its cheap food, accommodation and clothes make this place a winning combo for all tourists!

5. Boat Trip on the Chao Phraya River
The river of kings, Chao Phraya River, is the prime river and waterway of Thailand, used by an average of 50,000 commuters daily. The fertile plains and abundant fish of the river are the main reasons for the choice of Thailand's capitals in the past, such as Ayutthaya, Thonburi and Bangkok.

6. Safari World
Safari World is one of the most favourite destinations in Bangkok, with both tourists and locals descending on the park to spend quality time amongst the wildlife. Not only a place for gathering knowledge about the ways and lives of wild animals, but it also offers a host of entertaining shows along with activities.

7. Sea Life Bangkok
Sea Life Bangkok is an underground aquarium located beneath the Siam Paragon mall in the heart of Bangkok. Sprawled over an area of 110,000 sq. ft., Sea Life Bangkok is the largest South-East Asian aquarium. Home to various marine life retrieved from the remotest corners of the world, the aquarium houses species of octopuses, sharks, crabs, penguins and fish.

8. Wat Arun
An ancient structure dating back to the battles between the former Siam and Burma, Wat Arun is a place of worship with rich past. Also known as the Temple of Dawn, the site was built by remaining survivors and General Taksin. Later, the temple was renamed as Aruna after the Indian God of dawn to commemorate the founding of a new Ayutthaya, the former capital of the kingdom.

9. Siam Paragon Mall
Tourists who love high-end international fashion brands should visit Siam Paragon. From Jimmy Choo and Versace to Prada, over 70 globally renowned brands are available here. Besides clothing, brands such as Sony, Samsung, Aston Martin and BMW can be found here too. The mall is also home to one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia, a 16 screen cineplex and restaurants of all the possible cuisines.

10. National Museum and Wang Na Palace
An ideal place for history lovers, the Bangkok National Museum exhibits some of the most magnificent collection of art and artefacts reflecting the Thai culture.

11. Sathorn Unique Tower
Standing with a whopping 49 storeys (including two dungeon dark underground levels), the Sathorn Unique Tower is one of those skyscraper buildings in Bangkok which never got completed due to the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997. The views of the city from the floors of the Sathorn Unique Towers intensify as you ascend them one by one. But be careful while you do so since there have been incidents which regard the place as “Haunted”!

12. Street Food in Chinatown
Located along the Yaowarat Road, Chinatown is a Chinese cultural and commercial hub. It is majorly known for its exotic culinary experience of street foods, along with several Buddhist temples, and traditional wooden shops selling Chinese goods. It is best to visit Chinatown at night, which is when it is vibrant with neon lights and chaotic fun.

13. Dusit zoo
The oldest zoo in Thailand, Dusit Zoo lies in the vicinity of Bangkok's governmental headquarters in the Dusit District. Boasting of a heavy annual footfall, Dusit Zoo exhibits many species, ranging from exotic to rare, such as monkeys, penguins, camels, the albino barking deer and the white Bengal tiger. It also offers tram rides and boating services, which guarantee an uninhibited day of fun.

14. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Marketed as a major tourist attraction and a marker of Thai culture, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is among the most popular floating markets in the world. Boats swaying on the water are navigated by Thai locals and traders who sell all kinds of farm produce, fruits, souvenirs and freshly prepared local foods, which visitors can enjoy while sailing in their own boats.

15. Shop at the Terminal 21 Mall
Ever dreamed of travelling the world? This airport inspired mall in Bangkok, Terminal 21, brings all the cities of the world under one roof, letting you shop from Tokyo one minute, and San Fransisco the other. International luxury brands and many local labels are available here. With over 600 shops, a cineplex and all kinds of restaurants, the shopping experience here is emphasised like no other.

16. Soi Cowboy
One of the popular red light districts, Soi Cowboy is a neon-lit street, filled with Go Go Bars and other bright spaces. With friendly staff members outside each bar, it embodies the true nightlife experience of Bangkok. Located very close to Terminal 21, it is an exciting experience thanks to the unique culture and vibe of the place!

17. Jim Thompson House
With a remarkable collection of art from Burma, China, Cambodia and Thailand, Jim Thompson House is a must-visit for history buffs and art lovers. A historic property, it once served as the residence of an American man named James H W Thompson, a man responsible for reviving the Thai silk industry and one of the most famous Americans in Asia during his time.

18. Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise is an innovative and interactive 3D art museum located at the Esplanade mall, Bangkok. The brainchild of Shin Jae Yol, it has many rooms filled with impressive artwork done by Korean and Thai artists. The primary motive behind this cultural haven was to help the public enjoy the experience of 3D art and illusion art.

19. Ladyboy Shows
Bangkok boasts some of the best and most entertaining ladyboy shows in the world. The lights, decor of the auditoriums, the makeup and gorgeous dresses of the ladyboys along with the small comedic skits performed by them make these shows professional and fun. Calypso Cabaret, Mambo cabaret and Playhouse cabaret are some of the most popular ones among tourists.

20. Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
Besides being the most important, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is also the biggest Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Also called the Dragon Lotus Temple or the Wat Leng Noei Yi in Chinese, it remains extremely crowded during any festivities or occasions in the Chinese calendar, especially the Chinese New Year. Set up in 1871, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat was the first one to be bringing in Mahayana Buddhism in Bangkok.

21. Asiatique The Riverfront
Once an international port, Asiatique The Riverfront is now among the most happening night markets in Bangkok. Neatly divided into four districts, it houses a variety of options for visitors ranging from boutiques, fine dining, a mall, fashion stores and entertainment spaces. With the picturesque backdrop of the Chao Phraya River and a glittering skyline, the Asiatique makes for an exquisite experience in Bangkok.

22. Wat Suthat
One of the oldest temples of Bangkok, Wat Suthat greets you with its serene aura. Overflowing with peace and tranquillity, Wat Suthat Thepphawararam is an excellent example of architecture and craftsmanship. Its construction began in the year 1782, under the reign of King Rama I, and it was completed in the 1820s, under the reign of King Rama III.

23. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
The centre of Bangkok’s rising art scenario, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) showcases a broad range of the best Thai art, music, design, film and theatre as well as the contemporary art scene from across the globe. The BACC also hosts a plethora of exhibitions of the work of local as well as international artists. Opened in 2008, the BACC is spread over an area of 4000 square metres, housing shops, an exciting art library that is not found in many places, and a handful of cafes along with the large exhibition areas.

24. Dream world
The Dream World theme park is located in Thanyaburi, which is an easy 50-minute drive from Bangkok. The amusement park offers a cheerful, bustling ambience, complete with rollercoasters, colourful parades, candy floss, waterworks, flowering gardens, a snow park and entertainment shows. Children and adults can indulge themselves in the vivacity of Dream World.

25. Lumpini Park
Named after the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal, the Lumpini Park was the first public park of Bangkok. The original aim was to exhibit the Thai crafts and flowers. Today, the place is home to a wide range of flora and fauna species attracting locals and tourists to relax and rejuvenate. Lumpini Park is the perfect place to connect with nature away from the crowded Bangkok streets of Bangkok.

26. Nana Plaza
Nana Plaza is a commercial building on the Sukhumvit Road in Khlong Toei district of Bangkok. Known as the “world’s largest adult playground”, Nana Plaza gets its name from its prominent member Lek Nana. Being the most colourful part of the city, Nana Plaza is primarily famous for the bars, pubs, clubs, street food vendors which attracts a considerable crowd all year round.

27. Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)
The Erawan Shrine was built in 1956 after the Thai government constructed the luxury Erawan hotel at the location. The superstitious labourers and other astrologers decided to honour the Brahma God Thao Mahaprom and hence built this shrine. Ceremonial offerings are made by Thais and tourists to get their wishes fulfilled. Catching a traditional Thai dance performance here is a joyful experience too.

28. Wat Phrae Kaew
The temple of the Emerald Buddha, commonly known as Wat Phra Kaew, is the most essential and revered Buddhist temple in Thailand as it enshrines the image of Phra Kaew Morakot carved from a single jade block. Established in 1785, the temple has elaborate carvings, paintings and pagodas, making it a spectacular sight for visitors.

29. Royal Barge National Museum
Boats used to be the primary mode of transport for Thai kings, and the National Museum of Royal Barges in Bangkok exhibits traditional Thai barges with intricate designs of Hindu and Buddhist icons. The museum displays information about the customs and history of the royal barges, costumes worn by the crew, and even serves as a dry dock for the boats.

30. Madame Tussauds
Bangkok's Madame Tussauds Wax museum is like no other Wax Museum in Thailand. Here, you can touch anyone from Albert Einstien to Tom Cruise, from Barack Obama to Tiger Woods. However, you are not allowed to touch any figure in the most decorated room housing the Thai royal family. The quality of craftsmanship behind the 70 wax figures will take your breath away.

31. Wat Benchamabophit
Commonly known as the marble temple, Wat Benchamabophit is one of Bangkok's most beautiful attractions. Embodying an impressive, modern style of Thai architecture, Wat Benchamabophit is a royal temple hosting a beautiful Buddha statue. With red carpets, polished marble and stained-glass painted walls - Wat Benchamabophit is a unique, yet beautiful Thai temple!

32. Wat Saket
Popularly known as the Golden Mount, Wat Saket is a picturesque temple with a 58-metre golden chedi which houses a Buddha relic. Established during the Ayutthaya period, this temple is built on a man-made hill, and requires you to climb 300 steps to get to the top of the chedi. A colourful week-long fair is hosted here every November.

33. Snake Farm
Opened to the public in the year 1923, the snake farm in Bangkok, part of the Thai Red Cross Institute (formerly the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) has large pits and mesh enclosures to host its reptile residents. Also called “Suan Nguu”, the snake farm hosts a variety of venomous and non-venomous snakes. It’s the second oldest such snake farm in the world after a snake farm in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

34. Museum of Contemporary Arts
The museum of contemporary art (MOCA) is a world-class art gallery built in 2012 to showcase some of the best Thai art. The museum contains five storeys, housing 800 beautiful and refreshing art pieces. A must for art lovers, MOCA is no less than any modern museum abroad, giving its artists freedom to work on themes like corruption, prostitution, religion, and many others.

35. Muangboran (Ancient City)
Ancient Siam, known as Muang Boran in Thai, is the world's largest open-air museum spread over 300 acres is situated 33 kms from Bangkok. With many mini-museums and sculpture gardens inside it, the museum mainly features replicas of some of the most important historical sites of Thailand.

36. Suan Pakkad Palace
The name 'Suan Pakkad' translating to 'cabbage patch', is quite unfitting for this private residence turned museum. It's a one of a kind palace museum, as it once used to be the private residence of the Prince and Princess of Chumbhot, and the houses date back to over 100 years. Before being converted into a private collection of homes by the royal family, the land used to be nothing more than a cabbage patch.

37. Siam Niramit Cultural Show & Dinner
The Siam Niramit Cultural Show is a definite experience while you are here. Showcasing authentic Thai culture, this jaw-dropping performance would leave you in complete awe. A beautiful, yummy and authentic Thai dinner organised post the show provides for a whole entertainment package. While the prices may seem to be on the higher end, it's undoubtedly a pure delight!

38. Wat Traimit
Wat Traimit, nestled at the end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road near Hualampong Railway Station is the perfect place to admire the glittering gold statue of Buddha. One of the best royal temples of Bangkok, it is famous for housing a pure gold statue of Lord Buddha. It is known as 'The Temple of the Golden Buddha', as the world's largest gold statue, which is almost 5 metres tall and 5.5 tonnes heavy, is sheltered here.

39. Giant Swing
Located right in front of Wat Suthat is a striking Giant Swing towering at the height of 21.15 meters. Nestled in the heart of busy square between Wat Suthat and Bangkok City Hall is a Giant Swing making for a remarkable sight even from a distance. Initially established in the year 1784, the swing went under renovation to be replaced in 2004 with a newly crafted frame made of golden teak.

40. Siriraj medical museum
The Siriraj Medical Museum is a treat to medical professionals, students and of course, the public as well. Part of the famous Siriraj Hospital, Thailand's oldest hospital, this fascinating musuem combines five mini-museums, exploring the fields of pathology, anatomy, the history of medicine in Thailand, parasitology, forensic medicine, and a prehistoric museum. Its exhibits of bones, organs, corpses, fetuses and so on have earned it the nickname 'Museum of Death'.

41. King Rama IX Park
The largest public park of Bangkok, the King Rama IX Park is a botanical garden built in 1987 to celebrate King Bhumibol's 60th birthday. Spread over 200 acres, this beautiful space is perfect for just wandering around or spending an afternoon with family. It also has a gallery with photos and paintings of the King. Every December, the park also hosts an enchanting flower festival.

42. Benjakitti Park
With captivating flowers and enchanting fountains, Benjakiti Park is a haven for people who want to take a peaceful stroll or enjoy a romantic sunset. Abundant in greenery, it also has a small lake for boating. Cycling may also be enjoyed here as there are bicycles on rent. So head to Benjakitti park for tranquillity and a quieter spot away from the city noise.

43. Erawan Museum
Demonstrating the mixture of modern civilization and traditional cultures and practices of Thailand is the Erawan Museum in Bangkok. Situated in the Samut Prakan Province, you can easily identify the museum from its giant three-headed elephant structure standing stoutly atop the building. The First Floor of the Museum is a representation of the Hindu mythology’s concept of the underworld. The Second Floor showcases the concept of Earth, or the present life. The Third Floor depicts the concept of Tavatimsa Heaven and is situated inside the belly of the Elephant. Known for the antiques based on varied Thai mythologies, Erawan Museum is sure to leave everyone spellbound, the history and architecture lovers more so.

44. Wat Bowonniwet Vihara
Founded in 1826, Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, also known as Wat Bowon, is a temple dedicated to the Thammayut sect of Buddhism. It's particularly popular as many kings of Thailand were monks and abbots here, such as King Rama IV and King Bhumibol, popularly known as Rama IX. It is also the resting place of King Bhumibol.

45. Democracy Monument
The Democracy Monument in Bangkok is a historic landmark located on the Ratchadamnoen Avenue’s traffic circle, at the intersection of the Dinso Road. The Monument is symbolic of the convolutions in modern Thai history, a marker for generations of civilians to remember the Siamese Revolution of 1932. Located in the busiest part of Bangkok, the Democracy Monument is a visual treat for everyone.

46. Baiyoke Sky Tower
Undoubtedly the best place to see Bangkok in all its glory is none other than Baiyoke Sky Tower in Prathunam. Pronounced ‘by-yolk’ and not ‘by-ok’, and also known as Baiyoke Tower II, it is the city’s tallest building. Spanning over 80 floors, the tower features a public observatory, multiple restaurants and bars, a shopping complex, a 360-degree rotating sky deck, and a hotel with over 600 rooms.

47. Wat Chanasongkram
Originally known as Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Chang Songkhram has one of the largest Sri Lankan style bell-shaped chedi in Sukhothai. Around the main chedi, there are several smaller chedis placed receding in size as they move towards the top. You can walk a little north of the temple where the monument of King Ramkamhaeng lies that locals usually visit.

48. Wat Pak Nam
Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen, also shortly known as Wat Paknam was built during the Ayutthaya period. The temple attracts mae chis (nuns) because of the meditation master Luang Pu Sod's meditation policies. He emphasised on Buddhist and secular studies for them. With a 7.9 acre complex, this temple has the largest mae chi community in Thailand.

49. Assumption Cathedral
The striking red structure of Assumption Cathedral in the heart of Thailand is one of the few 200 plus years old churches in Bangkok. The cathedral is considered as a quaint legacy of the French Community, it’s as though the French left a little part of old Europe back in Bangkok. The church accounts as a prominent red brick rectangular structure surrounded by white buildings. It accounts as one of the top historic places in Bangkok for its amusing architectural style that is uncommon in today’s world. It has been well very preserved and maintained for the worshippers.  

50. Bang Krachao
Sometimes spelt Bang Krajao, Bang Krachao is located in the Phra Pradaeng province. It was once the home of a small Burmese population when they first came to Thailand. On a map, you’ll recognise Bang Krachao as a horseshoe-shaped, island-like area cut off from the mainland by the Chao Phraya River. The only way to reach this green paradise is by boat or ferry. With laws against constructing buildings or commercial factories in place, Bang Krachao remains commercially undeveloped in the best way possible – preserving the culture and natural surroundings.

51. Loha Prasat
Loha Prasat, also famous as ‘Metal Castle,’ dwells inside the Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara along with many similar temples and relics. More often than not, the temple is overshadowed by the fame of the closely located relics such as Khaosan and Wat Saket. The imposing Loha Prasat is also considered as world’s only brazen palace (the building’s roof is made of bronze tiles).

52. Chitralada Palace
Chitralada Palace is official residence of His Majesty King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit located within the popular Dusit Palace. Formerly serving as King Chulalongkorn's summer house, this grand structure is carpeted along one square kilometre surrounded by a moat and efficiently guarded by the royal guards. The palace is presently closed to the public and can only be visited from outside.

53. Royal Thai Air Force Museum
Nestled along the Phahonyothin Road, in Don Mueang District of Bangkok, Royal Thai Air Force Museum is a respected museum with a captivating display of various aircraft like attack aircraft, fighter aircraft, military transport aircraft, and helicopters which are disengaged and retired from the battleground. The museum delights history buffs, aviation and military enthusiasts.

54. Wat Intharawihan
Wat Intharawihan or Wat Intharavihan in Bangkok is known for the famous Buddha statue, 32 m high. The temple which is situated close to the Chao Phraya River, in the Thanon Wisut Kasat area of Bali, was known as Wat Rai Phrik in the olden times. The pious statue is believed to have the power to fulfill the wishes of the visitors who come to seek blessings.

55. Sanam Luang
Situated in the island of Rattanakosin lies the grand Sanam Luang Park which is also called ‘Thung Pra Meru’ meaning the cremation ground for the Royals. It is nearly thirty acres of green space right at the centre of Old Bangkok, in front of Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, ,surrounded by prominent attractions. If you are tired of the concrete jungle and its fast-paced life then head to Sanam Luang.

56. Dusit Palace
Situated to the north of Rattanakosin Island, the Dusit Palace of Bangkok is a grand complex consisting of the royal residences, spread over a sprawling area of 16 acres. Comprising of multiple palaces, museums and lush green vegetation, the Dusit Palace is one of the political centres of Thailand in the modern world. The palace, which was once the residence of the King of Thailand, has now transformed into one of the most popular tourist attractions of Bangkok.

Nightlife in Bangkok 

Nightlife in Bangkok is thrilling, pulsating and very different than what any other part of Thailand has to offer. It has matured over the years with high affinity towards classy rooftop bars, energetic nightclubs and trendy cocktail bars. The place offers some of the best bars, nightclubs, go-go bars, pubs, beer bars, massage parlours, and discos in the country. You are so spoilt for choice that it gets difficult to decide where to go. Names such as Sukhumvit (venue of Nana and Soi Cowboy) and Silom (where Patpong is located) are packed with people exploring the excitement of Bangkok. Other not-to-be-missed places are Khao San Road, trendy new bars at Thonglor, and Soi Rambuttri.

Shopping in Bangkok 

Bangkok is a shopper's paradise. The place is packed with various shopping options from high-end, gleaming malls to street markets offering cheap clothes. You can find anything from jewellery and trendy clothes to souvenirs and handicrafts in Bangkok. There are unlimited options available to blow away all the Bahts in your pockets.

Some of the most popular shopping places in the city include:
MBK Center: Has over 2000 stores selling the latest fashion, leather products and electric appliances.
Chatuchak Weekend Market: An authentic Thai marketplace, the Chatuchak Market is spread across a vast area. One can buy fake branded clothes, jewellery, antiques, souvenirs, lip smacking food, and so much more at more than 9000 stalls. Visit this one with lots of time and cash in your wallets.
Patpong Night Market: A must visit, this night market is open from 6 pm up until midnight.
Pratunam Market: One of the thriving markets of the city.
Siam Paragon: One of the largest shopping complexes in Asia with a 16-screen movie theatre.
Ratchada Night Market: Located outside Ratchadapisek metro station, this place is open only on Saturdays. It offers a variety of products such as vintage cameras, second-hand jeans, leather handbags, etc.
Kwan Riam Floating Market, Muang Boran Floating Market, Amphawa Floating Market, Seacon Square, IconSiam, Amulet Market, Patpong Night Market, Khlong Toei Market, Central Embassy Shopping Mall, Tha Kha Floating Market, JJ Green Market, Siam Discovery, Platinum Fashion Mall, Maeklong Railway Market, Papaya Vintage Shop, Emquartier, Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market, Rod Fai Train Night Market, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, Taling Chan Floating Market, Pantip Plaza, Train Night Market Ratchada, MBK Center (Ma Boong Khron Center), CentralWorld, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market are some good place to shop in Bangkok.

Exchanging Money in Bangkok 

The currency in Bangkok can be exchanged at banks (major banks of Thailand being Bangkok Bank and Thai Farmers Bank), which are open Monday to Friday. Numerous authorised FOREX counters are dotted all across the tourist places with daily exchange rates displayed on electronic notice boards. It is also possible to get it exchanged at the airport. Almost all the major foreign currencies are accepted and exchanged. Most of the hotels will also perform currency exchange, but the rate is typically poor. You will find bank branches at most of the shopping centres and market places.

Language of Bangkok 

Central Thai is the official language of Thailand, which is widely spoken in Bangkok, especially in business and tourist areas. However, people usually converse in southern Thai dialect that sounds pithier and faster than Central Thai.
English is also widely spoken and understood, especially in tourist areas. 

Useful Thai phrases to know while travelling (krub is used for males and kha is used for females): 
Hello - Sawatdee (krub/kha)
How are you? - Sabai dee ru (krub/kha)
Fine - Sabai dee (krub/kha)
Thank you - Khob Khun (krub/kha)
Yes - Chai
No - Mai Chai
(You/I) can - Dai
Cannot - Mai Dai
How much? - Nee Tao Rai

Currency in Bangkok 

The Thai Baht is the primary currency used in Thailand. Make sure you carry cash while shopping at the local street markets and use your cards wisely to avoid any fraud. Most of the international credit cards are widely accepted in Bangkok. ATM Machines are easily available, 24 hours, all around the city and accept all major credits cards including Visa and MasterCard. Traveller's cheques are also an option and are mainly accepted at specific foreign exchange shops or banks with processing charges of THB 153 per cheque. For credit cards, the processing fee is about THB 150 to THB 250.

Religion of Bangkok 

Buddhism is the main religion followed in Bangkok with 95% of the population being Buddhists. The city is home to some of the most famous temples or 'wats' of the country.

Local transport in Bangkok
Getting around Bangkok is quite easy with its well-developed public transport system. There are plenty of options to commute within the city. Colourful metered taxis, tuk-tuks and motorbike taxis are some of the most popular options, all being easily available in any part of the city. However, considering the infamous traffic jam of the city, BTS (the aboveground Sky train) and MRT (underground metro) are the best alternatives. The trains begin their service at 6 am and end at midnight. The cheapest way of getting around is through local bus services, but it gets tedious because the routes are complicated and the information is all written in Thai. One can also hail private cabs, but they are quite an expensive affair. Make sure you bargain for a good deal while hiring a tuk-tuk or a colourful taxi.

How to Reach Bangkok from India

Bangkok, home to two international airports, can easily be reached by several direct flights from India. Flight companies such as Air India, Air India Express, AirAsia, Jet Airways, Thai Airways and IndiGo from various India cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, etc. fly with high frequencies.

Visiting Bangkok is easy as there are many Travel options

By Air
Bangkok is well connected by air to the rest of the world and there are two airports in the city. The Suvarnabhumi Airport is located 25 kilometres east of Bangkok and the Don Mueang Airport located 24 kilometres to the north. Most international and domestic airlines operate at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is linked to the city by buses, taxis, and Airport Rail Link, a high-speed train service into downtown Bangkok.

By Road
Buses to and from other parts of Thailand including Pattaya, Krabi, Phuket and Ko Samui and also to neighbouring countries operate in Bangkok. There are three major bus terminals in Bangkok; the Northern Bus Terminal, also known as Mo Chit, the Eastern Bus Terminal, also known as Ekkamai and the Southern Bus Terminal, also known as Sai Tai. Book your bus tickets directly at one of the three public bus terminals and avoid travel agents and private buses, which are not the most reliable.

By Rail
Bangkok is well connected by rail to the rest of Thailand and to neighbouring countries like Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. The main railway station of Bangkok is the Hua Lamphong Railway Station where trains from neighbouring countries and other parts of Thailand operate. The Thornburi Train Station (formerly known as Bangkok Noi Station) serves for local or nearby travel.

Best Time To Visit

November to February: This is Thailand’s cool season, with daytime temperatures slightly under 30°C and relatively low humidity. This is also Thailand’s peak season for tourism, which means prices are slightly higher overall. Regarded as the ‘cold months’, this is the perfect time to explore Bangkok on foot. In the evenings temperatures can drop below 20 degrees Celsius.

March to May: Although these are Bangkok’s hottest months, it is also the time when Bangkok celebrates the Thai New Year with great festivity and cheer. Sudden bouts of rain are a welcome change and boat cruises, mall shopping and lounging by the pool are highly recommended. Don't forget to carry your sunglasses and buy yourself a hat there!

May to October: Regarded as Bangkok’s ‘low season’, this is a great time to visit the city as you can fetch some great deals on hotels and excursions. The frequent bouts of rain do not deter tourists from indulging in a range of indoor activities like shopping, visiting aquariums and temples as well as entertainment complexes.

Mesmerizing Thailand

2N 
Phuket
 → 2N 
Krabi
 → 2N 
Bangkok
6N / 7D
Included in this package
Hotel
Sightseeing
Meals
Transfer
  • Overview
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Policies
  • Tour Destinations

Tour Highlights

  • Peaceful Phi Phi Island
  • Amazing Island Hopping Tour
  • World's largest Golden Buddha
  • Mighty Reclining Buddha
  • Shopping at Indira Square

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrive Phuket

On arrival at the Phuket International airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel in Phuket.  Check into the hotel. It is the jewel of the Andaman Sea and a popular tropical beach resort. The  rest of the day is at leisure.  Overnight at the hotel in Phuket.
 

Day 2 

Phuket - Phi Phi Island Tour

Proceed for Phi Phi Island tour by ferry. Enjoy a day on the classic white beaches, surrounded by  impressive limestone cliffs and sunlit crystal water. Later in the afternoon return back to Phuket.  Overnight at the hotel in Phuket.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Phuket – Krabi (Approx 171 Kms / 2 hrs 50 mins)

Drive to Krabi. Arrive in Krabi and check into the hotel. Experience Thailand's most beautiful  coastline. Enjoy the sun, the sea and a change from your everyday routine. The coastline has  unusual limestone formations which cast extraordinary silhouettes, reaching far out into the  Andaman Sea. The rest of the day is at leisure.  Overnight at the hotel in Krabi.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Krabi - Island Hopping Tour

Today enjoy an Island Hopping Tour of the four islands by speed boat. It is an exciting islandhopping  to the tropical hot spots in the Krabi Sea. Visit the Tub Island, Chicken Island, Poda Island  and the Pranang Cave. Swimming, Snorkel, Sunbathing, exploring and photography are the main  activities to enjoy. Expect plenty of sun, a rich variety of coral and fishes, crystal clear waters and  white powdery sand beaches, lined with exotic coconut palms. Return back to the hotel.  Overnight at the hotel in Krabi.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Krabi - Bangkok

This morning you will be transferred to Krabi International airport to board your flight to Bangkok.  On arrival at Bangkok International airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel in  Bangkok. Check into the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in  Bangkok.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 6 

Bangkok - City Tour

Proceed to enjoy temple and city tour. The highlight of this tour is a visit to the Golden Buddha  temple, home to an ancient gold Buddha. The seated image, which is 3 m tall and weighs five  and a half tons, is from the Sukhothai Period. You will also visit a gigantic gold-plated Reclining  Buddha in Chinatown. The idol is 46m long and 15m high and has beautiful inlaid mother of  pearl soles. The rest of the evening is at leisure to relax or enjoy some great shopping.  Overnight at the hotel in Bangkok.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 7 

Departure Bangkok

This morning you will be transferred to Bangkok International airport to board your flight back  home or to your next destination with sweet memories.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Phuket
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Krabi
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Bangkok
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Phi Phi Island Tour
  • Island Hopping Tour
  • Bangkok City Tour
  • Ferry Transfer Phuket to Krabi
  • One way Transfer from Phuket Airport to Phuket Hotel
  • One way Transfer from Krabi Hotel to Krabi Airport
  • Return Airport Transfers in Bangkok
  • All tours and transfers on SIC basis (Seat in coach)

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare
  • Any Visa Charges
  • Early Check-in and late Checkout in properties
  • Entry tickets other than those mentioned in Inclusions
  • Personal Expenses / Extras during Stay in Resort like laundry, Telephone calls, Medicines, Liquor
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Anything other than those mentioned in the ‘Inclusions’ list above
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable

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Visa Policies

Thailand Visa
  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months with two opposite blank pages
  • Visa Application Form completely filled in and signed by applicant
  • Checklist signed by the applicant
  • Two passport size recent colored photograph with white background (35x45mm, 80% face should be visible)
  • Covering Letter addressed to ''THE VISA COUNSELOR The Royal Thai Embassy mentioning the name of the person responsible for bearing the expenses of the entire trip) / NOC letter / Visiting Card / Salary slips from last 3 months
  • Confirmed tickets in and out of Thailand
  • Evidence of confirmed hotel / accommodation reservation in Thailand with address and contact number under applicant’s name. If travel in group, must provide a cover letter stating all names with passport numbers and place (s) to stay
  • Original Bank Passbook or Bank statement (SIX months) (must be attested by the bank) having a minimum balance equivalent to $700

Booking Policies

  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

Tour Destination

About City

Phuket
"Where Summer Beach Fashion Truly Comes Alive"

The largest Island in all of Thailand, Phuket has everything Thailand has to offer. Serviced by the Phuket International Airport, the island sees no dearth of travellers during any time of the year. Golden beaches, numerous offshore islands, upbeat markets, a high octane nightlife and thrilling watersports characterise Phuket in a nutshell. Beaches like Surin and Kata cater to families and those individuals with eccentric tastes. Patong beach, on the other hand, caters to all those who like it cheap, loud and crazy, even after the sun sets. Bangla road with its numerous bars, ping pong shows and street food vendors comes alive as the night grows older. Those who shy away from dizzy bright lights and alcohol will find themselves at the Cabaret shows or even at the ever-popular street markets. The Phuket Walking Street or Phuket Weekend markets are places where one can spend hours sifting through various clothes, souvenirs and novelty items.

Aside from all the glitz and swankiness, Phuket offers many traditional activites and experiences too. Enjoying tropical weather all year round, the waters of Phuket come to life, brimming with marine habitants in the months of November to February. Activities like snorkelling and scuba diving can be done at popular and scenic locations such as Phi Phi Islands and Similan Islands, which make for day-trips by speedboat. Further up north, a more quiet and rustic experience can be had while visiting the Elephant Sanctuaries and national parks such as Sirinat National Park and Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. This is also true down south at beaches like Rawai beach and even on the west such as Karon beach which are generally less crowded and offer a more serene experience.

Hidden in plain sight is also an immersive experience of Thai culture. Phuket Town heavily retains it's Chinese influence and Sino-Portuguese history via its cuisine, cooking styles, architecture and historical museums and buildings. Chalong Wat, a Buddhist temple and Jui Tui Shrine, an important Chinese place of worship, stand as embodiments of how various religions and cultures coexist.

Phuket caters to all types of travellers - be it families, individuals, couples or groups, across all budgets. But among them, a certain section does particularly stand out. With a plethora of high-end resorts along most beaches, hotels, luxury shopping outlets and spas, Phuket is a haven for those looking to splurge big on their vacation and look good while doing it.

Things To Do In Phuket

1. Laze at the Patong Beach
Often called the party capital of Asia, Patong Beach is the most popular beach in Phuket. Known for its clean sandy shores, bold nightlife and colourful attractions, Patong Beach accommodates swimming, parasailing and other water sports during the day. At night you can check out its fantastic nightlife. From restaurants to pubs, nightclubs to Go-Go bars, you can party till late on this beach anytime throughout the year.

2. Nightlife at the Bangla Road
Bangla Road or Soi Bangla is the hub of nightlife in Phuket. It is a merry 400 metre stretch of road close to Patong beach that has been cordoned off from traffic and is reserved for only walking. It has a vibrant display of bright lights, street performances, street vendors, Ping-Pong shows and much more. Loud music and cheap booze shops lend it a happy vibe. Restaurant and pubs compete for customers, as do entertainers.

3. Swim at the Karon Beach
Located on the west coast of Phuket, Karon Beach is the third longest beach in Phuket. Sandwiched between Patong to the north and Kata to the south it is a vast and uncrowded place for those looking for some quiet time. Karon Beach has some excellent snorkelling spots and clean crystal blue water that is a joy to swim in.

4. Trip to Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi consists of a group of six islands. Only 40 km away from Phuket, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two most famous islands of the six. With their pristine waters and vibrant parties, these islands are a wonderful way to spend a few days in Thailand.

17. Kata Noi Beach
The white sandy beach of Kata Noi is a tucked away in a quiet, out of the way spot for those handful of people seeking peace and calmness. Tourists, in addition to the beach cuisine and massages, also enjoy a bit of surfing at this beach.

6. Big Buddha
Big Buddha is a 45 m high statue of Buddha visible from miles away showcasing an impressive e work of craftsmanship and dedication.

7. Water Sports
The best way to beat the heat at Phuket and enjoy the thrill is by water sport activities available at various beaches.

8. Snorkelling in Phuket
The island of Phuket is one of the most famous tourist destinations for snorkelling, with its beautiful beaches, clear waters as well as plentiful coral reefs and marine life. Perfect for both adventure lovers and water sports enthusiasts, snorkelling in Phuket is at the top of the must-do list for tourists.

9. Kata Beach
One of the most popular beaches in Phuket, Kata beach is ideal for a family vacation. With its choice array of dining venues, nightclubs, shopping and beach activities, visitors are guaranteed entertainment. The island in the bay also makes for a beautiful sunset experience.

10. Watch the famous Simon Cabaret Show
Simon Cabaret is located at 8 Sirirat Road in Phuket, Thailand. It is an intimate theatre which offers live cabaret shows by dancers in sparkly attire and head-dresses. Established in 1991, Simon Cabaret has a jaw-dropping stage design with hi-tech sound system and lighting equipment. The theatre has been providing a rich source for entertainment for its visitors.

11. Karon View Point
Karon View Point in south Phuket is a sought-after stop point by many tourists on their way to visiting the surrounding beaches.It offers a beautiful panoramic view over the sea, including three bays and is an ideal spot for relaxing and having a bite or two.

12. Scuba Diving in Phuket
Rated amongst the top 10 diving destinations in the world, scuba diving in Phuket is an experience like no other. If you have the time, you can learn how to dive and become a certified PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) diver. Otherwise you can do the Open Water Diver Course. If you're already a PADI certified diver, you can do the Advanced Open Water Diver Course, or just participate in advance adventure dives.

13. Explore Phuket Old Town
Located on the east side of the Phuket Island, Phuket Old Town is capital of the island with coloured wit various shades of culture. One can enjoy the traditional and Sino-Portuguese architecture of the town that was built during 19th century. However, not many tourists have the town on their itinerary that flourished from the tin trade. The aroma of spices wafting from various cafes and restaurants may water your mouth as you stroll across the streets including Dubik, Ranong, Rasada, Yaowarat, Krabi and Thalang. The place is also a paradise for history lovers and photography buffs.

14. Watch the Dolphins Show
The only dolphinarium in Phuket, Dolphins Bay is a family entertainer with activities like Dolphin and Seal show, swimming with dolphins and also getting to pose with these sea beauties. The dolphins are well trained to perform tricks like turning hula hoops, bouncing in water, hiding in water and even paint with a brush.

15. James Bond Island Tour
James Bond Island or locally known as Khao Phing Kan is the name given to a pair of islands situated on the West Coast of Thailand. Located in the Phang Nga Bay of Andaman Sea and about 40 meters away from the shore is another islet named Ko Tapu or Khao Tapu. The massive nail-like rock structure rising from between the water is a limestone cliff. James Bond Island is a significant and unique formation among tourist attractions. The island is famous for its natural curiosity, ideal photography opportunities, and is one of the most beautiful landscapes in this region.

16. Chalong Wat
One of the most popular temples of Phuket, Chalong Wat is an impressive building almost always flocked with devotees and tourists.

17. Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
The Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is a sprawling park spread over 40,000 metres. It’s in the middle of a lush green jungle with a stream running through it; the Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is home to many rescued elephants from around Asia. You can learn all about the lives of these elephants before they were saved, feed them and even bathe them.

18. Enjoy the Phuket FantaSea Show
Phuket FantaSea is a state-of-the-art cultural theme park located on Kamala Beach of Phuket Island. The park includes attractions like a shopping street, a grand 4000 seat dining facility and a 3000 seat theatre, all spread over 140 acres. The restaurant serves a sumptuous dinner with excellent Thai and international cuisine. There a lot of fun-to-do activities all around the park before the main show begins.

19. Phuket Trickeye Museum
The first Trick Eye Museum in southern Thailand, Trickeye 3D is located in Phuket Town, on the corner of Montri and Phang Nga roads. It is a large two-storey building, which used to be a famous movie theatre until 2002. The most striking thing about Phuket Trickeye Museum is a feature gallery of about 100 painted and sculpted scenes using trompe-l' oeil (meaning 'deceive the eye' in French) techniques.

20. Chalong Bay and Chalong Bay Rum Distillery
An amazing way to relish your alcohol thirst is through a short tour of Chalong Bay Rum distillery situated at Chalong Bay area of Phuket.

21. Boat trip to Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay, also known as Ao Phangnga locally, is situated in the Strait of Malacca, lying in between the Malay peninsula of Thailand and the island of Phuket. Spread over 400 square miles, it is a picturesque location that sees a heavy rush of tourists all the year round. The Phang Nga Bay contains numerous archeological sites of limestone caves and cliffs that are showcased as a part of sightseeing tours. The stunning site consists of 42 islands located within the shallow sea water and is well known for its mangrove forests, beds of seagrass, and numerous species of flora and fauna including the endangered Malaysian plover.

22. Ziplining in Phuket
The small island of Phuket offers an ideal terrain and geography to enjoy the most thrilling zipline activity. You can hover over the green landscape, around 40 metres above ground level. The bird’s eye view of the lush green rainforest is beyond incredible. Plus the activity gives you the much needed thrill and excitement.

23. Day trip to the Coral Island
Coral Island, also known as Ko Hey, is a small island in Rawai southeast of the mainland of Phuket. Blessed by coral reefs and blue waters, the island has vibrant tropical fishes, making it perfect for snorkelling and diving. The island has two white sand beaches, namely long beach and banana beach and is open all year long. A serene place to enjoy with family, have a private romantic dinner with your partner or indulge in activities with friends, Coral Island has it all. Be sure to plan for an overnight stay which will make your experience marvellous.

24. Boat Trip to Racha Island
Located 38 km south of Phuket, Koh Racha comprises of two beautiful islands with stunning cottony white sand beaches, peaceful bars, and glorious snorkelling and diving spots. The locals can be heard calling them Koh Raya islands. These pair of islands are known for their clear turquoise water and coral reef that make them an ideal place for divers to visit. The wide range of sea creatures, ocean gibbers, deep water wrecks and coral reefs make Koh Racha the best diving spot in the whole of Thailand.

25. Nai Harn Beach
With clear blue waters and smooth white sand, Nai Harn Beach is a relatively untouched beach. This vast beach is not much crowded during the high season (December to May) and has many things to offer, like souvenir shops, hotels and massage centres. One can get a relaxing massage for 300 TBH per hour or try out delicious Thai cuisine. Just find out what relaxes you from the many available varieties!

26. Splash Jungle Water Park
The Splash Water Jungle Park on Mai Khao beach is known for its fun water thrills and adventures. With its gigantic water slides and rides, it is an ideal place to hang out with family and friends. It is a part of the beautiful Grand Vest Villas in Phuket. Though not very large and insanely crowded, Splash Jungle Water Park is ideal for both a relaxing and an adventure-filled outing. There are rides of varying difficulty levels for both kids and adults. Apart from wild and exciting rides and two in-house restaurants, the Splash bar and Spa village, are added attractions.

27. Surin Beach
Surin beach, also sometimes called Millionaire's Row is a celebrity favourite due to its classy resorts and hotels along the bay. The calming turquoise waters, white sand and the many beach attractions ensure a fulfilling experience to those who visit it.

28. Khao Rang Hill View Point
Perfect for a cosy and romantic date, the Khao Rang Hill, with its scenic beauty, viewpoint bridge and quaint restaurants, is fast becoming a tourist favourite. Some of the popular restaurants include the Tunk ka Cafe, and Khao Rang Breeze. The Wat Khao Rang Buddha temple is another attraction on the hill.

29. Jui Tui Shrine
Jui Tui Shrine is one of the most important temples on the island. Situated in Phuket, this grand complex features red-washed exteriors and dragons, constructed in honour of Tean Hu Huan Doy - god of dancers and performers. Throughout the history of Phuket, the temple has been serving as a ground base for locals to celebrate the good times and the bad times. While here, visitors can see other equally famous attractions, including firecracker house and fortune sticks.

30. Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
Located in a national park about 25 km south of the old Phuket town, the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project is worth a visit to understand, and appreciate nature. Witness the rescued gibbons live and thrive in their natural habitat, and realise the importance of wildlife conservation.

31. Monkey Hill, Phuket
Toh Sae Hill or Monkey Hill is often frequented by tourists who like to spend time watching the frolicky creatures up to their mischievous antics. They can also be fed little treats, and even have been trained by a local man to perform some little tricks.

32. Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta Island is renowned as the lesser-known paradise in the Andaman Sea between the Phi Phi Islands and the western coast of Thailand. It is a cluster of 52 islands, and most of them are uninhabited as well as away from the clutches of commercialization. This allows visitors to experience an authentic island experience and a relaxing vacation amidst jungles, coral reefs, balmy weather, and secluded beaches. Not only this, but at Koh Lanta you can also enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, getting inked, a soothing Thai massage, or just a longtail boat tour.

33. Phuket Elephant Park
Home to a variety of rescued elephants, the Phuket Elephant Park provides its visitors with an opportunity to observe and interact with these gentle creature in their natural habitat. Set in a national park, a half day tour of this sanctuary lets visitors watch elephants take mudbaths and forage amongst the green foliage, for a beautiful and heartwarming experience.

34. Phuket Wake Park
Phuket Wake Park, with its array of adventure activities and fitness training, is a great experience for those wishing to enjoy challenging themselves. It provides a range of options including a full-size main cable with obstacles as well as professional training experience. There are also good lounges to relax and grab some yum Thai food!

35. Bungee Jumping in Phuket
Bungee jumping is one of the most thrilling experience of life and what better place to experience than on an island surrounded by crystal clear water and lush green mountains. It is an intense ride that lasts even after the sport is over. The emotion and the rush stays with you. The wind against your face and the dive towards the ground throws away all your worry making it a lifetime experience. Always surrounded by specialists, the handlers of the sport are present at some places in Phuket but they all take all safety measures to provide a wild and memorable experience at an affordable price.

36. Shrine of the Serene Light
The Shrine of the Serene Light is a little Chinese temple in Phuket town. With its hidden entrance, colourful interiors, painted walls and ceramic decorations, it often attracts tourists who like to reflect in the quiet and serene atmosphere within the four walls of this temple. The temple also has a lovely garden.

37. Freedom Beach
Freedom Beach is a pristine 300m stretch of white sand that is peppered with granite rocks and surrounded by lush green hills full of jungles. The unique location of Freedom Beach gives it an exceptional feel. Although it wasn't easy to access this beach earlier, it has become much simpler to go to this piece of paradise via longtail boats nowadays.

38. Siam Niramit Phuket
A beautiful kaleidoscope of colours, myths and history and with over 100 artists, the Siam Niramat portrays a deep and breathtaking narrative of 700 years of Thai history and culture. The carefully recreated traditional Thai village around the theatre, with its little huts and delightful guides, as well as the dinner buffet with a variety of exotic local cuisine, adds to the experience.

39. Bang Pae Waterfall
Among the famous waterfalls in Phuket, the picturesque Bang Pae waterfalls is situated in the east of the city in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. Tourists enjoy a nice relaxed walk to the waterfall, and have a good time in the shallow streams. There are also a couple of great seafood restaurants around for having a bite.

40. Patong Go-Kart Speedway
Patong Gokart Speedway is the perfect destination for a fun-filled and adventurous outing with family and friends. The 750-metre long race track has sharp curves, smooth bends and Start/Finish lines. Safety of the riders stands first, and all the karts and buggies are well-maintained. The staff members clearly explain what and what not to do while racing.

41. Mai Khao Beach
The longest and the quietest of all the beaches in Phuket, Mai Khao is a great option for people seeking some quality time to spend with themselves amongst beautiful scenery. This is the closest beach from Phuket International Airport and begins right where Nai Yang Beach ends. Part of a protected national park, the beach has mostly a deserted feel to it with fewer people and vendors. Nonetheless, you will be able to spot many luxury hotels like Sala Phuket, Renaissance Phuket and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, to mention a few.

42. Karon Temple Market
Karon Temple Market on Patak road is popular for its cheap and delightful local trinkets, as well as the wide array of local cuisine. From mouthwatering meat skewers to delicious mangoes and passionfruit, the market is sure to whet any appetite. The street food, and Pad thai are other fast-selling favorites of this little market.

43. Phuket Seashell Museum
The Phuket Seashell Museum in Rawai houses an impressive collection of 2000 shell species. With both English and Thai tours available, it is definitely worth a visit to check out the many rarities on display here including - the world's largest golden pearl, sedimentary shells and tiger cowries.

44. Bang Tao Beach
Bang Tao Beach can be called the luxury stretch of Phuket. This tiny beach stretches for only four miles or roughly six and a half kilometres, which is entirely populated with luxury resorts and vast villas. It is on a just a few minutes' away from the quaint little town of Cherng Talay, where the primary occupation of the villagers even today is fishing, farming and rubber tapping, like their ancestors.

45. Promthep Cape
The most well-known and photographed location on Phuket, Promthep Cape lies on the southernmost tip of Phuket, ahead of Rawai Beach. Popularly known as ‘Laem Promthep’ or ‘God’s Cape’, it is much more than just a tourist location to take photos. Promthep Cape has a sweeping view over the southeast and east of this island. It also has an air-conditioned lighthouse, which is also a museum.

46. Thalang National Museum
The small Thalang National Museum is an ideal place to spend to learn a little about the rich Thai history. The museum houses prehistoric crafts, maps, sculptures as well as old photos showing battle scenes, and the Phuket of a couple of centuries ago. There are also some Chinese figurines and deities on display here.

47. Banana Beach
One of the few untouched beaches of Phuket, Banana beach is situated on Coral Island (also known as Koh Hey) which lies south to the mainland. The beach looks tranquil with clear blue waters and talcum white sand. Coral island is part of a national park and a marine preservation area and has limited buildings. Mostly crowded during the high season, the prolific aquatic life makes for some great snorkelling and diving experiences. If travelling with kids, the bevvy of water sports on offer at the beach will keep the entire family occupied for the entire day.

48. Raya Island
Racha Islands, also known as Raya Islands is a tiny island situated 12 km south of Phuket in the Andaman Sea and is a 45-minute ride in the speedboat. Patok beach located on a long U-shaped bay with powdery white sand is the main beach. Ko Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi are the two islands amongst which the former is the main island. The only three resorts on this island are the luxurious Racha Phuket Resort, Baan Raya Resort and the modest Bungalow Raya Resort.

49. Chillva Market
Chillva market on the side of Yaowarat road is a fun and exciting place to explore, with its bohemian vibes and shops made out of ship containers.These shops sell a wide array of colorful goodies and local trinkets including clothes and other jewellery. It is also the perfect place to experiment with some exotic Thai cuisine - including some fried insects like grasshoppers and silkworms!

50. Ko Panyee
Koh Panyee is a tiny fishing village in the Phang Nga Province of Thailand, about an hour and a half north of Phuket City. It's approximately a 20-minute longtail boat ride from Surakul pier in Phang Nga province. A small place with only 360 families, Koh Panyee, houses only 1685 permanent residents.

51. Kamala Beach
Kamala beach to the north of Patong is popular among families and retired travellers, who enjoy a nice vacation in this quieter bay. The beach is famous for its restaurants along the coast including Cafe Del Mar and other popular Thai restaurants, and also has two small shopping alleys selling traditional trinkets.

52. Kathu Waterfall
Kathu Waterfall is loved by tourists for its many layers of clear, cascading water. The first two layers are relatively easy to climb, while reaching the third and fourth are relatively challenging - but still worth it! It is a perfect picnic spot, surrounding by the sound of gurgling water and green canopy.

53. Sirinat National Park
The Sirinath National Park is one of Phuket's most popular tourist attractions. Its many acres of protected areas include white sandy beaches, coral reefs, coniferous and evergreen forests as well as mangroves. Tourists flock in many numbers to explore the 13 km coastline of this beautiful park.

54. Nai Yang Beach
The off-beaten and shady Nai Yang beach, with its casuarina trees, little beach bars and shacks remains a favourite of those tourists who discover it. It is ideal for lounging around, getting traditional massages and sampling some delicious local cuisine. The famous Sirinath Park is also located nearby

55. Wat Suwan Khiri Wong
The Wat Suwan Khiri Wong or the Patong temple, is a dazzling red and gold extravaganza offering a glimpse into the rich culture of old Patong. The intricately designed roof, gold coated detail and majestic Buddha statue make this a must-visit for anyone wishing to soak in Thai architecture.

56. Upside Down House of Phuket
Baan Teelanka, which translates to Upside Down House in Thai, is the first-of-its-kind in the town of Phuket. The three-storey building built leaning on its roof has everything fixed on its roof, making the whole house look inverted. Meticulously planned and perfectly executed by a Swiss-Thai couple; this is a must-visit place for family fun and entertainment.

57. Wat Suwan Khiri Khet
Also known as Karon temple, Wat Suwan Khiri Khet is a stunning and colourful shrine situated in Patak Road, Phuket, Thailand. The temple features beautiful interior paintings depicting Buddha's life. Besides, the temple also boasts of two giant snakes at the entrance and other figurines nestled in different areas around the temple.

58. Wat Sri Sunthon
The Wt Sri Suthon temple in Phuket is popular for its majestic recline Golden Buddha statue, the best view of which you get before entering the temple through the surrounding trees. The Buddha is believed to be in the Pang Sai Yat posture or the realising Nirvana posture. The temple grounds also have many other interesting, eccentric statues of pink elephants and the legendary Pret or demon ghost.

59. Windmill Viewpoint
Located on an island near Promthep Cape, the windmill viewpoint gives breathtaking views of Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches, and a tiny island Koh Man, situated to the right of Promthep Cape. It is a relatively small place with a ‘Sala’ (roof/pavilion with no walls), sitting space and occasional fruit juice or jewellery vendors. Apart from the view of the islands and beaches, one gets to look at passing sea traffic, and fantastic sunset views.


Nightlife in Phuket 

Nightlife in Phuket is a busy affair with plenty of places to entertain. Only second to Pattaya in Thailand, the island stands up to the reputation of being a partying destination. The place is packed with bars, discos, ladyboy cabaret shows, nightclubs, go-go bars, live music and international DJs jamming a session. Where most of the small areas and towns offer small parties, Banga Road in Patong is the major as well as the busiest hub for party lovers featuring crazy neon lights, loud rocking pulsating music and huge crown to enjoy the scene. Some of the major places to check out in Patong are Soi Crocodile, Simon Cabaret, Soi Easy, Soi Gonzo, Presley Guesthouse and Elvis Bar, Soi Sea Dragon and many more.

Shopping in Phuket 

Phuket offers a great deal for shopping lovers with products ranging from cheap clothes to handicrafts and jewelry. The place is a main source of cultured pearls, pewterware, ornaments and nielloware. There are two main shopping malls in Phuket: Central Festival, at the northwest edge of Phuket Town, and Jungceylon, in Patong. However, the open air markets, bustling street side shops, night, dazzling night markets, small food markets, are more popular among tourists. One can buy brands, copy of brands (sometimes it is difficult to distinguish), antiques, house wares, and much more. There are special shops where one can buy souvenirs located at Ratsada, Phang-nga, Montri, Yaowarat, and Tilok-U-thit roads, in Phuket Town, Thepkasattri Road and at the beach centers of Patong, Kata, Karon and Rawai.

Currency in Phuket 

Most of the international credit cards are widely accepted in Phuket. ATM Machines are easily available for 24 hours all around the island and accept all major credits cards including Visa and MasterCard. Baht is the main currency that is used in Thailand. Make sure you carry cash while shopping at local street market and use your cards wisely to avoid any fraud.

Religion of Phuket 

Major religion practiced in Phuket is Theravada Buddhism followed by Daoism, which is often practiced along with Buddhism. In addition, about 35% of population on the island is Muslims.


Language of Phuket 

Central Thai is the official language of Phuket, which is commonly used in business and tourist areas. However, people usually converse in southern Thai dialect that sounds pithier and sounds faster than Central Thai. English is also widely spoken and understood, especially in the beach and other tourist areas. Some of the useful Thai words one should now while travelling to Thailand are (krub is used for males and kha is used for females): Sawatdee (krub/kha): Hello Sabai dee ru (krub/kha): How are you? Sabai dee (krub/kha): Fine Khob Khun (krub/kha): Thank you Chai: Yes Mai Chai: No Dai: (you/I) can Mai Dai: can not Nee Tao Rai: How much?

How To Reach Phuket

Phuket being home to a personal international airport has several direct flights flying to and from India. There are many flight services that ply on regular basis including Air India, AirAsia, Jet Airways, Thai Airways, IndiGo and other from various India cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Ahmadabad etc.

Food of Phuket

Phuket offers a variety of cuisines owing to the large number of foreign travelers visiting the island every year. Although foreign cuisines are widely available, Thai flavors are still available especially with a focus on seafood. One will find from high-end restaurants to small time street stalls selling delicious food. The place is a paradise for seafood lovers. Some of the local delicacies of Phuket are fried or boiled noodle dished eaten with either pork or chicken; Khanom Jin (another noodle dish eaten in breakfast and served with fresh vegetables and spicy curry); and Nam PhrikKung Siap (smoked shrimps and chili eaten with fresh vegetables).

Food for Indians in Phuket

Phuket is home to numerous Indian restaurants mainly located on the west coast. Although now a number of Indian eating joints are opening up in south and Phuket town. These places serve from basic Indian food to specialized India cuisines such as South Indian, North Indian, tandoori etc. Some of the popular restaurants are Curry Night Indian Restaurant, ICC Indian Curry Club, Live India Indian Restaurant, Tandoori Nights, Navrang Mahal and many more. The island is also known for its vegetarian food especially with the Vegetarian festival being organized there during ninth month of Chinese lunar calendar. A number of vegetarian restaurants can be found dotted all around Phuket.


Phuket Province is located in Southern Thailand. It is the biggest island of Thailand and sits on the Andaman Sea. The nearest province to the north is Phang-nga and the nearest provinces to the east are Phang-nga and Krabi. Phuket has a large Chinese influence, so you will see many Chinese shrines and Chinese restaurants around the city. A Chinese Vegetarian Festival is held there every year. While the Chinese community is quite big, there are many other ethnicities bringing all their traditions and festivals from all over the world to Phuket.
Being a big island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep Viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand. It isn’t all just beaches though, there is also fantastic classical architecture such as the Goom Restaurant. That and the very welcome atmosphere and the famous Phuket nightlife, you can see why the island is a hotspot for tourists in Thailand.

Visiting Phuket is easy as there are many travel options.

By Air
The Phuket International Airport is the second busiest airport of Thailand after the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. There are two terminals in the airport; Terminal 1 is used for international flights while Terminal 2 is used for domestic flights. The airport is well-connected to Bangkok with daily flights. There are also direct flights to India, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Germany, among other countries. Some of the airlines with frequent routes between India and Phuket are Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Jet Airways.

By Road
Buses to other regions of Thailand including Bangkok, Krabi, Phang Na and Surat Thani operate at the BKS terminal located just off Thanon Phang Nga in Phuket Town. Buses from the Southern Bus Terminal of Bangkok to Phuket are the most reliable and convenient way of travelling between the two cities and take up to 13 hours to reach Phuket. Both air-conditioned as well as non-air-conditioned buses are available at different prices.

By Train
Although there are no direct trains to Phuket, one can travel on trains going from Bangkok to Singapore and get off at Phun Phin railway station. Phuket is another 5 hours by bus from Phun Phin, which is located in the Surat Thani Province of Thailand.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Phuket is from November to February. The weather during this period is relatively cool and dry. Due to its tropical location, Phuket harbours a warm climate throughout the year. The average temperature in Phuket ranges from 23 degrees to 31 degrees. Weather conditions remain warm almost throughout the year, but there will be a notable difference in rainfall every month; however, April-May and September-October are the hottest. Owing to the southwestern monsoon September-October period is also the wettest. Swimming and diving activities can only take place in the non-monsoon seasons. Even during monsoon, the rainfall occurs intermittently in short bursts, so there will be plenty of sun in between.

The island of Phuket has two seasons namely wet season from May to October and the dry season from November to April with February being the driest month.

November to February: This is the coolest season in Phuket after the rains are over. With the best weather, naturally, this is also the busiest time with most tourists planning their trips around this period. The temperature varies around 23°C and 30°C. While December is the coolest month in Phuket, February is the driest. This is the perfect time to spend the day relaxing on one of the gorgeous beaches in Phuket and enjoying water sports in the calm sea. You can then party it out till the wee hours of the morning at one of the many nightclubs.

March to mid-May: These are considered as the hottest months in Phuket just before monsoon hits the island. The temperatures vary in the mid-thirties, with humidity levels steadily on the rise. One of the good reasons to visit Phuket in April is to witness the Songkran Festival, the Thai New Year, when people sprinkle water on each other!

Mid-May to October: Monsoon season in Phuket lasts from May to October. Average temperature during monsoons is 28 °C-29 °C. While the weather is at its humid best, the prices are at an all-time low, making this one of the cheapest seasons to plan a trip. Apart from being cost effective, it’s also a peaceful time to visit because it’s not as crowded as the high season. The wettest months are May, September and October, but it’s rare that the island would get continuous days of heavy rainfall.

About City

Krabi
"Bustling city, quiet locals"

One of the oldest provinces in Thailand, Krabi is home to the traditional yet the modern, the touristy and the local flavour. A coastal destination often visited with Phuket, Krabi is home to beautiful beaches, islands and limestone formations. In addition, Krabi offers some of the beautiful coral diving spots in the world, making it an excellent destination for diving enthusiasts and Instagram photograph hunters alike.

Home to the Phi Phi Islands, Krabi sees a large amount of footfall on them. The islands are known for their unmatched beauty and, over the years, have become a favourite spot among partygoers and private vacationers alike. Beautiful beaches like Railey Beach are sought by those looking for amazing photographs and by rock-climbing enthusiasts who come to conquer the towering limestone formations.

Krabi is also home to many gems, which many might miss if not keen for exploration. The crystal Emerald Pool in Thung Teao Forest Natural Park and Klong Thom Hot Springs in the jungle near the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve are two such spots that cannot be missed. In addition, national Parks in the islands of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta has ensured over the years of protection of local flora and fauna and are a worthy visit when travelling in Krabi.

Things To Do In Krabi

1. Rock Climbing in Railay
While Railay Beach is touted for its hippie enclave, it is also a phenomenal rock climbing paradise. This beach has a plethora of sheer, craggy limestone karsts, cliffs and natural rock outcroppings that adventure enthusiasts can climb for panoramic ocean and island views. Krabi Rock Climbing Centre, Railay Rock Climbing Shop, and Hot Rock Climbing School on Railay Beach offer equipment, guided for climbers of all skill levels, and drop-in and professional courses.

2. Take a Dip in Klong Thom Hot Springs
Tucked into a small tropical jungle near Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, Klong Thom Hot Springs is an idyllic spot for hiking and a relaxing swim. Rising up to a pleasant 40–47 degrees Celsius, Klong Thom’s saltwater is believed to have medicinal healing properties. The 5-metre-tall waterfall cascades to form over ten canopied ponds and mineral plunge pools. There are plenty of shacks and bathtubs designed for tourists to unwind in the surrounding area.

3. Explore Railay Beaches & Caves
Accessible just by boat, this peninsula of limestone crags is a beautiful destination for a laid-back rest in the middle of your Thailand holiday. An absolute best for rock climbers, Railay is a one-of-a-kind spot for active diving, kayaking and rock climbing; as well as just relaxing at your resort.

4. Island Hopping in Krabi
Island hopping tours allow visitors to see the best of Krabi, its glittering white-sand beaches and rainforests within a day or two. The four iconic islands in Krabi for day trips are Koh Poda, Koh Hong or Chicken Island, Phra Nang Cave, and Tup Island. They are best explored from November to March by cruises and speed boats from Ao Nang Bay. One can enjoy swimming, snorkelling, island lunches and sunsets during the tour.

5. Visit Phra Nang Beach
The Phra Nang Beach is situated between Krabi and Ao Nang beach as a part of a small peninsula. The coral reefs, caves and cliffs lapped around by crystal clear waters and home to two small islands – Koh Rang Nok and Nai, gives one the ingredients of a perfect beach destination. Celebrated for its white duvet-soft sand, clear water, caves and the gorgeous coral reef, Phra Nang is also well recognized for its “Princess Cave” or Tham Phra Nang Nok.

6. Trip to Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi consists of a group of six islands. Only 40 km from Phuket, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two most famous islands of the six. With their pristine waters and vibrant parties, these islands are a fantastic way to spend a few days in Thailand. Its striking cliffs, white sand beaches with jungles all around, and clear blue waters make it look nothing short of paradise. None of the islands has roads, and most are humanly inhabited, making these islands one of the few untainted beautiful landscapes left in the world.

7. Kayaking in Krabi
Kayaking in Krabi is the most relaxed and beginner-friendly way to explore its gorgeous beaches, streams and mangrove forests. Some things that can only be seen while kayaking in Krabi are its limestone cliffs and rock formations in the ocean, canyons, caves, wetlands, lagoons, and picture-perfect sunsets. Thalane Bay, Bor Thor Village, Ao Nang Beach, Railay Beach and Hong Island are the top kayaking destinations in Krabi, offering several kayak rentals.

8. Go On a Sunset Cruise
Sunsets are the most magical time to admire Krabi’s coastline and islands aboard luxury and catamaran cruises. Hop aboard Siamese cruises or yachts, and enjoy fun-filled parties, dining with sunset views, cocktail galore, and romantic honeymoons, sailing past stunning beaches and limestone rock islets. One can book unique sunset cruises from Ao Nang or Railay beach with operators like Krabi Sunset Cruises, which run all year round.

9. Explore Krabi Town
Krabi Town is a small, beautiful town situated along the Krabi river. It is the provincial capital and is mainly preferred by tourists as a transit point when they visit the nearby islands with beaches. However, travellers should take notice of this town also, which offers a very local aura. Visitors can engage in the market activities, go for Thai massages, or even take a boat ride to Khao Kanab Nam. The markets sell some delicious seafood, and there are various restaurants in the town that serve excellent local as well as international cuisine.

10. Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang or sometimes Ao Phra Nang is the most vibrant and westernised beach of Thailand located in the Mueang Krabi district of Southern Thailand. A former backpackers’ spot Ao Nang has now developed enough to be an absolute tourist's bliss. One can indulge in various activities like getting a relaxing spa, rock climbing, kayaking, scuba diving or go on a shopping spree.

11. Snorkelling in Krabi
Snorkelling in Krabi is mostly centred in and around the many offshore islands lying west or south of the mainland. Located in southern Thailand, Krabi has over the years attracted many diving and snorkelling enthusiasts with its many pockets of reefs and bays. Krabi's many limestone cliffs and rugged and rocky terrain have facilitated the growth of small areas of colourful marine life. Phi Phi islands and the Four Islands (Poda group of islands) are the primary snorkelling locations in Krabi.

12. Maya Bay
An iconic location ever since it shot to fame in the Movie 'The Beach' by Leonardo Di Caprio, Maya Bay's small but beautiful beaches were thronged by tourists in the thousands each day. Accessible only by boats and ferries, the crystal waters of the bay are great for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. While until recently, the bay had been indefinitely shut off to visitors, as the rampant increase in tourism over the years has adversely affected the biodiversity of the region, tourists are now allowed to visit again in a controlled manner.

13. Tiger Cave
Overlooking spectacular mountain and valley views, Tiger Cave Temple or Wat Tham Suea is a Buddhist cave temple at an elevation of 309 metres. It is a sacred site for the resident monks and also features a stunning maze of natural caves in an overgrown rainforest, fascinating tiger paw prints in the cave, tall Buddha statues, and the strenuous stone staircase with 1,237 stairs towards the summit.

14. Thung Teao Forest National Park
Among Krabi’s most striking natural attractions, Thung Teao Forest Natural Park is home to the much-photographed Emerald Pool. Hike the protected park’s 2.7-kilometre-long trail to spot native birds, lizards and small mammals. This trail leads to the crystalline Emerald Pool, where one can enjoy a swim and jump across towering limestone cliffs. This ancient lowland forest also has lovely waterfalls and hot springs.

15. Take a Dip in the Emerald Pool
The Krabi Emerald Pool, also known as Sa Morakot locally, is a picturesque natural pond fed by fresh water springs that descend down the surrounding hills. Situated within the Krabi province of South Thailand it is a beautiful place and a top excursion point for tourists eager to explore the natural beauty of the region. A leisurely walk along the natural jungle trail and by the pool brings one face to face with the bounty of nature under a thick cover of rain forest containing an enormous biodiversity including tropical trees and creatures of diverse species.

16. Phra Nang Cave
Situated close to the Railay Beach in Krabi, the Phra Nang Cave is famous for the large number of wooden phallic symbols present here in varying sizes apart from the soothing white sand and magnificent views of Krabi. Considered as a symbol of fertility, people visit the Phra Nang shrine (nestled inside the cave) to offer wooden phallic symbols at the shrine, praying to cure their infertility problems.

17. Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Located approximately 40 km away from the town of Krabi, the Krabi Elephant Sanctuary is home to various rescued elephants and offers a heart-warming experience to all its visitors. A safe haven for retired elephants, the Krabi Elephant Sanctuary lets one learn about elephants, their behavior, play with them in mud, feed and even bathe them. This place is ideal for animal lovers who care about the welfare of elephants.

18. Diving in Krabi
Krabi has over 100 islands with some of Thailand’s most magnificent diving sites, known for its azure blue shores, idyllic limestone mountains and warm water. Owing to excellent underwater visibility, diving is one of the best ways to see submerged caves, coral reefs and colourful fish up close. Anyone can learn diving and scuba diving at Krabi’s diving schools and centres, such as in the Ao Nang Local Islands, Gypsy Divers, and Railay Dive Centre.

19. Trip to Hong Island
You can righteously say that Hong Island, a great tourist destination just off the Krabi coast in the Phang Nga Province, is an undiscovered and unordinary gem waiting to be explored. This island consists of a group of four exotic tropical islands that can be reached within 20 to 30 minutes from Ao Nang in a speedboat. Hong Island is a spot every adventure freak, as well as nature lover, would want to be at. Some even call the island the most mesmerising place in the Krabi province.

20. Krabi Town Night Market
Krabi Town Night Market along the Krabi river is well known for selling almost everything from clothes to handicrafts to delicious food. This daily night market at Chao Fah is known for its varied selection of lip-smacking Thai food, particularly seafood. Most travellers come here for the food stalls, which are affordable as well as delicious. In addition, there are many stalls selling clothes, handicrafts, accessories and other souvenirs. It gets pretty crowded into the night, and one should take care of belongings while shopping.

21. Enjoy a Thai Massage
Integrating acupressure, Ayurveda and assisted yoga, traditional Thai massages are great for relieving muscle tension. Trained practitioners use their hands, elbows, thumbs and forearms to knead pressure points and knots with aromatic oil. Most massage rooms feature saunas, plunge pools, and perks like body exfoliation, or Thai lunch. You can enjoy hourly sessions at Nhums Thai Massage, Samadhi Yoga, Sa-bai Thai Massage, Royal Palm Spa, and Body Kneads Thai Massage in Krabi.

22. Mangrove Kayaking in Krabi
Ao Thalane Bay is home to Krabi’s most beautiful and dense mangrove forests with cascading streams, caves, small inlets, hidden lagoons and wetlands. Mangrove kayaking is an ideal way to discover several small islands on Ao Thalane Bay, spot biodiverse wildlife and paddle among limestone cliffs into a jungle canyon. Most tours take 2-3 hours, and equipment can be rented from local shops or at Ao Thalane Kayak Krabi Centre.

23. See the famous Khao Kanab Nam Mountains
These are the two iconic mountains of Krabi town that lie at the banks of the Krabi river. Khao Kanab Nam are two 100 meters tall peaks with many caves, stalagmites, and stalactites, which are an incredible sight. Many human head skeletons are also said to be found here. The caves are accessible by a staircase. There is an amazing mangrove forest and a fishing village nearby where travellers often go as well.

24. Marvel at Sunsets in Krabi
To watch the sunset in Krabi is a sought-after experience and a way to admire its captivating coastline. Krabi is home to many famous beaches where one can head for sunset views, as well as beach bars and lounges. Enjoy watching the sky transform into invigorating shades of crimson, orange and pink as the sun goes down in Krabi from Ao Nang Beach, Railay Beach, Tiger Cave Temple, and Koh Poda.

25. Enjoy the Nightlife in Krabi
Southern Thailand’s most-loved honeymoon and leisure getaway, Krabi, boasts amazing Go-Go beach bars, nightclubs, dining lounges and colourful traditional night markets. From rooftop beer galore with live DJs, delectable cocktails, and Instagrammable ocean vistas to delicious seafood and shopping for trinkets, the best places to enjoy the nightlife in Krabi include Ao Nang Beach’s Amy’s Bar and Centre Point, Bamboo Bar on Railay Beach, Phi Phi Island and Chao Fah Pier Night Market.

26. Koh Kradan
Koh Kradan located in Trang Province of Thailand is about 40 to 50 minutes away from the mainland. Amongst all the numerous island that Thailand comprises of, Koh Kradan has the most beautiful beaches. So, your sunrises and sunsets on this island will be extremely stunning and it might even appear to you as if the emerald sea and lilac sky are merging. You will have many things to look around and to explore when on the island. Its interiors consist of huge rubber and coconut plantations. Koh Kradan also holds many adventures for those of you who are looking for some adrenaline rush.

27. Shopping in Krabi
From glitzy and compact shopping malls, markets against ocean backdrops, and tourists’ favourite walking streets to colourful night markets, Krabi features plenty of exciting shopping destinations. For example, Ao Nang Walking Street boasts malls like Outlet Village and Big C, banks, trinket stores, nightclubs, linen sellers and seafood vendors. For batiks, jewellery, handicrafts and souvenirs, head to Maharaja Market and large night markets like Krabi Town Walking Street and Chao Fah Market.

28. Day Trip to Koh Lanta
Around 85 kilometres away from Krabi, Koh Lanta island is a day trip mecca for families and backpackers. Filled with traditional villages having overwater stilt homes and markets, panoramic white-sand beaches, rainforests, limestone outcrops and mangroves, this large island boasts top-notch resorts, a massive national park, great snorkelling, diving, and laid-back beach bars. One can take a car from Krabi to Koh Lanta or ride the ferry costing THB 1,500.

29. Wat Kaew Korawaram
Situated in Krabi city of Thailand, Wat Kaew Korawaram is a Buddhist temple ideal for those looking for some peaceful and relaxing time amid the lively Krabi town. With stunning architecture sporting soothing blue and white colours and naga sculptures, this Buddhist temple provides a scenic view for its visitors.

30. Tub Kaek Beach
Tub Kaek Beach is a secluded place 28 km away from the town of Krabi and an ideal location to get away from the crowded beaches of the city. It is surrounded by exotic landscapes with deep lush forest. This undiscovered heaven of white sand and turquoise water of Andaman is ornamented with gorgeous irregular shaped island on all sides. The Tubkaek Beach is popular for being featured in the movie Hangover 2, for the beach wedding scenes.

31. Ko Panyi
Ko Panyi, also known as Koh Panyee or the Muslim Village, is a fishing village in Phang Nga province known for being built on stilts. It is called Pulau Panji in the local language. The village is self-sufficient with its own mosque, market, medical centre, and houses. It is a popular stop for travellers visiting James Bond Island or other parts of the province.

32. Tonsai Beach
Tonsai or Ton Sai Beach is located near Krabi in Southern Thailand. Known to be a hidden gem, Tonsai Beach is located precisely between Ao Nang and Railey Beach. It is a refreshing getaway for tourists who visit the nearby areas in Krabi. A hub of adventure and activities, Tonsai Beach, is more rustic than its counterparts. The gentle ocean breeze, Reggae music, and haze of herbal smoke in the atmosphere set this destination apart from the others. The tranquillity of this place gets a bonus by every traveller who ever visited Tonsai Beach.

33. Nopparat Thara Beach
Located around 6 Km towards the west of Krabi town, the Noppharat Thara Beach is one of Krabi's most famous beached. The 3 km long strect of soft, white sand lined up with coconut and casuarina trees is made up of two beaches. A marvellous view of the offshore island of Ko Khao Sam Nuai together with the Noppharat Thara–Koh Phi Phi National Park is visually appealing.

34. Koh Ha
Koh Ha meaning ‘five’ islands in Thai, is located in the Andaman Sea, which is under the supervision of Mu Koh Lanta National Marine Park. As the name suggests, Koh Ha consists of five beautiful limestone islands which are geographically on the west of Koh Lanta. This tropical paradise is a favourite spot for Snorkeling, scuba diving, and other water activities.

35. Klong Muang Beach
Located in the Krabi province, the Klong Muang Beach is a tropical beauty featuring white sand, tranquil blue water, and a quiet atmosphere, just 30-minute from Krabi town. The idyllic setting of the beach and the breathtaking views surrounding it makes it a perfect place for all kinds of travelers. Away from the crowds, the Klong Muang beach is an ideal place for unwinding, sunbathing, and enjoying the mesmerizing beauty of the Andaman sea. The northern part of the beach is ideal for swimming and other beach activities, while the southern section mainly features stunning rock formations.

36. Backpacking in Krabi
Blessed with karst mountains, dense mangrove forests, and beautiful beaches, Krabi is one of the picturesque destinations in Thailand. From going to adventurous outdoor activities to chilling out on a beach, enjoying fantastic seafood - Krabi has it all.

37. Koh Gai
Famous for its unspoiled secluded beaches on the crystal-clear Andaman Sea, Koh Gai (Chicken Island) is named after its unique and quirky “chicken head-shaped” rock formation. Koh Gai is located off the Ao Nang coast with a captivating reef ring for snorkelling and swimming. Nestled in a shady cove in the island’s snack bar, offering Thai seafood, beers and cocktails.

38. Koh Yao Yai
Sandwiched between Phuket and Krabi, Koh Yao Yai is a Thai island in the Andaman Sea. Flaunting sandy bays, mangroves, piers for long-tail boats, ferries, fishing villages and rubber plantations, the island's best beaches include Loh Paret and Loh Jark. In addition, Koh Yao Yai is dotted with dive sites and corals, like King Cruiser Wreck, Anemone Reef, and the pinnacles of Shark Point.

The Top Sightseeing places in Krabi

The top sightseeing places in Krabi are Railay Beach, Tiger Cave Temple, Phi Phi Islands, Krabi Town, Hong Island, Ao Nang Beach.

Nightlife in Krabi 

As Southern Thailand’s most-visited honeymoon and leisure destination, Krabi offers the trendiest Go-Go beach bars, fancy nightclubs, high-end dining lounges and quaint oceanfront night markets. From irresistible cocktails, scrumptious seafood, Instagrammable sea views and pulsating DJ music to rooftop craft beer galore and shopping for colourful trinkets, nightlife in Krabi entertains every local and tourist alike. Ao Nang area’s bars and clubs undoubtedly offer Krabi’s best nightlife, followed by these charming venues: -

Chilling Bar and Restaurant, Paknam
Amy’s Bar, Centre Point and Boogie Bar on Ao Nang Beach
Carlito’s Bar, Phi Phi Island
Bamboo Bar, Railay Beach
Factory Beer Garden
Chao Fah Pier Night Market
Roots Rock Reggae Bar
Chu-A-Pa Studio
Get Rad's
Lucky868 Bar and Cafe
Sunset Bar


Currency in Krabi 

Major cards are accepted in almost all restaurants, bars and hotels. Carry a sufficient amount of the Thai Baht with you as local market vendors may not accept other currencies.

Do's and Don'ts in Krabi 

Krabi is relaxed when it comes to attire.
But one should take care to dress appropriately when going to any temple or place of religious significance. In these cases always cover up your arms and legs.
Tipping is not expected but appreciated in Thailand.
Learning a few Thai phrases can take you a long way.

Language of Krabi 

Thai is spoken in Krabi. You may find rudimentary English being spoken by street vendors although tour operators will be well-versed in it. Do carry a dictionary with you wherever you go.

How to Reach Krabi

All important modes of transport like airways, railways and buses can take you to Krabi. No matter which way you choose, the landscape out of the window will be a feast for the eyes.

By Air
A number of international and domestic flights operate at the Krabi International Airport, which is located about 15 kilometres from the Krabi city centre. Daily, direct flights operate to and from Krabi from major cities such as Bangkok, Koh Samui, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

By Bus
Direct buses to Krabi operate daily from the Southern Bus Terminal of Bangkok and take up to 10 hours to reach Krabi. There are also daily buses plying between Phuket and Krabi and take up to 3-4 hours to reach. Options include air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned, deluxe and luxury coaches.

By Train
There are no direct trains for Krabi. However, the nearest train station from Krabi is Trang, which is about 2 hours away from Krabi by bus.

Road/Self Drive
One can rent cars to travel between Krabi and other parts of Thailand such as Bangkok and Phuket and also for travelling within Krabi. Thailand is a left-hand drive country and it is also a must to have an international driving license to drive in Thailand. Renting motor bikes is another good way to explore Krabi. Bikes are available for hire on a daily basis; however, one has to pay for gasoline.

How to Reach Krabi from India

Direct flights from major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata are available. Try to book your tickets offseason to get good discount rates. Kolkata usually has cheaper flights to Krabi than other cities. Keep checking individual airline websites for more information.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Krabi is from November to March. This place experiences a typical tropical climate throughout the year where the temperature never gets below 27 degrees during day time. Krabi weather can be classified as two seasons; dry and rainy. The driest weather lasts from December to April, and the weather gets progressively hot with each month. The months between May and November are more susceptible to rain. The wettest months in Krabi are September and October. Travelling between the rainy months is a bit of a gamble where you could experience short to heavy showers which can tamper your outdoor plans. Or, you can have a perfectly sunny day with slashed prices, cold weather, and an entire island to yourself. 

November to mid-March: This is the coolest season in Krabi after the rains are over. With the best weather, naturally, this is also the busiest time with most tourists planning their trips around this period. This is the perfect time to spend the day relaxing on one of the gorgeous beaches in Krabi and enjoying water sports in the calm sea. 

Mid-March to May: These are considered as the hottest months in Krabi just before monsoon hits Thailand. The temperatures vary in the mid-thirties, with humidity levels steadily on the rise. One of the reasons why you should plan a trip in April is to witness the Songkran Festival, the Thai New Year, when people sprinkle water on each other! 

June to October: Monsoon season in Phuket lasts from May to October. While the weather is humid, the prices are at an all-time low, making this one of the cheapest seasons to plan a trip. Apart from being cost effective, it’s also a peaceful time to visit because it’s not as crowded as the high season. The wettest months are May, September and October, but continuous days of heavy rainfall are rare. 

About City

Bangkok
"Of street food, skyscrapers and unending nights"

A city that never sleeps, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is a modern-day melting pot of contrasting cultures and faiths. Here, towering skyscrapers stand in harmony next to temples and monasteries. The luxury malls and shopping centres compete with the street bazaars and floating markets. Cuisines - both Thai and from around the world are showcased in all their glory on the streets as well as in rooftop restaurants. The nightlife of Bangkok, on the one hand, revolves around flashy nightclubs, rooftop and go-go bars, bright neon light signs and cheap drinks.

While on the other, it also includes cabaret shows, Muay Thai and dance exhibitions and even cultural walking tours. Sites like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew showcase the city's rich history, while the likes of museums such as Art in Paradise and parks such as the Sea Life Ocean World cater to those seeking modern-day experiences.

Bangkok is serviced by Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueang Airport. Suvarnabhumi International Airport handles all of the international flights to and from Bangkok and is the primary entryway into the capital. Thailand also grants Visa-on-arrival for many nationalities at Suvarnabhumi. Read the guide here for the complete visa eligibility and application details. 

Bangkok has many hotels, both luxury and economical across the city. Over the years, the city has also evolved into a more backpacker-friendly destination with many hostels, dormitories and homestays popping up.

Things To Do In Bangkok

1. Visit the Grand Palace
The Grand Palace, the residence of royals for several generations, is the perfect place to begin your historical tour in Bangkok. It houses one of the holiest Buddhist temples, Wat Phra Kaew, built in the year 1782. The Grand Palace stands among the top tourist attractions in Bangkok, Thailand, showcasing the rich history of Bangkok.

2. Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
Wat Pho is a famous temple located immediately south of the Grand Palace precinct in Bangkok. The place is renowned for being headquarters for the teaching and preservation of traditional Thai medicine. The temple is largely visited to view the large reclining Buddha within, thus also known as 'Temple of the Reclining Buddha'.

3. Shop at the Chatuchak Weekend Market
The king of markets in Bangkok, and one of the largest markets in the world, Chatuchak is spread over 35 acres with more than 8,000 stalls. Everything ranging from clothing, accessories, handicrafts, furniture, art, food, books, antiques, and many more interesting souvenirs are is available here. Keep your bargaining skills ready to enhance your shopping experience at this bustling market.

4. Explore the vibey Khao San Road
Khao San Road, famously known as the backpacker's haven, is located in the heart of the city. It is a 410 meter long street in central Bangkok which will cater to every need of yours! Street food stalls, bars, shops, restaurants, nightclubs, cafes and massage parlours are all packed into this one street. This road is one of the most famous night markets in Bangkok. It turns into a shopper's paradise as the sun sets down. You'll find everything here at a reasonable rate. Its cheap food, accommodation and clothes make this place a winning combo for all tourists!

5. Boat Trip on the Chao Phraya River
The river of kings, Chao Phraya River, is the prime river and waterway of Thailand, used by an average of 50,000 commuters daily. The fertile plains and abundant fish of the river are the main reasons for the choice of Thailand's capitals in the past, such as Ayutthaya, Thonburi and Bangkok.

6. Safari World
Safari World is one of the most favourite destinations in Bangkok, with both tourists and locals descending on the park to spend quality time amongst the wildlife. Not only a place for gathering knowledge about the ways and lives of wild animals, but it also offers a host of entertaining shows along with activities.

7. Sea Life Bangkok
Sea Life Bangkok is an underground aquarium located beneath the Siam Paragon mall in the heart of Bangkok. Sprawled over an area of 110,000 sq. ft., Sea Life Bangkok is the largest South-East Asian aquarium. Home to various marine life retrieved from the remotest corners of the world, the aquarium houses species of octopuses, sharks, crabs, penguins and fish.

8. Wat Arun
An ancient structure dating back to the battles between the former Siam and Burma, Wat Arun is a place of worship with rich past. Also known as the Temple of Dawn, the site was built by remaining survivors and General Taksin. Later, the temple was renamed as Aruna after the Indian God of dawn to commemorate the founding of a new Ayutthaya, the former capital of the kingdom.

9. Siam Paragon Mall
Tourists who love high-end international fashion brands should visit Siam Paragon. From Jimmy Choo and Versace to Prada, over 70 globally renowned brands are available here. Besides clothing, brands such as Sony, Samsung, Aston Martin and BMW can be found here too. The mall is also home to one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia, a 16 screen cineplex and restaurants of all the possible cuisines.

10. National Museum and Wang Na Palace
An ideal place for history lovers, the Bangkok National Museum exhibits some of the most magnificent collection of art and artefacts reflecting the Thai culture.

11. Sathorn Unique Tower
Standing with a whopping 49 storeys (including two dungeon dark underground levels), the Sathorn Unique Tower is one of those skyscraper buildings in Bangkok which never got completed due to the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997. The views of the city from the floors of the Sathorn Unique Towers intensify as you ascend them one by one. But be careful while you do so since there have been incidents which regard the place as “Haunted”!

12. Street Food in Chinatown
Located along the Yaowarat Road, Chinatown is a Chinese cultural and commercial hub. It is majorly known for its exotic culinary experience of street foods, along with several Buddhist temples, and traditional wooden shops selling Chinese goods. It is best to visit Chinatown at night, which is when it is vibrant with neon lights and chaotic fun.

13. Dusit zoo
The oldest zoo in Thailand, Dusit Zoo lies in the vicinity of Bangkok's governmental headquarters in the Dusit District. Boasting of a heavy annual footfall, Dusit Zoo exhibits many species, ranging from exotic to rare, such as monkeys, penguins, camels, the albino barking deer and the white Bengal tiger. It also offers tram rides and boating services, which guarantee an uninhibited day of fun.

14. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Marketed as a major tourist attraction and a marker of Thai culture, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is among the most popular floating markets in the world. Boats swaying on the water are navigated by Thai locals and traders who sell all kinds of farm produce, fruits, souvenirs and freshly prepared local foods, which visitors can enjoy while sailing in their own boats.

15. Shop at the Terminal 21 Mall
Ever dreamed of travelling the world? This airport inspired mall in Bangkok, Terminal 21, brings all the cities of the world under one roof, letting you shop from Tokyo one minute, and San Fransisco the other. International luxury brands and many local labels are available here. With over 600 shops, a cineplex and all kinds of restaurants, the shopping experience here is emphasised like no other.

16. Soi Cowboy
One of the popular red light districts, Soi Cowboy is a neon-lit street, filled with Go Go Bars and other bright spaces. With friendly staff members outside each bar, it embodies the true nightlife experience of Bangkok. Located very close to Terminal 21, it is an exciting experience thanks to the unique culture and vibe of the place!

17. Jim Thompson House
With a remarkable collection of art from Burma, China, Cambodia and Thailand, Jim Thompson House is a must-visit for history buffs and art lovers. A historic property, it once served as the residence of an American man named James H W Thompson, a man responsible for reviving the Thai silk industry and one of the most famous Americans in Asia during his time.

18. Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise is an innovative and interactive 3D art museum located at the Esplanade mall, Bangkok. The brainchild of Shin Jae Yol, it has many rooms filled with impressive artwork done by Korean and Thai artists. The primary motive behind this cultural haven was to help the public enjoy the experience of 3D art and illusion art.

19. Ladyboy Shows
Bangkok boasts some of the best and most entertaining ladyboy shows in the world. The lights, decor of the auditoriums, the makeup and gorgeous dresses of the ladyboys along with the small comedic skits performed by them make these shows professional and fun. Calypso Cabaret, Mambo cabaret and Playhouse cabaret are some of the most popular ones among tourists.

20. Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
Besides being the most important, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is also the biggest Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Also called the Dragon Lotus Temple or the Wat Leng Noei Yi in Chinese, it remains extremely crowded during any festivities or occasions in the Chinese calendar, especially the Chinese New Year. Set up in 1871, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat was the first one to be bringing in Mahayana Buddhism in Bangkok.

21. Asiatique The Riverfront
Once an international port, Asiatique The Riverfront is now among the most happening night markets in Bangkok. Neatly divided into four districts, it houses a variety of options for visitors ranging from boutiques, fine dining, a mall, fashion stores and entertainment spaces. With the picturesque backdrop of the Chao Phraya River and a glittering skyline, the Asiatique makes for an exquisite experience in Bangkok.

22. Wat Suthat
One of the oldest temples of Bangkok, Wat Suthat greets you with its serene aura. Overflowing with peace and tranquillity, Wat Suthat Thepphawararam is an excellent example of architecture and craftsmanship. Its construction began in the year 1782, under the reign of King Rama I, and it was completed in the 1820s, under the reign of King Rama III.

23. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
The centre of Bangkok’s rising art scenario, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) showcases a broad range of the best Thai art, music, design, film and theatre as well as the contemporary art scene from across the globe. The BACC also hosts a plethora of exhibitions of the work of local as well as international artists. Opened in 2008, the BACC is spread over an area of 4000 square metres, housing shops, an exciting art library that is not found in many places, and a handful of cafes along with the large exhibition areas.

24. Dream world
The Dream World theme park is located in Thanyaburi, which is an easy 50-minute drive from Bangkok. The amusement park offers a cheerful, bustling ambience, complete with rollercoasters, colourful parades, candy floss, waterworks, flowering gardens, a snow park and entertainment shows. Children and adults can indulge themselves in the vivacity of Dream World.

25. Lumpini Park
Named after the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal, the Lumpini Park was the first public park of Bangkok. The original aim was to exhibit the Thai crafts and flowers. Today, the place is home to a wide range of flora and fauna species attracting locals and tourists to relax and rejuvenate. Lumpini Park is the perfect place to connect with nature away from the crowded Bangkok streets of Bangkok.

26. Nana Plaza
Nana Plaza is a commercial building on the Sukhumvit Road in Khlong Toei district of Bangkok. Known as the “world’s largest adult playground”, Nana Plaza gets its name from its prominent member Lek Nana. Being the most colourful part of the city, Nana Plaza is primarily famous for the bars, pubs, clubs, street food vendors which attracts a considerable crowd all year round.

27. Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)
The Erawan Shrine was built in 1956 after the Thai government constructed the luxury Erawan hotel at the location. The superstitious labourers and other astrologers decided to honour the Brahma God Thao Mahaprom and hence built this shrine. Ceremonial offerings are made by Thais and tourists to get their wishes fulfilled. Catching a traditional Thai dance performance here is a joyful experience too.

28. Wat Phrae Kaew
The temple of the Emerald Buddha, commonly known as Wat Phra Kaew, is the most essential and revered Buddhist temple in Thailand as it enshrines the image of Phra Kaew Morakot carved from a single jade block. Established in 1785, the temple has elaborate carvings, paintings and pagodas, making it a spectacular sight for visitors.

29. Royal Barge National Museum
Boats used to be the primary mode of transport for Thai kings, and the National Museum of Royal Barges in Bangkok exhibits traditional Thai barges with intricate designs of Hindu and Buddhist icons. The museum displays information about the customs and history of the royal barges, costumes worn by the crew, and even serves as a dry dock for the boats.

30. Madame Tussauds
Bangkok's Madame Tussauds Wax museum is like no other Wax Museum in Thailand. Here, you can touch anyone from Albert Einstien to Tom Cruise, from Barack Obama to Tiger Woods. However, you are not allowed to touch any figure in the most decorated room housing the Thai royal family. The quality of craftsmanship behind the 70 wax figures will take your breath away.

31. Wat Benchamabophit
Commonly known as the marble temple, Wat Benchamabophit is one of Bangkok's most beautiful attractions. Embodying an impressive, modern style of Thai architecture, Wat Benchamabophit is a royal temple hosting a beautiful Buddha statue. With red carpets, polished marble and stained-glass painted walls - Wat Benchamabophit is a unique, yet beautiful Thai temple!

32. Wat Saket
Popularly known as the Golden Mount, Wat Saket is a picturesque temple with a 58-metre golden chedi which houses a Buddha relic. Established during the Ayutthaya period, this temple is built on a man-made hill, and requires you to climb 300 steps to get to the top of the chedi. A colourful week-long fair is hosted here every November.

33. Snake Farm
Opened to the public in the year 1923, the snake farm in Bangkok, part of the Thai Red Cross Institute (formerly the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) has large pits and mesh enclosures to host its reptile residents. Also called “Suan Nguu”, the snake farm hosts a variety of venomous and non-venomous snakes. It’s the second oldest such snake farm in the world after a snake farm in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

34. Museum of Contemporary Arts
The museum of contemporary art (MOCA) is a world-class art gallery built in 2012 to showcase some of the best Thai art. The museum contains five storeys, housing 800 beautiful and refreshing art pieces. A must for art lovers, MOCA is no less than any modern museum abroad, giving its artists freedom to work on themes like corruption, prostitution, religion, and many others.

35. Muangboran (Ancient City)
Ancient Siam, known as Muang Boran in Thai, is the world's largest open-air museum spread over 300 acres is situated 33 kms from Bangkok. With many mini-museums and sculpture gardens inside it, the museum mainly features replicas of some of the most important historical sites of Thailand.

36. Suan Pakkad Palace
The name 'Suan Pakkad' translating to 'cabbage patch', is quite unfitting for this private residence turned museum. It's a one of a kind palace museum, as it once used to be the private residence of the Prince and Princess of Chumbhot, and the houses date back to over 100 years. Before being converted into a private collection of homes by the royal family, the land used to be nothing more than a cabbage patch.

37. Siam Niramit Cultural Show & Dinner
The Siam Niramit Cultural Show is a definite experience while you are here. Showcasing authentic Thai culture, this jaw-dropping performance would leave you in complete awe. A beautiful, yummy and authentic Thai dinner organised post the show provides for a whole entertainment package. While the prices may seem to be on the higher end, it's undoubtedly a pure delight!

38. Wat Traimit
Wat Traimit, nestled at the end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road near Hualampong Railway Station is the perfect place to admire the glittering gold statue of Buddha. One of the best royal temples of Bangkok, it is famous for housing a pure gold statue of Lord Buddha. It is known as 'The Temple of the Golden Buddha', as the world's largest gold statue, which is almost 5 metres tall and 5.5 tonnes heavy, is sheltered here.

39. Giant Swing
Located right in front of Wat Suthat is a striking Giant Swing towering at the height of 21.15 meters. Nestled in the heart of busy square between Wat Suthat and Bangkok City Hall is a Giant Swing making for a remarkable sight even from a distance. Initially established in the year 1784, the swing went under renovation to be replaced in 2004 with a newly crafted frame made of golden teak.

40. Siriraj medical museum
The Siriraj Medical Museum is a treat to medical professionals, students and of course, the public as well. Part of the famous Siriraj Hospital, Thailand's oldest hospital, this fascinating musuem combines five mini-museums, exploring the fields of pathology, anatomy, the history of medicine in Thailand, parasitology, forensic medicine, and a prehistoric museum. Its exhibits of bones, organs, corpses, fetuses and so on have earned it the nickname 'Museum of Death'.

41. King Rama IX Park
The largest public park of Bangkok, the King Rama IX Park is a botanical garden built in 1987 to celebrate King Bhumibol's 60th birthday. Spread over 200 acres, this beautiful space is perfect for just wandering around or spending an afternoon with family. It also has a gallery with photos and paintings of the King. Every December, the park also hosts an enchanting flower festival.

42. Benjakitti Park
With captivating flowers and enchanting fountains, Benjakiti Park is a haven for people who want to take a peaceful stroll or enjoy a romantic sunset. Abundant in greenery, it also has a small lake for boating. Cycling may also be enjoyed here as there are bicycles on rent. So head to Benjakitti park for tranquillity and a quieter spot away from the city noise.

43. Erawan Museum
Demonstrating the mixture of modern civilization and traditional cultures and practices of Thailand is the Erawan Museum in Bangkok. Situated in the Samut Prakan Province, you can easily identify the museum from its giant three-headed elephant structure standing stoutly atop the building. The First Floor of the Museum is a representation of the Hindu mythology’s concept of the underworld. The Second Floor showcases the concept of Earth, or the present life. The Third Floor depicts the concept of Tavatimsa Heaven and is situated inside the belly of the Elephant. Known for the antiques based on varied Thai mythologies, Erawan Museum is sure to leave everyone spellbound, the history and architecture lovers more so.

44. Wat Bowonniwet Vihara
Founded in 1826, Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, also known as Wat Bowon, is a temple dedicated to the Thammayut sect of Buddhism. It's particularly popular as many kings of Thailand were monks and abbots here, such as King Rama IV and King Bhumibol, popularly known as Rama IX. It is also the resting place of King Bhumibol.

45. Democracy Monument
The Democracy Monument in Bangkok is a historic landmark located on the Ratchadamnoen Avenue’s traffic circle, at the intersection of the Dinso Road. The Monument is symbolic of the convolutions in modern Thai history, a marker for generations of civilians to remember the Siamese Revolution of 1932. Located in the busiest part of Bangkok, the Democracy Monument is a visual treat for everyone.

46. Baiyoke Sky Tower
Undoubtedly the best place to see Bangkok in all its glory is none other than Baiyoke Sky Tower in Prathunam. Pronounced ‘by-yolk’ and not ‘by-ok’, and also known as Baiyoke Tower II, it is the city’s tallest building. Spanning over 80 floors, the tower features a public observatory, multiple restaurants and bars, a shopping complex, a 360-degree rotating sky deck, and a hotel with over 600 rooms.

47. Wat Chanasongkram
Originally known as Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Chang Songkhram has one of the largest Sri Lankan style bell-shaped chedi in Sukhothai. Around the main chedi, there are several smaller chedis placed receding in size as they move towards the top. You can walk a little north of the temple where the monument of King Ramkamhaeng lies that locals usually visit.

48. Wat Pak Nam
Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen, also shortly known as Wat Paknam was built during the Ayutthaya period. The temple attracts mae chis (nuns) because of the meditation master Luang Pu Sod's meditation policies. He emphasised on Buddhist and secular studies for them. With a 7.9 acre complex, this temple has the largest mae chi community in Thailand.

49. Assumption Cathedral
The striking red structure of Assumption Cathedral in the heart of Thailand is one of the few 200 plus years old churches in Bangkok. The cathedral is considered as a quaint legacy of the French Community, it’s as though the French left a little part of old Europe back in Bangkok. The church accounts as a prominent red brick rectangular structure surrounded by white buildings. It accounts as one of the top historic places in Bangkok for its amusing architectural style that is uncommon in today’s world. It has been well very preserved and maintained for the worshippers.  

50. Bang Krachao
Sometimes spelt Bang Krajao, Bang Krachao is located in the Phra Pradaeng province. It was once the home of a small Burmese population when they first came to Thailand. On a map, you’ll recognise Bang Krachao as a horseshoe-shaped, island-like area cut off from the mainland by the Chao Phraya River. The only way to reach this green paradise is by boat or ferry. With laws against constructing buildings or commercial factories in place, Bang Krachao remains commercially undeveloped in the best way possible – preserving the culture and natural surroundings.

51. Loha Prasat
Loha Prasat, also famous as ‘Metal Castle,’ dwells inside the Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara along with many similar temples and relics. More often than not, the temple is overshadowed by the fame of the closely located relics such as Khaosan and Wat Saket. The imposing Loha Prasat is also considered as world’s only brazen palace (the building’s roof is made of bronze tiles).

52. Chitralada Palace
Chitralada Palace is official residence of His Majesty King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit located within the popular Dusit Palace. Formerly serving as King Chulalongkorn's summer house, this grand structure is carpeted along one square kilometre surrounded by a moat and efficiently guarded by the royal guards. The palace is presently closed to the public and can only be visited from outside.

53. Royal Thai Air Force Museum
Nestled along the Phahonyothin Road, in Don Mueang District of Bangkok, Royal Thai Air Force Museum is a respected museum with a captivating display of various aircraft like attack aircraft, fighter aircraft, military transport aircraft, and helicopters which are disengaged and retired from the battleground. The museum delights history buffs, aviation and military enthusiasts.

54. Wat Intharawihan
Wat Intharawihan or Wat Intharavihan in Bangkok is known for the famous Buddha statue, 32 m high. The temple which is situated close to the Chao Phraya River, in the Thanon Wisut Kasat area of Bali, was known as Wat Rai Phrik in the olden times. The pious statue is believed to have the power to fulfill the wishes of the visitors who come to seek blessings.

55. Sanam Luang
Situated in the island of Rattanakosin lies the grand Sanam Luang Park which is also called ‘Thung Pra Meru’ meaning the cremation ground for the Royals. It is nearly thirty acres of green space right at the centre of Old Bangkok, in front of Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, ,surrounded by prominent attractions. If you are tired of the concrete jungle and its fast-paced life then head to Sanam Luang.

56. Dusit Palace
Situated to the north of Rattanakosin Island, the Dusit Palace of Bangkok is a grand complex consisting of the royal residences, spread over a sprawling area of 16 acres. Comprising of multiple palaces, museums and lush green vegetation, the Dusit Palace is one of the political centres of Thailand in the modern world. The palace, which was once the residence of the King of Thailand, has now transformed into one of the most popular tourist attractions of Bangkok.

Nightlife in Bangkok 

Nightlife in Bangkok is thrilling, pulsating and very different than what any other part of Thailand has to offer. It has matured over the years with high affinity towards classy rooftop bars, energetic nightclubs and trendy cocktail bars. The place offers some of the best bars, nightclubs, go-go bars, pubs, beer bars, massage parlours, and discos in the country. You are so spoilt for choice that it gets difficult to decide where to go. Names such as Sukhumvit (venue of Nana and Soi Cowboy) and Silom (where Patpong is located) are packed with people exploring the excitement of Bangkok. Other not-to-be-missed places are Khao San Road, trendy new bars at Thonglor, and Soi Rambuttri.

Shopping in Bangkok 

Bangkok is a shopper's paradise. The place is packed with various shopping options from high-end, gleaming malls to street markets offering cheap clothes. You can find anything from jewellery and trendy clothes to souvenirs and handicrafts in Bangkok. There are unlimited options available to blow away all the Bahts in your pockets.

Some of the most popular shopping places in the city include:
MBK Center: Has over 2000 stores selling the latest fashion, leather products and electric appliances.
Chatuchak Weekend Market: An authentic Thai marketplace, the Chatuchak Market is spread across a vast area. One can buy fake branded clothes, jewellery, antiques, souvenirs, lip smacking food, and so much more at more than 9000 stalls. Visit this one with lots of time and cash in your wallets.
Patpong Night Market: A must visit, this night market is open from 6 pm up until midnight.
Pratunam Market: One of the thriving markets of the city.
Siam Paragon: One of the largest shopping complexes in Asia with a 16-screen movie theatre.
Ratchada Night Market: Located outside Ratchadapisek metro station, this place is open only on Saturdays. It offers a variety of products such as vintage cameras, second-hand jeans, leather handbags, etc.
Kwan Riam Floating Market, Muang Boran Floating Market, Amphawa Floating Market, Seacon Square, IconSiam, Amulet Market, Patpong Night Market, Khlong Toei Market, Central Embassy Shopping Mall, Tha Kha Floating Market, JJ Green Market, Siam Discovery, Platinum Fashion Mall, Maeklong Railway Market, Papaya Vintage Shop, Emquartier, Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market, Rod Fai Train Night Market, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, Taling Chan Floating Market, Pantip Plaza, Train Night Market Ratchada, MBK Center (Ma Boong Khron Center), CentralWorld, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market are some good place to shop in Bangkok.

Exchanging Money in Bangkok 

The currency in Bangkok can be exchanged at banks (major banks of Thailand being Bangkok Bank and Thai Farmers Bank), which are open Monday to Friday. Numerous authorised FOREX counters are dotted all across the tourist places with daily exchange rates displayed on electronic notice boards. It is also possible to get it exchanged at the airport. Almost all the major foreign currencies are accepted and exchanged. Most of the hotels will also perform currency exchange, but the rate is typically poor. You will find bank branches at most of the shopping centres and market places.

Language of Bangkok 

Central Thai is the official language of Thailand, which is widely spoken in Bangkok, especially in business and tourist areas. However, people usually converse in southern Thai dialect that sounds pithier and faster than Central Thai.
English is also widely spoken and understood, especially in tourist areas. 

Useful Thai phrases to know while travelling (krub is used for males and kha is used for females): 
Hello - Sawatdee (krub/kha)
How are you? - Sabai dee ru (krub/kha)
Fine - Sabai dee (krub/kha)
Thank you - Khob Khun (krub/kha)
Yes - Chai
No - Mai Chai
(You/I) can - Dai
Cannot - Mai Dai
How much? - Nee Tao Rai

Currency in Bangkok 

The Thai Baht is the primary currency used in Thailand. Make sure you carry cash while shopping at the local street markets and use your cards wisely to avoid any fraud. Most of the international credit cards are widely accepted in Bangkok. ATM Machines are easily available, 24 hours, all around the city and accept all major credits cards including Visa and MasterCard. Traveller's cheques are also an option and are mainly accepted at specific foreign exchange shops or banks with processing charges of THB 153 per cheque. For credit cards, the processing fee is about THB 150 to THB 250.

Religion of Bangkok 

Buddhism is the main religion followed in Bangkok with 95% of the population being Buddhists. The city is home to some of the most famous temples or 'wats' of the country.

Local transport in Bangkok
Getting around Bangkok is quite easy with its well-developed public transport system. There are plenty of options to commute within the city. Colourful metered taxis, tuk-tuks and motorbike taxis are some of the most popular options, all being easily available in any part of the city. However, considering the infamous traffic jam of the city, BTS (the aboveground Sky train) and MRT (underground metro) are the best alternatives. The trains begin their service at 6 am and end at midnight. The cheapest way of getting around is through local bus services, but it gets tedious because the routes are complicated and the information is all written in Thai. One can also hail private cabs, but they are quite an expensive affair. Make sure you bargain for a good deal while hiring a tuk-tuk or a colourful taxi.

How to Reach Bangkok from India

Bangkok, home to two international airports, can easily be reached by several direct flights from India. Flight companies such as Air India, Air India Express, AirAsia, Jet Airways, Thai Airways and IndiGo from various India cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, etc. fly with high frequencies.

Visiting Bangkok is easy as there are many Travel options

By Air
Bangkok is well connected by air to the rest of the world and there are two airports in the city. The Suvarnabhumi Airport is located 25 kilometres east of Bangkok and the Don Mueang Airport located 24 kilometres to the north. Most international and domestic airlines operate at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is linked to the city by buses, taxis, and Airport Rail Link, a high-speed train service into downtown Bangkok.

By Road
Buses to and from other parts of Thailand including Pattaya, Krabi, Phuket and Ko Samui and also to neighbouring countries operate in Bangkok. There are three major bus terminals in Bangkok; the Northern Bus Terminal, also known as Mo Chit, the Eastern Bus Terminal, also known as Ekkamai and the Southern Bus Terminal, also known as Sai Tai. Book your bus tickets directly at one of the three public bus terminals and avoid travel agents and private buses, which are not the most reliable.

By Rail
Bangkok is well connected by rail to the rest of Thailand and to neighbouring countries like Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. The main railway station of Bangkok is the Hua Lamphong Railway Station where trains from neighbouring countries and other parts of Thailand operate. The Thornburi Train Station (formerly known as Bangkok Noi Station) serves for local or nearby travel.

Best Time To Visit

November to February: This is Thailand’s cool season, with daytime temperatures slightly under 30°C and relatively low humidity. This is also Thailand’s peak season for tourism, which means prices are slightly higher overall. Regarded as the ‘cold months’, this is the perfect time to explore Bangkok on foot. In the evenings temperatures can drop below 20 degrees Celsius.

March to May: Although these are Bangkok’s hottest months, it is also the time when Bangkok celebrates the Thai New Year with great festivity and cheer. Sudden bouts of rain are a welcome change and boat cruises, mall shopping and lounging by the pool are highly recommended. Don't forget to carry your sunglasses and buy yourself a hat there!

May to October: Regarded as Bangkok’s ‘low season’, this is a great time to visit the city as you can fetch some great deals on hotels and excursions. The frequent bouts of rain do not deter tourists from indulging in a range of indoor activities like shopping, visiting aquariums and temples as well as entertainment complexes.

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