Sunday, September 23, 2007

Inspiring Destination: Krabi, Thailand

Amazing Thailand. I'm sure many of you have heard that tagline.

Thailand has never failed to amaze me, ever since I set foot on this beautiful country with one of the most friendliest people.

This time, I would like to share about a little destination, the province of Krabi. Located south of Thailand and known for its beautiful white sandy beaches of Ao Nang and of course, its famous island of Kho Phi Phi, where the movie, The Beach was filmed.

The scenes are exactly like postcard like, and I get the feel of walking into a photograph. The long stretch of white beach and coconut trees, plus its facing the Andaman Sea makes Krabi a beautiful beach destination.

Tourists can laze at the beaches or go to the national parks, or simply take a stroll at the many tourist shops where you'll get handicrafts, souvenirs and t-shirts & 'branded goods' from mid range to upper. A lil laidback, with activities buzzing more towards the night, Krabi is rather quiet and serene.

And like many other Thai destinations, you get to see world class resorts & hotels at affordable prices. Of course, the many budget hotels gives budget travellers more options as well, especially those who would like to stay for a longer period... in fact, I wouldn't mind doing staying there for more than 1 week (a rare for Asians!), as these hotels do come with good facilities.

What makes Krabi more unique is the people - Thai, and although many are Muslims, but they treat everyone equal, and still has that Thai friendliness and humble behavior. One of the lady at the stalls was very pretty and though she spoke lil English, but she gave that charming Asian smile, making tourists feel comfortable and at home.

Some restaurants serve good local Thai food as well, and the lemon grass drink is simply refreshing!

For a short break, Krabi serves as a good-value-for money destination :)

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