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Ao Nang Beach In Krabi, Thailand

Ao Nang Beach, also known as the Ao Phra Nang, is a beach located in the Ao Nang town in Krabi. Thailand is a paradise for beach lovers, and there are so many top-quality beaches you can find here. Krabi has many of those beautiful beaches and most of these beaches are located in the islands. One of the best towns to experience a beach getaway is the Ao Nang town. Ao Nang is the center of the tourist scene in Krabi, with its beaches in and around the town definitely worth a visit.

The Ao Nang Beach is about 1 kilometer long and is one of the topmost beaches in Ao Nang. This beach is very famous for its scenic beauty and engaging activities. The beach is most beautiful during the sunset and this can. be reached by stairs along the promenade.

Along the Eastern side of the beach, there are several bars, restaurants, massage parlors, and shade spots, and this is where most o the people relax during the daytime on the beach.

Ao Nang beach panorama
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How to reach the Ao Nang Beach in Krabi

The Ao Nang Beach is one of the top attractions in Krabi and it is very easy to access the beach in terms of transportation and navigation. There are several boats that reach up to the shore of Ao Nang Beach. So you can board a boat from any point and access the Ao Nang Beach.

The ideal time to visit

There is no specific season to visit the beach as it is an all-year destination. The ideal time to visit the Ao Nang Beach would be during the sunset as you get the best sunset views in Krabi on this beach. Also during the daytime, it may tend to get hot, and you won’t have shade spots other than the Eastern side of the beach. There is no opening or closing time for the beach, and it is open throughout the year. Although there is no entry fee for accessing the beach, but you will have to pay for the activities at the beach.

Things to do and experiences in the Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang Beach offers a plethora of activities and experiences to keep the tourists engaged. This is one of the most westernized beaches in Thailand, but at the same time, the beach has an amazing scenic view to offer.

You can spend some quality leisure time relaxing on the beach while having to enjoy your favorite meal, sipping your cocktail, as you look into the vast blue beach. The water of the Ao Nang Beach isn’t very clear, but swimming is still conducive to many parts of the beach.

Not only in the Ao Nang Beach, but there are a lot of things you can do in the Ao Nang town as well apart from the beach.

There are a lot of forests in Ao Nang, which provides scope for hiking for the adventure aficionados. Apart from the famous Hang Mak mountains, there are also several secluded spots that one can consider hiking. The hiking is going to be physically strenuous, but it is completely worth it when you get the view from the top.

There are a lot of limestones in and around Ao Nang, and that serves as a perfect foil for anyone who wants to experience Rock Climbing. There are several schools which will provide you a training to experience this thrilling adventure.

For those seeking a relaxing experience, head to the massage parlors that offer Thai Massage, which will ensure you are completely relaxed, you shred off the weariness, and you are all charged. up for your next adventure on your Thailand tour.

There are also several water activities that you can experience in and around Ao Nang. Kayaking is one of the most recommended activities, where you can rent a kayak and visit Tonsai, Railay, Chicken island, and many such places from Ao Nang. Renting a kayak is a relatively less expensive activity.

Snorkeling and Scuba diving are also options you can consider, keeping in mind the rich marine life of Krabi.

Along with picturesque beauty of the Ao Nang Beach, it also offers buzzing nightlife int he province. The most famous and buzzing spot is the Ao Nang Centre Point which is a three-story complex, where you can experience alcohol, pole dances, rock music, and the very famous glittery and colorful Blue Dragon Cabaret show, which is one of the most frequently visited shows for an active nightlife experience in Krabi.

In case you are looking for a stay in and around the beach, there are several accommodation options suiting all the budgets, thus making it easier for the travelers to make a decision without burning a hole in their pockets.

Long tail boat arrives to Ao Nang beach at sunset

A Thailand tour is well and truly an experience that can last in your memories forever. Be it city life, shopping, adventure and water activities, beaches, nightlife – you name it, Thailand has it. In places like Krabi, a center spot for tourism, there are so many beaches to visit and a Krabi tour is never complete without visiting top-rated beaches like the Ao Nang Beach. What are you waiting for? Plan a vacation to Krabi!

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