THE WORLD ON AN ISLAND

Krabi Town, situated in Southern Thailand, is an intriguing attraction for most travel photographers. Nafisa Lokhandwala captures scenic perfection and jots down her experiences on this magnificent island.

1. The clamouring Krabi Town is magnificently arranged among outlandishly rakish limestone karsts sticking from the mangroves; however, you’d probably be amazed by the sheer volume of guest houses, travel agencies and building works pressed into this peculiar, minimal town. Western eateries and free Wi-fi are omnipresent, as are gift shops that offer standard knick-knacks.

2. “I kayak into the cool shades of the Ao Thalane canyons, at 3.30 pm, heading out to explore the various caves around.”

3. The Phra Nang Cave Beach was voted as the fifth best beach in Asia. The waters here are great to swim in, and the picturesque view is a photographer’s treat.

4. Krabi’s limestone cliffs are heaven for rock-climbing enthusiasts, who come from all over the world to take up the challenge. Phra Nang Cave Beach is a popular spot with good climbing spots for both beginners and experienced climbers

5. Koh Mor and Koh Tub islets are the most popular spots for swimming and snorkelling

6. After enjoying a hearty meal, I visit one of the best All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) stations. It was time for some off-the-road terrain and lots of muddy fun.

7. A moment before digging into a classic Thai meal, which usually comes with a choice of either seafood or chicken, served with rice on the side

8. On an island-hopping trip on my third day in Krabi Town, starting at Bamboo Island and heading to Pi Leh Lake and Maya Bay through Tonsai Beach. Whether you choose a long-tail boat or a speed boat, the islands around Krabi will wrap you in their palm fringed warmth. Scenic beauty is all around, and lounging in the greenish blue waters comes easily.

9. The famous Phi Phi Leh Island and the striking Karst scenery

10. The Krabi Weekend “Walking Street” market; with around 50 stalls selling a wide range of products and street food, this weekly event allows visitors to get a glimpse of the southern Thailand life, while discovering local artisans and artists who come here to present their products.

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