Private Phang Nga Wat Suwan Kuha

Phuket to Krabi

It’s approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Phuket to Krabi via Phang Nga province with some beautiful scenery on the way. With a few stops en-route you can make a full day of it (we can arrange a private transfer if you like). There is Phang Nga town and several pretty waterfalls. Here are a few places that we like to stop.

360 Andaman Viewpoint

A few kilometres north of Sarasin bridge this stop for coffee is easiest approached when traveling south towards Phuket. Exit left off highway 4 onto the 402 road and it’s just past the weigh station on the left. This is a coffee shop on a hill that has mutated into a slightly kitch photo stop very popular with locals. There are wonderful views all around plus a swimming park with diving boards, rubber rings and and type swings for the kids.

More details here: www.facebook.com/AndamanViewPoint 360 Andaman viewpoint

Samchong seafood restaurant

A restaurant in Phang Nga on a floating raft, the food is excellent. To get there turn off highway 4 at the Samchong crossroads and follow the signs. Long tail boats are available for rent nearby if you fancy a ride into Phang Nga bay, they can take you to James Bond Island, Koh Panyee or kayaking around Hong Island.

More here: www.jamie-monk.blogspot.com/2009/02/restaurant-tip-samchong-seafood-phang.html

Samchong seafood

Wat Suwan Khuha, Phang Nga

Better known as the monkey cave temple it’s worth a stop if you like feeding bananas to monkeys. There is a cave with a reclining Buddha. This place is always packed with tourists.

More details: www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Wat-Suwan-Khuha–5440

Private Phang Nga Monkey Cave templeDairy Hut Farm, Phang Nga

Heading towards Krabi just after you leave highway 4 onto the 415 road Dairy Hut farm and restaurant is on the left side, look for the big windmill.

There is a seafood restaurant, coffee and ice cream shop plus a small farm for the kids to see sheep, horses, camels and llamas. Kids can feed the animals or play in the playground. There is a small ferris wheel and a couple of other old rides.  The entrance fee is 80 baht for adults and 40 baht for kids.

More info: www.dairyhutfarm.com/

 

Dairy Hut Phang Nga

Bor Thor and Tham Lod

A short detour from the crossroads at Ao Luek takes you to a pier where you can either hire a long tail boat or take a kayaking tour. Kayaking is the better option if you want to go through Lod cave because when the tide is up the long tail boats can’t get through. A kayaking tour is 500 baht per person. I don’t think the kayaking is worth making a special trip from Krabi for, Ao Thalane is better, but if you are passing it’s worth taking a look.

A longail boat  can be rented for 500-600 baht depending on how many you are. The longtail ride out and back to the caves is about a 40 minute round trip.

Bor Tor skull mountain Bor Tor Tham Lod

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