Often identified as the symbol of Krabi by visitors and locals alike, the Khao Khanap Nam Mountains are as iconic as their unique juxtaposition along the Maenam Krabi River. Located at the entrance to the city, the towering natural mountains are the first to greet visitors heading to this idyllic holiday destination in Thailand. Vaulted against the clouds at a staggering height of nearly 100m the almost identical set of mountains are accessible to visitors all year long, although those who wish to witness this natural wonder in all its splendour should head down to the attraction during the months from November to May.
The morning hours are also deemed to be the best time to visit the Khao Khanap Nam mountainscape as the area is especially magical during the misty period between 6am to 9am and then again in the afternoon around 3pm- 5pm. Containing a series of inner caves adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, the venue is also a geological point of interest.
Visitors can take a long tail boat at Chao Fa Pier and cruise a mere 20 minutes along the river to reach Khao Khanap Nam. Guests can climb the stairwell that leads to the caves from the boat where they will come face to face with the mesmerizing patterns of the stalactites and stalagmites formations that have come into being due to centuries of geological activity. Other intriguing points of interest include man-made models of prehistoric citizens who are believed to have inhabited the area in centuries past.
Human remains have been discovered in the area that date back to prehistoric times indicating that the first residents of Krabi may have used this cave complex as its first settlement. Ancient paintings also adorn the smooth surfaces of the caves which are incidentally located along the country’s shortest river. The surrounding area is also littered with mangrove forests and visitors can opt for a tour that covers the Ko Klang fishing village and the mangrove laden areas on a trip to Khao Khanap Nam to get an all encompassing feel for the space.
Travellers in search of exotic Krabi resorts should look no further than Anantara Si Kao Thailand for all their accommodation requirements. Providing guests with the crème de la crème in luxury amenities this Trang resort pulls out all the stops when it comes to vacationing in style.