Rai Leh, widely known as “Railay” is one of the top tourist attractions nestled on the coast of Andaman in Thailand. Although the place is mostly popular among the adventure seekers who are interested in rock climbing and cliff diving, it also attracts hosts of holiday makers due to its natural beauty of the pristine beaches, lush tropical vegetation and peaceful atmosphere. Snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking and trekking are few other interesting outdoor activities which the place has in store for its visitors.
If talking of its exact location, this Rai Leh peninsula is situated between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang in Thailand. When visiting this enchanting beauty of nature, the most important fact that you should bear in your mind is that this place is only reachable by boat as a result of the towering limestone cliffs.
If you are interested in exploring Rai Leh, there are few sites such as Phra Nang Cave, Phra Nang Shrine and the lagoon to visit within the peninsula. Phra Nang Cave which is located in the east of the peninsula is a regular stopover among those who visit the place for day excursions. This small cave is also known as the Diamond Cave as its pathway has a shimmering effect as if it is covered with diamonds.
Phra Nang Shrine which is another humble attraction towards the north end of Phra Nang beach, is regarded with much love and veneration as a shrine devoted for the drowned princess Phra Nang. Apparently the name of the beach “Phra Nang” was derived from this princess. The lagoon of Rai Leh takes a little bit of a walk along a steep pathway and the trail is quite an adventurous journey along the forest but once you get to this marvellous place you will not regret about the tiring hike.
Rai Leh is known as one of the best rock climbing locations in the world. With its spectacular panoramic views over the turquoise sea, and bolted paths up limestone, the site is unmistakably a popular destination among all the avid cliff climbers. However it is advisable to be adequately and appropriately geared up before you embark on your daring task.
There are ample accommodation options available for the holiday makers visiting Rai Leh. Ranging from inexpensive bungalows to luxury resorts there are places to suit any traveller regardless of the budget. If you are looking for a Trang resort there are many options available and Anantara Si Kao Thailand is one of the Krabi resorts among these top choices.