Monday, 8 September 2014

Travel: Trekking Railay (East) Krabi - Look Out Point (Thailand)

About Ao Nang, Krabi
Due to its central location in the Andaman Sea and to its fabulous topography and sporting opportunities, Ao Nang is with no-doubt Thailand’s best all-round beach destination. Trekking is one of the popular activity for solo traveler or even in group.

How To Get There
From Ao Nang beach, you can use the longtail taxi boat at 100 bath (1 way). I recommend you to purchase the 2-way ticket to avoid hassle when returning back to your hotel. The counter booth is located at the corner of Ao Nang beach side.

Ticket counter in red
Waiting area
Please note that the longtail boat will only depart from the pier once reached maximum passengers (8 - 10 pax). Also, do expect to get wet as you will need to get on the boat by foot from the water.

Longtail boat taxi
The boat ride will take at about 10 minutes, depends on the weather condition. These boat will dock at Railay (West).

Trekking To Look Out Point (East)

Railay East beach is popular with its rock climbing area with the One, Two, Three wall for beginner and advance level.

Read more about rock climbing here:

Keep a look out for these landmarks. Heading towards Phranang beach, you will find a 'gazebo' right in front of the climb start point. You may find island monkeys along the way there too. Trekking will take at about 40 minutes based on your fitness and climb experience. 

Head towards Phranang Beach
First trekking climb
Direction sign at end of trekking climb
Tempting but best to go to the viewpoint first
End of the viewpoint route
Breathtaking View
Important Note
I suggest to wear trekking shoes with less baggage in hand. Backpack is recommended. Dont forget to bring your own water supply for hydration.

Don't rush yourself to reach the top (Take your time).
Be extra careful when climbing up and down (There are safety rope along the climb path).
Enjoy the scenery and have fun!

Trekking Recommendation: ★★★★☆

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