Railay Beach, Krabi
Lying relaxed, seeing the moon, hearing the roaring waves
Aside from the powder white sand, amid the sound of waves whispering, lie and relax emotion under the moon shadow, and listen to the wind gently murmured. Natural charm and Railay beach are meant to be.
At Ao Nang, Krabi, a little village of fishermen is surrounded by high limestone cliffs, accessible only by boats. This beautiful powder sand called Railay beach is not commonly known among Thais, unlike foreigners. Railay welcomes many tourists taking a long distance journey to absorb the romantic atmosphere, appreciate the moon, and possibly climb the high cliffs. Railey is a home to emerald water. A curved smooth beach stretches along the cliff line. Take a local fishing boat preserved by fishermen to see Phra Nang Cave, the site of love between a maiden and the King of the Naga. If you are adventure-minded, Railay is well known for climbing under professional supervision. Twilight at Railay looks so atmospheric, particularly on days of the full moon. Moonlight shining gently over a vast smooth sea reflects two moons adjacent to each other.
At Railay beach, there are delightful local dishes available at Wangsai Restaurant, Ao Nang. Here fresh seafood is ready to serve tourists. Boiled dog conch with spicy seafood sauce, grilled prawn with chilli paste, and southern sour soup accompanied with stir fried phak liang with egg are Krabi's signature dishes guaranteed to titillate the taste buds.
If there is a chance, rent a boat to enjoy an island tour such as Koh Kai, Koh Tap, Koh Hong, Koh Poda, and Talay-Wak or the split-sea. This trip can be taken in one day. Canoeing, sea kayaking at Ao Tha Len, and then floating along mangrove swamps or around Koh Hong, and Railay rock climbing are definite must-try activities for visitors.
Railay high season runs from Novemeber to mid-May, travelling from Ao Nang during this period is so convenient. While Ao Nam Mao route must be taken instead during the monsoon season; mid-May to October.