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Rock climbing in the splendid seascape
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Rock climbing in splendid seascape

 

While most tourists visit Krabi to laze on the beach and take a dip in turquoise ocean, some come particularly for rock climbing and adrenaline rush.

Climbers from around the globe find the rocks here pretty challenging. They flock to either conquer it or just test their skills. Of course, the gigantic limestone karst towering above the famous beach of Railay, Krabi Province, is one of the world's best rock climbing hub boasting more than 700 bolted climbing routes.

The Diamond Cave Wall and 1-2-3 Wall, for beginners, reward successful climbers with a spectacular view of surrounding towering cliffs protruding into the blue ocean. Advanced climbers will be spoiled with so many routes to choose from.

Some routes can be accessed only by long-tailed boats, but they also offer great views of the Andaman Sea along the route.

Some climbers also challenge their skills and scale the rock cliffs over the ocean without having to use safety ropes and equipment. The deep blue water down below acts as the protection if they fall. The freedom to climb without rope makes these routes even more thrilling. The great selection of climbing routes among spectacular seascape makes Railay a rock climber's paradise.

Whether you just want to dip a toe into the water or dive into a brand-new experience, Railay is a nice place to begin. Scale the challenging cliffs, then take a dip in the warm water under the bright sun, the real blast is awaiting you at Krabi.

How to get there: Krabi is 485 miles south of Bangkok. Airlines operate daily flight from and to Bangkok. For more information, call TAT Krabi office at 075-622-163.