Life On Krabi River Side

January 11, 2011 by  
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Walk The Local Path
Posted By KDSH

Early History
The early population settlement of Krabi are found along the river according to discovered archaeological evidence of ancient paintings,  beads, stone tools,  pottery and skeletal remains. Over the years, many local Thai natives settled and trade with the transitional monsoon traders from India, Malaya and parts of South East Asia. Most people are Buddhists with a majority as Muslims. There are many Chinese descendants in Krabi Town who can speak dialects, observing Chinese rituals and religious beliefs.

Mangrove Walk-board.
Krabi Town sits on the western bank of  Maenam Krabi with an idyllic setting, offering laid back scenery which reflects the very friendly nature of the local people. The river bank is covered in dense mangroves that grow in the estuarine waters with a walk-board for those nature lovers interested in tidal marine life and watching tropical birds in their natural habitat.

Khao Kanab Nam
At the end of the mangrove walk-board, one can cross to the opposite side of the river by longtail boat to visit a large limestone cave which was once used by the Japanese army during the war for their base and burial ground. The twin limestone karst known as Khao Kanab Nam is famous as an outstanding Krabi’s landmark featuring amazing stalactites and stalagmites worth exploring.

Koh Klang
There are several floating fish farms around Koh Klang that serves Thai food to visitors and conduct sightseeing tours around the island by bicycles. You will experience the way of life  by the fishing communities in their rice field, mosque, communal school and sheds. The people that live on the island travel with their motorcycles daily by the local taxi-long-tail-boat to Krabi Town and nearby areas to work. The river taxi starts operating from 4:00 am and ends at 9:00 pm.

Alluring Islands & Beaches Adventure Dreams
By Long Tail Boat Departing From Krabi River

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