Ao Nang

Ao Nang

Things to do - general

The beachfront is the centre of Aonang and is a busy place where you can get a taxi, boat or bus to anywhere in Krabi Province. This area has an abundance of restaurants offering both Thai and International Food. There are also some great little places and hideaways for a cold relaxing drink. Relax on the beach in Ao Nang or take a ride to Klong Muang for a more secluded experience.
Just ask, we will point you in the right direction, or time permitting we will go with you and show you where it is.

The Islands around Krabi Province are truly world famous for their beauty and splendour and most of them are simply a boat ride away from the beach in Ao Nang. With access to some of the best Rock Climbing and Scuba Diving in the world you are perfectly located in Ao Nang.

Nightlife in Ao Nang is constantly improving and becoming more varied with everything on offer from small intimate quiet bars to pleasant live music lounges and crazy all night venues, there really is something for everyone or just try them all

Krabi Town is just 20 minutes from Aonang and can be reached easily and cheaply by bus or by scooter. Early risers with an interest in local produce or amazing real life photography will love the early morning market for food and vegetables, fish and fruit. A stroll around Krabi town and along the pomenade will give you a good idea of the real side of Thai life. Don’t miss the night market Friday to Sunday and the chance to try good quality market foods or wonder back to the promenade and eat fresh clean food at unbelievably low prices.

Interested in Buddhism? take the temple trail around Krabi visiting the world famous Tiger Cave Temple with its 1237 steps to the summit, or the much easier walk to find the wonderful historic trees that grow around the Temple, or simply relax in the peace and tranquility of the main Temple Hall. Explore Krabi further to find more historic Temple Sites.

Overall, Krabi enjoys wonderful weather and incredible scenery as much of the area lies within National Parkland, with its beaches and mountains, and an abundance of activities to suit your pace.

Country Thailand
Visa requirementsIf travelling from UK with a British passport you do not need a visa but you must have return travel documents. PLease check official sites for exact information
Languages spokenThai
Currency usedBaht
Area (km2)513,120

Sports & nature

The beachfront is the centre of Aonang and is a busy place where you can get a taxi, boat or bus to anywhere in Krabi Province. This area has an abundance of restaurants offering both Thai and International Food. There are also some great little places and hideaways for a cold relaxing drink. Relax on the beach in Ao Nang or take a ride to Klong Muang for a more secluded experience. Just ask, we will point you in the right direction, or time permitting we will go with you and show you where it is.

The Islands around Krabi Province are truly world famous for their beauty and splendour and most of them are simply a boat ride away from the beach in Ao Nang. With access to some of the best Rock Climbing and Scuba Diving in the world you are perfectly located in Ao Nang.

Nightlife in Ao Nang is constantly improving and becoming more varied with everything on offer from small intimate quiet bars to pleasant live music lounges and crazy all night venues, there really is something for everyone or just try them all

Krabi Town is just 20 minutes from Aonang and can be reached easily and cheaply by bus or by scooter. Early risers with an interest in local produce or amazing real life photography will love the early morning market for food and vegetables, fish and fruit. A stroll around Krabi town and along the pomenade will give you a good idea of the real side of Thai life. Don't miss the night market Friday to Sunday and the chance to try good quality market foods or wonder back to the promenade and eat fresh clean food at unbelievably low prices.

Interested in Buddhism? take the temple trail around Krabi visiting the world famous Tiger Cave Temple with its 1237 steps to the summit, or the much easier walk to find the wonderful historic trees that grow around the Temple, or simply relax in the peace and tranquility of the main Temple Hall. Explore Krabi further to find more historic Temple Sites.

Overall, Krabi enjoys wonderful weather and incredible scenery as much of the area lies within National Parkland, with its beaches and mountains, and an abundance of activities to suit your pace.

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Culture and history info

Dating back to the Neolithic civilization situated at the modern-day UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ban Chiang, the history of Thailand is long, proud, and fairly well documented. Over the early centuries of the Common Era, tribes of Mon, Khmer, and Tai peoples established realms within the borders of modern Thailand; the Mon speaking Buddhist civilization of Dvaravati in the first millennium giving way to the Khmer empire of Angkor by the turn of the second millennium.

However, the history of Thailand as we know it began when the kingdoms of Lan Na (Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai) and Sukhothai, the first truly independent Thai Kingdoms, established highly developed societies in the North and Central regions of Thailand in the 13th and 14th centuries. The Kingdom of Ayutthaya, which was heavily influenced by the Khmer’s of Angkor, eventually conquered neighboring Sukhothai and dominated the region for the next several hundred years of Thai history. Unfortunately, first Chaing Mai and then Ayutthaya were overrun by Burmese invaders, who occupied the Lan Na capital for several centuries and sacked Ayutthaya, forcing the central Thai kingdom to relocate farther south, establishing a new capital in Thon Buri near Bangkok. After the short lived Thon Buri Period (1767-1772), the capital was moved across the Chao Phraya River, and the first of the current line of Kings, Rama I of the Chakri Dynasty, established the modern capital of Bangkok to commence the Ratanakosin Period of Thai history. The adroit diplomatic leadership of Kings Mongkut (Rama IV, 1851-1868) and Chulalongkorn (Rama V, 1868-1910) were responsible for maintaining a remarkable 700 year Thai history during which the kingdom was never officially colonized by foreign powers; a turbulent 20th century witnessed the transition to a system of constitutional monarchy, currently overseen by Head of State, King Bumibol Adulyadej (1946- present), is King Rama IX of the Chakri Dynasty and a tenuous but functional democracy has existed under the regency of this much beloved king.

Taboos in Thailand include touching someone's head or pointing with the feet, as the head is considered the most sacred and the foot the lowest part of the body.

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Minty's Folly

Minty's Folly

Ao Nang, Ao Nang
Mintysfolly named after the original owner Minty has been in Ao Nang for several years and is well k More info

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.