Well-known for its outdoor activities, staying in Krabi during the rainy season can definitely be a bummer. There are, however, some outdoor tourist attractions that you can check out even if its pouring – If you don’t mind putting on your non-slip shoes and raincoat. Here are some adventures you can find in Krabi on a rainy day.
WAT THAM SEUA
Still a wet excursion on the slippery climb up the summit of the famous Wat Tham Seua, Tiger Cave Temple, the cooler temperature actually makes the climb a bit more pleasant. 1,237 steps becomes a breeze and the sound of the rain produces a beautiful sound within the cave walls. So, don’t let the light rain stop you from getting to the top.
KAYAK IN BAR THOR
There is something magical about the way the mist covers the mangroves when it is raining. As the 3.5 hours of kayaking include a ride through a cave with wall paintings, you won’t be spending the whole day out in the rain. With the warm temperature in Krabi, rain showers can be a welcome thing.
Even though Krabi is known for its outdoor activities, there are some indoor activities that you can try if you want to stay dry. Visit Wat Kaew Korawaram, a large Buddhist temple atop a hill that also houses the Contemporary Art Museum. Here, you will find a world of colour from the majestic sculptures and paintings of the temple to the sketches and paintings of local and international artists at the museum. On the temple terrace, you can even purchase a lucky charm as your souvenir. You can also check out the artwork, sculpture, and beats at the Andaman Cultural Study Centre.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
Krabi has a good mix of classes and workshops where you can learn almost anything from Thai cookery to painting. With a big bulk of cooking schools available in Krabi, you can learn a variety of Thai dishes that you can cook at home. Try looking up the Thai Charm Cooking School in Ao Nang and the Time for Lime in Ko Lanta. You can also head to Dragonfly Silver Jewelry Making for a jewelry workshop or Phi Phi Paint Bar to find the Van Gogh in you. For something a bit more spiritual, learn meditation, yoga or Reiki at Marina Yoga and Reiki. You can also get your fighting face on by trying out Muay Thai at Lanta Muay Thai Academy.
THAI CHARM COOKING SCHOOL
25 Vatchara Rd, Tambon Pak Nam, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand
TIME FOR LIME
72/2 Moo 3, Saladan, Koh Lanta, Krabi 81150, Thailand
PHI PHI PAINT BAR
Ko Phi Phi Don, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand
DRAGONFLY SILVER JEWELRY MAKING
363 Tambon Sai Thai, Muang Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand
MARINA YOGA AND REIKI
524 Moo 2, Ao Nang Soi 1, Ao Nang Muang, Krabi, Krabi 81000, Thailand
LANTA MUAY THAI ACADEMY
245 M.2 T.Saladan,, A.Khoa Lanta, Krabi 81150, Thailand
HAVE A SPA DAY
A rainy day may mean a break from all the hectic activities and the best time to give your body some time to recover and get pampered. A day in the spa is possibly what you need. Check out our list of the BEST SPAS IN KRABI.
VISIT SOME CAVES
In Krabi, a region filled with caves, you can have the adventures of the great outdoors without being in the rain. Perhaps a walk through the stalagmite and stalactite wonderland of Diamond Cave and Tham Sadet is what you need to make the rainy day blues go away. You can also spend some of time gawking at the phallic symbols within Tham Phra Nang Nok.
ANY TIPS FROM FELLOW TRAVELERS?
How do you spend a rainy day in Krabi? Do let your fellow travelers know by commenting below.