Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra can also arrange an excursion to another of the famous Krabi attractions, Wat Kaew Korawaram, the White Temple Krabi.
This excursion with Sofitel Krabi can also be included with a Krabi city tour, for the White Temple Krabi is located on a hill above the city’s downtown district. Accessed via an entrance plaza off one of the main streets, the temple is approached by a grand staircase lined by naga sculptures.
Climb to the top of the stairs and you will find one of the most photogenic of the Krabi attractions, for there is a large terrace with white temple buildings on the far side. There are seldom crowds here, and so there is plenty of time to explore the beautiful temple buildings, with their peaceful atmosphere.
The White Temple Krabi is the biggest and most important Buddhist temple within Krabi Town, with extensive gardens and views over the town and countryside. Again, many visitors like to visit the White Temple Krabi in the late afternoon and then descend the staircase for a meal in the downtown district and a visit to the local night market, another of the Krabi attractions, where they can pick up handicrafts, souvenirs, and clothing.
Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra can advise on other tours of Krabi attractions. A Krabi city tour is always popular with guests, morning, afternoon or evening, and for anyone interested in temple and mosque architecture the little lanes will reveal hidden treasures.
Another popular excursion with Sofitel Krabi is to Ao Nang, which with its long beachfront is a centre for longtail boat tours to the beaches of nearby tiny islands such as Koh Hong, Koh Poda, and Chicken Island. Other boats travel round to Railay Beach, an increasingly popular destination for rock climbers, and one of the famous hidden Krabi attractions.
Ao Nang has a substantial Muslim community, and here can be found one of the largest and most beautiful mosques, Masjid Ao Nang Al-Munuawarah. Set directly in the centre of Ao Nang, the mosque is another of the Krabi attractions and is built in grand traditional style, with arched windows, golden onion domes, and four ornate towers.
Dramatically, the mosque’s lighting changes colours during the night. The local community sets up food stalls during the evening, and there is a lively night market directly outside the mosque gates, selling clothing, shoes, handicrafts and souvenirs.
vSofitel Krabi Phokeethra operates evening tours for guests interested in these Krabi attractions, or of course guests can include the mosque as part of a day out on a boat tour.
A Krabi city tour, a temple excursion, a mosque visit, a boat out to the islands, a gentle trek along forest paths are all amongst the Krabi attractions, and are within easy reach for our guests.