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Introduction

Ao Nang

Ao Nang

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Ao Nang is a beach town in Krabi Province in southern Thailand. A range of lovely beaches here contours a long limestone range. The bay has several tiny yet idyllic islands, accessible by boat. Railay Nopporat and Tubkak are some most popular beaches here. Railay Beach is tailormade for enjoy relaxing holidays in solitude. Swaying casuarina trees, which contour Nopporat Beach, make it fantastic. Tubkak Beach offers fresh sand blending in sea. With the backdrop of forests, it seems fantastic.

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Weather

Like much of Thailand, the weather here is of the tropical variety, meaning hot and humid conditions year-round. Temperatures hover around 32 °C during the day and 25 °C at night, with just a few degrees difference between the warmest and coolest months. Humidity is mostly around 80% or more, so be sure to drink enough fluids! November to February in general is the driest time of the year, with just some regular showers (later afternoon) and a mix of clouds and sun. Rain increases from March onwards, reaching a peak in August and September before preparing again for the somewhat drier and cooler season.

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Getting There

By Plane

Krabi Airport (KBV) is about 40 kilometres away and has regular connections with Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore. Tiger Airways, a budget airline, handles the Singapore - Krabi traffic. Bangkok Airways also flies to Bangkok and Koh Samui. Air Asia flies to Kuala Lumpur. There are even seasonal flights directly to Krabi from Helsinki, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Goa, Oslo and Gothenburg.

By Boat

Rai Leh West and Ton Sai are only 10 minutes away while the less developed Had Yao is 25 minutes away by long-tail. Boats leave very regularly and charge 80 baht per person during the day and 100 baht perperson after 6:00pm. There are also public ferry services to Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta (twice daily), for around 200 baht per person. During the monsoon season, the ferry runs once day.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Alis Ao Nang Krabi125 Moo 3 KrabiHotel-
Ao Nang Home Stay262/2 Leela Valley Ao Nang Rd Soi 11guesthouse-
Ao Nang Pearl362 Ao Nang Soi 7GUESTHOUSE-
Aonang Baanlay Bungalow22/1 M. 2, Aonang, MuangHOTEL-
Aonang Cozy Place420/16-17 Moo2Hotel-
Aonang Grand Inn235 Moo 2 Ao Nang BeachHOSTEL-
Aonang President Hotel76/8-9 Moo 2 Ao Nang Beach Muang KrabiHostel-
Baan Purr (Room & bar)48/3 Moo 2 Ao-nang Muang,KrabiGUESTHOUSE-
Baan TaveesriLeela Vallay Ao Nang soi. 11, 262/9 Moo.2HOSTEL88
BSS Private Krabi Residence420/2 Moo2 Tguesthouse-
Chandee Guesthouse27/1 Moo 2Guesthouse80
Duangjai Resort152 Moo 3 Ao-Nanghotel-
Emerald Garden Resort90 Moo 3 Ao Nang Beach Ao NangHotel-
Krabi Apartment262/28, Moo 2, Ao-Nang Soi 11 Ao-Nang Roadapartment-
Krabi Fineday Resort239 Moo 5, Aonang, Muang,Krabihotel-
Ao Nang VIP Hotel470/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang KrabiHostel79
Krabi Success Beach Resort112 Moo 3, Aonang, Muang KrabiHOTEL-
Na Thai Home-stay10/1 M.1 Ao Nang, KrabiHostel85
Phupha Aonang Resort395 m.2 soi 13 AoNang Mung KrabiHOTEL-
Pranang Flora House420/14-15 Moo 2 , Ao Nang, MuangHostel84
Baan Pulaoon420 Moo. 2 Aonang MuangHOTEL-
Sand Beach Bungalow162-162/8 Moo 4 Nhongtalae klongmoung-klongsong Amphur Muang Krabi Province Thailandapartment-
The Dream Garden86/2 M.2 T. Aonang A. Muang KrabiHOTEL-
Tip Anda Bungalows79/45 Nopparat Thara Beach T.Aonang, Muang, KrabiHOTEL-
Warina Place386/7 Moo 2 Ao Nang Muang KrabiHotel71
Krabi Romantic House13/6 Moo 5, T. Ao nangGUESTHOUSE-
Cha Lee Ya Spa&Resort68/17 Moo 3Hotel-
Glur Hostel591 Mu.2, Soi.Aonang 11/1, Aonang, Mueng, KrabiHostel91
Aonang Easy room440 Moo 2 T.Aonang A.MuangHOTEL-
Ao Nang Beach Resort142 Moo 2Hotel-
Krabi Heritage Hotel312 Moo 2 T.Aonang A.Muang Krabi,HOTEL-
Aonang Regent Hotel262/24 Moo 2, Leela Valley Village, Aonang Soi 11,Hotel-
Ascot Krabi492 Moo 2 AonangHOTEL-
Amazon Bungalow289 moo 5, Tambon Saithai, Amphae, MaungGUESTHOUSE-
The L Resort31 Moo 2Hotel-
The Krabi Forest Homestay68 Moo 3 Nopparat Thara RoadGUESTHOUSE-
Baan Sawan Resort189 Moo 4Hotel-
BB Hostel Krabi Ao Nang31/3 Moo 2, Ao Nang BeachHOSTEL-
BB hostel31/3 Moo 2Hostel-

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Keep Connected

Internet

There are countless internet bars across the country in big and small towns. Internet cafés are widespread and most are inexpensive. Prices as low as 15 baht/hour are commonplace, and speed of connection is generally reasonable, but many cafes close at midnight. Higher prices prevail in major package-tourist destinations (60 baht/hour is typical, 120 baht/hour is not unusual). Keyloggers are all too often installed on the computers in cheap cafes, so be on your guard if using online banking, stock broking or even PayPal. Remember that in the smaller towns and more traditional areas the owners and staff of internet bars prefer if customers take off their shoes at the entrance and leave them outside. This might seem strange although this gesture goes a far way to make friends and give a positive image of foreigners to Thai people.

Outside the most competitive tourist areas, free Wi-Fi is not as common as in neighbouring countries in many budget hotels and guesthouses and they may charge small fee for Internet by LAN or Wi-Fi even if you bring your own laptop. Wi-Fi is commonly available in cafes and restaurants serving Westerners.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The international code for Thailand is 66. 999 connects to all emergency services. Standard GSM emergency number 112 is supported in mobile networks. 911 for Tourist Police Department, English available.

For mobile phone users, Thailand has three GSM mobile service providers - AIS, DTAC and Truemove - which may be useful if you have a mobile phone that will work on either one or both of the GSM 900 or 1800 frequency bands (consult your phone's technical specifications). If you have one, you can buy a prepaid SIM card for any of the Thai carriers in any convenience store for as little as 50-200 baht and charge it up as you go. Using your own mobile phone while on holiday with a Thai pre-paid SIM card can save a lot of money and lets you give your number to family back home, so they can have an emergency contact number.

Post

Thailand Post is the Thai postal service that deals with all local and international mail in Thailand. The business is operated from local post offices. Post offices are easy to recognise with their red white and blue motifs and the words 'Thailand Post' in English and Thai above the entrance. They are open from Monday to Saturday, usually 8:30am to 4:30pm (main ones until around 8:00pm), though keeping shorter hours on Saturdays (usually until 1:00pm). They are generally closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. Each post office offers a comprehensive service which includes an Express Mail Service (EMS) and parcel post. They also have a price calculator for letters, postcards and parcels, both domestically as well as internationally. They also have a track and trace system and money transfer services. If you want to send packages, it might be a good idea to check with private courier companies like DHL, TNT or UPS, as they are fast, reliable and generally quite competitively priced.

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