Krabi District - Natural Wonders
Thailand was originally completely covered in rain forest, supporting one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Whilst most of this has regrettably now disappeared, it has left behind a huge range and variety of wildlife.
Bird watchers come to Krabi from all corners of the globe to see the hundreds of different species - many found in just this area alone.
Divers and snorkelers come to enjoy nature's underwater spectacular, with a variety of colorful coral reefs and thousands of species of sea life to marvel at. From the wonderful tiny nudibranch to huge whale sharks, manta rays and occasional whales, the reasons for learning to dive could not be stronger.
Back on shore, you can experience the wonder of some of the world's oldest surviving mammals including elephants, huge lizards, gaur, banteng, serow, tapir, gibbons, macaques, langurs, civets, lemurs, sunbears, flying foxes and dozens of species of bat.
Amazing plant life in the district includes a variety of unrecognized trees types, stunning palms and ferns, and of course the beautiful and breath-taking array of tropical orchids. The Andaman Sea itself is fabled for its’ wide variety of teeming sea life, and local fishermen enjoy a plentiful catch daily. From squid and small fish to giant tuna, marlin and barracuda, the Andaman provides this area with a gastronomic feast of fresh seafood to delight the palate.