G'day folks,

Most of you are aware that I’m a great lover of Thailand and SE Asia, having travelled throughout the country and region since 1973. What is my favourite place you may ask? I don’t have one particular place, but this one would come close to it.

Alongside the major tourist spots is a must-see yet well-hidden gem in this south-east Asian nation. The coastal town of Krabi, located in a province of the same name, is the land of adventure. Beaches, parks, and an endless list of fun family activities - everything that makes a perfect vacation! Let's dive into the beauty and excitement that this oriental paradise has to offer.

While Krabi is similar to Phuket in terms of location, lying beside the Andaman sea, it has a unique climate. It experiences a 10-month monsoon season which ends in December, making the final and the first days of the year the ideal time for a visit. The rainy weather also contributes to its vibrant oceanic ecosystem, housed within the boundaries of many marine national parks like crowd-favorite Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, the famous diving hotspot Ko Lanta National Park, and the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, which attracts flocks of bird-watchers every year.

Other popular destinations include the peninsula of Rai Leh (also known as Railay), the resort town of Ao Nang, and the Phi Phi Islands (otherwise known as Ko Phi Phi). In fact, Krabi is home to over 80 different smaller islands that offer even more stunningly gorgeous landscapes of sand, rock, and ocean. Most are easily reached by land and depending on the location, offer exciting activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, yachting or sailing, kayaking, and even fishing.

Clancy's comment: Mouth-watering place. Can't wait to return.

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