Remote Ko Klang ตำบล คลองประสงค์ อำเภอเมืองกระบี่ กระบี่ 81000 Thailand Published on: 03-07-2016
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Why Koh Klang is special ?
Koh Klang is on the west coast of southern Thailand, at the mouth of Krabi River in the Andaman Sea. The island has an area of 26 square kilometres (16,250 rai) and is divided into four areas, with one village and one mosque in each.
The sea is the primary resource of the island. Many of the people are boatmen and transport local people to and from Krabi town, or transport tourists to the surrounding islands. A majority also fish in the river or in Andaman Sea. Prawns, fish and crab, when they can be found, are caught in local waters. There are fish farms on the island. Handicrafts, such as batik fabrics, are also produced locally. Some men specialise in the construction of miniature longtail boats, most of which are sold to tourists as souvenirs.
How to get to Koh Klang?
The island is connected only by longtail boats from two piers: Chaofa Pier (centre of Krabi town) and Tara Pier (south of Krabi town). Crossings take less than 10 minutes.
- A nice way to spend a day
- Charming island near Krabi town
- Nice place to go and enjoy local people
- The Quiet Simple Life, worth a visit
- Friendly place to visit and experience the cultures
Ko Klang ตำบล คลองประสงค์ อำเภอเมืองกระบี่ กระบี่ 81000 Thailand
Tips for you
Koh Klang Island is a short five minute boat ride from Krabi Towns Chao Fah Pier and there are a couple of places one can access the island. There are no cars on this island only Tuk Tuk's, scooters and bicycles for transport. There is a small single road that runs from the main pier to the end of the island. There are no white sand beaches here as this island falls within the Krabi Rivers protected mangrove ecosystem and there are predominantly mudflats in this area. A warning be careful when walking in the mud as it can be quite deep in places and you can sink up to your waist and get stuck. The population living on the Island are all of the Muslim faith so no alcohol, pork or dogs are allowed on the island. One is also asked not to show any form of public intimacy and the dress code required is modest so don't show to much skin. The population living on the island are mostly fishermen with some rice and fruit farming and some doing arts and crafts such as batik. If one goes to the north side of the island there are fish farms on the canals and one can feed the turtles and other fish and hold puffer fish. There is also fishing available here for a fee. There are also numerous birds, macaques and other marine animals in the adjacent mangroves and this offers great photo opportunity's. The Krabi estuary has been designated as one of the east Asia's best bird viewing venues. This is a friendly place to visit and to experience the cultures and quiet simple life of the community. A worthwhile day or half day trip which can be extended to visit the adjacent twin Khao Khanap Nam karsts, caves and mangroves.