During our recent trip to Krabi, Thailand, my husband and I spent most of our time at Ao Nang Beach - one of our favorite place to be!
Ao Nang Beach
Ao Phra Nang, or commonly known as Ao Nang, is the most 'westernized' and busiest beach in Krabi, Thailand. A backpacker hotspot and a tourist alcove, Ao Nang is a relatively small town with one main beach, Thus, it can get really crowded during the peak season.
Ao Nang Beach is located just 5 to 10 minutes walking distance away from Ao Nang Cliff Beach Resort. The street that leads to the beach is lined up with a wide array of shops, restaurants, travel agencies and different accommodation options.
Besides that, Ao Nang Beach is known to be a fantastic spot to catch a sunset. Every evening, hundreds of people, both locals and tourists flock and gather at the beach to watch the sun disappear into the Andaman Sea.
We spent most of our evening sitting on the beach, waiting for the sun to set. Unfortunately, during the cloudy days, there was nothing spectacular about the sunset. It was extremely frustrating to see the sun just disappear behind some clouds above the horizon.
Although the experience was disappointing, we were back to the beach again the next day. We were really glad that luck was on our side this time as we managed to witness a breathtaking sunset over the horizon.
As the sun began to disappear behind the hills, I quickly took out my camera to capture that beautiful moment. To me, a great sunset photo has to have people, or at least something that will stand out in silhouette against the beautiful setting sun. I am glad that I have managed to capture some very nice photos of the sunset on my trip to Krabi this time.
Ao Nang beach is one of the perfect place for people looking for peace and tranquility. Unlike most other popular beach destinations in Thailand, Krabi is actually more suited for families vacations and couples seeking for a romantic getaway. We could barely spot any bars and pubs alongside the beach. Most of the nightlife in Ao Nang are located off the main street, hidden away behind the beachfront shops.
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