Anoitecendo na praia de Ao Nang, em Krabi, Tailandia.Um paraiso.Ao Nang is a central point of the coastal p...
Anoitecendo na praia de Ao Nang, em Krabi, Tailandia.Um paraiso.Ao Nang is a central point of the coastal province of Krabi, Thailand. The town consists chiefly of a main street, which is dominated by restaurants, pubs, shops and other commerce aimed at tourists. The main beach is used by sunbathers to a certain extent, but there are hundreds of longtail boats which offer access to other beaches on the mainland and on nearby islands.
There are a number of scuba diving centres, most of which offer basic diving courses. The islands outside Ao Nang are relatively easy to access and uncrowded compared to many of the diving sites around Phi Phi Island. Climbing is another activity widely available through centres in Ao Nang, although most of the climbs are actually in the areas around the Railay, Tonsai and Phra Nang beaches.
The main beach at Ao Nang is the main departure point for boats to a number of places, including the nearby resort of Railay (or Rai Leh), which cannot be accessed by road, Poda Island and Chicken Island.See
Fossil Shell Beach (Thai Su-san Hoi, literally "Seashell Graveyard"). Some 7 km west of Ao Nang, this mildly traplike tourist attraction has slates of compressed 40 million year old shellfish, which bear not a small resemblance to concrete. There's also a small grubby museum and a huge slew of gift shops. Entry is a steep 200 baht for foreigners - but only 20 baht for Thais. This Tourist Trap is simply not worth the 200 Baht you have to pay as tourists unless maybe if you are a geology student.
Nopparat Thara Beach. Picturesque beach at the western tip of Ao Nang, zoned as a national park. During low tide you can walk up to some of the nearby craggy limestone islands. However ask the locals if it is 'jellyfish season' before plunging in if you are the only one getting ready to take a dip.Rock Climbing
Climbing can be arranged through Ao Nang agencies who will arrange transfers, lunch, and as much climbing as your limbs can handle - alternatively, simply wander over to Rai Leh or Ton Sai and organize an introductory course yourself.
Ao Nang Climbers, [www.aonangclimbers****]. Will give you all the information and courses from beginner to expirienced climber; children are very welcome.
 Scuba diving
Most of the dive shops offer a very similar price for the dive courses and dive trips. You may get a slight discount if you are a group of 4 but not much more than 10%. Sites visited daily include the local islands in Ao Nang bay, Phi Phi Marine National Park, the King Cruiser Wreck site and Shark Point Marine sanctuary. It's now also possible to do a one day safari by speedboat to Hin Daeng and Hin Muang for the chance to see whale sharks and manta rays, or to do some spectacular cavern diving at the 5 islands of Ko Ha Yai. However speed boats are not the most comfortable way to travel unless the sea is very calm and there can be problems finding shade. Some of the more popular dive sites can become very crowded in the high season
Ao Nang-Scuba Addicts, The only dive centre on the main beach road (Opposite the main beach steps and Tsunami warning tower), ☎ +66 756637394 E-Mail infoscuba-addicts****, . 07:00-21:00. The premier PADI and SSI training facility in Ao Nang, Krabi. Scuba Addicts offers diving and snorkeling adventures for all ages and abilities, that are tailored to suit your individual or group needs. Our aim is to make your scuba diving holiday in Ao Nang, Krabi fun and memorable, for all the right reasons, and keep you coming back for more. Contact us at infoscuba-addicts**** for a friendly chat Prices are best in town. edit
Aqua Vision Dive Centre, 76 /12 Moo 2, . English and German run PADI and SSI dive center, most European languages available including Russian. Located just above McDonalds, with a small booking center next to Planet Ao Nang bar on the beach front and an office in the Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort. Runs day whale shark and manta ray safaris on a flybridge speedboat. edit
Kon-Tiki Diving and Snorkeling Center, 161/1 Moo 2, . 100% Scandie-run 5-star PADI dive center, most European languages also available. The only PADI/National Geographic Dive Center and Go Eco operator. Winner of Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award 2006. edit
KrabiDivers****, Sea of Love Plaza (opposite McDonalds), Aonang, Krabi, 8100, ☎ +66 075-695-480 (infokrabidivers****), . 24hr. Located in the heart of Aonang, the beachside town of Krabi, in the Sea of Love PLaza. KrabiDivers**** provides dive courses, trips, liveaboards, dive equipment sales and also helps customers with hotel bookings and other arrangements. edit
Phran Nang Divers, 32/10 Moo 2, . 100% English-run PADI dive center with over 15 years experience diving in Ao Nang. Courses run in English and German, most European languages also available.