If you find yourself with an extra half hour you and you have an interest in mangroves you might want to stop by Krabi’s “Mangrove Forest Walkway” in Krabi town across from the Grand Mansion hotel and Sprucy Coffee/internet shop on Uttaradit Road which is the main road in Krabi town that runs alongside the river.
There are numerous kinds of mangroves and as I walked through there it reminded me of snook fishing in the Tampa-Clearwater, Florida areas that I’d get lost with my kayak for whole days at a time. There are very few snook like fish in the river and the biggest fish I’ve seen someone pull out of Thai waters was a catfish 20 inches long. Thailand is NOT the place for fishing!
This is a relaxing walk and the walkway could be useful for walking meditation or something. There are rarely too many people here and if you wait a half hour, even they’ll be gone. Sometimes Thai tourist busses/vans stop here as something to show them.
There is no admission fee. You really should bring some good mosquito lotion as they are ravenous in the shadow areas – especially near the gazebo with benches at the end of the walk. I estimate the walk to be 400 meters out and 400 back. It’s hot, and not much breeze through there. As you can see by the photo – there are signs placed along the walkway to help you recognize the different species of mangrove trees. There are numerous crabs of different types that are also interesting. When I went there a couple months back I saw some colorful tree frogs.
So – if you have some extra time, stop by. It’s nothing spectacular, but it is a peaceful and quiet walk through nature if you don’t want to spend the extra time to head to one of the waterfalls, hot springs, caves, or emerald pool (crystal pond).
Here is a short video as I walk along the walkway…
Mangrove Forest Walkway video >
More things to do in Krabi:
- More than 20 Things to Do in Krabi
- Top 10 Things to do in Krabi
- Railay Beach, Krabi
- Wat Thum Sua (Wat Tum Suea) Tiger Cave Temple
- Climbing in Railay beach
- Noppharat Thara Beach, Pier (Ferry to Phuket & Phi Phi)
- Huay To Waterfall in Phanom Bencha National Park
- Sra Kaew (Sa Gaew) Cave, Krabi
- Boua Thong Cave
- Lang Rongrian Cave (Rong Rian)
- Khao Phung Cave (Kow Phung, near Huay To Waterfall)
- Crystal Lagoon (Crystal Pond – Sa Morakot) Hiking and swimming in fresh water
- Great Outdoors Kids Activity: Fishery Dept (BIG fish)
- Hiking Krabi – short 4 km easy climb on paved road
- Hiking Krabi – Khao Phanom Bencha 1,397m high mountain!
- Mangrove Forest Walkway, Krabi town
- Kayaking and Elephant Trekking full day or 1/2 Day Kayaking
- Riding Elephants in Krabi (Elephant trekking)
- Thalen Bay (Ao Thalen)
- Snorkeling in Krabi
- Diving in Krabi
- Diving in Ko Phi Phi
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