Tiger Cave, Ao Nang Beach and Hat Nopphararat Thara Beach Krabi, Thailand
I went to Krabi, Thailand in January 2005 and Pi Yong and his family took me to the Tiger Cave On Saturday, Aim (their 17 year old son) and I hiked to the top of Tiger Cave Mountain, there are steps all the way up, 1,237 of them. It was worth it, the view was spectacular. We went to several beaches following that. I saw some badly damaged boats being repaired, but little other evidence of the tsunami.
Ao Nang is one of the beach cities and has some 83 islands scattered around. Each one of these islands are a short distance away from one another. And during low tides, you can even wade your way to the neighboring island. The majestic looking limestone cliffs rising straight from calm, clear waters of the sea and the long beach line that runs the whole length are quite beautiful. Hat Noppharart Thara beach is on the western side of Krabi town. The park covers an extensive area of the main land and 80 islands including the Phi Phi Islands. Just as in the case of Ao Nang , during low tides, it is possible to reach other islands in the bay on foot. At night we ate near the harbor at Krabi and saw a Chinese Buddhist celebration.
On our exploratory trip in August of 2006 I took our team - Cindy, Nathaniel, Juanita and Christina to visit the beaches and the Tiger Cave with our friends Pi Yong, Pi Lek, and Prasit.