The cave, on the east side of the Railay Bay is famous for its wonderful stalactites and stalagmites. Since ancient times, Phra Nang Cave has been where fishermen, before going out to sea, have made offerings to the symbolic Phallus of Shiva.
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Relax Among Dramatic Sights Of Ao Nang's Coastline At Phra Nang Cave Beach
First thing to do at Phra Nang Cave Beach is to enjoy the beach. Railay's 'hidden” beach, Phra Nang aka Cave Beach is a beautiful, secluded stretch for your tour. Considered the most beautiful beach on the Peninsula, this lovely beach is crowded with tourists for the most part. One passes the interior lagoon and some fairly impressive rocky landscape to get there. The beach itself is idyllic with beautiful white sand and very clear seas. Most of the land behind the sand is a private resort. Many visitors to Phra Nang beach simply go there to soak up the sun, laze on the white sand and admire the stunning Krabi scenery.
See The Fisherman's Good Luck Offerings
The next interesting thing to do at Phra Nang Cave Beach is to see the good luck offerings. Fishermen and boatmen still make offerings in the form of incense and flowers to ensure a safe journey. More curious though, are the phallic symbols or lingams that are in prominence at the entrance to the cave. Over the centuries, Phra Nang cave has become associated with fertility and the lingams placed here take the form of carved wooden penises. Local folklore says that if somebody carves a wooden lingam and releases it at high tide anywhere along the Krabi coast, it will eventually end up in Phra Nang cave.
Other Activities at Phra Nang Cave Beach
A range of water-based activities await those interested in getting active, while spectators can hang out at one of the nice food establishments lining the promenade. Of course, touring the area by sea kayak is an informative and fun way of getting to see the fabulous sights and, on land, the views are no less impressive - if you're willing to trek a little. The beaches hum with activity, whether it be beach volleyball or soccer and it's good to know that anyone can join in. So relax and enjoy one of the world's most distinctive and remarkable peninsula in southern Thailand.
How to Get Tickets?
There is no entrance ticket to do a day tour at Phra Nang Cave Beach. You can do a tour for free in this area. The only thing you need to pay for this tour is the boat to get there.
How To Get Around?
There is only one way to tour around the cave: walking. Once you get there, you need to walk around the cave and the beach. There are boats to take you from island to island if you plan to do so.
What Should I Wear?
You will be on the beach and on the islands for tours, make sure you wear comfortable clothes. Bring your swimsuit as you don't want to miss swimming in the crystal-clear water. Towels and a change of clothes are also mandatory. If you plan to do the rock climbing, don't forget to bring your shoes and water bottle. It is mostly sunny on the island so bring your sunglasses and sunscreen along with you.
Best Time to Visit
Of course, exploring the area by sea kayak is an informative and fun way of getting to see the fabulous sights and, on land, the views are no less impressive - if you're willing to trek a little. The beaches hum with activity, whether it be beach volleyball or soccer and it's good to know that anyone can join in. So relax and enjoy one of the world's most distinctive and remarkable peninsula in southern Thailand.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transport is easy and you can find everything you need for this tour on this website.
How To Get There?
A boat is necessary to reach Phra Nang Beach. Take a long-tail boat tour from Ao Nang Beach to Railay Beach. The ride takes about 15 minutes and costs 100 baht per person each way. Then take a 10 minutes short walk and you will find the cave. Phra Nang Beach is located a short walk from Rayavadee Resort.