Check out the travel goodies in Krabi with this digital guidebook
KRABI, 5 October 2010 – Krabi’s tourism faternity has added a new guidebook to its arsenal of marketing tools. The 140-page guide was published earlier this year for distribution at international trade shows and also to tour wholesalers, worldwide.
Apart from some excellent photography and maps the book features details of the province’s fine beaches, while giving insights and tips on activities and ecotourism pursuits to add value to a vacation. There are some interesting chapters on a hot spring waterfall and hot springs on a relatively unknown beach in the province.
Due to the natural beauty of coastal karsts and rocky islands, many of them concealing submerged caves, there are chapters on canoeing, rock climbing and ecotourism activities including study tours of mangrove forests.
Krabi is close to many of the Andaman Sea’s famous islands, that are usually associated with sightseeing cruises sold in Phuket. Also, islands that are generally off the radar for most tourists gain a mention in this guidebook.
Lanta island’s traditional old town and its sea tribe festival gets a chapter as does Ao Nang, one of Krabi’s best locations to enjoy a beach lifestyle and its fabulous sunsets. There are small maps to orientate the reader and they make it easier for tour operators to see how attractions could fit into a beach holiday programme.
But like all good projects in print, the challenge is to distribute them and that means that this gem of a guidebook is expensive to mail to tour operators, worldwide. If they are attending a travel mart they will probably be able to pick up a copy from a Krabi tourism company or hotel booth.
That’s a pity because the book has some interesting nuggets of information and will certainly encourage readers to study Krabi in more details, underlining the fact that this is an emerging destination with huge potential for both European and Asian markets.
TTR Weekly has transfered the guidebook into a digital books format that you can read chapter- by-chapter. This makes it faster to open and read. The flicking page format replicates the printed guidebook. You can open the various chapters below or save them to your PC as a PDF. It uses Adobe Flash without the need to download a .exe file.
Chapter by Chapter:
Miracle over the Sea of Fog of Krabi a Khao Ngon Nak Bellevue.
Thale Whaek – the Divided Sea, an Infinite Unseen.
1,237 Steps to the Natural Beauty, 360 Degree above Khao Kaeo Peak.
Khao Pha Khom, Rocky Windows and Secret Lagoon in the Sea.
Taking in the Fine Views though the Cavemen’s Windows at the Ghost Cliff of Karos.
Hot Stream Waterfall, the Miraculous Warm Current of yung Bridge.
The Skull Stone Cliff of Karos, the Ghost in Two Moods.
Shiva Lingam Island, a Rock Sculpted by Nature in the Sea Standing up Proudly to the World Attention.
Khao Khanap Nam. The Symbol of the Town on the Shortest River in Thailand.
The Pom Khlong Song Nam, the Only Venue of Two – water Ecology in Thailand.
The Unique Monuments of Krabi.
Sa Morakot, Emerald Pool, an Unseen Site Where the Origin of Beauty Remains to be Discovered.
Ko Kai, the Only Rock Sculpture in Fowl–Head Form in Thailand.
Ko Hong – Featuring One of the Ten Most Enjoyable and Cleanest Beaches of the World.
Ko Poda, Beautiful Beach, Clear Water – an Idyllic Venue for Sea – Lovers.
Ko Phi Phi Don, the Emerald of the Andaman Sea that the World Never Forgets.
Ba Kan Tiang Beach, the Superb Beauty of the Ko Lanta Beaches.
Ko Rok, the Fascinations of the Beaches of Twin Islands in the Sea.
Ko Ngai, the Dream Island for Sea – Lovers.
Than Bokkhorani – the Heavenly Pond of the Mythological Himavanta Forest in the Imagination.
The Mangrove Forest in front of Krabi Town, a World – Class Wetland Not to be Missed.
Lueang Krabi Orchid, a Rare Flora that Symbolies Krabi Province.
Ko Klang: The Way of Nature, the Sustainable Way.
The Charming Krabi on the Andaman Coast.
The Sun God Beads, the Glittering Cultural Heritage of Krabi.
The Lanta Old Town Community, the Old Way of a Perfect New Life.
Hot Spring Beach, a Miraculous Natural Spa on the Beach.
Rai Le Cliff, aWorld – Class Challenge for Enthusiastic Rock Climbers.
Canoeing through Tham Lod, the Superb Canoeing Experience through Krabi Sea Caves.
Canoeing at Laemsak : A new Idyllic Site for Canoeists.
Tham Phra Nang, the Miracle Sunset Watched from Inside the Cave.
Khlong Muang Beach, and the Unique Setting Sun in the Sea.
Thap Khaek Beach, the Supreme Beauty of Sunset in the Outcrops.
Laem Tanod, the Lasting Memory of the Setting Sun and the Impressive Lighthouse.
Noppharat Thara Beach, with the Disappearing Sun over the Ripples on the Beach.
Ao Nang, the Color of the Evening over the Bay of Happiness.
Report sponsored by Aonang Princeville Resort.