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“Authentic Thailand”
Review of Ko Klang

Ko Klang
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Full-Day Ocean Canoe Adventure from Krabi
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Today we went off the beaten track, across the river from Krabi Town and visited Ko Klang. It’s authentic Thailand and many locals get the boat to Krabi from Ko Lang to work. I’d recommend anyone visiting Krabi to go and explore. Even better is there’s hardly any tourists!

How to get there:-

> Take a long tail boat from Chao Fa Pier (100baht for 2 people)
> Hire a Tuk Tuk (200baht per hour)
> He will take you around Ko Klang and you will visit authentic Thai experiences, eg the Miniature Boat Carver, Fishing Farms, Schools (on a week day), Bee Keepers, Etc.
> Muslim Island so cover shoulders and wear longer trousers

NOTE: when getting on the long tail boat do not split your trousers from crotch to bottom - you WILL get laughed at by the locals. I’m not talking from experience, honest.

2  Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We had 3 nights in Krabi and wanted to do something local. So we jumped on a long tail over the water 20bts each and then got a tuk-tuk guide for 2.5hrs to show us Ko Klung. This is where many of the locals live and ferry over to Krabi for work and school. Our guy Guss (#17 vest) has very good English and was able to explain lots about the island and the people. (400bts) There are no cars on the island and only one main road. As I am a preschool teacher I was interest to see the 4 schools on the island. The locals and educators were extremely friendly and I even got to play with the preschooler! Children excited and shy at new people.
We saw a few mosques, rice fields, Bee man, local fishing area a fabric shop, which you can paint your own fabric, very addictive only 50bt. We also got taken to a wooden craftsman. It was a lovely way to spend the morning, to see the relaxed and peaceful way of life. Ladies be mindful it is 90% Muslim so t-shirt and skirt/trouser bellow the knee.

2  Thank MichelleXEdinburgh
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

very nice beach! Not crowded, not noisy, and water is crystal clear! Only when the tide is really low, you have some rocks so it's more difficult to get in the water, but it was at the end of the day so we had a really ncie time. At the beginning of the beach there are some small places with local food: nice portion of phad thai and a big mango smoothie = 100thb!

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

My partner and I visited this amazing picturesque small island with our local Thai friends and their small toddler 1 and a half year old daughter. We parked for free at Thara Park in Krabi and took the longtail ferry boat across the river for only a few baht. We had a sidecar tuk-tuk tour of the island, which has no cars or trucks and is extremely quiet and traditionally rural. We saw how rice is still grown and harvested in the same traditional way, and how it is still ground down and sieved in traditional ways and for sale in 1kilo bags. Next we went to a traditional artisan carpenters house and saw his workshop. There we purchased a few handmade gifts from his small shop, which were inexpensive. We then went to a traditional family farmstead with goats chickens and ducks and then to the fishing area. We ended at the fish farm and restaurant beside the river where we had an amazing Thai seafood and chicken meal. We returned to Krabi again by longtail ferry and in all we had an amazing and interesting 4 hours.

1  Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Had researched about Koh klang before and was excited to visit.
It's like walking into the past, small huts on stilts and people living with bare minimum except satelitle dishes and TVs
To reach the island we went from koh klang pier costing 20 baht taking 5 minutes
Saw the boat crafting area, visited a school where the children were too giggly and shy to speak much, the fish farm is attached to each restaurant in the northern area, so visit whichever restaurant you like and you will see the fish.
Had food at baan ma ting after reviews but was charged 800 baht for 2 dishes, haggled it to 500 but still think this was pricey, we were virtually the only people there at any of the restaurants
We used a motorbike taxi to take us around which was good as it rained and it's got a cover.
Would definitely recommend to go but don't get bumped in the restaurants!

2  Thank jammy100000
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