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Climbing in Railay Beach, Thailand

In the south of Thailand between Ao Nang and Krabi Town lies Railay Beach. Railay is a peninsula surrounded by lush tropical forest and dramatic towering cliff faces. This area is only accessible by boat, but is certainly worth it. The beaches are sandy and water is clear and the landscape make it a haven for climbers around the world.

Sunset in Thailand
Beautiful Sunset from Railay Beach, before heading on our boat back to Ao Nang

During part of my trip to Thailand I spent a few weeks in the south based in Ao Nang. I wanted to avoid the party and crowds of Phuket especially following our time in Bangkok which was entertaining to say the least. I loved climbing and had spent the summer going to as many crags as possible in England as well as going to my local climbing wall (Disclaimer: This article contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission should you chose to purchase via a link from this article at no extra cost to you. I only recommend experiences, companies or products I trust and have used).

Coming from Ao Nang, the boats arrive in Railay West. Here you can rent out kayaks and book other trips. The climbing shop and diving shop are on the street that goes off from the centre of the beach to connect to the east side with hotels and hostels alongside.