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Koh Klang in Krabi: Southern Hospitality and Fresh Seafood

April 30, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , ,

Koh Klang is a small, peaceful island located just five minutes away by boat from the town of Krabi. A stay on the island offers an intriguing insight into a traditional southern Thai hospitality away from the crowds of the tourist resorts nearby. The friendly Muslim families living here maintain a simple and modest life, which they are proud to share with our visitors. Guests can overnight at a welcoming eco village resort or in homestays run by the islanders.

This island is a traditional fishing community where visitors can see the interdependent relationship between land and the sea, observing the people’s daily rituals as the tides rise and fall. Community members use ingenious methods to capture fish, crabs and shellfish. Koh Klang is famous for its fresh seafood and is one of Krabi’s major seafood producers.

The other major industry on the island is rice farming. The majority of the interior of the island is dedicated to growing khao sam yod, the local brown rice that has a unique flavor from the mixture of salt and fresh water that irrigates the rice paddies. Koh Klang also has community arts and crafts groups to visit and places to observe batik painting and artists making woodcarvings. Travelers can even make their own batik.

There are no cars on the island, only tuk-tuks for local transport. It is a fantastic island to explore by bicycling. There is only one road on the island so there’s certainly no problem about getting lost! Pristine mangroves surround Koh Klang and kayaking and boat tours offer great recreation and bird watching opportunities.

For more information or booking requests about Krabi and the small community at Koh Klang, please leave your contact information in the form below so that our team in Bangkok can get back to you.

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