Why is Railay visited by so many?

            The Railay or the Rai Leh is known to the world for its serene beaches and majestic cliffs. It is a small peninsula that lies between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang in Thailand.

          The limestone cliffs here are so high and extensive that they cut the area off the mainland access. Hence the only way to reach this beautiful destination is by boat. This peculiar aspect has, in turn, fascinated rock climbers and tourists from all over the world.

          Geographically, Railay is divided into four main areas – Phra Nang, West Railay, East Railay, and Ton Sai. Among these, the beaches of the East Railay are the point where boats from Krabi arrive.

          The West Railay is the primary destination for beach-goers. It has high limestone cliffs on either side, as well as long walking streets lined with restaurants and shops. This area is connected to the east side by several trails through the jungle. There are traditional long-tailed boats available here for transportation to other parts of the island.