Next to Railay beach, opposite a tiny island of Koh Nang, there is Phra Nang beach promising the most stunning, palm-fringed bay in the Krabi region. Besides its vibrant coral reefs, there is a cave with a famous phallic shrine inside.
Phra Nang Beach in Krabi is often confused with the nearby Ao Nang. However, this is a southern sand farm in Railay Bay, which is 450 meters long. It can be accessed through a boat in just 20 minutes from Ao Nang. It can also be reached on foot from Railay in about 10 minutes. It is characterized by shallow water, which makes it a safe place for beginners to swim.
Similar to Railay, Phra Nang Beach is very famous for its jaw-dropping scenery and a relaxing atmosphere. Phra Nang beach has two small islands nearby – Koh Rang Nok and Koh Nang – covering the beach with a natural shade in the afternoon sun. They also promise one of the most popular locations for rock-climbing in the whole of Thailand.
The Phra Nang cave is located south of Phra Nang beach. An accessible location for day-trippers, this cave has its natural lighting as well as several climbing trails. Not far, you can also reach the cave Tham Phra Nang Nok, which is dedicated to the ancient goddess of fertility. This cave has several phallic symbols, garlands, and offerings that are left there with the hope of increasing power and prosperity.