Just a short songthaew ride away from Krabi you’ll find the picturesque Ao Nang Beach. What was once a backpacker haven, the Ao Nang area has slowly become gentrified with mid-ranged accommodation and restaurants popping up everywhere. However, it’s still a great place to watch the sun set in the horizon.
Ao Nang Beach is a long stretch of sand upon which you’ll find loads of people strolling and frolicking in the shallow water. Tourists bask in the sun desperately trying to brown themselves before their long trip home. But, you’ll never ever find the locals tanning, because the Thai culture finds beauty in the fairest of skin tones.
With a cold drink in hand, I sat on a bench and watched as the sun sank toward the water. Brilliant streaks of orange and pink slowly spread and expanded until they covered the sky. It was relaxing and a nice way to unwind.