Khao Ngon Nak – Stunning View Over Krabi

I always love a good view, and when my wife showed me a picture of a cliff ledge with a drop straight down with a stunning karst landscape in the background, I knew I just had to go. I’m talking about Khao Ngon Nak (เขาหงอนนาค), meaning “dragon crest mountain” in Thai. The viewpoint at the top is 565 meters above sea level, offering one hell of a good view.

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The trail is just 3.7 km long but goes through very steep jungle terrain. The climb takes around 2 – 2½ hours, depending on how many breaks you take. Use good shoes, and don’t forget to bring a lot of water because you will sweat!

The starting point.

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A map at the starting point shows that the Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail has a stream, two viewpoints and a waterfall before the peak of Khao Ngon Nak.

Jungle hike in Krabi.

Welcome to the jungle!

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While walking, we saw an extremely slender, green snake, several small lizards and we could hear amazing sounds from gibbons.



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Names carved in tree bark.

The hike is steep at places. Be careful and take breaks.

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After about one and a half hours climb, the edge of the jungle opened up and gave us a view out of the ordinary. From here you can see the group of the Hong Islands. You can even see Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai further away.

We’re getting there.

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Just a quick break.

Finally! What an absolutely lovely sign!

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My brother-in-law near the edge of the peak. He’s not smiling because he feels comfortable.

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This shot is the reason I wanted to come here; the cliff ledge and the stunning karst landscape. My wife’s cousin, Aiod, was brave enough to let me take this picture.

LOCATION

Khao Ngon Nak/Hang Nak is part of the Tubkaek National Park. The entrance is located close Tubkaek Beach in Nong Thale, 30 minutes north of Ao Nang.


2 thoughts on “Khao Ngon Nak – Stunning View Over Krabi

  1. Hanif Aziz November 11, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Hi, nice entry. I would like to ask for a guide to the cliff ledge and the stunning landscape if im referring to the map that u mention above. In which viewpoint of KM can i found that scene of the cliff ledge and the stunning landscape. Thankyou!

  2. Anders November 11, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Hi, Hanif. When you reach the peak (after viewpoint 2) and see the Ngon Nak sign, you will first see a big rock, (the first picture in this post) then turn right and go down a small path, there you’ll find the cliff ledge. It’s not easy to see at first, but you’ll find it when you get there. Good luck!

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