The erosion of limestone has formed the spectacular karst landscape in Krabi and Phang Nga Bay (once coral reefs hundreds of millions of years ago) due to the chemical weathering where acid rain, which produces carbonic acid, has dissolved layers of soluble bedrock. Karst landscapes feature limestone cliffs, caves, underground streams, and sinkholes.
The islands of Krabi and Phang Nga Bay were formed by the movements of massive plates of earth and lifted out of the seas. This geological process has created a landscape that really fascinates me, and I have been taking quite some pictures during my stays here. Check them out.
Beautiful rock formations at Koh Panyee in Phang Nga Bay.
The vertical cliff that juts out of the sea at Poda Island is one of the most photographed limestone cliffs in Krabi.
Krabi’s spectacular limestone landscape as viewed from Khao Ngon Nak.
The iconic cliff that vertically juts out of the greenish water at James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay is probably the most famous limestone cliff in all of Thailand.
Koh Rang Nok (Bird Nest Island) at Phra Nang Beach at Railay.
The karst cliffs at Railay attracts rock climbers from all over the world.
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Hong Island boasts a twin bay with incredible limestone scenery.
The Hong Island group as viewed from Khao Ngon Nak.
During low tide at Nopparat Thara Beach in Krabi, it’s possible to walk all the way out to the small limestone islands.
Phang Nga Bay karst landscape as viewed from Samet Nangshe Viewpoint.
Limestone karsts in Phang Nga Town as seen from Kanlapapluk (a rest area/gas station).
Two famous limestone mountains by the river in Krabi Town.
The Mighty Thaiwand Wall at Phra Nang Beach.