The essence of the first wonder of being in a foreign country that always makes us wow is the local culture and the way of life of the people in that area. Of course, most cultural tourism focuses on city walking. However, for Krabi province, there is also a story of cultural traces from the ancient past to the present.
Phra Aram Luang is an important religious place in Buddhism. In Krabi province, two temples are considered royal temples.
1.1 Wat Kaew Korawaram, a royal temple located in the center of Krabi province. It is a third-class royal monastery and is the local temple. It is crucial both in terms of being the center of Buddhism and the center of the study of the Dharma-Pali Department and the Ordinary Department of the Sangha in Krabi Province.
1.2 Wat Mahathat Wachiramongkol (Wat Bang Tong) is located at Ban Bang Tong, Na Nuea Subdistrict, Ao Luek District, Krabi Province. This temple was formerly called “Wat Bang Tong.” However, on November 16, 2006, His Majesty the King gave Wat Bang Tong a new name as “Wat Mahathat Wachiramongkol” and gave the monogram “Mor Wor Kor (ม.ว.ก.)” to be enshrined at the gable of the Ubosot. At the same time, the Buddha statue of the Buddha’s birth used the names “Phra Buddha Thaksin Chai Mongkhon” and “Phra Mahathat Chedi,” influenced by the Great Chedi Bodhgaya The place where the Buddha attained enlightenment in Gaya, Bihar, India.
Andaman beads are ancient items with a history of more than 40,000 years that were discovered in the Andaman area. Today’s beads may look like body decorations. Nevertheless, in the past, beads had an influence on beliefs or as a talisman of the past as well. The origin of beads is made of solids such as animal bones, shells, horns, tusks, corals, fangs, and teeth. People in ancient times used those raw materials to scrub, rain, and then drill holes to make jewelry. Later, raw materials were developed into different colored stones. Moreover, metal was melted to make beads in the Iron Age and Bronze Age.
More than the beauty of the two mountains that stand in the middle of the river in front of Krabi town, historical evidence has been excavated. In 1999, traces of the life of ancient people were found, such as animal teeth, animal fangs, charcoal fragments, and earthenware fragments—three-legged pot type and human leg bone.
It is a community in the middle of the sea, a little far from Krabi town but full of simplicity and a traditional way of life. Including fishing, farming, and rice cultivation, where almost all of the island’s population is traditional Muslims. There are many learning centers, such as boat makers, traditional production of ancient Batik, a mangrove conservation group, a honey bee farming group, and a farmer group producing organic Sangyod rice.
It is an old town that is not very famous among tourists. Nevertheless, over time, the ancient wooden houses architecture that is over 100 years old combined with the traditional seaside lifestyle is becoming more and more difficult to find in the developing city. However, for tourists who like to travel in various styles, visiting Koh Lanta, where there are many 5-star hotels, and eating seafood in the old town is one more awesome idea.Share this tour