Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park is located in Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, covering some areas of the Andaman Sea and the southern region’s west coast. As a marine national park rich in natural beauty, it has islands, coral reefs, coralline algae, a wonderful seabed and the park’s unique landscape, i.e. Limestone Mountains with several levels of cliffs as well as amazing caves and long white beach with fossil shells.
The park consists of two main areas, the islands and the coastal area which includes the Ao Nam Mao area and the Pa Ao Nang-Hang Nak area. It has high and steep mountains running northwest-southeast parallel to the coast. The west side of the mountains is steeper than the east side. A small river called Khlong Khao Klom receives fresh water from a lake called “Nong Thale” and flows through the Khao Hang Nak mangrove forest. This river naturally creates the mangrove forest and a lowland area with melaleuca forest known as “Khlong Haeng” or “Noppharat Thara Beach”
There are only two seasons in this region, the rainy season from the beginning of May until December and the hot season from the beginning of January to April. The average temperature is 17-37˚C.
To get here from Krabi Town, use Nai Mueang-Nai Sa Road. Noppharat Thara Beach and Ao Nang is located about 18 kilometres from the town. Additionally, there is a boat service available for you to get to Ao Phra Nang. The journey will take about 20 minutes. Furthermore, the fossil shell beach is not far from Ao Nang. You can drive from Ao Nang to this tourist destination.