The Charm of Khao Khanap Nam Community

Money Heist
Krabi: The Charm of Khao Khanap Nam Community

Following the perspectives of outstanding characters as they plan and commit a national robbery, Money Heist has been one of the most-watched non-English series on Netflix. Some of the scenes in Season 3 were filmed in Thailand, and Krabi province was one of the locations used.

Krabi province is an outstanding setting, not only because of its natural wonders but also for its communal spirit. With its long history, the “Khao Khanap Nam” community is the perfect place to learn about the local livelihood of the villagers.

Maya Bay Krabi
Explore the way of life of seaman and enjoy the charming Khao Khanab Nam community

Khao Khanap Nam community is situated in Muang District of Krabi province. Now an eco-tourism destination, it enables visitors to explore the local culture, learn about the way of life of the local seamen, savor southern food and live locally with the villagers while appreciating the impressive views of Khao Khanap Nam.

Khao Khanap Nam

Idyllically situated by the Krabi river, two limestone mountains approximately 100 meters high represent a prominent symbol of the province. Legend tells how a Naga and a demon fell in love with the princess and wanted to live with her. The Naga then transformed into a human and fought with the demon until both died and their two bodies turned into these two mountains.

Take a long-tailed boat

Another way to enjoy the beautiful view at Khao Khanap Nam is by taking a long-tailed boat, known locally as a Hua Thong boat. Standing 2-3 meters high, its bow is said to be created from the local wisdom of the seaman. Unique and different from other local boats, the Hua Thong are used for fishing by the villagers, with the high bow designed to enable the seaman to sail against the strong winds and high waves in the Andaman Sea.

Activities in the Khao Khanap Nam community

There are many fun and informative activities to enjoy in this community, from visiting the museum, which tells the background and history of the community, and discovering the local handicrafts and ancient utensils, to learning how the villagers invented the long-tailed boat, weaving cotton, making fish cages, and making tie-dye. You can also take a quick tour of the village by tricycle.

Visit the ancient cave

An ancient cave at Khao Khanap Nam offers both natural beauty and fascinating traces of history to explore. Featuring beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, the cave is also home to 3,000-5,000 years old paintings and antique utensils. In the past, a human skeleton was found, while reproductions of a Japanese soldier’s shelter also reflect the cave’s more recent history.


From Bangkok, it will take about an hour and 20 minutes by plane, or you can take the train to Trang province or Thung Song station in Nakhon Si Thammarat and then take the bus to Krabi. From there, you can take the boat from Chao Fah Pier to Khao Khanap Nam, which takes about 15 minutes. 

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