A few days ago I took the effort and drove over to Klong Muang Beach to take some new pictures. The old picture that I had and used for the article about Klong Muang was really out of date.
Although Klong Muang is only about 10 km away from Ao Nang, if you live in Ao Nang, you rarely go there. That is probably due to the idleness.
Royal Palast at Klong Muang
If you approach the village via the only access road, you arrive at the entrance to a large intersection where the road splits. Turn left to get to the southern (more beautiful) part of Klong Muang Beach and if you turn left again at the beach you can still drive to the Royal Palace (summer residence).
Half right it goes on to the second and northern beach section, the small tourist center and further on to Tab Kaek Beach. A little way beyond Tab Kaek Beach, the road ends at a small national park.
The cosy part of Klong Muang Beach
The optically most beautiful beach area is located directly in front of the small island. The beach between the Beyond Resort Krabi and the Dusit Thani Beach Resort Krabi, is still urban on a length of about 250 meters and the road that leads there, is still an unpaved sandy track.
Incidentally, the Beyond Resort Krabi is the former Andaman Holiday Resort which a few people will remember from previous years. It was completely rebuilt however, after it was sold to a new owner.
In front of the Dusit Thani Beach Resort there is also a restaurant right on the beach, the Ruean Siam. There you may enjoyl good Thai food at reasonable prices.
The Klong Muang Inn
In the middle of town there is even a German restaurant with guest house, the Klong_Muang Inn, diagonally opposite the Beyond Resort Krabi.
The road continues along the beach and there are a few more restaurants, small hotels and guest houses on either side of the road.
The beach here is a bit narrower and at low tide some stones come to the fore. Further north you can see the loading station for cargo ships that reaches into the sea.