Ao Luek, Krabi Province, Thailand

🇹🇭 Ao Luek is a district in Krabi Province, Thailand. Neighbouring districts are (from the North clockwise): Plai Phraya, Khao Phanom, and west Thap Put. To the south it borders Phang Nga Bay, to the East is mueang Krabi of KraProvince. Than Bok Khorani National Park was established on 30 September 1998 and covers 104 km2 of coastal limestone hills and 23 islands off the coast. In the national park is the skull cave (Tham Hua Kalok), containing prehistoric paintings. At a cave in Ao Luek Nuea, Yai Ruak Cave, fossils of 700,000 year-old Javan rhinoceros and hyenas have been found. Ao Luek is divided into nine sub-districts (tambons): Ao Luek Tai; Laem Sak; Na Nuea; Khlong Hin; Ao Luek Noi; Ao Luek Nuea; Khao Yai; Khlong Ya; Ban Klang.

View from Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua) in Krabi town, Krabi, Thailand 
View from Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua) in Krabi town, Krabi, Thailand
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Ao Luek has a population of over 55,670 people. Ao Luek also forms one of the centres of the wider Krabi Province which has a population of over 473,738 people. Ao Luek is situated near Krabi.

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