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Asia,  Thailand

Khaothong Hill Restaurant – Aonang’s best hidden gem

Khaothong Hill Restaurant, located in the popular tourist destination of Ao Nang in Krabi, Thailand, is a hidden gem that offers staggering sunset views of the surrounding islands and the Andaman Sea. This hill (and its accompanying cafe) are a must-visit for anyone looking for a unique and scenic experience that’s slightly off the beaten path.

Whilst the viewpoint is still (in my mind) a lesser-known haunt of beautiful Krabi, its popularity is quickly growing as TikTok travellers post about its purple sky scenes and space to sit down for a fantasy day of remote working. You’ll get a quick preview of the spectacular sunset we got during our visit with this Khaothing Hill TikTok video.

Here’s everything you need to know about your visit to Khaothing Hill Restaurant.

How to get to Khaothong Hill

Getting to Khaothong Hill is relatively easy. The hill is around a 30-minute drive from the centre of Ao Nang and can be reached by car, or scooter. If you’re driving, there’s a parking lot available at the base of the hill, and the pull-in spot is well-signposted.

sunset from khaothong hill krabi

Khaothong Hill opening times and prices

Khaothong Hill is open daily from 10 am to 7.30 pm.

When you get to the parking site, you’ll find a small ticket booth. The entrance fee is 50 baht for non-Thai adults (130cm and above). This cost includes the 20 baht fee for your transport up the hill, alongside a 30 baht of coupon that you can use to buy food/drinks from the cafe – you’re most likely going to end up doing this anyway.

Once you’ve purchased your ticket, you can hop in the back of one of the songthaews (a kind of pickup truck with a roof and two long benches) and the driver will take you to the top, where you’ll find the cafe entrance. It’s worth noting that during busier times, you may have to wait a little while for transport as they only let a certain number of people up at a time.

A secret sunset Viewpoint in Krabi

One of the main reasons to visit Khaothong Hill is for its dreamy Krabi views. All levels of the restaurant offer colourful vistas of the coast, jungles, and the surrounding limestone cliffs. It’s now one of my favourite spots to watch the sunset and take photos – there are loads of wee Instagram stations all over the cafe, making it very tempting to strike a pose. It’s also a great place to escape the large sundown crowds and enjoy more laid-back vibes.

khaothong hill main restaurant seating with wooden chair and a junlge backdrop
vegan blogger sarah infront of Instagram sea view location in krabi khaothong hill
purple sunset skies across krabi and the andaman sea from khaothong hill

Khaothong Hill menu

Khaothong Hill Restaurant’s menu is slightly pricey in comparison to your go-to street vendors in Thailand. However, the food here is way better than I’d expected it to be. Snacks average at about 150 baht per dish, while mains sit around the 300 mark. Although it was small, they did have a dedicated vegan section to their menu (hurray) and we ordered these colourful pea flower iced drinks alongside tofu pad kra pow.

Khaothong hill food with sunset in the backgorund

If you’re staying in the Aonang or Krabi area, there are plenty more vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants in the area to try! Take a look at my blog: The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Aonang, Krabi, Thailand

Travel writer, marketing adviser and blogger based in Edinburgh, with a focus on budget and vegan travel. 39 countries to date, with extensive knowledge of travel within Asia, particularly within Thailand.

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