Railay Beach is a small peninsula located between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang in Thailand accessible only by boat due to the high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access. (This ads some drama and sense of adventure to your arrival since luggage often has to be carried overhead as you hop from the boat into the shallow waters of the beach.) These cliffs attract rock climbers from all over the world, but the area is also popular due to its beautiful beaches and quiet relaxing atmosphere.
Sky lanterns have become an integral part of traditional culture in Asia, particularly in Thailand, where they are released at celebrations and can symbolize good luck, the making of wishes, and the sending of problems and worries away into the air. Large scale lantern festivals like the festival of Loi Krahtong in Thailand produce stunning displays of hundreds of sky lanterns filling the sky.