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Krabi is the main town in the province of Krabi on the west coast of southern Thailand at the mouth of the Krabi River where it empties in Phang Nga Bay. As of 2010 the town had a population of 52,867. The town is the capital of Krabi Province and Krabi District. Tourism is an important industry. Krabi is 783 km south of Bangkok by road.

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The Best Things to Do and Visit in Krabi


1 - Ao Nang

   9 km away

Ao Nang is a resort town and sub-district in Thailand.

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2 - Railay Beach

   10 km away

Railay, also known as Rai Leh, is a small peninsula between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang in Thailand. It is accessible only by boat due to high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access.

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3 - Tours & Sightseeing | Krabi Cruises

Embrace the thrills of a sunrise speedboat voyage, skimming the sparkling waters towards the celestial beauty of Maya Bay, the jewel of Thailand's coastline. This epic stretch of sand, eternally immortalized by Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Beach", heralds the start of an adrenaline-fueled journey. Be among the first to leave footprints on the pristine sand, basking in the tranquil beauty of the dawning day. Next, the adventure amps up at the rejuvenating Pileh Lagoon, a dreamy diving spot in the dazzling turquoise waters. From there, it's a jaunt to Monkey Bay, home to the endearing crab-eating macaque monkeys.

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4 - Ko Klang

Ko Klang is an island in tambon Khlong Prasong, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Province, Thailand.

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5 - Tiger Cave Temple

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6 - Trekking | Krabi

Marvel at the crystalline waters of Krabi's Emerald Pool and Blue Lagoon on a full-day guided tour. Take a refreshing dip in the hot springs and explore the awe-inspiring Tiger Cave Temple.

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7 - Chaofah Park

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8 - Railay Beach West

   11 km away
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9 - Kayaking | Krabi Water Activities

Set off on a voyage to Ao Thalane, a beautiful oasis of mangrove forests, mountains, and caves. A knowledgeable guide ensures an exciting yet safe adventure through this magical wilderness. This daring adventure takes you through a limestone cave and narrow canyons, both impressive and fascinating. Navigate through the emerald mangrove forest, explore the Crocodile Cave, and witness the peaceful Lagoon. This opportunity allows you to spot birds, monkeys, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. The expedition ends with a peaceful visit to a secluded beach far from the crowds. Enjoy the beautiful sunset, painting the sky in gold and crimson, with the soothing sound of waves in the evening silence.

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10 - Ao Nang Beach

   11 km away
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11 - หาดถ้ำพระนาง (Phra Nang Cave Beach)

   12 km away
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12 - Phra Nang Beach

   12 km away
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13 - Ko Poda

   16 km away

Ko Poda is an island off the west coast of Thailand, in Krabi Province, about 8 kilometres from Ao Nang. It is part of the Mu Ko Poda, or Poda Group Islands, which are under the administration of Hat Nopharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park.

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14 - Bamboo Island

   32 km away

Ko Phai is the largest island in Mu Ko Phai, a small uninhabited archipelago on the eastern seaboard of Thailand. It is about 21 km to the west of Pattaya. It is also known as "Koh Pai". It is also mentioned as "Bamboo Island", the meaning of its name in Thai, in tourist guides.

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15 - View Point 2 (Top View)

   40 km away
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16 - Ko Phi Phi Don

   40 km away
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17 - Phi Phi Islands

   41 km away

The Phi Phi Islands are an island group in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. The islands are administratively part of Krabi Province.

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18 - Ko Phi Phi Lee

   41 km away

Ko Phi Phi Le or Ko Phi Phi Leh is an island of the Phi Phi Archipelago, in the Strait of Malacca. It is in Krabi Province of Thailand and is part of Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

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Why should you visit Krabi ?

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How to visit Krabi ?

To reach Krabi, you can fly into Krabi International Airport (KBV) from several major cities in Asia, or you can take a bus or ferry from other popular Thai destinations, such as Bangkok or Phuket. Once you arrive, getting around is easy with options like tuk-tuks, taxis, and motorbike rentals.

It's a good idea to book some activities in advance, particularly during the high season (November to March). If you plan to visit the popular Phi Phi Islands or take part in snorkeling and diving excursions, booking a tour ahead of time is recommended to ensure availability. Additionally, if you're interested in rock climbing or taking a Thai cooking class, it's wise to reserve your spot beforehand.

The cost of traveling in Krabi can vary depending on your preferences. Budget travelers can find accommodations and food for as low as $20-$30 per day, while mid-range and luxury travelers can expect to spend upwards of $100 per day. Many activities, such as island hopping and snorkeling tours, range from $20-$50.

Some of the best things to do in Krabi include exploring the beautiful beaches, such as Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach, visiting the stunning Tiger Cave Temple, and taking a dip in the natural hot springs at Klong Thom. For adventure seekers, rock climbing at Railay Beach and exploring the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park are must-dos.

When it comes to dining, Krabi offers a wide variety of delicious Thai and international cuisine. For authentic local dishes, try Ruen Mai, which serves up mouth-watering seafood and traditional Thai favorites. If you're craving something more western, Jenna's Bistro & Wine is a great option, offering a mix of European and American dishes.

For accommodations, Krabi has options for all budgets. If you're seeking a budget-friendly stay, Pak-Up Hostel in Krabi Town is a popular choice among backpackers. For a mid-range option, consider Aonang Cliff Beach Resort, which offers stunning views and a convenient location near Ao Nang Beach. For a luxurious experience, Rayavadee Resort at Railay Beach is the perfect choice, with its private beach and beautiful villas.

Off the beaten path:

A lesser-known gem in Krabi is the Emerald Pool, also known as Sa Morakot, located within the Khao Pra-Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary. This natural pool is filled with crystal-clear, emerald-colored water, surrounded by lush greenery. It's the perfect spot for a refreshing swim and an escape from the more crowded tourist attractions. To get there, you can rent a motorbike or join a guided tour. Make sure to also visit the nearby Blue Pool, another stunning natural wonder with vivid turquoise waters.

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The province of Krabi boasts more than 150 islands.

Magnificent landscapes can be seen thanks to its immense karst formations which are ideal for climbing. The entire coastline is covered with them and often offers an incredible spectacle.
The coastline is simply superb: fine sand and transparent waters. Some of the magnificent beaches are only accessible by boat, which adds to their charm.

The lush vegetation is also part of the assets of this little corner of paradise.

For example, the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park has rich flora and fauna with impressive waterfalls. Then Bokkhorani National Park has limestone mountains, islands, and mangrove forests, with tropical forests, trails, and waterfalls.

Krabi is also an ideal starting point for the many islands in the vicinity, such as Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. Krabi airport is only 17 km from the coast, while Phuket airport is more than two hours away.
A stroll through Krabi's daily market will be necessary to discover its inhabitants and local products.

Krabi is a province in the south of Thailand known for its karst cliffs, fantastic beaches, and a string of heavenly-looking islands.
But it is not only that, but it is also a region with fauna and a flora visible in several national parks, with rich ecosystems, many possible activities among which kayak, climbing, karting, etc.


If you were to see even one temple, it would be Wat Kaew Korawaram, nicknamed the white temple, it is the largest complex in Krabi.
Overlooking a small hill (unfortunately too small to have a complete view of the city...), it is very quiet.
The main white building is recent (construction started in 2011) but its design has the merit of being a little different from what we usually find.

If you like markets, during the day you can go to the Maharat market

If it falls on a weekend (Friday included between 5 pm and 10 pm), you can go to the walking street, in Soi Maharaj 8.
You can also stroll along the charming walkway from the Chao Fah Park pier to the crab statue, from where you can see the iconic view of Krabi with these 2 peaks seeming to rise from the ground, like whales emerging from the earth.
This section is a little less than 1 km long, but if you want to do the whole walk, it starts at Thara Park, almost at the mouth of Krabi.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Krabi


Let's start with a certain logic, how to reach Krabi?

This is rather easy because Krabi is well served, accessible by plane directly via its airport. All low-cost airlines fly there, like Air Asia, Nok Air, Viet Jet Air, Lion Air but there are also some international flights, coming from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia but also flights coming from Europe, passing by Doha (see the available flights here).

It is also easily accessible by sea, mainly via Phuket but also via the surrounding islands in the Andaman Sea (starting with Ko Phi Phi, which is part of Krabi province).

If you are coming from the Gulf of Thailand, you will find the necessary bus connections. There is a bus terminal in Krabi, both classic and minivan for faster trips in the area. You can arrive from cities like Surat Thani, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, or any other major city in southern Thailand and of course from Bangkok.

Please note that there is no train line passing through Krabi.

Fares from Krabi to :

  • Phuket = 160 Bahts (see all rates and book)
  • Ko Samui (including ferry) = from 500 Bahts (see all fares and book)
  • From the airport, you can take a bus for 90 Bahts to the Krabi terminal. Count 550 Baths by cab.

Let's start with where you will most likely arrive, Krabi town itself.

  • It is primarily a transit town, where people use Krabi as a stopover and then travel to popular destinations such as Ko Phi Phi, Ko Lanta, or Railay beach.

In general, and like many cities in Thailand, the town of 30,000 inhabitants has little historical-architectural interest. It is nevertheless interesting apart from its quiet side, if only for the surrounding environment and the few possible visits in the surroundings.

It remains a tourist city, so it is well developed to find what you need in terms of accommodation, restaurants, and cafes to rest while waiting for your boat or your next departure. As far as food is concerned, the population of Krabi is largely Muslim, so if you like spicy curries, biryani rice, and the famous "roti", you are in the right place.

Even if most people simply ignore Krabi town and go directly to the beaches, there are in the town itself and its surroundings a few places to visit that might be worth at least a 1 or 2-day break.

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