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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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.Learn more Book this experience
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Experience the thrill of rock climbing in Krabi. Enjoy an introduction to climbing, caving, and abseiling from a viewpoint over Railay Beach.Book this experience
Ko Klang is an island in tambon Khlong Prasong, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Province, Thailand.View on Google Maps Book this experience
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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.View on Google Maps Book this experience
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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.Learn more Book this experience
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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.Learn more Book this experience
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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 ParkLearn more Book this experience
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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.
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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.
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.
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Let's start with where you will most likely arrive, Krabi town itself.
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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