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Southern Thailand
950 km from Bangkok
Province of Krabi
S Thai prononciation : Klabi


Recomm. stay
2-3 jours minimum


General Information about Krabi

Krabi is the gateway to the islands of Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi or Railay but the city and its area have much to offer. Going to Krabi without taking time to take a long tail tour on the river among mangroves and limestone mountains or without visiting the cave temples is a great pity. have dinner at the night market near the pier of Tha Khong Ka. The food is tasty and very cheap. Here you are really in typical Thailand atmosphere. Budget accommodation there are numerous (especially near the pier).
And for those who love relaxing on the beach, go to Ao Nang, 16 km away. There is a beautiful beach with amazing sunsets. The accommodation prices are higher.

Accommodations in Krabi

When we speak of Krabi, it is important to distinguish the town itself where small accommodation and very cheap guesthouses offering dorm beds are very numerous near Chao Fah Pier and Ao Nang beach about twenty kilometers from the town. In general, travelers go sleep at Ao Nang beach and its beautiful sunsets. Rooms rates are significantly higher than in Krabi Town and it is very difficult to find a room for less than 1000 baht but there are some cheaper options. Book in advance as they rarely have rooms available in high season.

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My recommandations

People often ask me what accommodations I recommaend in Thailand, here are my recommandations in Krabi.

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Practical information about Krabi

The bus station is 4 km from Krabi town. White songthaews (Route 8399) depart from the bus terminal, pass through the town of Krabi including Kong Fa Pier where boats leave for the islands and Railay and where most cheap guesthouses are, then continue to Ao Nang. They run from 7am to 7pm and there is one every 20-30 minutes. A ride from the bus terminal to the city costs between 20 and 30 bahts and it is 50 baht to go to Ao Nang.
There is also a white bus (route 8415) that runs every hour from 7 am to 6.30 pm from Krabi Airport and goes to Ao Nang.

My selection of tours & activities in Krabi

Unique Krabi tour off the beaten track Krabi
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Unique Krabi tour off the beaten track

Offered in Englishenglish guide
This full-day tour will bring you into Krabi's countryside, through latex, palm, and pineapple plantations, meeting the locals. You will also visit caves, rivers and the seaside without tourists.

How to get around in Krabi ?

in Krabi, no taximeter, just motorcycle taxis and songtahews used for the local buses lines. The most important for tourists is probably the white songthaew 8399 that goes from Krabi Bus Terminal, go through Krabi town, including Kong Fa Pier (from where boats depart for the islands and Railay and where most cheap guesthouses are located) and continues on Ao Nang before ending his trip at Shell Cemetery. Service between 7 am and 7 pm. So from the city, you can reach the bus terminal located 4 km from Krabi by taking the white or the red songthaews (price THB 20-30). Other songthaew can also take you elsewhere, ask your hotel or guesthouses or watch their inscriptions (sometimes only in Thai).
There is also an hourly white bus shuttle from Krabi Airport to Ao Nang (route 8415) from 7 am to 6.30 pm. You can also use GRAB app (similar to UBER but UBER does not operate in Southestern Asia any more) to order a transportation.

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Festivals in Krabi ?

Here is a list of the main festivals taking place every year in Krabi. I mention their dates as soon as they are official on Thai Festivals page.
krabi naga fest

Krabi Naga Fest

This festival generally takes place in the month of February

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krabi vegetarian festival

Krabi vegetarian festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of October

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How to ask in Thai to go to Krabi ?

I want to go to Krabi / Yak paï ti Klabi.
Where is Krabi ? / Klabi you ti naï ?

Must-visits in Krabi

Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple)

My opinion :
Called Wat Tham Seua in Thai, it is the most interesting temple to visit in Krabi. It owes its name to one of its many caves (the tiger cave) and offers a magnificent view over Krabi province from a sanctuary on the top of a mountain. The climb is rough (1260 steps) but the view definitely worths it! This is one of the must visits in Krabi.

Emerald Pool

My opinion :
This magnificent green-emerald water swimming pool attracts more and more people. Open to the bath, its crystal clear water makes it a pleasant place to bathe. The Emerald Pool is about fifty kilometers from Krabi or Ao Nang.

Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail

My opinion :
This trail in the mountains about forty kilometers from Krabi offers one of the most beautiful panoramas in Thailand. The 3.7 kilometers long climb is quite physical but the view at the summit is just amazing !

Koh Hong

My opinion :
This pretty island is probably the most visited on the outskirts of Krabi or Ao Nang. It offers a small, charming beach with a bit of snorkeling and a beautiful lagoon surrounded by a circle of limestone peaks.

Koh Pak Bia

My opinion :
This small island and its famous sandbank is generally on the program of boat tours from Krabi or Ao Nang that go to Koh Hong. It does not lack charm but is quite touristy.

Ban Koh Klang Community

My opinion :
This island is located on Krabi River about 10 minutes from Krabi town and hosts an interesting rural local community that grows rice, makes batik and has a traditional Thai boat models maker. An off the beaten track visit for those looking for something other than islands, temples and beaches.

Krabi Town Walking Street

My opinion :
Like all Walking Streets except the one in Pattaya, it's a big night market that takes place a few days a week, in Krabi on weekends, in a few streets of the city, cut off from traffic for a few hours. It's especially nice to eat a wide variety of Thai Street Food.

Khao Khanab Nam

My opinion :
These two mountain peaks that are on either side of the Krabi River, and that can be seen from the city center, are one of the most famous images of Krabi. Accessible only by boat, they host interesting caves.

Weather & climate in Krabi

Krabi has a tropical savanna climate. On the Andaman coast like Phuket, Krabi province has to a six months long rainy season between May and November with heavy rainfalls often brief but regular. On average, it rains less in Krabi than in Phuket.

The best time to come to Krabi is from December to March and especially in January-February. During summer it rains oftent especially from August to the end of October, the worst period to come to Krabi.

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