|Location||About 800 kms from capital Bangkok|
|Accessibility||Through Bangkok and Phuket|
|Accommodation||Variety of options available|
|Best Time To Visit||November to March|
Get acquainted with Krabi, which has a gamut of attractions to offer.
When one thinks of Krabi, the first attractions which comes to one's mind are the beaches.
Ao Nang is a bay with lovely beaches, which include East Rai Le, West Rai Le, Tham Phra Nang, all stretching to a famous limestone range. Necessary accommodation, sightseeing and activities facilities are available. Many picturesque islands also lie within the close vicinity of the coast. The islands can be accessed by boats.
This lovely casuarina-fringed beach is located about 18 kilometers north-west of Krabi. Having won many fans for the scenic vistas it provides, it is thronged at the weekends by the locals. The beach also provides accommodation facilities.
Krabi has some beautiful and mysterious caves, studded with stalactites and stalagmites. The caves, some of which are bedecked with prehistoric paintings, are located amidst picturesque surroundings. Here is table of prominent caves and their locations.
|Khao Khanap Nam||15 minutes by boat from Chao Fa Pier in Krabi town.||A must-see. Marvellously beautiful. Cave decorated by prehistoric paintings|
|Tham Phraya Nak or The Viking Cave||Phi Phi Lei Island||Prehistoric murals|
|Tham Lod Neua and Tham Lod Tai||Ao Luk-Laem Sak Road, Ao Luk District||Long narrow limestone tunnel with stalagmites and stalactites|
|Tham Prah||Nearby Tham Lod Neau||Site of the Khao Prah Suhn Yah Tah Rahm Meditation Centre|
|Tham Petch||Nearby Tham Lod Neau||Cave walls reflect light like a diamond|
|Tham Sua or Tiger Cave||5 kms north of Krabi town||Mysterious prints looking like a tiger paw on the cave stone|
|Tham Sadet||Ban Nong Kok, 7 kms from Krabi town||Known for beauty|
|Tham Phi Hue To/Hualok||Reachable by boat from town pier||Number of grottos and preshistoric drawings|
|Tham Phra Nang Nok||Ao Nang||Famous for beauty|
|Tham Phra Nang Nai||Nearby Tham Phra Nang Nok||A hidden pool is inside the cave|
|Tham Mai Kaew||Koh Lanta||A cavern pool, stunning natural formations|
Counted among top Thai tourist destinations, Phi Phi Islands are acclaimed for beautiful beaches, stunning coral reefs, tall coconut palms and thrilling adventure. With plenty of accommodation and dining options available, it has emerged as a favorite spot for tourism.
Mu Ko Lanta National Park
The Park comprises within it's embrace many beautiful islands, some encircled by impressive coral reefs. Inhabitants of some of these islands still maintain their conventional style of living. Ko Lanta, which hosts both the district headquarters and national park office, is the foremost island. One can take boat rides from Krabi to reach Ko Lanta.
Number of activities and adventure sports are available in Krabi:
Canoeing in Krabi is highly entertaining and informative. Tour operators offer various options from limited hours beach rentals to full to remote but fascinating places where one also gets opportunity to watch various creatures in their natural habitat apart from sightseeing.
Ao Nang has nice scuba diving facilities. Dive sites situated off Ao Nang are accessible with short boat rides.
Apart from these snorkelling, speed boating and fishing are also enjoyed by the tourists.
Andaman Sea Festival
Organised to celebrate the commencement of the tourist season in Krabi in November, Andaman Sea Festival is an event of complete recreation. Activities like cultural shows and water sport competitions are held, in which the people participate with enthusiasm.
Spa and Massage
Thai Spa is a proven therapy, which is an effective cure for various ailments like aches, pains, and nervous strains. It is very refreshing, rejuvenating and comforting for the body. Most high-end Krabi hotels include it in their services. Various spa resorts in the hotels cater to the spa needs of the travellers. Various spas can be spotted along the way to Ao Nang beach.
» Krabi has a tropical warm climate all year round.
» Months of September-October are the wettest and the hottest.
» Best time to visit Krabi is from November to March.
How To Reach
Various means of reaching Krabi are given below:
Buses operate from Bangkok and Phuket to Krabi. You can also hire a car.
Board a train from Hua Lamphong Railway Station of Bangkok. Get off at Trang or Thung-Song Station in Nakhon Si Thammarat. Then take a bus or taxi for Krabi. From Hualamphong Railway Station (Bangkok Station), one can go as far as Trang Station, or Thung-Song Station in Nakhon Si Thammarat, then take a bus or a taxi to Krabi For more information please contact Information Unit, State Railway of Thailand, Tel. 223-7010, 223-7020
Take a flight from Don Muang Airport of Bangkok to Phuket. Then take a bus for Krabi.
Major Krabi coastal attractions are accessible by road. However, with tourist point of view, one is advised to take boat rides to reach places. For popular islands like Koh Lanta and Phi Phi, regular and chartered ferries are available.
Accommodation & Dining
Visitors are spoilt for choice of accommodation in Krabi. Options catering to travelers of every budget are available. Almost every cuisine of repute is available in Krabi to pamper the tastebuds of the travelers. Thai, Chinese, Indian, Continental one names it and gets in Krabi. Not to miss is the exotic seafood.