Krabi Town

Krabi Town

Krabi, a province on southern Thailand’s Andaman coast, is an almost otherworldly region of labyrinthine archipelagos, where islands seem to erupt vertically out of the sea and secluded beaches are only accessible by colorfully adorned long tail boats. Krabi’s myriad of bays and coves have sheltered pirates, merchants, and sea gypsies for thousands of years and archaeological evidence indicates that Krabi was originally inhabited as early as 25,000 – 35,000 years ago!

With attractions including hot springs, a wildlife sanctuary, sea caves, flourishing coral reefs and exotic marine life, limestone cliffs that draw rock climbing enthusiasts from around the world, and national parks that include the island paradises of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, one could easily spend weeks in Krabi and leave yearning for more.

If that wasn’t enough, Krabi features some of the most photogenic sunsets in Thailand, often accompanied by spectacular displays of cloud to cloud lightning, that are best enjoyed from a beachside bar or restaurant.

Meanwhile, with all the tourists spread out among various beaches and islands, life goes on in Krabi Town, the somewhat sleepy provincial capital. Surprisingly few tourists spend time in the charming riverside town, whose hilly streets feature a number of cozy cafes and inexpensive and authentic Thai cuisine is served at an outdoor, riverside evening market.

“Town” to most visitors is Ao Nang, a seaside strip of guesthouses, hotels, bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops that continues to grow as tourist arrivals increase, now spreading north into Noppharat Thara, whose quiet, shady beach is part of the national park that includes the Phi Phi Islands. Ao Nang is the major launching point for boat trips to nearby islands and the isolated beaches of Phra Nang Cape, where the famous former hippie enclave of Railey Beach is located.

Krabi Province, which lies along the coast of the Andaman sea in Southern Thailand, is a top tourist destination as a result of its plentiful natural attractions including, white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, extensive coral reefs, numerous caves and waterfalls, and over 130 islands, including Koh Lanta and the jewels of the Andaman coast, the six islands of Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park.

While not the top destination in and of itself, Krabi Town is a charming provincial capital located along the banks of a river that leads to the nearby Andaman Sea. Consequently, Krabi is an important port city for both local fisherman as well as boats ferrying visitors to the nearby attractions, including Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, and Railey Beach, one of the premier rock climbing destinations in the world.

Destinations Private
Ao Nammao 549THB
Ao Nang 499THB
Cheow Lan Dam and Pier 2,699THB
Don Sak Pier 3,399THB
Had Yai Airport 5,499THB
Had Yai Town 5,499THB
Had Yao 1,199THB
Khao Lak 2,699THB
Khao Sok 2,699THB
Klong Jilad Pier or Krabi Pier 399THB
Klong Muang 599THB
Koh Lanta North - Kor Kwang Beach 2,199THB
Koh Lanta North – Klong Dao 2,199THB
Koh Lanta North – Klong Khong 2,199THB
Koh Lanta North – Klong Tob 2,199THB
Koh Lanta North – Long Beach or Phra Ae 2,199THB
Koh Lanta North – Sala Dan 2,199THB
Koh Lanta South – Bamboo Beach 2,299THB
Koh Lanta South – Kan Tiang 2,299THB
Koh Lanta South – Klong Hin 2,299THB
Koh Lanta South – Klong Jark 2,299THB
Koh Lanta South – Klong Nin 2,299THB
Krabi Airport 399THB
Kuan Tung Ku Pier 2,499THB
Laem Kruat Pier 899THB
Nopparat Thara Beach and Pier 549THB
Pak meng Pier 2,399THB
Pakbara Pier 4,499THB
Phuket Airport 2,699THB
Phuket Ao Chalong 2,999THB
Phuket Kamala Beach 2,799THB
Phuket Karon Beach 2,999THB
Phuket Kata Beach 2,999THB
Phuket Nai Harn Beach 2,999THB
Phuket Nai Thorn Beach 2,699THB
Phuket Nai Yang Beach 2,699THB
Phuket Patong Beach 2,999THB
Phuket Rawai Beach 2,999THB
Phuket Surin Beach 2,799THB
Phuket Town 2,799THB
Si Kao 2,499THB
Suratthani Airport 3,199THB
Suratthani Town 2,799THB
Suratthani Train Station 2,999THB
Thalane 899THB
Thamalang Pier 5,499THB
Trang Airport 2,799THB
Trang Town 2,699THB
Trang Train Station 2,699THB
Tub kaek 699THB