With stunning scenery, charming beaches, and thousands of surrounding islands, Krabi has long been the paradise to tourists from around the world.
Located in the South of Thailand, Krabi is a coastal province that covers an area of about 4709 km2 and features an extraordinary beauty that is blessed by the amazing nature. Each year, here come thousands of tourists from all over the world who are dying to see its natural scenery plus take a break from their daily life. Most of them are enchanted by nature's treasures of Krabi such as white sandy beaches with limestone cliffs, palm trees, and lush vegetation, or more than 130 magnificent surrounding islands with an abundance of intricate cave systems.
On coming to the pretty province of Krabi, you will also stand a chance to experience the excellent tourist service, as now it is quite easy to find an appropriate accommodation from a wide range of places to stay available. From small bungalows to five-star luxury resorts, etc. each of them features service that serves a typical demand. In addition, a variety of interesting activities are offered to make your trip to Krabi more enjoyable. You can freely take part in some of them: sightseeing, kayaking, snorkeling, birdwatching, or just simply enjoying the impressive nature.
Krabi - Thailand
Spending your precious vacation in Krabi is so great an idea that you can stay away from the bustling urban life plus disconnect with the stressful daily tasks to refresh yourself.
History of Krabi
According to archaeological evidence, especially the many cliffs and caves that are marked with stone tools, ancient colored pictures, beads, pottery, and skeletal remains, Krabi is thought to have been a prehistoric community and home to Homo Sapiens millions of years ago, which means the existence of Krabi has taken place for a very long time.
In the past, it was called "Ban Thai Samour" and one of twelve towns that were used during the prehistory. At the start of the Rattanakosin or Bangkok period in the late eighteenth century, an elephant kraal was established in Krabi by order of Chao Praya Nakorn, the governor of Nakhon Si Thammarat, which was by then a part of the Thai Kingdom. Afterward, a great number of people immigrated here; therefore, Krabi soon has a large community in three different boroughs: Pakasai, Khlong Pon, and Pak Lao. In 1872, King Chulalongkorn elevated these to town status, called Krabi. The town was first governed by Luang Thep Sena, though it was still a dependency of Nakhon Si Thammarat for a while. This was changed in 1875 when Krabi became a fourth-level town in the old system of the Thai government. Administrators then reported directly to the central government in Bangkok, and Krabi's history as an entity separate from other provinces had begun.
Places to visit in Krabi
What makes Krabi a famous destination in Thailand is its system of different tourist spots that could offer various fascinating activities.
Railay Beach has for years gained popularity as one of the most sought-after places when visiting the beautiful Krabi. In fact, the beach is a small peninsula that counts for four beaches and located in the South of Ao Nang Beach. With glittering white sand, extremely stunning landscapes, shining sun, crystal-clear water plus quite a pleasing tropical climate, Railay beach can easily satisfy anyone coming here. On visiting the beach, you could enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, immerse in the cold water and specially set foot on many limestone caves, appreciate their beauty and get to know more about the amazing nature.
- Thung Teao Forest Natural Park
For those who take a fancy of wildlife, a short visit to Thung Teao Forest Natural Park during a trip to Krabi could be a great idea. When coming here, you can explore the primitive nature which has taken place for thousands of years. Also, the park is an ideal place that tourists can take some photos without any editing later, as the scenery here is breathtakingly beautiful and unique. One of the must-see spots in Thung Teao Forest Natural Park is the Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot), which features wonderfully warm and crystal-clear water great to take a swim in. Usually, the pool is open during daylight hours with a price range of 100 Baht (3.16USD) for children and 200 Baht (6.33USD) for adults.
After visiting Emerald Pool, you can take a boat to go to Koh Phi Phi – a pretty island of Krabi. Here, you can get a feeling of being lost in paradise, as the landscape is perfectly beautiful with emerald water, shining sand, and hundreds of fascinating activities. Some tourist spots on the island include Hang Viking, Bamboo Island, Monkey Island, and Maya Bay, etc,. in which many activities of interest are offered such as swimming, snorkeling, kayaking. Besides, Koh Phi Phi is also where the bustling nightlife takes place; therefore, while being here, at night, you can take part in the locals' lifestyle by tasting all the fresh seafood at the night market, watching hot fire dancing performance, or enjoy yourself in the bar, etc.
Koh Phi Phi
Despite the rapid development and advancement in Krabi, Krabi town still manages to embrace its old-world charm and simplicity, thus give tourists an impression of a local town that is not too commercialized. Therefore, on coming here, you will experience the daily lifestyle familiar to the locals, enjoy the sense of comfort, plus buy things at a reasonable price. Generally, Krabi Town can be an ideal destination for those who are long for a relaxing and refreshing time to get ready for coming back and taking part in modern life.
The best time to visit Krabi is in high season, from November to March. In this time, the weather is perfectly fine with the average temperature of about 28°C, cool plus comfortable. However, there are still some rainy days so check the weather carefully before you go.
How to get to Krabi
From your place, there are many ways to get to Krabi. Here are some typical ones of them that can lead you to Krabi comfortably and quickly.
The cheapest way to get to Krabi is traveling by bus. From Bangkok, there are direct buses to Krabi operating daily in the Southern Bus Terminal. These buses usually cost you 682 Baht (21.57 USD) per person for a 10-hour trip to Krabi. Also, buses are available in Phuket plus other places and take you less time (3-4 hours) to get to Krabi. You can choose among different options air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned, deluxe, and luxury coaches.
If you are longing for a more comfortable trip, going on a plane could be great. From Bangkok, Koh Samui, Singapore, and Kuala Lumper, there are flights to Krabi. You can take a flight from your places and reach the Krabi International Airport, which is about 15 km from the Krabi city center, then grab a taxi to get to the town. Usually, it will cost you 1364.14 Baht (43.15 USD) to fly to Krabi.
You can rent a car to travel to Krabi from Bangkok or Phuket and also get around in Krabi. In this way, you will have to ensure that your international driving license is available and still in effect. Driving to Krabi on your own could be an unforgettable experience during your vacation, due to the flexibility and comfort it brings to you. Also, it is highly recommended that you go with your friends or family in a small group so as to have time chatting and getting close to each other.
It is definitely worth it to spend your vacation in Krabi, as the province has been long known as the paradise to tourists. Now, pack your luggage and join us.