Krabi Travel Guide

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Krabi Highlights

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    flying_dolphin7 says…

     Natural scenery, beautiful beach, friendly peoples, delicous foods!! 

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    DarkRay says…

     A bit "touristy", especially in Ao Nang. There's actually more than 10 pizzarias and even a McDoland's there! Things are quite a bit more expensive here than in Bangkok too. 

  • In a nutshell
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    ThaiPulse says…

     Krabi is my favorite place in Thailand because there are more things to do in Krabi, and Krabi is close to other places that also have a lot to do (Pha-ngan, Samui, Phangan, Patong, Khao Sok, Phi Phi) 

Krabi Things to Do

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  • Tiger Cave Temple

    Take a challenge, climb 1237 steps to the peak of the mountain. Sounds easy, but remember that the steps are all different and most of them are higher than normal are. I sow there young and old but I don't definitely recommend this to people who fear heights or having some kind of coordination problems. The steps are not equal (and some are "knee...

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  • Elephant Trekking

    I thought the idea of riding on an Elephant in a small harness frame while trecking through a plantation may be something to experience but I was a bit apprehensive about the welfare of the animals. I researched two operators in Ao Nang, the first very well established and well known and another a bit out of town 45 minutes drive. The price was the...

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  • 4 Island Tour

    Along Aonang you can join a group tour for the 4 islands tour. It only cost us 400 Bht per person, which includes snokel mask, life jacket, Lunch, drinks, watermelon, boat ride. The trip is quite enjoyable however we joined a local group (group of 40) and the tour guide speaks 90% in Thai and only 10% in English to us. so we didn't know...

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Krabi Hotels

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Krabi Restaurants

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  • Bernie's Place

    Bernie's Place has an amazing choice of Thai and Western food all buffet style for 250 baht per person. We have been here many times over the years and have not been disappointed. The food is not amazing but it is good for the price.This also includes the BBQ, where you choose whatever meat you want and it is cooked in front of you and many choices...

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  • Ban Klang - Chicken Town

    I decided to put the town of Ban Klang (Chicken town) in my Krabi section as its certainly worth a mention. If you are driving to Krabi then its one of the little towns along the way on the main road.  Every time we go through this town we stop and buy a chicken. Little stalls with rotisseries are set up along the roadway, each stall has a bare...

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  • Tandoori Nights

    Well I have to say our meals at Tandoori Nights were delicious.  We were a group of 4 so ordered dishes that we could share and every one of them was perfect.  Just the right amount of spice and so very tasty.  We ordered from the Indian menu plus the Thai menu.I am not a huge fan of Indian restaurants but would definitely go back to Tandoori...

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Krabi Nightlife

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  • chilling

    Irie ,.. I still enjoy when I think back . Koh Lanta is a small island close to Krabi, its a relaxed island and they have the coolest chilling reggae bar in the south . The first time we came in the bar was in the daytime, because we wanted to buy some nice jewelery to take home . Somebody told us to go to Irie , because they make everything by...

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  • Lay back on the floor

    This excellent bar is located next to where I was staying at the Grand Tower Hotel and is very laid back where you can lie out on the floor with your head propped up by a cushion or two whilst sipping a bottle of beer. The staff are a nice bunch of guys who bring your drinks to you whilst you chill out. There's a pool table, some seats outside on...

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  • Rocky Bar

    What a fun place Rocky Bar turned out to be. The drinks are cheap, the staff are great fun and they have a couple of guys singing live. You can request songs and they will try to sing them! Nothing is funnier than having a few drinks listening to Thai guys sing an Elvis song from a book that they have never sung before.Angie and Di took over the...

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Krabi Transportation

  • Fly to Krabi & Take Airport Taxi to Ao...

    We've been to Krabi a few times and usually fly with those low cost airline. Normally fly with Air Asia. We don't need much for an hour journey. It's pretty cheap and many flights a day. You can fly to Krabi from Bangkok or from Kuala lumper (Air Asia) or from Singapore (Tiger Airways).From Krabi Airport, we normally take airport taxi to Ao Nang....

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  • Ao Nang Princess

    The Ao Nang Princess is the main ferry from Ao Nang to Phi Phi Don. The busiest being the 9.00 leaving from Nopparat Thara Pier. The Princess holds just under 200 passengers, has seating inside but on a nice day generally out sitting on the deck in the sun. There are toilet facilities on board and someone comes round selling drinks.The journey to...

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  • Krabi airport to Krabi and Ao Nang

    There is a airport bus service to Krabi Town, Ao Nang and Noppharat Thara Beach. There are also songtaws from Krabi town.

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Krabi Shopping

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  • Don't loose your hearth

    This is a must for all food lovers. The Yum of Thai food can be found from many sellers and you can have fantastic food at incredible low prices. Taste them all, my favourite is Tom Kha Kai, spice chicken soup with coconut milk and galanga (one sort of ginger). I try to take my spice shopping list with and galanga and ginger are high on my...

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  • Taylor made/ Custom made clothes in...

    It was very pleasant for me and my husband (after spending time in Bangkok, where fell by the scam of the tuk tuk driver, we ended up buying a suit from the top ten collection, where they did an awful job, and everytime i pointed something that needed to be fixed...more than 5 times... the first two they say ohh, no problem, after that they say...

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  • Beach wear

    There are hundreds of small shops selling mostly the same types of things from bags, t-shirts, bikini, sandals and clothing. You can also tailor make a suite and dress here. The starting price is around 3000 baht. It was a little bit too expensive compare to Bangkok so we did not make any dresses. There are many roadside stalls and small shops...

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Krabi Local Customs

  • Shift in culture

    As you go further south in Thailand you'll notice more and more Muslims as opposed to the rest of Thailand who are Buddhists. I remember seeing a woman wearing a full length black burkah riding a bicycle with the sun beating down. Tourists should do their best to respect the culture and not expose too much skin. There have been reports of...

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  • Neanderthal Traffic Lights!

    These weird Neanderthal figures sit on top of columns that house traffic lights at a junction in the town centre near the shopping mall and market. They seem to be lifting the lights which look like they're made to look like they're encased in rock which is all a bit strange and I've no idea what it's all about!

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  • Fertility Cave

    As a local described this, a princess needed to bear a child. So, a shrine was made to help her. The shrine located on Phranang Beach in Railay west is filled with many phallic objects. It's not such an interesting sight. Seems rather out of place on the beautiful, tropical looking beach.

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Krabi Warnings and Dangers

  • Sun Sets Very Early in Krabi

    If you are planning any expedition in the seas around Krabi, do note that the sun sets very rapidly from about 6.15pm onwards.Usually by 6.45pm, the whole place is already dark which is why the frequencies for the longtail boats will be greatly reduced from 7pm onwards.

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  • Tsunami Warnings.

    Every beach that you go in that region you can find plaques indicating rout to avoid Tsunami.For your safe, try to check this plaques before entering at the beach.

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  • Long Tail Mafia !!

    If you are in Ao Nang or Krabi and wants to go to Railey Beach with a long tail, be sure that you will not come back the time you want, they only depart from the beach with the boat totally full. I wanted to come back early and I have to wait more than one our because the sailor didnt want to return with the boat middle empty.I tryed to pay an...

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Krabi Tourist Traps

  • One big tourist rip off!

    We came to Krabi for a month during our year of travel around Thailand; my husband was studying and needed a few weeks in one place so he could complete his last paper. We travelled down from Bangkok and had been told that things were so much cheaper in the south - wrong!! Accommodation is expensive and not nice at all, at least not what we are...

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  • Koh Panyi (aka Panyee).

    Whilst being very picturesque from afar, this Muslim floating island is a real tourist trap. If you take a boat tour to Ko Ping Gan (James Bond Island) a stop here for a meal and visit will certainly be included.There are a good half-dozen restaurants lined up with roughly 4/500 places each catering to the tourist trade, and the quality of the meal...

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  • transportation nightmare

    make sure to haggle everything in terms of transportation from tuk tuk, taxi and especially the LONGTAIL BOATS! it's one of the worse things in krabi on low season.. we stayed at railay east and the only way to go to ao nang or anywhere else is through longtail boats.. the ride costs 100bhat.. there should be at least 6 people for the boat to go.....

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Krabi What to Pack

  • Cash

    Make sure to have ample amount of Thai Baht. The resorts let you put everything on your room tab but other establishments (retail stores, bars & restaurants) will only take cash. We ate at one restaurant and was able to use our credit card to pay for the food but they needed us to pay cash for our beers.

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  • Clothes

    Because the weather is hot and humid, you will find yourself changing clothes often. In Railay West, there is a laundry service that is pretty cheap but I don't know what the turn around time is for that.

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  • Sun screen and more sun screen

    The sun is intense but it's hard to tell because the air is hot and humid. When you're in the water, it feels cool and you have no clue that you're being burnt. Wear sunscreen and make sure to reapply sunscreen several times.

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Krabi Off The Beaten Path

  • Railay trekking

    There are some challenging yet beautiful treks to enjoy here. Bring decent shoes and water, and watch your step. Some lovely views, make sure you have enough time to get back before the sun sets though!

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  • Wat Huay Toh.

    A pleasant little temple situated on the road to Phanom Benja N.P. Inside the main temple the paintings on the walls and ceilings reminded me of the Indian temple in Bangkok. The monks are pleased to show you inside. Around the grounds are loads of wild monkeys, but as the tourists are few and far between, they're not used to people and run off as...

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  • Phanom Benja national park.

    Using the only really accessible way into the park, there is not much to see or do here except for the short hike up to Huay To waterfall. The waterfall has 7 levels but after the first 3 or 4 any mountain climbing you have will come in handy as the path peters out to a steep rocky surface. If it is wet, without the proper gear it is impassable,...

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Krabi Sports & Outdoors

  • Rock climbing at Railay

    Near to Krabi lies beautiful Railay bay, and a large rock climbing centre. There are lots of centres who will guide you up the rock face for a good price, I used King Climbers.The rocks are all made from limestone and there are plenty of easy, medium and hard climbs to try out.

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  • Kayaking

    one day tour on Koh Hong.Kayaking around the island and swimming at the lagoon, it's amazing...... Sun Block lotion

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  • Gentle Kayaking with Mr Kayak

    There are several companies offering excursions, and all at around the same price.I was however quite impressed with the Mr Kayak outfit. They had good equipment, new their territory well and were very friendly. We bought a two-island visit, and after kayaking over to the island we tourned the logoons and mangrove swaps, coming across monkey...

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Krabi Favorites

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  • Driving in Thailand

    es, as Grace said, you can rent a motorbike for a few $$ but it really depends also on how far you wnat to travel, your skill level in traffic to and from. Your destination is NOT just around the corner, I think it is a good distance to travel, easily doable, just keep in mind the distance, and I think there is currently contruction going on in...

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  • Buying silver

    If you are going to Krabi then I will assume that you are going through Bangkok??? That is where I would get it if you are not going to chiang mai. You are going to have a better selection and it's going to be a lot cheaper. There are hundreds of places to get it around Bangkok, if you have the time shop around for the best deals and you'll be...

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  • Honeymoon in Krabi province

    I agree with the above post that the Andaman Coast will pretty much have come to the end of the monsoon season whereas the Gulf islands will be starting up their's.And besides, the Krabi area offers more natural beauty and far better marine life than Samui.As to accomodations, you've got the choice of Ao Nang or Railay (and even more exclusive...

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