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Krabi Things to Do

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  • Wat Tahm Seua

    A fair way out from Krabi town, this is a must-do, if you have the energy to climb the 1237 steps to the top (I didn't). The temple can be seen from afar as you approach but the road is not well marked on the Hwy 4. Within the cave itself are supposed tiger tracks, but nobody or nothing actually points these out so I didn't see them. There is also...

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  • Phi Phi Island

    The 3 tours are Phi Phi, Hongs and 4 Island and the snorkelling equipments are all provided. You'll have the option to either travel by long tail boat(cheaper) or speed boat. The Journey by speed boat is faster but not suitable for children and the elderlies because the ride will be very bumpy. Tours cost around 900 - 1500baht. Look out for the...

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  • Elephant Trekking

    After reading a few of these reviews it is obvious that you should NOT be sitting on these elephants backs! Learn how they train these elephants thru torture with prods and hooks. Learn how it hurts their backs to put those seats on them. Go to Chiang Mai to the Elephant Nature Park run by Khun Lek and find out how these lovely creatures should be...

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Krabi Restaurants

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  • Roadside Stalls

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pancakes, especially banana pancakes, is a local delight enjoyed by tourist and locals. It's dough, shaped into a rectangular, wrapping fillings of your choice, eg. banana, mango, pineapple, etc. You can choose to have chocolate sauce or mayonnaise toppings on it. Actually, it don't taste like roti prata but it definitely looks like it. Crispy on...

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  • Ao Nang Cuisine

    3 out of 5 stars

    Very popular restaurant probably due to it's special meal deals - 3 courses for 285baht. Situated on the Ao nang restaurant strip. Had a lovely snapper cooked in garlic and pepper. The mango and sticky rice is also good

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  • Tanta Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tanta Restaurant is nearly opposite Bernies Place. They have a huge menu with so many different varieties of food. There is Thai, Italian, European, wood fired pizza, fresh seafood, actually anything you can think of is here! We ordered chicken satay's and tempura squid for starters, then I decided it was about time I had a lobster. You choose...

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Krabi Nightlife

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  • Good blues and a fire show....

    Couldn't put the Hippies bar into just one category, as you have eating and drinling, live music and also a show. Arriving around 20h00 started off with a nice cold beer and then a meal, mainly staple Thai dishes on the menu but also hamburgers, fries etc etc. Just after 21h00 the band struck up, mainly classic rock with some blues thrown in. It is...

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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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Krabi Transportation

  • Transportation around Krabi

    Boats for Ko Lanta (and Ko Jum) leave from Khong Kha Pier near the town center, shared boats to Raileh east beach from nearby Chao Fah Pier for 150 Baht Boats for Ko Phi Phi and Phuket leave from Klong Jirad Pier, you need a taxi to get there. Songthaew (shared pickup) to Ao Nang via Noppara Thara beach and national park from the bus terminal and...

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  • Krabi airport to Krabi and Ao Nang

    There is a airport bus service to Krabi Town (100 Baht), Ao Nang and Noppharat Thara Beach. There are also songtaws (shared pickups) from Krabi town (leaving from Maharaj 6 Alley, stops also in front of the River View Hotel, 50 Baht).

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  • Krabi airport to Krabi and Ao Nang

    There is a airport bus service to Krabi Town (100 Baht), Ao Nang and Noppharat Thara Beach. There are also songtaws (shared pickups) from Krabi town (leaving from Maharaj 6 Alley, stops also in front of the River View Hotel, 50 Baht).

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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

  • 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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  • General Map of Railay

    This is not a detailed map but it will give you an idea of where the general points of interest are located. Hope it helps! Picture is taken from the link listed below.To walk from Railay East to Railay West takes about 5 minutes. So, that should give you an idea how small this area really is. To walk from Railay to Phranang (Ao Pranang on the map)...

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  • 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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Krabi Warnings and Dangers

  • Transportation to Ko Phi Phi

    Be careful when you buy the trip to Ko Phi Phi isle from Ao Nang or Krabi town. When you arrive to the peer, the company will try to sell you the return ticket, saying that you have to buy now, otherwise you will pay much more if bought on the isle itself, or that it even might be impossible to buy there.This is totally untrue, as there are a lot...

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  • 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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Krabi Tourist Traps

  • If you think it is expensive, you are...

    Most of the shop did not put price tag on the item they sell. Sometimes they just randomly said the price when you asked them. We wanted to buy this t-shirt, 850baht which we thought so expensive and told the salesgirl we will take it for 250baht. At first she didn't want to reduce the price so we decided not to buy it and leave the shop. Later,...

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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

  • Shave Ice

    From Railay West to Railay East takes about 5 minutes to walk. On Railay East there is a tiny vendor selling shaved ice. It's not as soft as shave ice in Hawaii but definitely refreshing on hot, hot day! The Thai shave ice includes a choice of native fruits or beans. I had it with melon syrup and holy basil. Not exactly sure what holy basil is but...

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  • Fast Food on Phranang Beach

    If you want to get a quick bite to eat while on the beach, how about the long tail boat bistro or the person-to-person delivery? It's even hot food!

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  • 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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Krabi Sports & Outdoors

  • Swimming

    How can you not enjoy the water at the beach?! The water temperature is soooo warm you feel like you're in bath water. It feels great! Not much of a surf or wind, though. So, you probably couldn't go surfing or windsurf. The sand is extremely soft and fine. Almost like powder. We also found lots of small seashells on the beach.

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  • Rock Climbing

    We didn't do this but saw quite a few people who were. You don't need to bring any equipment with you because they have everything you need there. Everything in Railay was one entire cost to do snorkel tours or climbing tours. Climbing tours were located on Railay East.

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  • Rent a Kayak

    Renting a kayak from Railay Beach is rather easy and inexpensive. No need to shop for the best rate because all of them charge the same price. Renting is by the hour and the more hours you rent your kayak for, the cheaper it is. For two hours it cost us 300 baht (US$9.00). Because we rent the kayak from our own resort, they let us add the cost to...

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Krabi General

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  • No Medical Facilities in Railay

    Staying in Railay was absolutely wonderful. It's beautiful and peaceful with lots of activities you can do such as kayaking, snorkeling and rock climbing. However, the drawback in Railay is that there are no medical facilities. And, if you think about some of the activities you might consider doing, there are risks of injury to consider. In the...

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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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