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Krabi

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"Bustling city, quiet locals"

Krabi Tourism

One of the oldest provinces in Thailand, Krabi is home to the traditional yet the modern, the touristy and the local flavour. Sample what you like and see what the other side of the coin has to offer too in this Thai province.

The number of guesthouses, travel operators and souvenir shops in Krabi might be overwhelming at first glance. However, there is much more to the province beneath the surface. Krabi, a popular Southern Thai beach destination, is gaining popularity and is adored by many. Not as popular as Bangkok or Phuket, Krabi has its own charm and can manage to sweep you off your feet if you give it a chance.

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Nightlife in Krabi

There are as many bars and clubs in Krabi as there are tourists. Head over to Chilling Bar, Room 69 & Roof Garden and the Old West Bar if you wish to sample some of the nightlife options that Krabi has to offer. Beer is generally cheap in Krabi and THB 70 - 100 will land you a good brand of local beer.

Shopping in Krabi

Ao Nang is the place where people flock to sample Krabi street food and buy local souvenirs and kitschy items. Handicrafts and locally made products are available alongside imitation goods which Thailand is infamous for. Be careful of pickpocketers in the market. You might have to negotiate to get good prices.

Currency in Krabi

Major cards are accepted in almost all restaurants, bars and hotels. Carry a sufficient amount of the Thai Baht with you as local market vendors may not accept other currencies.

Daily Budget for Krabi

THB 1200 - 1400 would be sufficient for any backpacker looking for a modestly comfortable trip to Krabi. For someone seeking more luxury, double the amount depending on your accommodation.

Exchanging Money in Krabi

Ao Nang and Koh Lanta have a lot of options for those looking for currency exchange services in Krabi. Krabi International Airport also has an exchange booth. Do not buy Thai Baht outside Thailand as the rates are much cheaper within the country.

Krabi Customs

Krabi is relaxed when it comes to attire. Observe care when going to any temple or place of religious significance and cover up your arms and legs. Tipping is not expected but appreciated in Thailand. Learning a few Thai phrases can take you a long way.

Language of Krabi

Thai is spoken in Krabi. You may find rudimentary English being spoken by street vendors although tour operators will be well-versed in it. Do carry a dictionary with you wherever you go.

Restaurants and Local Food in Krabi

Food in Krabi is diverse and finger licking good. Try the Green Mango Salad when strolling through a market. Some other popular dishes to try are Black Grass Jelly or shaved ice desserts and the coconut pudding you get at stalls. If you are a vegetarian and don't eat eggs, you will have to take special care as eggs are considered vegetarian in Thailand.
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What is the best way to reach Krabi?

All important modes of transport like airways, railways and buses can take you to Krabi. No matter which way you choose, the landscape out of the window will be a feast for the eyes.
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What are the places near Krabi?

The top places near to Krabi are Phi phi islands which is 39 km from Krabi, Phuket which is located 64 km from Krabi, Khao lak which is located 99 km from Krabi, Koh samui which is located 199 km from Krabi, Surat thani which is located 125 km from Krabi

What are the things to do in Krabi?

The top things to do in Krabi are Railay Beach, Tiger Cave Temple, Phi Phi Islands, Krabi Town, Hong Island, Ao Nang Beach. You can see all the places to visit in Krabi here

What are the top hotels in Krabi?

There are 255 in Krabi which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Krabi are Tiger Cave Home, The Sea Resort, Villa Smadhi 19 by Ben Studio Interior designer, Privacy Stunningly Panoramic View, M.P Resort, Villa Suranee, Private Pool Villa, Family, Mountain view. You can see all the hotels in Krabi here

What is the best time to visit Krabi?

The best time to visit Krabi is from November to March. This place experiences a typical tropical climate throughout the year where the temperature never gets below 27 degrees during day time. Krabi weather can be classified as two seasons; dry and rainy. The driest weather lasts from December to April, and the weather gets progressively hot with each month. The months between May and November are more susceptible to rain. The wettest months in Krabi are September and October. Travelling between the rainy months is a bit of a gamble where you could experience short to heavy showers which can tamper your outdoor plans. Or, you can have a perfectly sunny day with slashed prices, cold weather, and an entire island to yourself.
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How much does a package cost for Krabi?

The packages for Krabi start at INR 7533 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What is the local food in Krabi?

Food in Krabi is diverse and finger licking good. Try the Green Mango Salad when strolling through a market. Some other popular dishes to try are Black Grass Jelly or shaved ice desserts and the coconut pudding you get at stalls. If you are a vegetarian and don't eat eggs, you will have to take special care as eggs are considered vegetarian in Thailand.
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