Krabi Town

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"The Market Town"

Krabi Town Tourism

Although it doesn't have any beaches of its own, Krabi Town is a charming choice for people who want to experience a very local Thai culture. Most tourists use this town majorly as a pass through to go to the nearby island towns, but Krabi in itself is very beautiful, especially in terms of its markets and restaurants.

Actually prounounced at 'Grabee', this is a small, beautiful town situated along the Krabi river. It is the provincial capital and is mostly preferred by tourists only as a transit point when they visit the nearby islands with beaches. However, it is advisable for travellers to take notice of this town also which offers a very local aura. The town has many activities happening throughout. You can engage in the market activities, go for Thai massages, or even take a boat ride to Khao Kanab Nam. The markets sell some delicious sea food and there are various restaurants in the town that have excellent local as well as international food.

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Currency in Krabi Town

All the restaurants and hotels accept major cards. Although, the local vendors at the market will not accept and so it is advisable to carry Baht with you.

Exchanging Money in Krabi Town

There are many bureaux and ATMs in Krabi town that exchange traveller checks and currency and very minimal rates. Reports have been heard of fraud committed by ATMs hence Thai Baht is a safer option while travelling here.

Daily Budget for Krabi Town

Bustling with great food and shopping options, one should consider carrying some extra money. A daily budget of 1,000-1,300 Baht would be sufficient including food, shopping, travelling, sight seeing and night entertainment.

Religion of Krabi Town

Key religions for Krabi town is Buddhism.

Krabi Town Customs

Krabi is pretty casual when it comes to dressing. It is comfortable to dress according to the weather. However, while visiting temples, you should ideally cover yourself. Tipping is not a necessity here, although you should always appreciate good service.

Language of Krabi Town

Thai is the most spoken language in Krabi Town. Most managers of the hotels and hostels will know english, however, many local vendors might not. So it is advisable to learn few basic Thai phrases.

History of Krabi Town

Krabi was initially a part of the Siamese Kingdom and was one of the communities that sent elephants to Bangkok. Now it has become a transit town and also a good spot for tourists to rest and spend a few days.

Nightlife in Krabi Town

Not as happening as Ao Nang, but Krabi Town does have a few spots for a good night life. There are bars and pubs at the river side where live bands perform. Some widely chosen options are the Amata Bar and Chilling Bar.

Shopping in Krabi Town

Krabi town offers some great places for shopping. The town being very local in taste, a lot of handicrafts are sold. The night market is an excellent choice for shopping of clothes, souvineers and sea food.

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How to Reach Krabi Town

How to Reach Overview

Plane is the most popular way to get into Krabi. Buses, cars and boats are the other available options.

How to reach Krabi Town by flight

Travellers can fly to the Krabi International Airport which is just approximately 15Kms away. It is connected by all the major flights. Most airlines operate daily direct flights from Bangkok.

How to reach Krabi Town by road

Krabi town is well connected via roads to Bangkok and Phuket. A car journey can be uncomfortable and expensive too. Another option by road is the mini van from Hat Yai which costs around 250 Baht. Songthaews from Ao Nang to Krabi Town are available too and they cost hardly 50-100 Baht.

How to reach Krabi Town by bus

Bus services run from Bangkok, Surat Thani, Phuket and Hat Yai to Krabi town. All of them are inexpensive and comfortable options.

How to reach Krabi Town by waterways

Cheap ferry services run from Koh Phi Phi, Ko Jum and Ko Lanta to Krabi town. They cost approximately 150 Baht.

Local transport in Krabi Town

Walking around this town will give you a great experience. Sangthaews and taxis are available everywhere too. Cars and Motorbike rentals services are also popular.

Krabi Town Photos

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Krabi River by Krabi Town
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View over Krabi Town

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FAQs on Krabi Town

What is the best time to visit Krabi town?

The best time to visit Krabi Town is from November to March. The months of April-May and September-October are usually hot and uncomfortable. June-August experiences rainfall and sightseeing would be inconvenient. 
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What is the local food in Krabi town?

Krabi town cannot compare itself to Bangkok or other Thailand cities when it comes to food, but it definitely remains true to its local culture. The night market offers great variety of Thai food and sea food. There are a lot of restaurants along the river and Chao Fah Road too. Some must try street food here are fishcakes, green mango salad, black grass jelly and coconut pudding among mang others.
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What is the best way to reach Krabi town?

Plane is the most popular way to get into Krabi. Buses, cars and boats are the other available options.
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What are the places near Krabi town?

The top places near to Krabi town are Bangkok which is 7751 km from Krabi town, Phuket which is located 8168 km from Krabi town, Krabi which is located 8188 km from Krabi town, Pattaya which is located 7850 km from Krabi town, Phi phi islands which is located 8211 km from Krabi town

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