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Krabi Tourism

One of the oldest provinces in Thailand, Krabi is home to the traditional yet the modern, the touristy, and the local flavor. A coastal destination often visited with Phuket, Krabi is home to beautiful beaches, islands, and limestone formations. It is also home to more than 150 islands along its 150 km long coastline, along with several national parks. In addition, Krabi offers some of the most beautiful coral diving spots in the world, making it an excellent destination for diving enthusiasts and Instagram photograph hunters alike.

Krabi's most iconic features are its breathtaking beaches, where soft, powdery sands meet crystal-clear waters. Visit Ao Nang Beach, Railay Beach, or Phra Nang Beach, all renowned for their beauty. Looming above, the dramatic limestone karsts create an awe-inspiring backdrop for rock climbing, kayaking, and exploring hidden lagoons. Inland, you'll find the remarkable Emerald Pools and hot springs, where you can unwind in naturally heated waters amidst lush jungle surroundings.

Krabi is also home to many gems, which many might miss if not keen on exploration. Immerse yourself in Krabi's rich culture by visiting its ornate Buddhist temples, including the famed Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave Temple), perched atop a mountaintop with panoramic views. Discover the vibrant local markets in Krabi Town and savor the flavors of authentic Thai cuisine, from aromatic curries to delicious street food. Explore the unique charm of Krabi's communities, shop for souvenirs, and mingle with the friendly locals.

Krabi offers more than just adventure sports; it's also a destination for wellness and relaxation. Rejuvenate at world-class spas and wellness centers. Krabi invites you to explore its diverse attractions, experience its enchanting culture, and revel in the endless adventures it offers. Whether you're seeking a tranquil retreat, thrilling escapades, or cultural discoveries, Krabi is your gateway to a memorable Thai experience.

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  • Island Hopping Tours: It is very easy to book a tour in Krabi. Most of these tour include 4 islands or 7 islands. The 7 islands tour cost around TBH 900 per person. Both these tours require an entire day. On the 4 island tour, you spend more time on each island, while on 7 island tour, you get to explore more places.
  • Ferry: Krabi is connected by ferry to Phuket, Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Jum.
  • Phuket to Krabi: Phuket is around 171 km from Krabi. Buses and private taxis are popular modes of travel between the two places. During high season, daily ferries that cross the Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi are also available.
  • Where to Stay: Ao Nang, Krabi Town, and Railay are three main areas to stay in Krabi. Ao Nang is the most developed and touristy part, which is entirely focused on tourism. 

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Nightlife in Krabi

Krabi's nightlife scene offers a vibrant mix of options for those looking to unwind and have a good time after sunset. While it might not be as hectic as some of Thailand's bigger cities, Krabi provides a relaxed and enjoyable nightlife experience.

Ao Nang Beach: Ao Nang is Krabi's nightlife hub. The beachfront comes alive in the evening with a variety of bars, pubs, and restaurants. You can find beachfront lounges where you can sip cocktails and enjoy live music.
Krabi Town: Krabi Town has its own share of nightlife, though it's less crowded compared to Ao Nang. Enjoy local markets, where you can savor street food and shop for souvenirs. There are also bars and clubs for those looking for a lively atmosphere.
Fire Shows: Fire shows are a common sight in beach areas, particularly Railay Beach and Ao Nang. Local performers put on mesmerizing displays of fire dancing and juggling. It's a unique and thrilling experience to witness.
Cultural Shows: Some venues offer cultural performances, including traditional Thai dance and music. It's a great way to immerse yourself in Thai culture while enjoying your evening.
Night Markets: Krabi features various night markets, where you can enjoy delicious street food and shop for clothing, accessories, and local handicrafts. Krabi Town's Weekend Night Market is particularly popular.
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Shopping in Krabi

For those believing Bangkok is Thailand’s only haven for shopaholics, shopping in Krabi is an equally exciting experience, if not more because of Krabi’s ocean backdrops and lip-smacking street food. From sprawling and compact shopping malls to tourists’ favourite walking streets, here are the best places for shopping in Krabi: -

  • Pick up batiks, jewellery and handicrafts from Klong Muang Plaza, Maharaj Market, Chao Fah Market and Krabi Town Walking Street. The latter two are Krabi’s biggest night markets.
  • Malls, banks, trinket stalls, linen sellers, nightclubs and seafood vendors - Ao Nang Walking Street boasts it all.
  • Collect valuables and antiques from Chock Dee Handmade Jewelry Shop, Krabi Souvenir Shop, and Sabai Ba Bars and Souvenirs.
  • Explore Krabi’s shopping malls like Vogue Department Store, Big C Mall, Outlet Village, and Victoria Fashion House. They also come with spas, restaurants, arcade games, and other entertaining attractions.
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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 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

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 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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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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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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