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Krabi General Information

Krabi is  one of the most attractive tourist destinations in southern Thailand, located some 800 kms from Bangkok with an area of 4,708 sq.ms.  To the West it borders on the Andaman Sea where countless natural attractions abound, including white, sandy beaches, facsinating coral reefs, numerous large and small islands, verdant forest and hightly interesting archaeological remains.

Tourists coming to Krabi must go one of these four major destinations:

Administration

Krabi is divided into 8 districts (Amphoes):  Muang, Krabi (Krabi Town), Khao Phanom, Ao Luk, Plai Phraya, Khlong Thom, Lamthap, Ko Lanta and Nua Khlong.

Weather

Krabi is affected by the northwest monsoon and has only two seasons.  The hot season starts in January and ends in April.  The rainy season begins in May and lasts till December.  Average temperatures range between 16.9 to 37.3 degree Celsius.

Geography

The province is located at the shore to the Andaman Sea. Most notable are the solitary limestone hills, both on the land and in the sea as islands. Rock climbers from all over the world travel to Railay Beach to climb. Of about 130 islands belonging to the province, Ko Phi Phi Lee is perhaps the most famous, as it was the set of the movie The Beach. The coast of the province was badly damaged by the tsunami on December 26 2004.

Other islands include: Ko Phi Phi Don, part of the Phi Phi Islands, and Ko Lanta, a larger island to the south.

The limestone hills contain many caves, most having beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Tham Chao Le and Tham Phi Hua To, both in Ao Luek district, contain prehistoric rock-painting depicting humans, animals as well as geometrical shapes. In Lang Rong Rien cave in 1986 archaeologists found 40,000 year old human artifacts - stone tools, pottery as well as bones. It is one of the oldest traces of human occupation in all South-East Asia. The caves of Krabi are also one of the main sources of nests of the Edible-nest Swiftlet, used to create bird's nest soup.

Shopping / Souvenirs

Souvenirs of Krabi include turtle-dove cages, Toei Panan mats made from pandanus plants, shrimp paste, dried fish, and dried shrimp.

Most of the goods sold to tourists in Krabi are just the same as what is found in Bangkok, such as: Thai silk scarves, carved wooden objects, silver jewellery, sarongs, leather goods etc.

Nightlife

Krabiís touristic areas have all the usual types of foreign-orientated beer bars. The provincial town is home to, again, the same type of Tha-style entertainment which can be found all over Thailand. That is: karaoke lounges, live music venues and discotheques.

Traditional Cuisine / Food

In general, Southern Thai food is renowned for its spiciness. Much of the cuisine has its origins in Malay, Indonesian and Indian food. Favourite dishes from the south include Indian-style Muslim curry (massaman), rice noodles in fish curry sauce (Khanom Jeen) and chicken birayani.

As for Krabi, seafood is obviously what most tourists long for when visiting a coastal province like Krabi. In this connection, the wing shell (หอยชักตีน) is Krabiís famous cuisine. In addition, stirred fried Spotted Babylon (หอยหวาน) is found in mangrove forests with chilies and basil; it is also famous.

Many foreign tourists regard Krabi Town as having one of the best food Night Markets in Thailand.

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Site Map: Krabi

::: Phi Phi Hotels
::: Introduction

::: Krabi Hotels:

  ::: Railay Beach

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  ::: Ao Nang

 
  ::: Ao Nam Mao
  ::: Diamond Resort
  ::: Haad Yao
  ::: The Beach Boutique
::: Nantra de Deluxe
::: The Sea House
::: CoCo Beach

  ::: Klong Muang Beach

 

  ::: Tupkaek Beach

  ::: City

 

  ::: Koh Phi Phi

 

  ::: Koh Ngai

  ::: Koh Mook

  ::: Koh Klang

  ::: Koh Jum

  ::: Koh Lao Liang

::: Lao Liang

  ::: Koh Sukorn

  ::: Koh Lanta

 
::: Attractions:

::: City
::: Au Luk
::: Khlongthom
::: Koh Lanta
::: Khao Phanom

::: How to get there

::: Map-Krabi
::: Map-Koh Phi Phi
::: Map-Railay
::: Map-Koh Lanta
::: Map-Ao Nang
::: Map-Ao Nang-Zoom

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