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Downtown Krabi

Krabi
Krabi Town featuring night scenes and a river or creek

A charming stopover en route to some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, picturesque Krabi is packed with pretty temples and stunning natural landmarks.

Krabi Town's appeal lies in its temple shrines with enormous Buddha statues, intriguing rock formations and scenic waterways. Come here to enjoy fascinating cultural and outdoor adventures.

Take a long-tail boat ride north to reach the area’s most iconic feature, the colossal twin limestone rocks of Khao Kanab Nam. These peculiar tree-covered hills rise out of the riverbank. Climb the narrow stairwell to the top of the higher rock. The ascent is well worth it for the bird’s-eye view of the water as it winds its way through the lush forest to the sea.

Another way to experience the waterways is to take a stroll along the scenic Krabi Riverside Walk. This is a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) route that is concrete for the most part and follows some of the course of the Krabi River. Listen carefully and you may well hear the occasional cries of monkeys in the mangrove forests.

Head into the center of town for a tour of one of its main temples, Wat Kaew. The long staircase that leads to this large white complex is flanked by lavish dragon-shaped banisters. Once inside, the main attraction is a golden Buddha sitting on an altar.

One of the other religious highlights is Wat Tham Suea, a mountain temple that’s a few miles to the north of Krabi. Along the way you will see limestone caves that hold colorful tributes and statues of Buddha. Those who are feeling fit can ascend the 1,237 steps to the peak of the mountain. At the summit is a giant golden Buddha statue, temple buildings and superb views of the town and coastline far below.

Krabi Town is approximately a 3-hour bus journey from Phuket. In addition to the temples and the river, the beach is also a big draw. Although the town doesn’t have its own beach, you can rent a car or scooter to reach the nearby beaches of Had Yao, Ao Nang and Rai Leh.


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Krabi Home Town Boutique
Krabi Home Town Boutique
3 out of 5
20 Watchara Road, Krabi
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £11 per night from 28 Jul to 28 Jul
Located in Downtown Krabi, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Nakharin Hospital, Krabi Stadium and Khao Phanom Bencha National Park. Khao Khanap Nam and ...
4/5Very Good! (18 reviews)
"Amazing stay...friendly staff fast check in and free shuttle to town and airport with schedule"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

Krabi Home Town Boutique
The Ozone Krabi Condotel
The Ozone Krabi Condotel
3 out of 5
195, Pak Nam, Muang, Krabi, Krabi
Located in Downtown Krabi, this condo is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Nakharin Hospital and within 3 miles (5 km) of Walking Street and Khao Khanap Nam. Maharaj Food ...
The Ozone Krabi Condotel
Krabi SeaBass Hotel
Krabi SeaBass Hotel
3.5 out of 5
273/55 Utarakit Rd, Pak Nam Sub District, Mueang, Krabi
The price is £21 per night from 26 Jul to 26 Jul
Located in Downtown Krabi, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Krabi Hospital and Khao Khanap Nam. Walking Street and Krabi Pier are also within 3 miles (5 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (42 reviews)
Very nice and clean
"Very nice, clean hotel. No frills and the staff were excellent."

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2021

Krabi SeaBass Hotel
Doungta Anda Hotel
Doungta Anda Hotel
3 out of 5
24, Nopparat Road, Paknam, Muang, Krabi
The price is £15 per night from 31 Jul to 31 Jul
Located in Downtown Krabi, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Nakharin Hospital and within 3 miles (5 km) of Khao Khanap Nam and Walking Street. Krabi Hospital ...
3.7/5Good! (38 reviews)
"Nice and friendly staff. Breakfast was horrid. Good for one night. Comfy beds, aircon ok, spacious. Good parking outside"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Doungta Anda Hotel
OYes Hostel
OYes Hostel
2 out of 5
489/14, Utarakit Road, Tambon Krabi Yai, Muang Krabi, Krabi
Located in Downtown Krabi, this hostel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Khao Khanap Nam and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Walking Street. Khao Phanom Bencha National Park and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (13 reviews)
"Great stay, really accommodating and kind. Super affordable, couldn't ask for better for a quick stop through town."

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2017

OYes Hostel
The Pineapple Hotel
The Pineapple Hotel
4 out of 5
339/9 Maharaj Road, Krabi, Krabi
The price is £20 per night from 31 Jul to 31 Jul
Located in Downtown Krabi, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Walking Street, Wat Kaew Korawaram and Khao Khanap Nam. Krabi Pier and Phra Nang Beach are also ...
3.6/5Good! (21 reviews)
"the hotel is poorly located, should have free shuttle every hour to compensate for the bad location, the pool should be cleaned more regularly ... very dirty the water .. the breakfast is great top .. staff is also very nice, always ready to help ... laundry service is good too"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

The Pineapple Hotel
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