Krabi Holiday Guide
Krabi is often called the gateway to paradise due to its proximity to the beautiful tropical islands of Thailand. The site is situated on a river surrounded by green jungle, bordered to the west by the Andaman Sea. Make this your base and explore the surrounding region, but don’t forget to get a taste of the local atmosphere too! The area has a number of top restaurants, art galleries and a great local market.
No, it’s not all beaches, there’s also some great culture around these parts. The Wat Kaew Korawaram temple is situated in the centre of town and is a great example of local Buddhist architecture. If you like this, then head on to Wat Tham Sua, also known as the Tiger Cave Temple, which can be found on top of a hill just outside the city. Although it is a steep climb to the top, you will find that it’s definitely worth it; enjoy panoramic views of Krabi and the surrounding area and take in the beautiful natural landscapes.
Of course, it is Thailand so you can’t miss out on the beaches. Head to Railay, a beach known for its ultimate tropical atmosphere. East of the Railay beach is popular with budget travellers and you’ll find a lively nightlife culture here. Visit the west Railay beach for its beautiful coastline and dramatic scenery, popular with rock climbers.
Ao Phra Nang Beach, also known as "Ao Nang" is a little known tropical location, great for those looking to get away from the crowds. Only a 20 minutes journey by taxi from Krabi Beach, this is the ideal destination for a day trip. Soak up the sun on white sand beaches, snorkel or swim in the always warm waters or go kayaking and explore the area.
Although it is the capital of the region, it is generally quiet in Krabi, and you will find there are fewer tourists here than in surrounding destinations. Visitors will appreciate the authentic Thai character of Krabi. Taste one of the traditional dishes on the terrace of a café and stroll along the river for a picture of the real Thai life.
Krabi Airport is located about 15 kilometres outside the city centre. Once you arrive in Krabi, you can explore the town on foot, take a taxi or a tuk tuk, or rent a bike. However you decide to travel around Krabi, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.