Krabi Province Travel Guide

Krabi, a big province in the south of Thailand, is characterized by its striking limestone mountains which are visible from downtown Krabi town.

Tourists don’t usually visit the province to stay in Krabi town, the provincial capital. Instead the main town is a major pit stop to get to other hotbeds like Ao Nang, Phi Phi Island and Lanta Island. However, Krabi town is also worth a couple of days of your time to indulge in the relaxing atmosphere and southern food, and to visit local temples and other monuments.

There are a number of cheap hotels located along Klongkha, Uttarakit and Chao Fa roads in the southern part of the provincial capital. A few hotels can also be found along Klongkha road, featuring views of the Krabi river. Fast food chains, Thai restaurants, a shopping center and a night market are all situated in the city centre.

The islands surrounding Krabi are extremely popular with both local and international tourists. An array of five-star resorts are scattered on Phi Phi Island and Lanta Islands, while those with low budget can also find cheap accommodations tucked between these gigantic luxury retreats.

These islands are renowned for their diving sites and great seafood. If you stay in a good hotel, fully-equipped facilities including banking and internet services can be expected. In mainland Krabi, KFC, Swensen’s, Mc Donald’s and the likes dot the city, while local noodles and fried rice are available street-side.

With its convenient location and transportation, visiting Krabi is easy. Locals here are friendly and always on hand to offer southern hospitality.