Krabi

Located just South of Phang Nga Bay and two hours drive from Phuket is Krabi Province, one of most attractive destinations i n southern Thailand. Encompassing an area of 4,708 square kilometers, the western border of Krabi is the Andaman Sea, the northern borders are Surat Thani and Phanga Provinces, the southern borders are Trang Province and the Andaman Sea and the eastern borders are Nakhon Si Thammarat and Trang Provinces. Krabi is an ideal getaway destination teeming with natural attractions including white sandy beaches, fascinating coral reefs, numerous large and small islands and verdant forests with caves and waterfalls.

Krabi's topography is mostly mountains and highlands separated by plains in some parts. Flowing through Krabi City to the Andaman Sea at Pak Nam Sub-district is Maenam Krabi which is 5 kilometers in length. In addition, there are several canals originating from the province's highest mountain range, Khao Phanom Bencha including Khlong Pakasai, Khlong Krabi Yai and Khlong Krabi Noi. Lush mangrove forests line the canals and the banks of Maenam Krabi particularly before it empties into the Andaman Sea. The provinces sandy soil conditions are suitable for growing various agricultural products, particularly rubber trees, palms, coconuts, cashew nuts and coffee.

Due to the influence of the tropical monsoon, there are only two seasons in Krabi; the hot season from January to May and the rainy season from June to December although the rains become quieter from October. Temperatures range between 17 °C and 37 °C.

The provinces jurisdiction covers not only in-land districts and sub-districts, but also extends to more than 130 large and small islands including the world famous Phi Phi Islands.

In addition, Krabi is the location of two world class beaches Ao Nang and Haad Railay which offer numerous diving trips, restaurants, shops etc. These two locations are described within their own sections on the website. Tonsai Beach is quieter than the other beaches. Tonsai really is the place to read that book or just work on the suntan. A few bungalow resorts with names like "Andaman Nature" and "Dream Valley" Beach restaurants and bars, together with a climbing school give an idea.

Additional attractions in the province are stunning limestone cliffs and rock formations which make it a heaven for rock climbers and a National Park located approximately 40 kilometers outside of town with lakes, caves and spectacular natural scenery. 

Visit the Tiger cave, nunnery and monastery just outside of Krabi. In the Tiger cave grounds you can climb over 1000 steps onto the top of a large hill where a small temple has been built. Don’t take any food or you will be mugged by the monkeys that roam about the place in their 100’s.

To get to Krabi is very easy as it has its own international airport. By bus from Bangkok takes about 10 hours and by train you will need to change at Surat Thani after a 12 hour journey and then take a bus for about 4 hours to Krabi.