Krabi is a small town located on the west coast of Southern Thailand. Situated upriver from the coast, the town of Krabi is the capital of Krabi Province and Krabi District. A common entry point to the Province of Krabi, the town is pleasant and features temples, a museum, several night markets, a weekend market, and other places for affordable shopping and dining on trips to Thailand.
The Province of Krabi covers an area of 4,708 sq kms and is located 814 kms south of Bangkok. Bordered by the Andaman Sea, Krabi features white sandy beaches, fascinating coral reefs, numerous large and small islands, a national park featuring lush forests with caves, and waterfalls. Krabi’s limestone rock formations are its most distinguishing feature. Some of these limestone karsts feature white sandy beaches, making it most ideal for scuba diving and rock climbing on a Thai vacation.
Considered one of the oldest communities in Thailand, it is believed that Krabi dates back to the prehistoric period. Krabi, meaning ‘sword’ may have had its name derived from a legend that an ancient sword was unearthed prior to the city’s founding.
The Province of Krabi is home to some world class beaches, including Ao Nang Beach, Krabi’s most developed, Had Yao, Krabi’s last untouched beach, and Rai Leh, Krabi’s rock climbing mecca – a peninsula featuring several beaches ideal on a Thailand vacation.
Featuring a variety of beach locales and broad spectrum of landscape, Krabi is sure to attract every kind of tourist, including snorkelers, divers, rock climbers, adventurous trekkers, golfers, and everyone in between who look for fun and relaxation.