Krabi province is situated in the southern part of Thailand and is considered one of the best spots in Southeast Asia by many. Lush green interiors with enticing islands all around give Krabi a remarkably serene feeling.
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The capital of the province is Krabi, and the place has an estimated population of 18000. Although Krabi doesn’t have a long stretch of beaches and sands, it offers many other adventurous experiences like snorkeling, diving, trails and many more. Diverse wildlife sanctuaries, hot springs, natural parks around the region have increased the tourism by many times in the past decade.
Krabi is well connected with other cities of Thailand by well maintained network of roads. Phuket is 180kms away from the province, and the distance from Bangkok is 946kms. There are regular bus services available to the main city. Flights can also be taken from Bangkok and Koh Samui.
International flights are available from Asian cities like Singapore. Thailand can also be visited by car and rentals are available from all main cities. Krabi doesn’t have a railway station, and the nearest railway station is Surat Thani. There are regular bus services to and from Surat Thani.
Hat Noppharat Thara national Park
It is one the main national parks in the province and has many fascinating beaches and trails.
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Ao Nang and Railay Beach are the most popular beaches in the park, and the phenomenal factor is that it has 75 small islands all around. Fossil lovers will love the place because fossil shells have been preserved here with utmost natural care.
Khao Khanab Nam
The two hills of Khao Khanab Nam are considered as the traditional symbol of Krabi.
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The hills run close to a river and can be easily spotted from the main town. If you are a lover of nature, its undoubtedly going to be a treat for your eyes.
For those who would like to check the local attractions, there are a few temples like Wat Kaew and Tiger temple.
The place also has particularly small local market which is quite amusing to visit. Contemporary Art Museum of Krabi is another noteworthy place for knowing the history of the province and the city.
Getaway to The Phi Phi Islands
People of Asia consider Phi Phi Islands as one of the best tourist destinations around the world. From Krabi, these islands are approximately 45minutes away by speedboat.
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Rock structures, stunning and shining beaches, make Phi Phi a perfect tropical getaway, for people of all ages. Scuba divers will love the place as it offers enormous scope for scuba and other adventure activities.
Staying In Krabi
Krabi is undoubtedly much cheaper than many other tourist destinations in Thailand. There are many budget hotels around the province available at decent costs. There are strong network of Thai, Malay and Italian restaurants, and the cost of drinks and food are extraordinarily cheap.
One can also find many fascinating islands getaways after reaching the city. Krabi is perfect for all those nature enthusiasts who look for postcard perfect picturesque.