If you can’t ignore the call of the ocean much longer, pack your backs and head over to Krabi. Considered as one of the most relaxing towns of Thailand, Krabi lies along the coast of the Andaman Sea. It is blessed with many natural attractions like deep caves, gushing waterfalls, remarkable coral reefs, and so much more. There are over 130 islands in the Krabi province, all with white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. You can enjoy a range of activities like snorkeling, diving, island-hopping, white water rafting, rock climbing, and kayaking. Nature lovers can visit the Nosey Parker's Elephant Camp and the national parks like Khao Phanom Bencha National Park and Tharnbok Khoranee National Park. Head to the emerald pool, also known as the crystal pool, which is located within Thung Teao Forest Natural Park. Overall, Krabi is a must-visit for every travel enthusiast.
Useful Tips for Tourists Traveling to Krabi
Shopping in Krabi
No holiday is complete without some shopping. Krabi has plenty of options; from superstores in Krabi Town to local markets selling handcrafted souvenirs. Popular items sold here are bags, jewelry, and handicrafts made from bamboo, silk, cotton, wood, paper, etc. One of the best places for some budget shopping is the Krabi Town Walking Street that’s held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Other street shopping spots include Ao Nang's Catalunya Walking Street, Maharaj Market, and Railay Walking Street. For some familiar brands, head over to Vogue Department Store that features names like Adidas, Levi’s, Elle, and Camel.
Best Krabi Food
Though Krabi has numerous international restaurants, the Thai food here is exquisite because of the readily-available fresh seafood. The beachside city of Ao Nang is the favored food destination as it has many restaurants like The Hilltop, Lae Lay Grill, and Blue Mango. Around Krabi Town, popular eateries include Mr. Krab-I, Gecko Cabane (serving European and Asian fusion cuisine), and Carnivore Steak and Grill. If you’re there over the weekend, do visit the Krabi Night Market for some authentic Thai cuisine. Popular traditional dishes include satays, wok-fried noodles, Tom Yum Talay (seafood tom yum soup), fish cakes, Stingray curry, Spicy green papaya salad, and Pad Thai (noodle dish).
Useful Thai words and phrases
Learning a new language can be hard, but it helps to know a few phrases when you visit a new country.
sah wàht dee
• Thank You:
Kob kun krub (if you’re male) / Kob kun ka (if you’re female)
• Can I have the bill?
Check Bin or Kep Tang
• Where is…?
… yòo têe ni?
• How much?
Dos and Don’ts
• Remove your footwear before entering a place of worship.
• Feet are considered unholy, so try not to point to keep them on a table or touch anyone with them.
• The head is considered sacred and can only be touched by one's parents or loved ones, so avoid touching the heads of locals – including children.
Emergency contact numbers
• Emergency: 1669
• Fire: 199
• Krabi Tourist Police: +66 (0) 7.563.7208
• Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Krabi?
The airline offering cheap air tickets to Krabi is Air Asia and Thai Smile.
• What is the time zone used in Krabi?
The time zone of Krabi is GMT+7.
• What are the most popular airlines flying from Bangkok to Krabi?
From Bangkok to Krabi, the most popular airlines are Thai Airways
, Bangkok Airways
, and Air Asia
• What is the shortest time for a Bangkok to Krabi flight?
The shortest time for a direct Bangkok to Krabi flight is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
• What are the top tourist destinations of Krabi?
Popular places of interest in Krabi include Railay Beaches & Caves, Koh Poda, The Emerald Pool, Koh Hong, Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave), Phi Phi Islands, Koh Tup & Koh Mor, and Klong Thom Hot Springs.
• What is the currency of Thailand?
The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB).
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