Krabi, ThailandEverything you need to know about Krabi
Everything you need to know about Krabi, Thailand
If you are in the mood to relax with a stunning view and sand between your toes, how about heading to Krabi in Thailand? Located on Thailand’s south coast, Krabi is known for its white sand beaches, turquoise waters, limestone cliffs, exotic wilde life, splendid temples, jungle covered terrain, caves and waterfalls, mangrove forest and over 150 islands on the 150 km coastline. Snorkeling, island hopping, jungle trekking, sea kayaking, scuba diving and rock climbing are some of the most popular activities that will offset your holiday.
With an array of budget friendly hotels to idyllic and luxurious hotels and resorts, Krabi is a destination that is perfect for everyone. For youngsters and couples on their honeymoon, it is an experience that will fill the soul with happiness. It is less crowded than Phuket and chiller than Koh Samui. It takes about 80 minutes in the air to reach Krabi from Bangkok and you will find flights from most of the metro cities in India.
Best time of the year to visit Krabi
Before we get into why you have to visit Krabi and what experiences await your arrival, you should know what the best time to visit Krabi, Thailand is. This way you can plan your trip according to your liking. November, December, January, February and March are the peak tourist months and the best time to visit Krabi. These months are the coolest as the result of heavy rainfall in the prior months, which are June to October. That is why no one really goes to Krabi during them. However, if you like rain and want privacy, these months are the best time for you. Mid-march to May are the hottest months of the year. However, if you want to be a part of the Songkran festival, which is the Thai New Year, these months are the best. Songkran festival is like Indian Holi. Here, instead of colours, people sprinkle each other with water.
Top 20 things you have to do and see in Krabi
As you have read above, there is so much to see and do in Krabi that even weeks are not enough to see everything. However, you just cannot miss some things. Here is a list of 20 places and activates to see and try while you are in Krabi. After reading it, you will now that you are in for a great time if you decide to plan a trip to Krabi.
- Railay beaches and caves
- Koh poda
- The emerald pool
- Koh Hong
- Wat Tham Sua (the tiger cave)
- Phi Phi islands
- Koh Mor and Koh Tup
- Klong Thom Hot Springs
- Krabi Town
- Ao Luk mangroves and caves
- Thung Teao Forest Natural Park
- Khao Khanab Nam Mountains
- Koh Lanta Yai
- Susan Hoi
- Four Island Tour
- Phra Nang Beach
- Elephant Sanctuary
- Wat Kaew Temple
- Take a Thai Cookery Lesson
- White water rafting
There is no end to this list. You have to try all the water sports available and go to all the city landmarks from waterfalls to temples and take in the beauty of this gateway to Andaman Islands, which is Krabi.
Top 10 shopping complexes in Krabi
Thailand is known for its shopping scene. People from all over the world come to Thailand to shop, especially the women. Just like any other island in the country, Krabi has a plethora of shopping complexes. Rest assured, you will leave with plenty of souvenirs for people back home and yourself!
- Krabi Town Walking Street
- Ao Nang’s Catalunya Walking Street
- Chock Dee Handmade Silver & Gold Jewelry
- Maharaj Market
- Nopparat Thara Plaza
- Vogue Department Store
- Railay Walking Street
- Sabai Ba Bar & Souvenir Shop
- Krabi Town Night Market
- Klong Muang Plaza
Top 5 places to experience the nightlife of Krabi
Krabi’s nightlife is unlike any other place in Thailand. Instead of a busy and loud scene, Krabi’s nightlife is relaxed and more laid back, perfect for families with children. It is peaceful yet lively and is totally harmless, which many of us prefer. Here are the top places you have to visit in Krabi to experience its nightlife –
- Boogie bar in ao nang
- Bamboo bar in railay
- Roots Rock Reggae Bar in ao nang
- Tew Lay Bar
- Sunset bar
There are many other places where you can party and have fun in Krabi. The above mentioned are our top 5!
Top 5 hidden gems in Krabi you have to explore
Your trip to Krabi is not complete until and unless you check off these off the places off your list. These places will very less tourism and are perfect for some peace and quiet.
- Krabi Hot Springs – Nam Tok Rawn
- Pa Phru Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam – The Mangrove Boardwalk
- Ban Bor Thor Caves
- Tubkaek Beach
- Ao Thalane
Do’s and don’ts for travelling in Krabi
Thailand is a country with a rich culture that has certain rules everyone has to follow. Here are some cultural dos and don’ts as well as travel tips to make your trip go smoothly.
- Always carry a mosquito repellent with you.
- Do not forget to pack sun block. It is very expensive in Krabi.
- Pack flip-flops and slip on shoes that you can easily remove and wear while you are visiting temples.
- Do not forget to wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees while visiting the temples.
- Do not talk negatively for the royal family of Thailand.
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