Krabi town in Thailand

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General information about Krabi town

Храм Краби Temple in Krabi town

Krabi town or Krabi town (Krabi Town) is a small town (population slightly more than 25 000 people) in southern Thailand, capital of the province of Krabi. The city is situated on the banks of the river Krabi at the Andaman sea (Krabi town on the map of the province).

The city is not for tourists special interest as an independent tourist destination. There are no beaches, no entertainment, no large amount of interesting attractions. He's very provincial, and after 19 hours of almost all fall asleep. However, tourists are frequent guests of the town because it is the main transport gateway to the province of Krabi, resorts and Islands which is quite popular. Nearby is the international airport (sometimes there are even Charter flights from Russia), most regular bus routes from the major cities of Thailand, including from Bangkok, arriving at the city bus station, not the resorts in the province. Already arriving in the city, tourists are transplanted to local transport and go to places of recreation. I.e. Krabi town is mainly used as a transit base.

Краби-таун Unusual sculptures in Krabi town

However, there are several reasons to stay in Krabi town for a day or two. You can stay here for the night after arrival or before departure to rest. Occasional short stop travellers on the way to Malaysia or back. Also, some tourists stay in the town to feel the spirit of provincial Thai town, it is worth it.

A separate category of travelers staying in the city and uses it as a base for trips around the province. This makes sense, since in Krabi town, the hotel prices are much lower than in the resort areas of the province, and it is possible to take a motorbike to rent and to travel across the entire province.

Despite the fact that the city is not an isolated tourist area, all that may be necessary for the tourist, there are hotels, travel agencies, restaurants, shops, rent a motorbike. There are several shopping centers (Big C, Tesco, Vogue) and markets where prices are lower than in the resort areas of the province. Therefore, tourists often come here from the beaches to purchase inexpensive food, or to buy something serious of manufactured goods. And there's a lot of people's food courts where you can try unusual local food stalls.

Weather and tourist seasons in Krabi

Visit Krabi all year round, it is always warm.

The low season. In the period from June to October (rather, from mid-may to mid-November) the rainy season, and possible frequent and long rains, especially in August and September. This time it is not recommended to visit.

High season. The period from November to April is the best time to visit.

Seasons in Krabi town for months*

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* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit

Hotels in Krabi town

Hotels in Krabi town abound, and their cost is perhaps the lowest of all tourist destinations in the province. To rent a great double room with air conditioning, a fridge and even a balcony it's easy for $ 15. In low season it is possible to find single room with fan all for $ 5!

A separate tourist area with hotels here, and you can safely choose a hotel in any part of the city, just not far from the centre. But still it is best to choose accommodation closer to the river embankment (along Utarakit Rd). A number of cheap hotels also focuses on Chao Fa street Alley, which is known as the tourist street.

Find and book accommodation in Krabi can on these sites or via the search form. All sites have Russian interface and Russian-speaking customer support, numerous real guests reviews. And in Agoda and Booking are bonus system:

Map of Krabi town hotels

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Useful tips

  • Inexpensive meals are served at the evening market along the promenade, or evening Walking street market. On the Walking street, the prices are quite high by local standards.
  • The bulk of budget hotels and guest houses is located in the centre of the city on the Chao Fa Alley Several inexpensive guest houses are on Issara Road.
  • Main Vogue shopping center is located in the centre of town on Maharaj Alley. The most fresh and inexpensive products you can buy at the morning indoor market Food Market on Maharat Maharaj 9 Alley.
  • Outside the city on the way to the airport, there are large shopping centres Big C, Outlet Mall and Tesco Lotus. You can get there by bus or taxi to the airport.
Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 1 Oct, 2016

Hello! Because the island is quite small, from long beach to the South 20-30 minutes on the bike. But on the bike it is just too much, 30 kilometers to go, and even in the heat. I think not everyone will master, but in principle, if breaks and holidays, be sure to stock up on water, it is possible for 3-4 hours to get there, but it's so vskidku. Anyway in my opinion this is a dubious idea, if you consider it from the point of view just to get. It is better to use a motorcycle taxi. If you were a lover go and see this as a trip for pleasure and travel, the high rental would find no problems, everything is there. ...
admin 1 Oct, 2016
Well, what about "to take a motorbike as not knowing how to drive" - IMHO forget it. If at least some experience was, you can. But without prejudice, I understand you girl. I will not impugn your abilities, but in the eyes of the distributors you just "girl", and even then likely to get a divorce you will have a lot more ...
Guest October 1, 2016
Thank you. Hence, it is necessary to select in absentia the most beautiful beach and the hotel next to it, so on the taxi ride :-(
Write something about Phi Phi island and about the island on which it is possible to go with Lanta on a trip. Especially about a desert, a jungle, "where many wild monkeys". There are? How to get how much, can I spend the night on some deserted island? ...
admin 1 Oct, 2016

About Phi Phi, we will have relatively soon complete travel guide. For you to his side do not look, this is not Paradise island, and ravey. Quiet area it can not be called. On other Islands I can not say, went round a few of them along with the tour, there is always the beaches are always Packed, and bring Turikov boat for boat. But try to look at the Islands South of Lanta, there seems to be not so crowded. ...
baronfonvolf 29 September, 2017
good afternoon , tell me where I can catch songthaews to the bus station , I live near the sculpture of the crab ... and also.. with the Chao FA pier to Koh Lanta I will get ? or another pier .. thank you ...and here's the tickets for the ferry to Lanta for the day to actually take and where ? on the pier or in the agencies(there are probably more) and if the bass stern on the bus with tickets ? ...
admin 30 September, 2017

If I remember correctly, the minivans stopped on the street jazz Alley in shopping centre Vogue. This is from the promenade with crab 15 minute walk. There is, in any case, everything is close, within walking distance. About pierce Chao FA not sure what to Lanta leave from there, or rather has always been sure that are not sent unless something has changed. And ferry tickets are not fundamentally where to buy, the difference is not big, and even if the Agency you transfer to will offer, and so will have to get. ...
baronfonvolf October 1, 2017
Thank you ...
Orlandina 18th December, 2019
What places would you recommend for snorkeling with kids 7-10 years in Krabi ?
The distance from Krabi Town does not matter - have a car and are considering a couple of days to rent a house, but the duration of the trip on the boat/the boat I would like to minimize.
Perfect - do not swim if there are reefs close to shore would be ideal. ...
admin 18 December, 2019
Yes, like anywhere, there are no snorkeling on the mainland, at least I don't know. In fact there places to stay are limited to those that we have described in the guide, others do not. And the whole snorkeling on the Islands or on boats. ...
admin 18 December, 2019
Easier to just go to AO Nang, and there near the shore can cross-train and then by boat. ...