Attractions of Krabi town, what to see

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Minutes directly to Krabi town is not much. However, classes for a couple of days in town enough. The city possesses an indescribable atmosphere of a provincial Thai town and not at all similar to the popular resort city of Pattaya or Hua hin.

On the opposite side of the river are mangroves (mangrove forest walkway), where you should definitely visit. For this you first have to hire a boat to cross the river. There you can see two picturesque cliffs of Khao Kanab Nam and visit the caves in them.

One of the interesting activities are skiing on the river in a kayak. To entertainment can be ranked and Hiking through the local markets, especially overnight. The city's two daily night market, where you can have a lot of pedal with the local cuisine. Additionally, working the weekend night market "Walking Street Market"

Special attention deserves the embankment of the river Krabi. This is the most touristic place in town and the best place to hang out, including evening. On the waterfront is the most famous tourist destination of the city – the sculpture of the crab, and other interesting sculptures. You should definitely walk up to the observation deck with views of the cliffs of Khao Kanab Nam.

There are also several Buddhist temple (the most popular - Wat Kaew).

Travel agencies of the city, you can purchase excursions to tourist attractions of the province, including tours to resort areas, for example to the Islands.

One of the most popular sites visited from Krabi town is the Tiger Cave Temple.

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  • The mountains and caves of Khao Kanab Nam

    Khao Kanab Nam, Краби Khao Kanab Nam

    Two of the picturesque hills of Khao Kanab Nam a height of 100 meters are one of the landmarks of Krabi town and the province as a whole. Their appearance graces the horizon in the direction of the Krabi river, almost from any point of the city's waterfront.

    But these rocks can not only watch from the embankment, but also to visit them. This is one of the most simple and massive excursions and attractions for tourists staying in the capital of the province.

    Inside the mountains are caves, particularly interesting one, which carry all the tourists. It is well equipped for visitors, and is remarkable not only bizarre formations – stalactites and stalagmites, but also the fact that there were carried out excavations, during which were discovered many human skeletons, ancient utensils, the rock carvings.

    Some of the excursions to the mountains also include: walking in or along the mangroves; a landing in a traditional fishing village where you can see how fish are grown in artificial ponds, but in a natural environment and taste the fish in a restaurant on the water; the beach monkeys that tourists are not planted, but come close enough you could see how they swim and rage.

    Read more about the mountain and the caves of Khao Kanab Nam and photos here...

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock, visit in the daytime.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the entrance to the cave is 30 baht. Excursions from 500 baht per hour and 800 for two hours.

    🚶 How to get there: to Get to the rocks and caves only by boat from the pier to Chao Fa Pier (cliffs of Khao Kanab Nam on the map). Right on the Marina or at the hotel you can buy a tour to the cliffs and caves (on the Wharf cheaper) or arrange a walk with the local boatmen directly.

  • Wat Kaew Korawaram

    Храм Краби Wat Kaew Korawaram

    Wat Kaew Korawaram is the biggest and most important temple in Krabi town and is perhaps second in popularity and beauty after the Tiger temple Wat Tham Seua throughout Krabi province. It is very remarkable, and the people called the White temple because on the outside it is dazzling white. Inside, the walls are inscribed with colorful frescoes depicting some stories from Buddha's life.

    The main building is located on the territory of the entire Church complex and a Park, which includes the monastery. You can calmly navigate through the entire site and see all that you want, but in some rooms you can enter only with the permission of the monks and priests, and some trails are only for walking of the monks and their meditation.

    If you are staying in Krabi town, it is a must-see this temple, especially because of the tourist crowds you will not see here, and will be able to make beautiful pictures. And don't forget when you visit to be dressed appropriately (shorts, mini skirts, open shoulders are not allowed), and at the entrance to the temple must remove their shoes.

    Read more about the temple and photos here...

    🕐 Working time: the temple is open from 08:00 to 17:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free.

    🚶 How to get there: Wat Kaew Korawaram is located on a hill almost in the center of the city, can be reached on foot (the temple on the map)

  • The river Krabi and sculpture

    Набережная Краби Sculpture Crab

    The promenade along the river Krabi is one of the best places for an evening stroll in the city. Tourists here are not many as Krabi town itself is not really spoiled by attention of tourists, but at least life here never stops after 19 o'clock in the evening, as in most parts of the city.

    On the waterfront is some interesting sculptures, including the famous metal sculpture of a crab fountain. In the evening, not yet dark, on the shore appear Amateur fishermen with fishing rods, which are interesting to watch.

    Across the road from the waterfront is a row of cafes and restaurants, but much more interesting to have dinner at the night food court that works, after dark and until about 22 hours. Here, as in most like traditional Thai places, all kinds of local meals and drinks are sold from the stalls. What is remarkable here – among the visitors to very few European tourists, but mostly locals and tourists from Asia. This is a food court on the promenade across the street from Chao Fah Alley.

    Read more about the waterfront and the sculpture and photos here...

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock, the best time for walking is in the evening from 18:00 to 22:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free.

    🚶 How to get there: (the crab statue and quay on the map). To get here from most hotels in the city and travel the streets on foot.

  • Night market Walking Street

    Рынок Walking Street, Краби Market Walking Street

    This is most popular and "touristy" of the three night markets of Krabi town and the only one which has a stage for performances. It is a favorite place of locals in the evening on weekends, so it is always crowded, noisy and fun.

    Like most similar places in Thai town, except for the sale of Souvenirs and things of daily consumption, there is a huge food court. Overall this is probably the best place in town where you can spend the evening enjoying exotic Thai dishes and washing them down with an ice cold beer. Tables of the food court directly in front of the stage, on bark almost all night to show the local "people's talents". If you like someone of the artists, you can leave them with a reward as a tip, since this is their only earnings this evening.

    Of course, you can buy anything from Souvenirs or everyday things, though prices are a bit higher than in shops in the city. The only bad one - works this night market only from Friday to Sunday.

    Read more about Walking Street Krabi and photos here...

    🕐 Time of operation: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 17:00 to 22:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free.

    🚶 How to getnight market Walking Street is the center of the street or Alley 8 Maharaja Maharaja Soi 8 (Walking Street on the map). Taxi from AO Nang for 50 baht stop near the market at jazz Alley.

  • The local night market

    Ночной рынок, Краби

    Not far from Walking Street in the evening is another evening market. Here you can buy fruits and food, but on separate trays can be purchased ready-made meals and drinks and consume them there on the plastic tables. But the situation here is very simple, basically the visitors are local. If disdain to eat in such places can buy here ready-made food and eat it in the room, the quality of local food is worthy. The prices here are much cheaper than Walking Street.

    🕐 Working time: daily from 17:00 to 22:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free.

    🚶 How to get there: located in the center of the street or Alley Maharaja 10 Maharaja Soi 10 (on the map)

  • Night market on the waterfront

    Ночной рынок, Краби

    On the waterfront in the Marina area Fah Cha in the evenings there is a small food court. It is something between Walking Street and the night market for the locals: the prices are not high, the food is delicious and inexpensive, but the decor Spartan. Is a place where you can have cheap and tasty to eat at least every evening, especially as the street Guesthouse and hotels nearby.

    🕐 Working time: daily from 17:00 to 22:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free.

    🚶 How to get there: located on the waterfront across the street from Chao Fah (on the map)

  • Urban sculpture

    The most unexpected places in the city with unusual sculptures. So, traffic lights at intersections holds the ancient man, night street lamp hanging on the elephant's trunk, and the lamp post at the intersection guarded by lions. Walk around town and pay occasionally gaze upward, and found these amazing sculptures in those places where absolutely don't expect to see something beautiful.

  • Park Thara Park

    Thara Park в Краби Thara Park

    A small green sports Park Thara Park is located in the southern part of the city on the banks of the river Krabi. There is a running track, a football field, a place for riding bikes and skateboards, a few trays with drinks, ice cream and fast food. For ordinary tourists with children this Park can be interesting because there is a children's Playground.

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free.

    🚶 How to get: (Thara Park on the map). From the city centre can be reached on foot.

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. ...