With stunning scenery, sun-drenched beaches and some of Southeast Asia’s best rock climbing opportunities, Krabi is one of Thailand’s most enchanting provinces. It’s anchored by Krabi town, a lively resort that is home to plenty of guesthouses, western restaurants and friendly travel agencies.
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Most travellers make a beeline for nearby Railay Beach, a world-renowned rock climbing destination. Accessible only by boat, it’s fringed by towering limestone crags, sandy beaches and laid-back restaurants.
Krabi is just a stone’s throw from some of Thailand’s most beautiful islands. In town, you’ll find plenty of tour agencies offering day trips to secluded beaches and lush jungle islands nearby. Some of the most popular excursions from Krabi include Ko Hong, Ko Poda and Ko Gai (also known as Chicken Island).
Beyond its adventurous activities on offer, Krabi is home to the mighty Tiger Cave Temple. Perched high on a hilltop, the Buddhist temple is known for the tiger paw prints on its cave walls. There’s a strenuous flight of stairs to the summit, but the views are well worth the trip.
For most travellers, Krabi town is a jumping point to other Andaman Island destinations. From here you can reach the insanely beautiful Phi Phi Islands, coral fringed Ko Lanta and stunning Ko Yao Yai.
Krabi is easy to navigate on foot, with most of the action contained within the town centre. If you don’t want to walk, simply hail a cheap taxi or tuk-tuk. Local buses run to Ao Nang and Klong Muang, while places like Railay Beach are only accessible by boat. If you’re travelling onwards, Krabi is a great place to book ferries to the Phi Phi Islands and Koh Lanta.