Krabi province is in Southern Thailand on the emerald green water of Andaman Sea near Phuket. It is located only less than an hour by boat from Phuket and its international airport, Krabi is much quieter and more scenic, yet its various tourist centres offers world class hospitality with comfortable resorts, value for money guesthouses and an impressive selection of seafood, Thai and international restaurants.
The focus of tour operators, activities and services is found at Ao Nang Beach, from where you can get to the other small islands, as well as Krabi town and the rest of the region. It is one of the most beautiful places in Thailand you will ever see. There are over 130 islands, isles and islets, including the famous Phi Phi islands, within its boundaries.
The landscape and the sea are dominated by spectacular limestone outcrops or "Karsts". The Karsts thrust skywards creating islands and mountains of unusual beauty and shape.
Krabi Town is nestled near the mouth of the Krabi River. The river runs through a large expanse of wilderness before reaching the sea and is world renown for bird watching and for the quality of its mangrove forest.
How to get there
- By Road From Bangkok take Route 4, passing Petchburi, Prajuab Kirikan, Chumporn, Ranong, and Phang-nga Provinces before reaching Krabi; a total distance of 946 kilometers. An alternate route is to take Route 4 to Chumporn and then turn onto Route 41. This leads through Lang Suan District of Chumporn to Chaiya and Wieng Sah Districts of Surat Thani; from there follow Ronte 4035, passing Ao Luk district of Krabi, back onto Route 4, and down to Krabi Town. This shortcut is just 814 kilometers, and is followed by the bus services from Bangkok. For information regarding bus transport, (air conditioned buses). From Phuket take Route 402 to Route 4 and pass Tambon Kok Kloy of Takua
Tung District in Phang-nga; Tap Puhd District Phang-nga; and enter Ao Luk district of Krabi; the Total distance is 185 kilometers.
- By Train From Bangkok Station take the train to one of the following stations: Trang Province, Puhn Pin in Surathani Province, or Tung Song in Nakorn Sri Thammarat Province; from any of these places a bus may be taken onward to Krabi, Regarding train schedules and costs, contact the office of State Railway of Thailand
- There is an airport in Krabi itself, which has connections to Bangkok and also
Singapore, both convenient international hubs. Thai Airways is the sole operator on the
Bangkok - Krabi route, while the budget airline, Tiger Airways, handles the Singapore-Krabi traffic. For more information on getting to your hotel from the airport, see Krabi airport and transportation. It is also worth considering using the busier Phuket Airport as an arrival and departure point. Located less than two hours' drive from most of the mainland beach areas, the added cost of a taxi to your final destination (around 2000 Baht each way) can often be economised in the lower airfares available to this more popular destination. Phuket airport information.