Vacationing in Thailand? Try Krabi!

Krabi River meets the ocean here in Krabi Town, Thailand. Khao Phanom Bencha, a 1700 meter vertical mountain and National Park is in the background in the clouds.
Krabi River meets the ocean here in Krabi Town, Thailand. Khao Phanom Bencha, a 1700 meter vertical mountain and National Park is in the background in the clouds.

Krabi is an amazing Thailand destination and probably the best place overall to visit if you only have a few short days in Thailand and want to make the most of your vacation.

Krabi has something for everyone including new additions in the shopping realm. Big C, Tesco Lotus, Makro, and an International Outlet store with Nike, Reebox, Adidas and other brand names are now open in Krabi Town.
 

 

If it’s familiar food you crave there is a McDonald’s and Burger King in Ao Nang Beach and KFC, Dairy Queen, Starbucks, Black Canyon Coffee and others in the Krabi area.

If you want to try something adventurous you can climb Wat Tum Sua’s 1,237 steps to the top of a small limestone mountain at sunset and get awesome photos. You could go to Huay Toh Waterfall just 19km up a country road from I-4 highway where it runs through Krabi Town. There are two hikes that are highly recommended, one being at “Khao Phanom Bencha National Park” on the other side of the mountain as where Huay Toh waterfall is. The other being in Tub Kaak, and is called, “Phi Phi Islands National Park” but it’s part of the mainland. That one is a steady climb to 500+ meters and 360 degree views for tens of kilometers. Amazing!

If you want to drink at the bars then there are plenty at Ao Nang Beach and some in Town on Chao Fa Road, Uttarakit near the pier, and some naughty nightlife places scattered all over town.

If you want to relax – there is Noppharat Thara Beach, Railay Beach, Phi Phi Islands, and many other islands that are easily reachable by longtail boat.

Krabi has an outstanding selection of things to do and if you know where to look for it – you’ll find exactly what you crave.

Author: Vern

I'm an American expat living in Thailand. I like to write informative pieces about life in, living in Thailand, including topics like: Thai People, Thai Culture, Nightlife, Technology, and I have published a lot of photographs, videos, and even books on Thailand that you can find at ThailandeBooks.com. There are many photographs of Thailand here - feel free to share with attribution (a link back to the home page). All written content on this site by Vern Lovic. Contact me at Google+.