Krabi Travel Guide - Phi Phi Islands
A photo of long boat with tourists at Phi Phi Islands – Krabi Travel Guide

Introduction to Krabi Travel Guide

Krabi is one of Thailand’s southern provinces, located on the Andaman Sea. Phang Nga, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, and Trang are neighboring provinces. Phuket Province is located to the west of Phang Nga Bay.

According to historical evidence, Krabi was formerly an ancient prehistoric community and was a minority community of the Nakhon Si Thammarat Kingdom. During King Rama II’s reign, people moved to settle and form a huge village, which was eventually renamed Mueang Kasai or Pakasai. Pakasai was elevated to the status of the city in 1872 by King Rama V, who granted it the name ‘Krabi’. It is said that the city got its name from the word ‘Krabi’, which means sword. This might be related to a claim that an old sword was discovered prior to the city’s establishment.

Krabi is well-known for its stunning landscape, beaches, and islands. Its coral reef sceneries are also among the most beautiful in the world, making it an ideal location for diving. Krabi also features a number of spectacular attractions, including hot springs, and sea caves. Krabi is also home to well-known island resorts including Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta.

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How to get to Krabi

Map of Krabi Province

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Top Attractions in Krabi

Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands

A well-known island group recognized for its stunning natural landscape and made famous by the film ‘The Beach,’ starring Leonardo DiCarprio.

Railay Beach

Railay Beach

A small peninsula renowned for outdoor activities such as rock climbing and kayaking.

Emerald Pool (Sra Morakot)

A natural spring pond in a lush forest famous for its turquoise-colored water.

Hong Island

Hong Islands

A beautiful island and popular snorkeling spot with clear water and white sandy beaches.

Lanta Island

Lanta Islands (Ko Lanta) and Mu Ko Lanta National Park

A group of islands popular for scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking.

Hot Spring Waterfall (Namtok Ron)

Krabi Hot Springs (Namtok Ron)

A natural hot spring in the middle of a little rainforest.

Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple)

Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple)

A beautiful temple with a breathtaking view from the top of the mountain.

Side Trips

External Resources

Krabi Travel Guide - Maya Bay Panorama
A panoramic view of Maya Bay – Krabi Travel Guide

Summary of Krabi Travel Guide

With its numerous beaches, and breathtaking natural scenery, it’s no surprise that Krabi is one of Thailand’s and Southeast Asia’s must-see destinations. Krabi is an intriguing destination to explore, with its jagged karst limestone islands, towering from the turquoise sea, clean white beaches, and remarkable temples on land. Ao Nang Beach’s bustling streets, the stunning vista of Railay Beach, dining by the river in Chao Fah Night Market, and dipping in Emerald Pool, Krabi genuinely offers something for everyone. Still unsure? Please do not be hesitant to explore other destinations in Thailand:

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