Krabi, featuring splendid beaches, is a town located on the western coast in the southern part of Thailand, where the Krabi River meets the Andaman Sea, being the capital city of the Krabi province and Krabi district. The area has a number of impressive holiday attractions and is a very good location from where can be taken day trips and sightseeing tours in the neighbouring regions, reason why there have been developed numerous resorts and hotels of all categories.
Since 1999 the town is served by the Krabi Airport, west to the city. Many foreign voyagers cross Krabi on their way to the more popular beach resorts from nearby like Ko Phi Phi Island, Railay Beach, Ao Nang, Ko Jum, Phuket and Ko Lanta.
Krabi is one of the most relaxing places on the planet for beach holidays. Stunning scenery, fantastic sandy beaches, a coastline with over 200 islets, and tropical jungle teeming by exotic wildlife and dotted with sheer cliffs, caves, and waterfall are the major reasons to pick Krabi as holiday place in Thailand.
Located on the southern section of the tail of Thailand, Krabi has a wide variety of holiday attractions including numerous rock climbing opportunities. This activity can be practiced very successful in Krabi and offers also unforgettable memories because most cliffs line the stunning beaches. Nearby are settled budget and luxury hotels, restaurants and bars, and therefore tourists can climb several hours, chill out in the waves of ocean and after that enjoy a very cold beer on a palm shaded terrace... If on Earth exist a thing like a rock climbing heaven, then it is located in Krabi!
There are many other holiday attractions and leisure activities both for families and singles, and as result Krabi is a top vacation destination where the time off is focused on relaxation instead on never-ending parties. With abundant jungle and beautiful coral reefs, there is plenty to explore on land and beneath the water alike.
One of the most remarkable ways to see the limestone rock formations and spectacular beaches in Krabi is by taking tours including in itinerary the surrounding islands. Many hotels organize day trips that include the highlights of the entire archipelago. For independent travelers are available boats for rent, one of the top holiday destinations in area being Phi Phi Island.
Tourists who like camping are advised to go to Than Bok Khorani National Park, a secluded place without luxury accommodations, but where can be seen numerous plant species and rich wildlife. In the area are also several limestone caves and lovely mangrove forests.
Another great holiday destination in the Krabi region is the island of Koh Lanta. It features also beautiful beaches, unique rock formations and stunning coral reefs. Furthermore, some parts of the rainforest covering this island are virtually untouched and protected.
Ao Nang Beach is the main holiday resort in Krabi and consequently there are bars and restaurants whose doors remain open late in the night. Still, this is also a family-oriented holiday destination with a relaxed and quiet atmosphere.
The main attractions in Krabi include well represented beach activities. The official scuba diving season in Krabi is between November and Mach, though the conditions are good year-round and divers go there at any time of the year. Snorkeling is also a great way to see the coral reefs and there are local operators that arrange diving tours to the best reefs in the surrounding area.
Temple Tham Seua Wat is the largest in Krabi, its name means Tiger Cave Temple and its main attraction is represented by a footprint believed it was left by Buddha.