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Krabi Province

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Introduction

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Krabi (กระปี) Province is a small province in south Thailand offering visitors great beaches, diving opportunities and beautiful scenery. Its capital is Krabi.

The Phi Phi Islands in Krabi Province are a popular tourist destination and have only become more so since they were featured in the movie The Beach. Krabi is also famous for rock climbing, one of the best in Thailand.

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Districts, Cities and Towns

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Sights and Activities

  • Scuba Diving.
  • Rock climbing - Krabi has many schools for learning and doing rock climbing. The teachers are world class professionals.
  • Boat cruise - A boat cruise on serene river Krabi is one of the evening activities.
  • Night markets - Krabi is also famous for night markets which are open from Friday to Sunday (5pm to 10:30pm). Besides stage performance by various artists, you can also enjoy local food, shop for clothes, bags, shoes, souvenirs etc, get your manicure/pedicure done or have a good Thai massage.

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Weather

Like much of Thailand, the weather here is of the tropical variety, meaning hot and humid conditions year-round. Temperatures hover around 32 °C during the day and 25 °C at night, with just a few degrees difference between the warmest and coolest months. Humidity is mostly around 80% or more, so be sure to drink enough fluids! November to February in general is the driest time of the year, with just some regular showers (later afternoon) and a mix of clouds and sun. Rain increases from March onwards, reaching a peak in August and September before preparing again for the somewhat drier and cooler season.

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Getting There

By Plane

Krabi Airport (KBV) has regular connections with Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore. Tiger Airways, a budget airline, handles the Singapore - Krabi traffic. Bangkok Airways also flies to Bangkok and Koh Samui. Air Asia flies to Kuala Lumpur. There are even seasonal flights directly to Krabi from Helsinki, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Goa, Oslo and Gothenburg.

By Bus

Long-distance buses connect Krabi to various parts of Thailand. Luxury buses have the facility of reclining seats, snacks and dinner. There are plenty of minibuses plying between Krabi and other southern Thai cities such as Hat Yai, Trang, Surat Thani and Phuket.

By Boat

There are ferries between Krabi and different islands such as the Phi Phi islands and Koh Lanta in the Andaman sea. Normally these ferries run twice a day.

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