Krabi Area Guide
Krabi Town
Krabi Town
Krabi Town
Krabi Town (เมืองกระบี่). Is located 15 km from Krabi Airport and the transit point to the beaches and islands of the region. The closest beach is about a 30 minute drive from the Airport. The city has developed from a sleepy town to a much livelier one in recent years, with more hotels and nightspots popping up, and offering a variety of restaurants, clubs and dive shops. From the town’s Chao Fah pier regular passenger boats and speedboats connect to Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Koh Jum and longtail-boats are available to bring travelers to nearby beaches or to explore smaller islands in the area. It is also a good base to discover the temples, caves, waterfalls amongst other attractions in the area and shops and markets invite for bargain hunting.
How to get there?
Both getting to and getting around Krabi is quite easy. Visitors to Krabi may arrive by air, bus, car, or boat from destinations both north and south of Krabi, as well as from Phuket and Phang Nga provinces to the west of Krabi.

Taxis, songthaews, and tuk-tuks are easily found in both Krabi town and Ao Nang and are reasonably priced for those who wish to explore the nearby attractions, though visitors may also rent cars, motorbikes, and even bicycles to tour the area on their own. The only way to get to Ao Nang Cape, including East and West Railey and Phra Nang Beach, is via boat from Krabi Town, Ao Nang, Koh Phi Phi, or Koh Lanta. There are no roads leading to or around Ao Nang Cape, which can only be explored by foot or kayak.

By Train
There is no train service to Krabi. The nearest train stations are in Surat Thani and Trang, where visitors can transfer to busses to Krabi.

By Bus
There are both government run air-conditioned and non air-conditioned busses that connect Bangkok, Phuket, Phang Nga, Trang, Hat Yai, and Surat Thani (Samui) to Krabi Bus Terminal. The bus from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal to Krabi takes approximately 12 hours.

In addition to these busses, many private bus companies and travel agencies provide air-conditioned busses or vans to and from Krabi and these other provinces.

Bus-boat packages between Krabi and Koh Samui should take no more than three hours, though some unscrupulous private bus companies have made this a lengthy ordeal in order to rip off passengers and their stored baggage. There is a more reliable government run bus service between Krabi and Surat Thani which requires bus or tuk tuk transfer to or from the pier that services Koh Samui.

There is a regular shuttle bus service between Krabi and Phuket airports, which are roughly 2 hours apart. Krabi Bus Terminal is located 4 kilometers north of town at Talat Kao. For schedules and additional information contact the Krabi Bus Terminal at 0 7561 1804.

By Air
The Krabi International Airport (KBV) is about 10 km from the city limits, 15 km from the city center, and 40km from Ao Nang. Krabi is serviced by Thai Airways from Bangkok, Bangkok Airways from Koh Samui, and Thai AirAsia from both Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
Khao Khanap Nam Khao Khanap Nam
A very popular place to visit in Krabi is Khao Khanap Nam, a couple of raged hills, the natural gateway to Krabi, stretching 100m out of the water. lnside Khao Khanap Nam are several magnificent caves with impressive clusters of stalactites and stalagmites. The only way to get there is by boat from the Chao Fah Bridge in Krabi. These two hills, roughly 100 meters high, flank the Krabi River running between them to form a distinctive vista and the town's most prominent landmark.
Location: Sai Thai sub-district, Krabi Town, Krabi 81000
Opening Hours: It takes 15 minutes to reach Khao Khanap Nam’s twin peaks by long tail boat from Chao Fa Pier in Krabi. It sits before the city and can be visited by long tail boat from Chao Fa Pier. Travel time is about 15 minutes. From the boat, one climbs a staircase to see caves with stalactites and stalagmites. A boat can be rented at 300 baht per trip to visit Khao Khanap Nam, mangrove forests and Koh Klang fishery village.
Miracle mist over Krabi Miracle mist over Krabi (Viewpoint Koa Ngon Nak)
Towering mountain located on the sea was rich with virgin forest land covering almost do not see the sun. This is a home stay and the food supply of wild birds. And wildlife, especially the masses gibbons loan sing every morning, cool with the way steeply through the forest as long as 4 miles take a walk almost 2 hours to be achieved balance Sung was first peak Ngon Nak Who knows. On top of the hill Ngon Nak this high, only 500 meters to the viewpoint great wonders await you on it and view the sunset panoramic from Aonang to Koh Hong Koh Yao stretch Ao Thalan and best of. beautiful Sunrise is when the sea and the mountain top Khao Phanom Benja Khao large and small balls are ordered. Cases of high and low amid the mist and sun Backpacks deep beauty forever.
How to get there: From Krabi, take Highway No. 4034 to Ban Nong Talay intersection turn left to the Royal Palace. Turn right to the end of the Trail will find the best viewpoint.
Best time to visit: Late November – May from 06.30 am. - 07.30 pm. during the evening around 06.00 pm. - 07.00 pm.
Port Takola Marina Port Takola Marina
Port Takola is your gateway to the stunning archipelago of Krabi and Phang Nga Bay on the south west coast of Thailand. Just 30 nautical miles east of Phuket, discover a tropical paradise of lush, uninhabited islands, white powder sand beaches and the unsurpassed marine life of the Andaman Sea; and enjoy the pure luxury and convenience of a full-facility yacht marina on your return to shore.
Location: 130 Port Takola, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7566 2115; Website: www.porttakola.com
Opening Hours: Scheduled to open in late 2012
The Krabi Contemporary Art Museum The Krabi Contemporary Art Museum
The Krabi Contemporary Art Museum can be considered as housing one of the most diverse and distinct art in Southeast Asia. The transformation of traditional Thai painting into modernization is due to gradual exposure of the natives to western influence. There are many renowned modern Thai artists exhibiting their masterpieces in contemporary art museums in Thailand. To introduce the Thai work of art to the entire people of Thailand, many province put up museums and art exhibit buildings to encourage others to participate and apply modern art.
Location: Isara Rd, Pak Nam, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: 0 7563 0061
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun from 10.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
Tham Seua Temple Wat Tham Seua (Tham Seua Temple)
One of the most famous temples in Southern Thailand, located about 3km from the town towards North East on top of a mountain about 3 km. There is a stairways with 1237 steps to the top to visit a tiger's footprint on the top of mountain. Those who make it to the top will also be rewarded with 360 degree views of the area and the sea. Wat Tham Seua is known as a center for meditation. Its spectacular setting in the Ao Luk Thanu mountain ranges provides the necessary quiet atmosphere for meditation. The main vihara or the sanctum sanctorum is inside a small shallow limestone cave.
Location: Krabi Rd., Krabi Noi, Muang , Krabi 81000
Open Hours: Daily from 07.30 am. – 04.30 pm.
Contact: 0 7563 1451, 08 4192 1919, 08 1271 5732
Major Cineplex Krabi Major Cineplex Krabi
There is a multiplex cinema in the Tesco Lotus mall outside of Krabi Town, though the offerings are Thai and only the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, most of which are dubbed into Thai; the local movie theatre in Krabi Town shows all foreign movies dubbed into Thai.
Location: 191 Moo 12 Tesco Lotus Krabi 2nd floor Krabi-noi, Muang Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7565 0819; Website: www.majorcineplex.com/en/cinema/major-krabi/
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.30 am. – 10.30 pm.
Just's Private Tours - Jungle Tour Just's Private Tours - Jungle Tour
Visit Tiger Cave Temple to pay homage to "The Goddess of Compassion and Mercy", and whilst walking along you will see many big trees, some of which area around 1,000 years old. Get refreshed and relaxed with the nature spa at Hot Spring, which is good for your health. Enjoy swimming at the natural baths of the Emerald Pool.
Location: Krabi Scuba Talent, 14/5 Ruamchit Rd., Pak Nam, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7113; Website: www.krabiontours.com
Mangrove Cruise - Khao Khanab Nam Mangrove Cruise - Khao Khanab Nam
Cruise along the sea and enjoy the splendid views of the mangrove forests and "Khao Khanab Nam", which is one of Krabi’s most famous landmarks standing at over 100 metres from the water. These two limestone karsts contain caves complete with stalactites and stalagmites. These caves were presumed to be a shelter of ancient people. In addition, there’s also a big tunnel where visitors can climb up to a viewpoint area and enjoy spectacular panoramic views over Krabi city!
Location: Krabi Scuba Talent, 14/5 Ruamchit Rd., Pak Nam, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7113; Website: www.krabiontours.com
Merlin Divers Mangrove Cruise - Krabi bay
Visit Tiger cave temple or Wat Thum Sua to enjoy soft trekking & the caves. Krabi town, provincial symbol, Krabi river, then boat cruising at Krabi bay to visit the mangrove forest (second largest mangrove forest in Thailand), limestone caves.
Location: Krabi Sea Tour & Travel Limited Partnership, 40/5 Krabi Rd., Pak Nam, Mueng, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 1130, 08 7891 2183, 08 8856 9562
Nong Joke Restaurant Nong Joke Restaurant
Along with the gorgeous limestone pillars of stone that rise from the turquoise Andaman Sea, Krabi is also a special place for those who seek to elevate their culinary interests. Nong Joke Restaurant on the edges of town is a famous restaurant that is popular with both locals and Thai tourists alike.
Location: 50/3 Sai Thai, Mueang Krabi, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7561 1639
Opening Hours: Daily 11.00 am. - 04.00 pm., 05.00 pm. - 09.00 pm.
Maritime Park Restaurant Maritime Park Restaurant
Enjoy a succulent seafood dinner overlooking the lagoon, to appreciate South Thailand's traditional cuisine prepared by our master chefs. Any time of day is right for relaxation with cool drinks by the pool, in the Lobby Bar, or Sky Lounge with panoramic views over Krabi.
Location: 1 Tungfah Rd., Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Maritime Park & Spa Resort
The Sunset Restaurant  The Sunset Restaurant
The sky roof bar dining with sea view and mountain view or the delightful restaurant courtyard, where you can enjoy the beautiful serving an excellent choice of exquisite meals ranging from dishes to a la carte Western cuisine, Health cuisine, Asian and Fruit cuisine. Sip your favorite cocktail, sunbath or watch the moonlight. Enjoy your favorite dish atmosphere offering You may to dine either under story sky unforgettable sunset on Krabi area.
Location: 45 Rattanadilok Rd., Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Dee Andaman Hotel Pool Bar
Opening Hours: Daily 06.30 am. - 11.00 pm.
Takola Restaurant Takola Restaurant
Krabi Town may not be known for its culinary inventiveness but it does have a few Aces up its sleeve, one of which is Takola, a chic eatery on the outskirts of the town. Takola is a relative newcomer to Krabi’s dining scene and while it trades tradition for trendiness and old-fashioned charm for chic it still delivers great Thai and Chinese food the way it should be prepared.
Location: 350/3 Uttarakit, Paknam, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7562 0872
Opening Hours: Daily 06.00 am. – 11.30 pm.
May & Mark Restaurant May & Mark Restaurant
The remarkable Thai couple who run this restaurant/bakery named it after their children. A big favourite with the backpacker crowd, May & Mark does all the basic Thai dishes plus Mexican and farang-style food (taught to them by passing-through travellers) with enthusiasm. There’s even a vegetarian menu and a good selection of breads so do try a sandwich. With a cheerful "can do" attitude and friendly welcome, May & Mark is a recommended place to try in Krabi Town.
Location: Maharaj Soi 10, Pak Nam, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7561 2562
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.30 am. - 10.00 pm. (kitchen closes at 09.00 pm.)
Pizzeria Firenze Pizzeria Firenze
Featuring a wide-ranging menu of pizzas and pastas, Firenze caters to the needs of the many riverside visitors and locals. Another good people-watching spot, relax with a 90-baht glass of house wine while taking in the world passing by.
Location: 10 Khongkha Rd., Mueang, Krabi, 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7562 1453
Opening Hours: 11.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
Adora Spa Adora Spa
The Adora Spa is inspired by the ancient Thai uses of hotels and principle of Traditional Thai massage, with the scientific study of Human body. Trained by "Ajarn Somkiet", the head trainer of the Traditional of Thai Massage Revival Foundation in Southern Thailand, all massage therapists are well qualified in the area of Thai massage as well as the application of essential oils and aromatherapy.
Location: 1 Tungfah Rd., Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Maritime Park & Spa Resort
Open Hours: 10.00 am. – 08.00 pm.
Spa Type: Hotel and Resort Spa
Kantawan Spa Kantawan Spa
Kantawan Spa invites you to experience the ultimate in relaxation. We welcome you to our Thai-style teak house to enjoy out uniquely peaceful atmosphere. Look out over the lotus pond while our well trained therapists attend to your every needs. We use natural products and traditional remedies guaranteed to leave your body feeling refreshed and your serenity restored.
Location: 29 Maharaj Rd., Krabi Yai, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7562 3362, 0 7562 2145; Website: www.kantawanspa.com
Opening Hours: 08.00 am. – 10.00 pm.
Spa Type: Destination Spa
Kamala Floating Market Vogue Department Store
This is the only proper department store in Krabi. You can grab some genuine brand name clothes like Levi’s, Guy Laroche, Adidas and accessories in the Vogue department store. The price can be up to half the price at home, as well as some good quality local brands. However the clothes designs are not very up to date. Actually if authenticity is not a problem to you, cheaper copies of top designer goods are widely available in Ao Nang beach areas.
Location: 76/1 Maharat Rd., Pak Nam, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7562 0926
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 09.00 pm
Outlet Village Krabi Outlet Village Krabi
Our new presentation concept begins here, so called ‘big box concept’. Compact retail space of 6,000 sq.m. that offers over 100 selected leading brands for all genders and ages. You will find the special price product up to 70% off everyday.
Location: 888 Moo 11, Petchkasem Highway No. 4, Krabi Noi, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7570 1222-4; Website: www.outletmallthailand.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 09.00 pm.
Big C Big C
Big C is a ubiquitous green-and-red shopping mall found throughout Thailand. The kernel of this warehouse-sized building is the actual Big C supermarket that sells such exotica as washing machines, electronic goods, fresh and preserved food, cheap clothing, basic children’s toys and such. Big C’s satellite shops are much more interesting.
Location: 349 Moo 11, Krabi Noi, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7581 0411; Website: www.bigc.co.th
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 10.00 pm.
Tesco Lotus Tesco Lotus
Tesco Lotus Hypermarket is the biggest store of Tesco Lotus to serve every needs of customers with various of products up to 36,000 items covering every department such as consumer products, fresh foods, hardware and electrical appliances. Beside various products, we also have other services such as shopping carts and baskets, deposit bag, free drinking water, price check points, fitting rooms for men and women, cooking services for fish and seafood, installment purchase, home delivery (for electrical appliance and large size furniture). Customers may ask for details about any services at the customer service counter.
Location: 191 Moo 12 Pechakasem Rd. Krabinoi, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7581 0100-19; Website: www.tescolotus.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. – 11.00 pm.
Big C Krabi Night Market / Walking Street
Krabi Province, Krabi Municipality, Office of Commercial Affairs Krabi and Krabi Chamber of Commerce organizes a fair where local products, local food, cultual entertainment, activities for chindren and other varieties come to offer. You’ll get to buy local souvenirs, taste local delicacies and even experience the mini local cultural performance, art and cloth painted, showing painting on vessel crystal, fold up pandanus leaf to be flower, open hat music from music school with rotate weekly show of Thai band.
Location: Krabi town at Maharat Soi 8 (behind the Vogue Department Store), Maharat Rd., Mueang, Krabi
Opening Hours: Fri - Sun from 05.00 pm. - 10.00 pm.
Krabi Maharat Market Krabi Maharat Market
Tesco Lotus Hypermarket is the biggest store of Tesco Lotus to serve every needs of customers with various of products up to 36,000 items covering every department such as consumer products, fresh foods, hardware and electrical appliances. Beside various products, we also have other services such as shopping carts and baskets, deposit bag, free drinking water, price check points, fitting rooms for men and women, cooking services for fish and seafood, installment purchase, home delivery (for electrical appliance and large size furniture). Customers may ask for details about any services at the customer service counter.
Location: Maharat Soi 9 (behind the Shell station), Maharat Rd., Mueang, Krabi
Opening Hours: Daily from 03.00 am. – 10.00 am.
Buffalo Bar Buffalo Bar
Buffalo Bar is another archetypal wooden bar used as a meeting place and watering hole by travellers passing through from the nearby islands. The Bar offers a wide selection of alcoholic beverages, pool tables and lively entertainment.
Location: Soi Pruksa Utit, Pak Nam, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7562 2163
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 pm. – 02.00 am.
Type: Pub & Live music
Chilling Bar Chilling Bar
Located on the busy street, Chilling is a friendly bar in Krabi. Here you can meet lots of locals and make new friends. This bar has an intimate red interior and a lovely outside terrace for those hot summer nights. Visit Chilling to have some fun and enjoy the evening in one of the coziest bars in Krabi.
Location: 12/3 Chao Fha Rd., Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7245-6
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 till late
Type: Dance Pub
Crazy Pub Crazy Pub
The Crazy Pub is a live music pub with a funky house band and good DJs. The crowd is mainly made up of Thai locals and also some tourists. The Crazy Pub is located on Maharat Road (opposite the Shell station).
Location: 98/4 Maharaj Rd., Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: el: 08 4057 8569, 0 7562 0865
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. – 01.00 pm.
Type: Pub & Live music