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Welcome to Krabi

Krabi is a province that overlooks the Andaman Sea coast and occupies an area of 4,709 square kilometres. It is located 814 kilometres south of Bangkok and is easily accessible by air, thanks to the international airport completed in 1999. Due to its geographical location the most interesting places in Krabi are mainly concentrated on its extensive coasts with white sand beaches and crystal clear sea and on its tropical islands, generally karst formations that emerge countless from the sea.

In general:


Krabi is a province that overlooks the Andaman Sea coast and occupies an area of 4,709 square kilometres. It is located 814 kilometres south of Bangkok and is easily accessible by air, thanks to the international airport completed in 1999. Due to its geographical location the most interesting places in Krabi are mainly concentrated on its extensive coasts with white sand beaches and crystal clear sea and on its tropical islands, generally karst formations that emerge countless from the sea.


Based on some archaeological findings, it is believed that Krabi was one of the most ancient Thai communities, dating back to prehistoric times. It is also believed that Krabi corresponded to the ancient city of Ban Thai Samo, one of the real cities that had adopted the monkey as a symbol and that in past times was part of the Kingdom of Nakhorn Si Thammarat.


A legend tells that the city was named after the word krabi which means sword. This hypothesis would have arisen from the fact that an ancient sword had been unearthed when the city was founded. The sword would later become the symbol of the city.


The mountainous conformation of the Krabi area is interrupted by plateaus and plains on the mainland; the provincial administration also manages more than 130 large and small islands in the Andaman Sea, the most famous of which is undoubtedly Phi Phi Island, the natural set of the film with Leonardo di Caprio "The Beach".



The natural forest is characterized mainly by mangroves and cassia trees, while its sandy clay soil is ideal for the cultivation of many agricultural products including the rubber tree, oil palms, coconut and coffee.


Main attractions:


As mentioned above, since it is a destination facing the coast, the main attractions of the Krabi area are its beaches, especially those of the islands, its sea and seabed, rich in coral and marine life. A holiday in Krabi cannot be separated from day trips to the surrounding islands, among which the Phi Phi archipelago stands out, despite Maya Beach, the beach of the film, is closed to the public indefinitely, for environmental reasons. However, Phi Phi Island offers bays and beaches whose value is absolutely indisputable, such as Nui Bay, Pileh Cove and Bamboo Island.


Equally the other islands near the coast: Poda Island, Tup Island with its sand bank that appears and disappears depending on the level of the tide and that with the low tide connects Tup to the equally known Chicken Island. Moreover Hong Island with its beautiful beach and its spectacular lagoon, Lao Ladin Island and Pak Bia Island. The islands must be joined by two beaches located on the mainland but accessible only by sea, Railay and Phra Nang which are certainly not inferior to the islands.


To speak of Krabi only as a sea destination would be absolutely limiting. Alongside the beaches and the sea, in fact, the province of Krabi offers interiors with enchanting sceneries, so it is possible to go kayaking, have tours by ATVs, elephant back rides, hiking and walks immersed in tropical vegetation followed by lake baths or in thermal springs.
For the most extreme sports enthusiasts, there is no shortage of opportunities for diving in rich coral areas, as well as the possibility of climbing in the spectacular karst formations, among the most sought after in the world for climbing enthusiasts.