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Welcome to Krabi

Small, provincial capital turned international travel hub, Krabi serves up a slice of everything Southern Thailand is famous for: emerald seas, palm-fringed beaches, soaring karst cliffs, excellent food, and a laid-back culture. With an international airport, quick access from Bangkok or Phuket, and so many island getaways close at hand, you probably won't spent much time in Krabi Town itself. But if you're arriving direct from an international flight, you might want to pull up a beach chair and stay awhile. Ao Nang, Krabi's main resort beach, can remedy any jet lag with a healthy dose of sun-and-sea. Once you're ready for action, explore the nearby Ao Luk sea caves and mangrove lagoons by kayak, or learn how to rock climb at legendary Railay Beach. Visit Tiger Cave Temple for a dash of traditional culture; or head inland to Waree Raksa Hot Spring and Spa, set in a peaceful rainforest. For all its creature comforts, Krabi mainly serves as a gateway to the Andaman Islands, particularly the popular Phi Phi Islands and the divers' paradise of Koh Lanta. Heading toward Phuket from Krabi, cruise beneath the dramatic limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay, taking in Koh Tapu (aka James Bond Island), Hong Island, and Koh Phanak. You could get to most of these by ferry, but a private speedboat tour ensures you receive top-notch service and makes the most of your vacation time. As a bonus, your guide will know the best—and least-crowded—snorkeling spots along the way.

Top 10 attractions in Krabi

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Phi Phi Islands (Koh Phi Phi)

Phi Phi Islands (Koh Phi Phi)

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From the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, the jungle-shrouded limestone cliffs of Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands rise majestically, giving way to white-sand beaches and lush green jungles further inland. Longtail boats putter between the islands, collectively known as Koh Phi Phi or Ko Phi Phi, surrounded by turquoise waters and colorful marine life.More
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Phang Nga Bay (Ao Phang Nga)

Phang Nga Bay (Ao Phang Nga)

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With limestone rock formations jutting out of the emerald green sea, Phang Nga Bay (Ao Phang Nga) in Thailand is famous the world over for its natural beauty. Many visitors to Thailand will find themselves crossing the bay on the way to popular tourist spots, such as Phuket or Krabi, but this place deserves some dedicated exploration time of its own.More
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Hong Islands (Mu Ko Hong)

Hong Islands (Mu Ko Hong)

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The Hong Islands (Mu Ko Hong or Mu Koh Hong) are a group of rocky blips in the Andaman Sea, located just off the coast of Krabi in southern Thailand. A popular day trip destination from Ao Nang or Krabi, the islands are fringed with rain forests, hidden lagoons, and white-sand beaches.More
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Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot)

Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot)

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With blue-green waters that can turn a vivid emerald when the light is right, the Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot or Sra Morakot in Thai), is a natural travertine swimming pool set in a protected evergreen forest. A pretty path lined with smaller pools runs through the trees to the Emerald Pool, then continues to the Blue Pool further on.More
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Railay Beach

Railay Beach

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Surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and backed by thick forest, the interconnected fairy-tale beaches of Railay (Rai Leh) are accessible only by boat. The four beaches—Tonsai, Phra Nang, East Railay, and West Railay—offer powder-soft white sand, clear calm waters, and a decidedly bohemian vibe perfect for those looking to get away from it all.More
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Tup Island (Koh Tup)

Tup Island (Koh Tup)

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Tiny Tup Island (also written Tub Island, Koh Tup, Ko Tup, Koh Tub, or Ko Tub sits just 500 feet (150 meters from neighboring Mor Island (Mo Island, Koh Mor, Ko Mor, Koh Mo, or Ko Mo, offshore from Ao Nang. When the tide is right, you can walk between the rocky islets on a picture-perfect white sandbar, framed by warm turquoise waters.More
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Phra Nang Beach (Phranang Beach)

Phra Nang Beach (Phranang Beach)

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Phranang Beach is a sweeping curve of pale gold sand that’s backed by limestone cliffs and overlooked by the distinctly-shaped Chicken Island. Phra Nang Cave (Princess Cave) features a one-of-a-kind fertility shrine, while bioluminescent plankton create spectacular night-time effects when conditions are right.More
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Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang Beach

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Ao Nang beach sits along the edge of the town of Ao Nang, Krabi’s main tourist hub. Fine sand, clear waters, beautiful views, and cluster of bustling bars and restaurants make the beach a popular spot to spend a day relaxing in the sun or swimming in the Andaman Sea.More
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Koh Panyee (Koh Panyi)

Koh Panyee (Koh Panyi)

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Koh Panyi is a charming Muslim fishing village built on stilts over the water. Visit to see the 18th-century houses, the mosque, and the floating market. The area is a popular stop on tours of the region that also take in well-known sights such as James Bond Island (Khao Phing Kan) and Hong Island.More
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Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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Krabi’s Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) is a spiritual center that’s famed for its 1,237 steps which lead to the massive, gilded Buddha statue which dominates the peak. While the climb is not for the faint of heart, the spectacular views of Krabi, the surrounding countryside, and the Andaman Sea make the effort worthwhile.More

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Top activities in Krabi

Phi Phi Island Speed Boat Tour by Sea Eagle from Krabi
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Jungle Tour to Emerald Pool, Krabi Hot Spring and Tiger Cave Temple
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Private Tour to Hong Islands & 4 Islands with Sunset & Night Snorkel
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Island Hopping from Hong to James Bond Islands from Krabi with Speedboat
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Railay and 4-Island Sunset Cruise with Night Snorkel
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Krabi to Koh Phi Phi by Ferry
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Krabi to Koh Phi Phi by Ferry

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4 Islands One Day Tour From Krabi
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4 Islands One Day Tour From Krabi

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Recent reviews from experiences in Krabi

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Extremely nice tour
Yakoob_H, Jun 2022
Jungle Tour to Emerald Pool, Krabi Hot Spring and Tiger Cave Temple
The hot springs were fun, the pools (particularly the blue one) absolutely stunning, and climbing the tiger cave temple summit was an amazing experience.
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Highly recommend!
Nikita_B, Jan 2022
Deep mangrove and canyon Kayak Tour in Krabi
It was a ton of fun and a great way to see the island.
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Highly Recommended
CHANEL_C, Apr 2019
4-Island Tour by Traditional Big Longtail Boat from Krabi
Good English communication and nice simple lunch & fruit.
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The tour is very well organized and...
MarcoAurelio_C, Aug 2018
Full-Day Tour to Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park from Krabi
transfer was very good it was just the two of us because only we were in Krabi, the food was tasty and the camping offered fun activities.
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Crowded spots but fun
cdabski, Jan 2020
Koh Hong Island Tour by Speed Boat from Krabi
Fortunately between our two guides both Chinese and English languages were spoken to keep everybody happy.
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Glad we booked via Viator!
Lawrence_T, Jan 2019
4-Island Tour by Traditional Big Longtail Boat from Krabi
Highly recommended to visit the islands!
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Matthew_V, Jul 2018
Full-Day Tour to Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park from Krabi
Despite spending hours in incredibly heavy rainfall, the trip was very good and the guides/drivers excellent too.
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Our boat tour in Krabi started off a...
Amanda D, Sep 2015
Phi Phi Island Speed Boat Tour by Sea Eagle from Krabi
Although we would truly like to see the islands in their full glory read: sunshine and warmth, Sea Eagle and Sam are top-notch tour operators and we would join them again in a minute.
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RussianGirlInThisWorld, Feb 2012
Phuket to Phi Phi Islands By Express Ferry including Lunch
I took a speedboat tour to Krabi next day, it was certainly more detailed and I saw more of interesting attractions, but ferry is good too, I enjoyed it.
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People Also Ask

What is Krabi known for?

Krabi refers both to a province on southern Thailand’s Andaman coast and to its capital, Krabi. It’s known for islands, sea caves, white sand beaches, and dramatic karst cliffs, as well as bustling resort towns like Ao Nang. Highlights include Hong Islands (Mu Ko Hong) and the cliffs of Railay Beach.

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How many days in Krabi is enough?

If you’re planning to spend a few days on the ever-popular Phi Phi Islands, four days is enough for Krabi’s main sights. You can climb on Railay Beach, take a boat trip to the Hong Islands, and head inland for national parks and temples. Add an extra day for a Phi Phi Islands speedboat trip.

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Is Krabi or Phuket better?

Phuket, about 40 miles (60 kilometers) across the water, is Thailand’s largest island and a tourist destination since the 70s. It is more developed with a larger choice of accommodation and dining, including luxury options, and notorious nightlife. Krabi is more beautiful, better for budget travelers, and, in some parts, more authentic.

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Does Krabi have good nightlife?

Yes and no. Railay Beach has a lively backpacker scene, with beach bars and fire shows. Ao Nang offers much what you’d expect in a Thai resort town: pubs, bars, clubs, go-go joints, and transgender cabarets. Krabi town has an authentic live music scene alongside bars, clubs, and karaoke joints.

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Which is the best part of Krabi to stay in?

Krabi has different areas to suit different types of traveler. Bustling Ao Nang has probably the widest choice of accommodation. Railay Beach is great for backpackers and active travelers; Krabi Town is good for budget travelers who want to explore independently; the Klong Muang and Tubkaek areas draw luxury lovers.

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Is Krabi touristy?

Krabi is less touristy than Phuket. But Thailand’s Andaman Coast is far from undiscovered, and with the Phi Phi Islands just offshore and Phuket just to the west, Krabi draws plenty of visitors. Ao Nang is probably the most touristy area: travelers in search of tranquility should head inland or to the ultra-luxe resorts.

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