Located on the west coast of southern Thailand, Krabi is the capital of Krabi Province. The town’s main draw for tourists is its proximity to many beaches (particularly Ao Nang and Railay West) and islands (such as Ko Lanta and Phi Phi). The area also attracts a large number of rock climbers each year, thanks to the numerous natural limestone formations or karsts. The landscape is absolutely breathtaking!
As far as public transportation goes, songthaews (basically a truck-like shared taxi or bus) are the most economical choice, followed by taxis. Neither GrabCar or Uber appear to be in use in Krabi Town. We generally opted for good ol’ walking, or cycling (props to our hotel for offering unlimited use of their bicycles- for free!). Water transportation is primarily via iconic longtail boats.
As much as we enjoyed our visit, a month was perhaps a bit long to stay. Our biggest recommendation is to stay within the core of Krabi Old Town. While it can get a bit busy and loud, we found we wasted a lot of time travelling the 2-3km from our hotel to town for meals, groceries, etc. If you want easy beach access, opt for Ao Nang or Klong Muang instead.This entry was posted in Thailand