Krabi Town is the perfect place to relax and unwind. While the town is quite busy it never feels too crowed or hectic.
If you don’t have a lot of time in Thailand, Krabi is the perfect place to base yourself for day trips to the stunning Thai islands, such as Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta.
Things To Do:
Our favourite thing about Krabi was the Tiger Cave Temple (don’t worry there are no tigers there), it’s an exhausting climb to the top, 1,237 steps in total. (Stupidity we decided to do this during the mid day peak heat.) it’s free to walk to the top and you can catch a bus from the main road, on the opposite side of the crab sculpture, the bus costs 50B and takes around 45 minutes.
There are some incredible beaches close to Krabi, most people chose to stay there rather than in town. Ao Nang Beach is the most popular, from there you can also walk to the private beach at the Centara Beach Resort, they let you use the beach for free but you need to sign in and out at the security check point. The bus from Krabi Town costs 50B and takes around 30 minutes, you can catch the bus outside the Vogue shopping mall.
Thara Park runs along side the Pak Nam river, it’s a perfect place for a relaxing stroll. To walk from one end to the other takes about 1 hour then the same to walk back again.
There are night markets every day of the week in Krabi Town, but on a weekend the market is extra special. They have a stage set up in the centre with a variety of performances, and stalls selling all kinds of food, clothes etc, mostly aimed at tourists.
Where To Eat:
We didn’t eat in a single restaurant over the 5 days we spent in Krabi, the night markets and street food were just too good. The average meal is around 40-50 Baht.
A flight from BKK takes 1 hour and 10 minutes, there are no public buses from the airport. A shared tourist shuttle bus costs 90B per person and takes about 30 minutes.
Where To Stay:
We paid £23 per night to stay at the Green House Hotel. It was clean, comfortable and had great wifi, it was also in the heart of town. We booked through hotels.com as usual.