Krabi Information
Krabi is one of the most attractive destinations in Southern Thailand. It is approximately 814 km from Bangkok with a 4,708 sq km land area. The borders of Krabi are the Andaman Sea, Surat Thani, Phang-nga, Nakhon Si Thammarat, and Trang provinces. Krabi has many ideal and natural attractions including white sandy beaches, numerous large and small islands, fascinating coral reefs, and verdant forests with caves and waterfalls. Moreover, Krabi is the location of the world famous Phi Phi Island, Ao Nang Beach, and Rai Le Beach. Here, you can enjoy diving, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, island hopping, playing golf, and sun-bathing. Also, you can have a wonderful meal on a great restaurant. Shopping is great at Krabi as well.

      The history of Krabi began in 1200, when the city Ban Thai Samor was part of this kingdom. In modern Thailand, Krabi was administered from Nakhon Si Thammarat, even after 1872 when King Chulalongkorn gave Krabi the status of a town. In 1875, it was made a direct subordinate of Bangkok, thus becoming the present province. In 1900, the government moved the center of the province from Ban Talad Kao to its present location at the mouth of the Krabi River. It is believed that this town may have taken its name after the meaning of Krabi, which is sword. This may have stemmed from a legend that an ancient sword was unearthed prior to the city’s foundation.

    Krabi is located along the shores of the Andaman Sea and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Most notable are the solitary limestone hills, both on the land and in the sea. Rock climbers from all over the world travel to Ton Sai Beach and Railay Beach to climb. These beaches are part of Krabi’s PhraNang Peninsula. About 154 islands belong to the province. Ko Phi Phi Leh is perhaps the most famous, as it was the set of the movie The Beach. Other islands include Ko Phi Phi Don, part of the Phi Phi islands, and Ko Lanta, a larger island to the south. The limestone hills contain many caves, most having beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Tham Chap Le and Tham Phi Hua To, both in Ao Luek district, contain prehistoric rock-painting depicting humans, animals as well as geometrical shapes. In Lang Rong Rien Cave in 1986, archaeologists found 40,000-year-old human artifacts – stone tools, pottery, as well as bones. It is one of the oldest traces of human occupation in all Southeast Asia. The caves of Krabi are also one of the main sources of nests of the Swiftlet, which is used to create bird’s nest soup.

   Krabi has two major seasons. One is the hot season and another one is the rainy season. The hot season is from January to April and this is followed by the rainy season. In the rainy season, it is raining mostly in the evening hours while at day time there is a change between sunny and cloudy skies. The temperature in Krabi changes from 16.9 degrees to 37.3 degrees Celsius.