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It is believed that this town may have taken its name after the meaning of Krabi, which means sword. This may have stemmed from a legend that an ancient sword was unearthed prior to the city’s founding.  

Located about 814 kilometres from Bangkok is Krabi Province, one of most attractive destinations in southern Thailand. Encompassing an area of 4,708 square kilometres, the western border of Krabi is the Andaman Sea, the northern borders are Surat Thani and Phang-nga Provinces, the southern borders are Trang Province and the Andaman Sea and the eastern borders are Nakhon Si Thammarat and Trang Provinces. Krabi is an ideal getaway destination teeming with natural attractions including white sandy beaches, fascinating coral reefs, numerous large and small islands and verdant forests with caves and waterfalls.

Krabi's topography is mostly mountains and highlands separated by plains in some parts. Flowing through Krabi City to the Andaman Sea at Pak Nam Sub-district is Maenam Krabi which is five kilometres in length. In addition, there are several canals originating from the province's highest mountain range, Khao Phanom Bencha including Khlong Pakasai, Khlong Krabi Yai and Khlong Krabi Noi. Lush mangrove forests line the canals and the banks of Maenam Krabi particularly before it empties into the Andaman Sea. The provinces sandy soil conditions are suitable for growing various agricultural products, particularly rubber trees, palms, coconuts, cashew nuts and coffee.

Due to the influence of the tropical monsoon, there are only two seasons in Krabi; the hot season from January to April and the rainy season from May to December. Temperatures range between 17 C and 37 C.

In addition, Krabi is the location of two world class beaches Ao Nang and Hat Rai Le which offer numerous diving trips, restaurants, shops etc. Additional attractions in the province are stunning limestone cliffs and rock formations which make it a heaven for rock climbers and a National Park located about 40 kilometres outside town with lakes, caves and spectacular natural scenery.


Distances from Amphoe Mueang (Town) to Neighbouring Districts


Ao Luek              43 kms.

Plai Phraya         66 kms.

Khao Phanom     39 kms.

Khlong Thom       42 kms.

Koh Lanta          103 kms.

Lam Thap            67 kms.

Nuea Khlong        17 kms.

Krabi Province, The Geography and the History

Important Phone numbers for your stay in Krabi

Dial 1669 for any emergency in Krabi.

TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) Regional Office: 07.562.2164

Krabi Tourist Police: 07.563.7208

Marine Police: 07.561.2756 and 2757

Krabi Airport 7 km east of Krabi Town: 07.563.6541 and 6549

Immigration: 07.561.1097

Krabi Bus Terminal in Krabi Town: 07.561.1804 and 1184

Thai Airways International: 07.562.2439 and 2441 and 2442

Krabi town Hospital: 07.563.1768 and 1769


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