Thailand houses some of the most incredible islands and the province of Krabi is home to several of them. A very popular Thai beach destination, Krabi is situated on the western coast of southern Thailand by the Andaman Sea. Well known for its scuba diving and rock climbing adventures, Krabi is blessed with innumerable natural attractions like white sandy beaches, limestone cliffs, crystal clear waters, fascinating coral reefs, waterfalls and beautiful caves. Krabi town also serves as the base to explore all the natural resources within the province. It has the reputation of being the idyllic countryside of Thailand that offers an enchanting beach life. In addition, it offers gateways to exotic tropical islands such as Ko Phi Phi, Ko Lanta, KoSurin, KoSimilan and much more. No wonder then that it is considered to be the 'Gateway to the Thai islands'!
Krabi is famous for tourism because of its beautiful beaches and places for sight-seeing. A memorable vacation is ensured as you make a visit to the town's small yet tranquil beaches away from the rush of the city. Also, you can go for adventure activities like rock climbing, deep-sea diving, skydiving, river rafting, swimming, fishing, and surfing while travelling to Krabi.
Krabi is known for its well-maintained resorts and hotels that provide a peaceful ambiance and a wonderful stay to guests. Krabi's culture is a mix of various traditions. Hence, people here celebrate a number of festivals and follow different customs. Some of the known festivals that are celebrated by the locals of the town are Sat Duan Sip festival, Laanta Lanta festival, Krabi Boek Fa Andaman festival and Chak Phra festival.
The food of Krabi is completely based on Thai cuisine. Some of the famous dishes are satay, pad thai, gaeng kiew wan, larb, tom yum, green papaya salad and tom kha kai. Shopping in Krabi is fun as the town showcases beautiful art materials, a variety of fabrics and some unique jewellery designs. There are many popular shopping streets in Krabi, namely Ao Nang walking street, Krabi town walking street, Klong Muang plaza, Outlet Village, Chock Dee handmade jewellery shop and Ban Na Teen Cultural Centre. These are the perfect places for shopaholics.