"Krabi" is the both the name of the Province and of the town that is its capital. It boarders the west coast of southern Thailand and lies about 800kms south of Bangkok and about 340 kms north of the Malaysian border.

The most common way of getting to Krabi is by bus, either an overnight VIP airconditioned bus from Bangkok, or a day Minibus from the southern town of Hat Yai. A pleasant alternative, though, is to take the overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Suratthani and a connecting 2 hour bus ride to Krabi from there. Krabi's own airport is now fully open, and operates services from Bangkok, Koh Samui and Trang. Other nearby alternatives are Phuket and Trang airports.

The best season is from December to February when there is usually very little rain and the sea is calm and crystal clear. The area is rich in rubber plantations, with pineapple and oil palms also featuring strongly. A recent new industry is prawn farming.

Krabi town has a colourful local daily market which is best visited early in the morning, and plenty of banks, supermarkets, tour agencies, pharmacy shops and small restaurants. Travelling bazaars, fairs often visit and Krabi International.

 

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