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Krabi - Thailand, one of the most relaxing places on the planet. Stunning scenery, fantastic white sand beaches, a coastline with over 200 islands and a jungle covered interior revealing towering limestone cliffs, caves, waterfalls and exotic wildlife.

For many years, Krabi was every backpacker's paradise. Nowadays, it also became a second home for many jetsetters. Nestled near to Phuket, Krabi is a coastal province that encompasses many islands including one of the most beautiful islands in Asia – Koh Phi Phi. Krabi is ideal for those who wish to indulge in all kinds of outdoor expenditures – swimming in crystal clear water, scuba diving, islands hopping, sun bathing, sea kayaking or rock climbing.

Your complete travel guide to Krabi, Thailand. Compiled by people who live here. Hotels, tours, beaches, islands, activities, adventure and more.

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Krabi District

Located approximately 814 kilometers from Bangkok is Krabi Province, one of most attractive destinations in southern Thailand. Encompassing an area of 4,708 square kilometers, 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.

Distances from Amphoe Mueang (Town) to Neighboring Districts

Ao Luek 43 kms., Plai Phraya 66 kms., Khao Phanom 39 kms., Khlong Thom 42 kms., Ko Lanta 103 kms., Lam Thap 67 kms., Nuea Khlong 17 kms.

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Krabi's History

Some archeologists claim that Krabi City is one of the older settlements in the country as there is archaeological evidence indicating that this area had been home to homosapiens during the prehistoric times or between 25,000 - 35,000 B. C. The assumption has been strongly supported by the discovery of stone tools, ancient colored pictures, beads, pottery and skeletal remains in the province’s cliffs and caves.

In 1200 A.D., the area was known as “Ban Thai Samo”, one of 12 royal cities that had a monkey as the town symbol. During this period of time, Krabi was under the rule of the Kingdom of Ligor, a city better known today as Nakhon Si Thammarat.

During the reign of King Rama V (1868-1910), the community was known as Pakasai Sub-county and remained under the direct jurisdiction of Nakhon Si Thammarat province.

Around 1872, King Rama V elevated Pakasai Sub-county to Krabi Province with the provincial administration office situated at Krabi-yai Sub-county (currently, the office is located near the estuary at Pak Nam Sub-district) and in 1875, ordered the separation of Krabi Province from Nakhon Si Thammarat Province.

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Krabi Map

Krabi maps is a useful tool to discover the main travel destinations in southern Thailand: Krabi town, Ao Nang, Railay Beach, the famous Phi Phi Islands and Koh Lanta. In a way to help you to organise or plan your next holiday in Thailand, each map allows you to locate accommodations (resorts and hotels), places of interest (view points, waterfalls, temples) as well as useful information such as banks, gasoline stations, police stations and hospitals or health centers. The Krabi coast is really a lovely place to discover the rich culture and the amazing lanscapes of southern Thailand. We wish you a nice journey on our pages.

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Special Event

The Andaman Sea Festival takes place in November and celebrates the opening of the tourist season in Krabi, the jump-off point for many travelling on to the beautiful islands throughout the region.Water sport competitions, cultural shows

Loi Krathong in November. – One of the most beautiful and moving sights are related to this annual festival. This day marks your venture to cast off all your troubles and tribulations with the hope having a new prosperous future. The good luck for the forthcoming year is wished by discarding some symbols of the badluck such as a piece of your finger nail and some tufts of hair in folded banana leaves and floating them off in the ocean or running water.

6th and 11th Lunar months – on the full moon day, in Ko Lanta, there is the religious rite of Setting Adrift of Chao Le Boats. The function is worth watching.

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Krabi People

The people of Krabi represent a mix of different races who over history came to settle from different regions. It is said that each group of people represent a different page in the history of Krabi.

The Chao Ley or "Sea Gypsies" reside on various of the islands in Krabi's waters, and traditionally made their living from wandering around fishing and diving for their livelihood. Their small communities are in danger of overexposure to tourism, and inevitable assimilation, however some of their traditional ways are presented in the yearly sea gypsy sailing ritual held in May on Koh Lanta, Koh Pu and Koh Cham.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Southern Chinese people flocked to Thailand in search of work and many made their way to the south of Thailand to work in local industry. In more recent times, there involvement has been high in oil palm plantations and gypsum mining. Despite the assimilation of Chinese people and their descendants with local people over time, many retain vestiges of their Chinese heritage. Many still retain the ability to speak Chinese, have Chinese (and Thai) names, and observe Chinese rituals and religious beliefs.

Being in close proximity to Malaysia, southern Thailand is also home to many Muslim communities, and Krabi itself has a strong Muslim presence.

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