is a moderately big town in Krabi Province, located in the southern part of Thailand
. It is the main town in the province, and it is located to the south of Bangkok, which is easily accessible by road. Krabi serves as both the capital city of the province of Krabi and the capital of the District of Krabi. The town has a convenient location at the origin of the famous Krabi River, one of the primary water sources for the city.
Over the years, Krabi has grown to become a vibrant tourist destination, and today the town is home to the best of resorts and holiday homes in the region. Krabi is surrounded by magical natural beauty, as seen through the natural mangrove forestry, the stunning limestone karsts, and the scenic hills that can be seen far and wide.
One of the most significant spots in Krabi is the iconic Buddhist Tiger Cave Temple, an ancient uphill architecture that can be accessed via a flight of improvised stairs. From its top, visitors get to see the entire town below and to enjoy the scenic magnificence around Krabi. In the near yonder, the iconic Khao Kanab Nam, featuring two moderately high slanting hills, stands tall in the beautiful environment, marking another excellent tourist attraction.
Water activities are a common thing in Krabi, with the Andaman Sea being the chief of water activity destinations. In the fay yonder, the Phi Phi Islands can be reached via ferry or boats for extended fun activities. Some of the magnificent white sand beaches complete with turquoise blue waters include the famous Phra Nang Beach, the sprawling Ao Nang Beaches, and the ever-active Railay Beaches.
More family-themed fun is experienced at the wondrous Ko Lanta National Park, the vast Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, and the beautiful Phi Phi Islands. Activities vary from swimming to snorkeling, sailing, and kayaking, and extend to bird-watching, among others.
Krabi experiences a tropical climate of Köppen Am, which is mainly characterized by two main seasons - a short moderately dry season and a moderately long monsoon season. During the rainy season, from April
, rainfall is received almost daily for several days continuously. The wettest month is October
when the rain gauge collects as high as 323.6mm (12.7") in precipitation from approximately twenty-two days.
The dry season is lovely, with as much allowance as possible to tour Krabi. Throughout the year, the temperature variations remain minimal, although it gets moderately hotter during the drier season. The sunshine hours per day also remain steady at five, averagely.
Krabi can be visited during any time in the year, although the travel period peaks between December
and April. This period is moderately dry and makes an excellent time to tour Krabi with minimal weather-related interruptions. The monsoon period, between May
and November, might be accompanied by slight flooding and thunderstorms.
Some of the commonly-attended events in the town include the biannual Sea Gypsy Floating Boats Festival that is held in May and in November on the amazing Ko Lanta Island. There is also the Boek Andaman Festival in November, which is thrown as a welcome note for the tourist season and is held amid many fun activities like water activities and boat races.