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Krabi Island: A Relaxing Destination

Krabi is an astounding holiday spot which lies in the southern part of Thailand. It is situated on the mouth of Krabi River which surrenders itself into the Andaman Sea. It is considered as the gateway to the spectacular beaches of Thailand. It is a perfect destination for those seeking relaxation and space from their hectic lives. Nature has endowed it with rich flora and fauna and mesmerising scenic beauty.

Accommodation
Like its transportation system, the accommodation facilities in Krabi are also worth boasting off. You can find out some of the finest hotels here where you can enjoy your stay. These provide you world class facilities like spas, sports lounges, and multi cuisine food. All the basic facilities like air conditioning, hot and cold water, comfortable beds and room service are specially taken care of. If you are on a budget holiday and want to take care of your expenses then there are budget hotels and Hostels available for you which don’t compromise on quality of service they provide you.

History
The city is believed to have been the home for Homo sapiens from 25000-35000 BC. Previously called Ban Thai Samor this beautiful island is a tributary of the kingdom of Ligor. In 1875 Krabi was raised to a level of 4th tier city.

Popular Places
The most fascinating tourist place of Krabi is undoubtedly its rich coastline with coral reefs. Ao Nang or Ao Phra Nang beaches are designed with a perfect serene look and feel to it. Palms run along the beaches and are backed by beautiful bungalows, resorts and guest houses. Tanboke Koranee National Park and Tiger Cave temple are the main tourist attractions which serve as a cherry on the cake. A visit to Krabi will be complete without paying homage to its rich temples like Tiger Cave Temple, Wat Tham Seua.

Getting Around
Krabi credits to its name one of the finest transportation systems. Along the coast water taxis and ferries operate and on land there are open air buses to give an unhindered view of the sceneries. It is best to use the public transportation as it will save you lots of money too. But if you want to have a personalized travelling experience, then you can rent a car or motorcycle. You will enjoy its unbeatable scenic beauty and extended coastlines.

Places of Entertainment
Krabi has an open air pub and restaurant feel to its nightlife. Krabi has two markets which are open till late at nights. Some stalls are open inn Chao Fan pier, but the real nocturnal market is of Thanon Sukhon opposite to the city hotel.

Currency
Baht is the official currency of Thailand and the latest exchange rates can be checked from internet or news. There are various ATMs available throughout the province which saves you from the trouble of carrying large amount of money.

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