Krabi is home to some of the best views of the Arabian Sea; perched amidst limestone rocks jutting out of cobalt blue waters that make for quite an eyeful. So choose between the lazy, dreamy Railay beach and the buzzing Ao Nang beach with its puzzling variety of beach-view restaurants or head for some peace to one of the quiet alcoves like Tubkaak beach which boasts of the softest white sands in the whole of Krabi. The close-by Phi Phi islands sure deserve all the attention they get for their impeccable beaches and diverse water-sport opportunities.
The most popular thing to do on your trip to Krabi is to go island hopping to experience its beautiful secrets that are sure to leave a mark on you forever. If there is such a thing as too much sun and sand, gravitate towards Krabi town where all the night life and gastronomic must-do’s are situated and can be called the epicentre of Krabi tourism.
A Krabi island tour gives you a chance to rekindle your romantic side along with testing your limits at activities like rock-climbing and hiking. So, hire a kayak and row lazily on Krabi’s azure blue waters while reconnecting with nature and yourself too!
Essential travel information and Krabi tips for your visit
- Krabi Time Zone – Thailand Time Zone (UTC+07:00)
- Currency – The currency used in Krabi is Thai Baht.
- Electricity – India uses 220 Volts, 50 Hz alternating current as the power source. Plugs and sockets have ungrounded 2 Pin connections (Type A) or ungrounded 2 pin connections (Type C).
- Internet – 3G, Wi-Fi connections are available in almost all the hotels in the city.
- Languages – The dominant language spoken in Krabi is Thai. English is spoken less well and by fewer people
- Security – Police –191, 66 (0) 75 611 222, Fire – 199, +66 (0) 75 611 111, Tourist Police – 1155, +66 (0) 7.563.7208, Tourist Service Centre – 1672
- Tipping - Tipping in Thailand hotels is neither expected nor required. Many visitors tip for service and/or courtesy.
- Buddha images are held sacred and sacrilegious acts are punishable by imprisonment even if committed by foreign visitors.
- Do not litter. Littering is banned in Thailand and can often lead to a fine or even imprisonment.
- Dress appropriately while visiting a temple. Make sure to remove your shoes before entering any sacred or religious institution. Treat the monks with the highest degree of respect.
- Don’t show disrespect towards the Thai Royal Family. It is a criminal offence to insult the Thai Monarchy.
- Don’t cross your legs when you are in the presence of a monk.
- Don’t touch a Thai woman without consent. Despite the image portrayed in some bars and clubs, the majority of Thai women are conservative.
- Nudity is frowned upon in Thailand. Make sure you sunbathe in appropriate swimwear.
- Don’t take Buddha images out of the country. Strictly speaking it is against the law to take or send Buddha images out of the country unless special permission has been granted.
- Passports and travel documents should be kept in a safe place.
- Pickpockets are most active on public transport vehicles metro, in crowded shops, shopping centres, food markets, and popular touristy places. Make sure to keep your money, documents, mobile phone safe and secure.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Krabi
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