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Krabi travel guide

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You're Going to Love Krabi

There's no place on earth quite like Krabi, one of Thailand's tourist jewels. With its jagged karst limestone islands rising from the azure sea, pure white beaches, and exotic temples on land, Krabi is an enthralling place to visit.

Scenery is the star attraction in this corner of southern Thailand, but it has plenty of co-stars jostling for attention. From ancient Buddhist caves and seafront restaurants to water sports, golf, and vibrant nightlife, the coast around Krabi has a little bit of everything.

Throw in tropical sunshine and friendly locals, and you can easily see why this beautiful region of Thailand is so instantly lovable.

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When to Visit Krabi

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The thing to remember about Krabi is that it's a tropical destination, so the four seasons of North America go out the window. Try to schedule a visit during the least humid time of year, which generally lasts from around November to March (whenever you go, expect temperatures of over 80 degrees). If you fancy a cultural adventure, be there in April for Thai New Year - the city's major festival.

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Where to Stay in Krabi

Most people who visit Krabi look for accommodation in the lively coastal resorts, which offer luxury hotels within a stone's throw of the beach. Ao Nang may have the best selection, including the Cliff Beach Resort and the L Resort, but Railay also has some fine resorts like the Railay Bay Resort and Spa. If you'd like to be near the temples of Krabi Town, there are plenty of comfortable (generally 3-star) hotels like Thai Hotel or the River Scene, but the most luxurious places are along the coast at Ao Nang.

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If you want to buy Thai souvenirs like colorfully dyed textiles, meditation bowls, or essential oils, Krabi Town is the place to do so. There are stores in all of the resorts, but prices are far lower in Krabi. Check out malls like the Tesco Lotus Shopping Mall or Big C, or have a walk along the Vatchara Road in the city center to find plenty of clothing stores and craft outlets.

Groceries and Other

If you need to shop for basic groceries during your stay, try local supermarkets like Mother Marche, which has five locations in the area, Makro, or the Big C mall. Wherever you shop, expect relatively low prices, with a gallon of milk costing around ฿185 and 12 eggs about ฿50.

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Where to Eat in Krabi

Seafood and fiery curries are the norm in Krabi, where there are some exceptional places to eat. In Ao Nang, try the Crab Company or Lae Lay Grill, while Diamond Cave in Railay has beautiful wooden furnishings, a seafront terrace and, most importantly, serves wonderful massaman curries and deep fried squid. If you are in Krabi Town, check out the Indian cuisine at Taj Palace or Ruan Thip, the best bet for a traditional Thai banquet. Meals will be very affordable, at around ฿200 for most main courses, and ฿500 (max) for a three course meal.