to Krabi, a Sourthern province on Thailand's Andaman seaboard
Krabi is a southern
province on Thailand's Andaman seaboard with perhaps the country's
oldest history of continued settlement. After dating stone tools,
ancient coloured pictures, beads, pottery and skeletal remains found
in the province's many cliffs and caves.
mountainous physical geography is broken by highlands and plains on
the mainland.The provincial administration also covers more than 130
islands in the Andaman Sea. Natural forest cover is chiefly mangrove
and Cassia trees. Krabi's sandy clay soil conditions are perfect for
a variety of agricultural products, including rubber trees, palms,
mangos, coconuts, and coffee. The Krabi River flows 5 kilometers through
the city and falls into the Andaman at Tambon Pak Nam. There are other
streams as well : the Khlong Pakasai, the Khlong Krabi Yai and the
Khlong Krabi Noi in the province's highest range of mountains, the
Khao Phanom Bencha.
Weather in Krabi is typically that of the tropical monsoon, providing
the province with just two seasons, the hot season from January to
April, and the rainy season from May to December. Monsoon winds, which
change according to season, blow from the southeast, the southwest,
and the northeast. Temperatures range between 16.9 and 37.3 degrees
Celsius and the yearly rainfall averages 2,568.5 millimeters.
Krabi is on the
Andaman Sea coast of south-west Thailand, between 7' 30" and
8' 30" north latitude, and 98' 30" and 99' 30" west
longitude. Total area is 4,709 square kilometers.
|From Krabi city to nearby provinces :
- Phang Nga 86 kms.
- Phuket 176 kms.
- Trang 131 kms.
- Phattalung 193 kms.
- Surat Thani 211 kms.
- Nakhon Si Thammarat 233 kms.
- Satun 276 kms.
|From Krabi city to its districts :
- Ao Luk 43 kms.
- Plai Phraya 66 kms.
- Khao Panom 39 kms.
- Khlong Thom 42 kms.
- Ko Lanta 103 45 kms.
- Lam Thap 67 kms.
- Nua Khlong 17 kms.
to Get to Krabi
Thai Airways International operates flights from Bangkok
to Krabi 3 times a week (Tuesday, Friday and Sunday).
Flight tickets can be reserved by calling: +66 2280-0060,
to change without notice.
Buses leave Bangkok for Krabi daily in the evening. The
journey takes about 12 hours. The fare for a 240-seat,
air-conditioned bus is 655 Baht, 421 Baht for 40 seat
air-conditioned bus and 234 Baht for non air-conditioned
Contact Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal (Borommaratchonnani
Road) on +66 2435-1199, +66 2435-5061 (air-conditioned
bus) and +66 2434-5557 (non air-conditioned bus).
Remark: Subject to change without notice.
From Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lam Phong) take the
train to one of the following stations: Trang, Phun Pin
in Surat Thani Province, or Thung Song in Nakhon Si Thammarat
Province. From any of these places a bus may be taken
onward to Krabi.
Regarding train schedules and costs, contact Bangkok Railway
Station on +66 2223-7010, +66 2223-7020.
Subject to change without notice.