Krabi's mountainous physical geography is broken by
highlands and plains on the mainland; the provincial
administration also covers more than 130 islands big
and small in the Andaman. 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,oranges, 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 Klong Pakasai;
the Klong Krabi Yai; and the Klong Krabi Noy; these
have their source in the province' shighest range of
mountains, the Kao Panom Benja.
Present Day Government
Krabi is divided into eight districts: Muang(Krabi Town),
Kao Panom, Klong Tom, Plai Praya, Koh Lanta, Ao Luk,
Lam Tap and Neua Klong.
Size, Location and Boundaries
Krabi is on the Andaman Sea coast 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 bounded thus:
Krabi's estimated population, as of 30 July 1998,was
From Bangkok take Route 4, Passing
Petchburi,Prajuab-Kirikan, Chumporn, Ranong, and
Phang-nga Provinces before reaching Krabi; a total
distance of 946 kilometers.
An alternate route is to take Route 4 to Chumporn
and them turn onto Route 41. This leads through Lang
Suan District of Chumporn to Chaiya and Wieng Sah
Districts of Suratthaine; form there follow Route
4035, passing Ao Luk District of Krabi, back onto
Route 4, and down to Krabi Town. This shortcut is
just 814 kilometers, and is followed by the bus
services from Bangkok.
From Phuket Take Route 402 to Route 4 and pass
Tambom Kok Klay of Takua Tung District in Phang-nga;
Tap Puhd District, Phang-nga; and enter Ao Luk
District of Krabi; the total distance is 185
From Bangkok station take the train to on of the following
station: Trang, Puhn Pin in Surathani Province, of
Tung Song in Nakorn SriThammarat Province; from any
of these places a bus may be taked onward to Krabi.
Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways and PB Airways operates
frequently from Bangkok to Krabi.
Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
Located in the area of Tambon Nong Thale, Tambon
Saithai, Tambon Ao Nang and Tambon Pak Nam, Amphoe
Muang Krabi. The National Park comprises:
Hat Noppharat Thara
A famous and very beautiful beach which is lined up with
pine trees and coconut groves. Accommodations are
available by calling Tel: 579-4842, 579-0529.
Koh Phi Phi
Its two islands, - called Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le lie at
some distance off the coast-line. The superb scenery
of the islands includes high hills with jutting
cliffs surrounded by beaches of silvery sand and
emerald green sea, hiding underneath a bank of coral
reefs and colourful maring life which are unrivalled
in this whole wide area. Phi Phi Le offers many
attractions; Tham Viking a large cave full of birds'
nests as well as ancient colour paintings of
Viking's boats, thus giving the cave its exotic name
Ao Pi-Le and Ao Lo-Sa-Ma which are suitable for
scuba diving, and Ao Maya a white sandy beach.
Accommodations are available on Phi Phi Don where
ona village is situated.
Su San Hoi (Shell Cemetery Beach)
Current has been carrying a tremendous number of shells of
various types to be imbedded near the seashore in
the area of Amphoe Muang piling up large size of
shell bed which is estimated to having an
approximate age of 75 million years.
Tham Phet or Diamond Cave
This cave is located in the area of Amphoe Ao Luk having
beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations
especially when reflected with light one can see
diamond spark like all-over.
Than Bokkhorani Arboretum
It is located in the area of Amphoe Ao Luk Some 46 kms. from
the township area and is a very famous and well
known spot of sightseeing.
This island has its status as Amphoe of Krabi, located 68
kms. from the township area. Most of the inhabitants
have mixed blood between the Malayan and the water
Khao Khanap Nam
These mountains, walling the river in between, are somewhat
the entrance of Krabi. It is accessible by a few
minutes boat trip from the provincial landing.
Beautiful caves worth seeing are also located there.
Ao Phra Nang
There are 83 small islands in this bay having a lot of
swallows. Phra Nang Beach is located approximately
12 kms. from Krabi township area. A boat trip for a
sightseeing tour can be made through Ao Nang
Tham Lot and Tham Phi Hua To
These caves are located in Tha Yang Canal, Tambon Ao Luk
Tai, Amphoe Ao Luk. The location is on the route to
Laem Sak which is a 2 kms. laterite road where
another 1.5 kms. access road branches off on the
right hand side to Ban Tao Than where a 20 minute
boat trip can be made to both caves. Inside the Phi
Hua To Cave, prehistoric paintings can be seen and
beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations are
located in Tham Lot, the cave where a boat can run
Weather in Krabi is typically that of the tropical monsoon,
providing the province with just tow seasons, the
hot season from November to April, and the rainy
season from May to October. Moms winds, which change
according to season, blow from the southeast, the
southwest, and the northeast. Temperatures for the
year range between 16.9 and 37.3 degrees Celsius;
yearly rainfall averages 2,568.5 millimeters.