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Krabi:is a southern province on Thailand's Andaman seaboard with perhaps the country 's oldest history of continued settlement. Approximately 820 kilometres from Bangkok, Krabi's mountainous physical is broken by highlands and plains on the mainland, the provincial administration also covers more than 135 large and small 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 produces, including rubber trees, palms, oranges, coconuts and coffee. The Krabi River flows 5 kilometres through the town and falls in to the Andaman Sea at Pak Nam sub district.

Size, Location & Boundaries

 

Krabi: is on the Andaman Sea coast of southwest Thailand between 7 ํ 30' and 8 ํ 30' north latitude, and 98 ํ 30' and 99 ํ 30' west longtitude, total area is 4,709 square kilometres bounded thus:

On the North: Lies Phang-nga Province and Surat Thani Provinces
On the South: Lies Trang province and Andaman Sea.
On the East: Lies Trang and Nakorn Sri Thammarat Provinces.
On the West: Lies Phang Nga Province and the Andaman Sea.

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.

Population:

Krabi's estimated population, as of 2004 was 377,954.

Geography:

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 kilometres through the city and falls into the Andaman Sea at Tambol 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's highest rang of mountains, the Kao Panom Benja.

Climate

Weather in Krabi is typically that of the tropical monsoon, providing the province with just two seasons, the hot season from November to April, and the rainy season from May to October. Monsoon 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 2,586.5 millimetres.

Travel: Please see Krabi travel information page <Click here>

How to get to Krabi:   

Car:

From Bangkok by Car: Drive along Highway No. 4, passing Petchaburi, Prachuab Khirikhan, Chumporn, Ranong, and Phang Nga Provinces before reaching Krabi; a total distance of 946 kilometres. An alternate route is take Route 4 to Chumporn and turn into Highway No. 41 at Chumphon via LangSuan a district of Chumporn to Chaiya and Wieng Sah District of Surat Thani. Continue driving along Highway No. 4035, via Ao Luk district of Krabi, back onto Route no 4 , and down to Krabi Town. This shortcut is just 814 kilometres. From Phuket take Route 402 to Route 4 and pass Tambon Kok Kloy of Takua Tung District in Phang Nga, and enter Ao Luk district of Krabi, the total distance is 185 kilometres.

Bus:

From Bangkok by bus: Air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok's South Bus Terminal to Krabi every day. The journey take 12 hours.
Departure times and fares are as follows:

First class (VIP) bus with 24 seats - 7:20 pm., 900 Baht.
First class bus with 40 seats - 7:00 pm. 586 Baht
Secound class bus - 7:30 am., 7:00 pm., 7:30 pm. and 9:00 pm., 478 Baht.

The schedule mentioned above may be changed. Check current information before booking at the Southern Bus Terminal, Tel: 0 2435 1195-6
From Phuket bus transport Tel: 0 7621 1480

Rail:

There is no direct train from Bangkok to Krabi. Visitors may take a train from Bangkok Railway Station to Surat Thani and then ride a bus or a taxi to Krabi. For more information, call 1690, 0 2223 7010

Air:

Thai Airways call: 0 2280 0060, 0 2628 2000 (Bangkok Office) or 0 7563 6543 (Krabi Office) or visit www.thaiairways.com
P.B. Air call: 0 2261 0220-5 (Bangkok Office), 0 7569 1942 (Krabi Office) or visit www.pbair.com
Phuket Airlines call: 0 2679 8999 or visit www.phuketairlines.com
 

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