Krabi Town is often overlooked by tourists, but if you want to experience some real local Thai life, it makes a great – and very affordable – base for exploring the beaches and islands of Krabi
Often overlooked as a place simply to pass through, Krabi Town has a great deal to offer as a place to stay in itself. It is strung along the Krabi River estuary with a view of the oddly shaped Kanab Nam limestone karst promontories standing like jagged bookends leading to Khao Panom Bencha Mountain in the distance.
Although it is near a host of wonderful beaches and islands, Krabi Town is very much a functioning provincial capital where tourism is only a small part of the picture. This makes it a far more casual and inexpensive place to stay than any of the major resort areas. There are plenty of excellent hotels and restaurants but it remains uncluttered where the pace of life is pleasantly slow.
Explore Krabi Town’s weekend nightmarket, visit the Tiger Cave and admire Krabi Town’s breathtaking scenery
Krabi Town has a good range of mid-price and budget guesthouse and hotel options
All major points of interest in Krabi Town are located on our Krabi Town Map
Visit the hot springs, go rafting and explore Ao Nang easily from Krabi Town
Krabi Town has several excellent – and cheap – restaurants and street food places to eat
Krabi Town has a small but vibrant nightlife scene centering around professional Thai musicians kicking back and jamming
The transport hub for the region, there are numerous ways to get to and from Krabi Town