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Downtown Krabi
Krabi

Krabi Town showing night scenes and a river or creek

A charming stopover en route to some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, picturesque Krabi is packed with pretty temples and stunning natural landmarks.

Krabi Town's appeal lies in its temple shrines with enormous Buddha statues, intriguing rock formations and scenic waterways. Come here to enjoy fascinating cultural and outdoor adventures.

Take a long-tail boat ride north to reach the area’s most iconic feature, the colossal twin limestone rocks of Khao Kanab Nam. These peculiar tree-covered hills rise out of the riverbank. Climb the narrow stairwell to the top of the higher rock. The ascent is well worth it for the bird’s-eye view of the water as it winds its way through the lush forest to the sea.

Another way to experience the waterways is to take a stroll along the scenic Krabi Riverside Walk. This is a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) route that is concrete for the most part and follows some of the course of the Krabi River. Listen carefully and you may well hear the occasional cries of monkeys in the mangrove forests.

Head into the center of town for a tour of one of its main temples, Wat Kaew. The long staircase that leads to this large white complex is flanked by lavish dragon-shaped banisters. Once inside, the main attraction is a golden Buddha sitting on an altar.

One of the other religious highlights is Wat Tham Suea, a mountain temple that’s a few miles to the north of Krabi. Along the way you will see limestone caves that hold colorful tributes and statues of Buddha. Those who are feeling fit can ascend the 1,237 steps to the peak of the mountain. At the summit is a giant golden Buddha statue, temple buildings and superb views of the town and coastline far below.

Krabi Town is approximately a 3-hour bus journey from Phuket. In addition to the temples and the river, the beach is also a big draw. Although the town doesn’t have its own beach, you can rent a car or scooter to reach the nearby beaches of Had Yao, Ao Nang and Rai Leh.


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The Chill at Krabi Hotel
The Chill at Krabi Hotel
3.5 out of 5
121 Watchara Rd., Paknam., Muang, Krabi, Krabi
The price is AU$37 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Located in Downtown Krabi, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Nakharin Hospital, Khao Khanap Nam and Walking Street. Krabi Hospital and Maharaj Food Market ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (78 reviews)
"The Chill is a really nice and modern hotel. We enjoyed our stay here especially the pool! We were on our honeymoon and they covered the bed with petals! The location is quite a long way from anything - 10 minute motorbike drive to Krabi town and 20 minutes from Ao Nang Beach. Breakfast was really ..."

Reviewed on 8 Feb. 2020

The Chill at Krabi Hotel
The Brown Hotel
The Brown Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Maharaj 10, Krabi
The price is AU$53 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Located in Downtown Krabi, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Crab Sculptures of Krabi, Walking Street and Khao Khanap Nam. Krabi Pier is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"I really love tbis cozy hotel, i reserved this place every​ time i travelled to Krabi. Thr Staffs are so so nice, friendly and careful. 💙"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2021

The Brown Hotel
The Ozone Krabi Condotel
The Ozone Krabi Condotel
3 out of 5
195, Pak Nam, Muang, Krabi, Krabi
Located in Downtown Krabi, this condo is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Nakharin Hospital and within 3 miles (5 km) of Walking Street and Khao Khanap Nam. Maharaj Food ...
The Ozone Krabi Condotel
Krabi SeaBass Hotel
Krabi SeaBass Hotel
3.5 out of 5
273/55 Utarakit Rd, Pak Nam Sub District, Mueang, Krabi
The price is AU$40 per night from 1 Jul. to 1 Jul.
Located in Downtown Krabi, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Krabi Hospital and Khao Khanap Nam. Walking Street and Krabi Pier are also within 3 miles (5 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (39 reviews)
"Decoration is very nice, room is clean, and staffs are extremely friendly."

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Krabi SeaBass Hotel
OYes Hostel
OYes Hostel
2 out of 5
489/14, Utarakit Road, Tambon Krabi Yai, Muang Krabi, Krabi
Located in Downtown Krabi, this hostel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Khao Khanap Nam and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Walking Street. Khao Phanom Bencha National Park and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (13 reviews)
"Great stay, really accommodating and kind. Super affordable, couldn't ask for better for a quick stop through town."

Reviewed on 21 Apr. 2017

OYes Hostel
Alisa Krabi Hotel
Alisa Krabi Hotel
3 out of 5
42/47 Khumuang Road, Praknam District Muang, Krabi, Krabi
Located in Downtown Krabi, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Krabi Hospital and Khao Khanap Nam. Walking Street is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.
Alisa Krabi Hotel
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