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Visit Downtown Krabi

Krabi Travel Guide

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.

Top hotels in Downtown Krabi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
River Front Krabi Hotel
River Front Krabi Hotel
3.5 out of 5
299 Utarakit Road, Paknam, Krabi, Thailand
AU$61
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in Downtown Krabi, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Krabi Hospital and Walking Street. Khao Khanap Nam and Wat Kaew Korawaram are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (97 reviews)

"Very nice! The property looks like it has been remodeled recently. The room was very comfortable. The pool was very nice with a bar and food service. The only down side was the river view room had a lot of street noise because the hotel is on a major road. Other than the street noise the room and ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2020

River Front Krabi Hotel
Dee Andaman Hotel
Dee Andaman Hotel
4 out of 5
45/19 Rattanadilok Road, Muang, Krabi, Krabi
AU$52
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Located in Downtown Krabi, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Thara Park, Walking Street and Krabi Pier. Chaloem Rattanakosin Sports Stadium and Wat Kaew ...

3.9/5Good! (247 reviews)

"The property was well situated and not too far from town or the weekend night market. The hotel was clean and the staff was attentive."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2019

Dee Andaman Hotel
Krabi SeaBass Hotel
Krabi SeaBass Hotel
3.5 out of 5
273/55 Utarakit Rd, Pak Nam Sub District, Mueang, Krabi
AU$61
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (34 reviews)

"The rooms are great. Top notch bathrooms. Fine fixtures and finishes. What a great find"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2020

Krabi SeaBass Hotel
Amity Poshtel
Amity Poshtel
2 out of 5
35 Maharat Road, Pak Nam, A.Muang, Krabi, Krabi
AU$14
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Located in Downtown Krabi, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Walking Street and Wat Kaew Korawaram. Krabi Hospital and Khao Khanap Nam are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (24 reviews)

"The accommodation itself is actually superb, I would have definitely gave it full marks if it wasn’t for a few issues during my stay. I booked a double room with a balcony and I got given a twin room with some sort of cage for outdoor space, there were no plugs near the bed to charge anything but ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2019

Amity Poshtel
Krabi Home Town Boutique
Krabi Home Town Boutique
3 out of 5
20 Watchara Road, Krabi
Free Cancellation
AU$29
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28

Located in Downtown Krabi, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Nakharin Hospital, Krabi Stadium and Khao Phanom Bencha National Park. Khao Khanap Nam is 3.1 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (15 reviews)

"Everything was perfect during our 4 days staying there except the 50 baht we were asked to pay for a simle and local phone call to the bus company which had been.delayed to come after.the check out...."…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2019

Krabi Home Town Boutique
Krabi Front Bay Resort
Krabi Front Bay Resort
3.5 out of 5
140/1 Moo 7. T.Saithai, Muang, Krabi, Krabi
AU$65
per night
Feb 11 - Feb 12

This family-friendly Krabi hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Thara Park and Krabi Pier. Wat Kaew Korawaram and Walking Street are also ...

3.9/5Very Good! (213 reviews)

"Good location on the sea front with friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec. 2019

Krabi Front Bay Resort

Popular things to do in Downtown Krabi

Ao Nang Beach
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Ao Nang Beach

4/5(54 reviews)

This idyllic beach getaway on the Andaman Sea caters to every traveller, with outdoor activities, white sand for relaxing and affordable accommodation.

West Railay Beach
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West Railay Beach

4.5/5(23 reviews)

Enjoy the scenery on this secluded beach isolated from towns by limestone cliffs, where rock climbers find fun and challenge.

Top activities in Downtown Krabi

Full-Day Tour to Tiger Cave Temple, Emerald Pool & Krabi Hot Springs
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Full-Day Tour to Tiger Cave Temple, Emerald Pool & Krabi Hot Springs

AU$60

Take a full day to visit the Tiger Cave Temple, the Emerald Pool, and the Krabi hot springs, 3 of Krabi's most famous attractions. Climb up a staggering hill for spectacular views and history at Tiger Cave Temple, then refresh yourself with a dip in the Emerald Pool and Krabi hot springs.

Full-Day Rock Climbing & Caving Adventure at Railay Beach
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Full-Day Rock Climbing & Caving Adventure at Railay Beach

AU$95

Spend the day discovering a rock climbing paradise on this excursion that's perfect for beginners. After learning introductory top roping skills, ascend spectacular limestone cliffs, rappel from a stunning viewpoint, and venture into caverns for a caving expedition.

Horseback Ride at Ao Nam Mao Beach
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Horseback Ride at Ao Nam Mao Beach

AU$57

Located right on Ao Nam Mao Beach not far from Ao Nang, this is a perfect location for horse riding. The beach is always very quiet apart from local fishermen searching for crabs, amazing considering it’s only ten minutes from the touristic center in Ao Nang.

Krabi 7 Islands Sunset Buffet BBQ Dinner
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Krabi 7 Islands Sunset Buffet BBQ Dinner

AU$45

No matter where in Krabi you happen to be, there is always something or some hidden spots for you to see. Get to know these 7 significant islands in South Andaman sea just off the coast of Krabi where you can enjoy a “worry-free” day from afternoon until night time and get a little bit of this and that from every island you visit.

Hong Islands (Ko Hong) One Day Tour From Krabi
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Hong Islands (Ko Hong) One Day Tour From Krabi

AU$45

Hong Islands Tour. Take you to visit the most beautiful beach and paradise island, Krabi Thailand. The tour will take you to the main island in the Hong Islands group.

One Day Adventure ATV 200 CC and Rock Climbing Phuket
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One Day Adventure ATV 200 CC and Rock Climbing Phuket

AU$554

Sawasdee! Meet our Guide at your hotel in Phuket for a day adventure at Phuket Paradise Buggy & Adventure ATV. Arriving at Phuket Paradise Buggy & Adventure ATV. Enjoy with ridding ATV on the way which along the natural and view of Phuket.