Ban Thai Samor ~ Krabi, Thailand



To Krabi



From Phuket to Krabi 

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At the exit, there are a lot of taxis and a couple of local buses (songthaew) outside. The cheapest transportation to Krabi town is the local bus ( 20 baht / person ). The taxis would cost you 200 baht / ride 

I am not sure if there are meter taxicabs around. The one we took did not have a taximeter. It looked like an ordinary car. His first given price was 300 baht but we haggled it to 200 baht.

Krabi Pier to Krabi town: 15 – 20 minutes ride

Before the pier exit there is a taxi stand and people working there would trick you. They will tell you that you are obliged to take their taxi because they are in the same company with the ferry. 


From Krabi to other destinations click here

Getting to Krabi click here

From Phuket to Krabi click here

Ferries to Krabi Town click here



Recommendation



Amity Poshtel

Location: Maharat Road Krabi, Thailand

Website

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  • The Inn was easy to find. There are nearby convenient stores, money changer shops, night markets, small shopping malls and street food.
  • They don’t have an escalator so it will be a struggle going up the stairs with your bags
  • Great for backpackers, you can stay in a private room or a dorm type room. 
  • We stayed in a mixed dorm room. The room had a really comfortable bed, ceiling fan and air condition, though it was not cold enough. Lockers provided to each guest in the room and lamps mounted on the wall. 
  • The shared bathroom was clean and big. 
  • Their small cafe is open 24 hours and motorcycle rental ( 300 baht). They also have transfer services to the airport for 400 baht
  • The hotel has a lobby on each floor with couches, free water and television.

 



Places to see



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Pandan Market and City Market

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Most night markets are open on the weekend and closes as early as 10:00 pm on weekdays. Most things sold here were local food and fruits. The market was also surrounded by restaurants and bars

Wat Kaew Korawaram

Location:  หมู่ 1, ตําบลปากนํ้า อําเภอเมืองกระบี่ จังหวัดกระบี่, 81000 Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand

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No entrance fee and less than 20 minutes drive from the Krabi town. This is a Buddhist temple located a hill above downtown. There were no tourist when we went here.

 

Tiger Cave Temple

Location: วัด ถ้ำ เสือ, Krabi, Thailand

Photos inside the Tiger Cave click here

Known for the tiger paw prints in the cave and the huge golden Buddha sitting at the top of the mountain. The drive is more than 30 minutes from Krabi town. There is no entrance fee but you need proper clothing when you are in the temple.

The area is big. You will find a lot of shrines and locals praying inside it.

Photos to the sitting Golden Buddha

Before the Chinese shrine, you will find the stairs going up the mountain to the golden Buddha. For an average person, 1237 steps will take less about 50 minutes. Going up was excruciating but the view was worth it.

For the fun of it, we did the Mannequin challenge at the top of the mountain 🙂

 

Krabi Town

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Surrounded by night markets, pubs and restaurants. They have a boulevard where locals hangout. Best to explore driving a motorcycle


25 things to do in Krabi click here

More places to visit click here

Popular Destinations in Krabi click here



Food



Chao Fah Night Market

Location: Chaofah Pier

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This night market is along the boulevard of Krabi town. There were a lot of local food and local products sold here but they close mostly at 11:00 pm on weekends

Food: 10 baht – 30 baht

Drinks: > 25 baht

Eat-all-you-can Local Restaurant

Location: Old Krabi Town ( by the highway)

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This local restaurant is along the highway. The staffs and the owner does not speak English so you need to help yourself if you want to eat here. The choices in the buffet were meat, ready-made Thai dishes, salads, rice and seafood. They will serve you bottled water but it is not included in the buffet.

Buffet: 159 baht/ person

Water: 10 baht / bottle


Krabi Markets and Street Food click here

6 Places to eat when in Krabi click here

Eat like a local click here



To Krabi Airport



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Travel time from Krabi Town to the Airport is 45 minutes.

  1. Security Check
  2. Check in
  3. Security Check 2
  4. Departure area

Krabi airport is small just make sure that you are in the right terminal because the airport has 2 buildings. Terminal 1 is for international flight while Terminal 2 is for local flights

→ Do not eat on a restaurant outside terminal 2, food is expensive and the serving is very small

More information click here


 

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