Krabi Travel Guides (Part 1)

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Krabi – an attractive destination in Thailand- is located between Phang Nga and Trang island which owns 150-kilometer coast with blue water and beautiful white sand beaches. In addition, nature also gives this land a huge forest cover with limestone hills, caves, waterfalls and wildlife. Coming here, you will have the opportunity to take part in many activities for the family such as climbing and fishing. These are our guides to make your trip in Krabi more memorable.

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The costs when backpacking Krabi

Travel cost

The easiest way to get Krabi is to travel to Bangkok then take the bus to Krabi. It takes about 13 hours to get to Krabi from Bangkok. Another way is to travel by train. However, the train only runs from Hua Lam Phong (Bangkok) station to Sura Thani, you still have to get the bus from there to Krabi.

The second way to take the airplane from Vietnam to Bangkok then travel to Krabi. If you departure from Tan Son Nhat international airport, the ticket price ranges from 3 to 6 million dongs, depending on the seasons. If you’are lucky, you can book some cheap tickets. Krabi airport is one of the five busiest airports in the South Thailand, about 12 kilometers to the east-north of the city center. If you travel by taxi from the airport to Ao Nang, the price is about 500-700 bath for the four-seat taxi. If you travel in the group of four, you can save money.

You can choose bus or taxi to travel around Krabi. If you go to islands in the area or go Phuket, Ao Nang and Maya, you can travel by high-speed train. You can get the information about the bus schedule, taxi or on in the hotel, airport or from the tour guide.

Accommodation cost

Hotel in Krabi (via krabi-tourism.com)

The accommodation cost in Krabi is not too expensive, comparing to other tourism area. The price ranges from 400 bahts to 2000 bahts per night. In Krabi, there are so many resorts with the sea view. The price is expensive but the services are very good.

Dining cost

It cannot deny that Thailand is the paradise of street food. Walking around here, you will be overwhelmed by a lot of delicious dishes such as: mango sticky rice, grilled cuts, tom Kha, son tam, care, tom yum. The price of these dishes ranges from 100 bahts to 500 bahts. The vegetarian food is also sold here.

Saving tips when traveling there

Book the ticket in advance

If you come to Krabi beaches, you will see a lot of interesting activities and entertainment services. Therefore, it’s difficult for you to choose the activities and you don’t know the cost of them. The tip for you is to choose before you travel. That also helps you arrange the time and plan rationally.

In addition, booking the ticket online can help you save money because the online ticket is much cheaper.

Prepare food and drink

You will waste an amount of money for food ad drink when you are traveling, especially when you go the islands or beaches. The backpackers in Krabi often buy the food and drink at the convenient store. The preparation also helps you save money to buy food when you stay at the hotel because the food here is very expensive.

Street food in Krabi (via trekkerpedia)

Try street food

Unless you are unfamiliar with strange food, you should try street food. Be a tradition of Thailand, street food is very cheap comparing to the food in the restaurant or bar on the beach. There are lots of dishes, so you can choose easily. The maximum price is about 200-300 bahts for sticky rice and grilled seafood.

Travel cost

If you travel alone, the bus is the best way to save money. If you travel in group you can choose to travel by taxi. Remember to agree on the price with the driver before you get in the taxi.

Must-see destinations in Krabi

Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang is one the most beautiful beaches in Krabi. It’s well-known for the clear water, you even see the sand in the bottom of the sea. This is also the center of Krabi’s leisure activities, from the tour visiting seven islands to journeys to explore the ocean and watch the sunset. If you travel to Krabi for the first time and don’t know what to do, Ao Nang is the ideal destination for you and your family.

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