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Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Krabi beach resort Thailand

August 28, 2013 by David Herd

Krabi is a special place in Thailand.

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Beach resort Thailand, Krabi is far more relaxed & lay back than many other Thai resorts. It seems to me the biggest % of tourists come from Scandinavia, consequently there are quite a few Swedish & Norwegian restaurants, which suits me fine as I love Skagen.

Lots of good restaurants in Krabi.

Ao Nang beach Krabi

Krabi beach resort Thailand is growing fast, in the last few years Tesco, HomePro, Big C have all opened and a new International hospital is in the final stages of construction. Krabi has a reputation of being a true Thai countryside location and with the now enlarged Krabi International airport is seen as the ideal balance between convenience and lifestyle. People are being drawn to Krabi in search of the idyllic beach life that Phuket and Koh Samui offered a decade ago but are in danger of losing as they get bigger. International residents are catered for, although on a smaller scale than Phuket, with regard to immigration services and English speaking staff in local government offices. Entertainment options are on the increase as are true International standard Hotels and attractions. To cater for the inward surge of potential residents, many real estate companies have emerged building high quality villas and homes specifically for foreigners.

Massage huts.

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Here in Krabi they really focus on Thai massages which are one of the world’s great pleasures for around $12 for two hours.      

 Massage under the trees

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A fabulous way to relax in Krabi.

Silicon on the sand.

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I’m not sure if this person is mail or female. 🙂

Bus in Krabi.

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The easy way to get around the village.

Long-tail boats take you to the islands.

Krabi beach resort thailand Krabi is a beach resort Thailand in the southern province on the Andaman seaboard with perhaps the country’s oldest history of continued settlement. After dating stone tools, ancient colored pictures, beads, pottery and skeletal remains found in the province’s many cliffs and caves, it is thought that Krabi has been home to Homo Sapiens since the period 25,000 – 35,000 B.C. In recorded times it was called the ‘Ban Thai Samor’, and was one of twelve towns that used, before people were widely literate, the monkey for their standard. At that time, c. 1200 A.D., Krabi was tributary to the Kingdom of Ligor, a city on the Kra Peninsula’s east coast better known today as Nakhon Si Thammarat.  (Thanks to Wikipedia)

A little piece of Paradise

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Quite a crowd walking on the beach today.

Dropping anchor in Krabi

Krabi boat

Struggling against the wind.

Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang beach Krabi Please click on Google + to help my page ranking.  

Limestone outcrops.

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The Ko Lanta National Park, also in Krabi province, includes several coral-fringed islands with well-known diving sites. The largest island, Ko Lanta Yai, is the site of park headquarters, and is also home to Chao Le, or sea gypsies who sustain themselves largely through fishing. The islands are best visited during the non-monsoon months of October through April.

The rock faces at Railay Beach near Ao Nang have attracted climbers from all over the world and each year are the venue for the Rock and Fire Festival. There are several Rock Climbing schools at Railay beach.

 Ao Nang beach is where I prefer to stay.

Krabi beach resort thailand

Krabi is a relaxing beach resort thailand

November 2008, 12 hour taxi ride.

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Here is our happy taxi driver

beach resort thailand It was a long 12 hour trip from Pattaya to Krabi.

Krabi beach resort Thailand

beach resort thailand Krabi is well worth a visit, put it on your bucket list.

 Warren & David Herd at Ao Nang beach in Krabi.

 David herd Krabi

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