One of my favourite places in Thailand.
Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand.
Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand 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.
Krabi beach resort Southern 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.
Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand massage huts.
Here in Krabi they really focus on Thai massages which are one of the world’s great pleasures for around $12 for two hours. Follow @David_Herd
Massage under the trees
A fabulous way to relax in Krabi.
Silicon on the sand.
I’m not sure if this person is mail or female. 🙂
Bus in Krabi.
The easy way to get around the village.
Long-tail boats take you to the islands.
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
Quite a crowd walking on the beach today.
Dropping anchor in Krabi
Struggling against the wind.
Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand Ao Nang Beach
A nice beach with clean water & sand.
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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 is a relaxing beach resort thailand
November 2008, 12 hour taxi ride.
Above is actually Lars Shitterer & his wife Smokey.
Here is our happy taxi driver
It was a long 12 hour trip from Pattaya to Krabi.
Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand
Krabi is well worth a visit, put it on your bucket list.
Warren & David Herd at Ao Nang beach in Krabi.
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