CITY INFO
KRABI, THAILAND

Area Code 075 $1=38B June 5, 2006

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Rainy season : May-Dec Monsoons : Sep- Nov
Dry season : Jan-Apr Average Temp. : 17-37 c
High Season : Dec-May Low Season : Jun-Oct

Krabi is a comfortable, relaxing town that serves as the gateway to the popular nearby beach destinations in W side of Thai penensular - Ao Nang, Rai Ley and Phi Phi Island, Koh Lanta, etc.
Krabi's most impressive sight is the riverside/sea view of Khao Khanap Nam - the sheer-limestone cliffs that rise dramatically out of the water.
The standard of restaurants is excellent and accommodation is reasonable. Some visitors prefer to make Krabi their base and visit the beaches on day trips.
! Warning Some streets have 2 different names

HP: Krabi Directory

Access:
Many night buses from BKK South bus terminal and Khaosan road, Buses/minibuses from major destinations in south Thailand, such as Suratthani, Phuket, Hat Yai, etc
If you take a train, go to Surat Thani and take a bus to Krabi

Arriving:
Your bus arrives at the bus station, just out side of the town. Take a pickup(songthaw) to town. 13B, and get off at the point where the pickup turn right from the main street.

i Tourist Office (TAT): Utarakit Rd. on the sea side road toward the bus station. T612740 8:30-16:30. Helpful, free map of Krabi and the islands
$ Banks/Exchange: Exchange service at boat pier and Utarakiu Road. Open until 17:00.
$a ATM: Thai Farmers Bank(Utarakit Rd.) and many others.
P0 Tourist Police: at TAT
I Immigration: Near the Post office on Utarakit Rd. M-F 8:30-12:00,13:00-16:30.
H1 Hospital: Utarakit Rd. 4km outside of town T611212, Some staff speak English
H2 Pharmacy: 31-33 Maharat Rd, Soi 4
M0 Post Office: 190 Utarakit Rd. M-F8:30-16:30 Sa9-12:00
poste restante
M1 Telephone Office: Upstairs at Post Office. 7:30-24:00
Int'l calls, telegram, fax.
@ internet cafe: Many in town, 1B/min or 40B/hr Many have web cameras/head phone for video chat. Japanese is possible
s1 Vougue Shopping Center: Majaraj Road. 10-21:00 a/c department store. Supermarket, cafe, KFC, Daily Queen, Boots, small food court. good place to escape the heat.
m1 Night Market: Majaraj Soi 10. Lots of food and goods are sold. Highly Rec
m2 Chao Fa Night Market: Chao Fa boat landing area. Many stalls are offering simple food.

Transport
T Train Station: None. Nearest stations are in Trang or Surat Thani. Can buy bus/train tickets from Songserm Travel and other travel agencies. See transport page.
B Bus Station:Talaat Kao Chutamat Rd, 5-7km outside of town. Access: Take red songthaew from Utarakit Rd+Maharat Rd Soi 10, 10 min. 13B with Songthiaw, 20-30B by tuk-tuk
F1 Chao Fah Pier: a pier for small boats to Railey beach, 100B/p.The pier in the middle of the town.
F2 Neo pier: 4 km out from town. No public transport to/from Krabi. Have to rely on tuk-tuk. 50B/p Very hard to bargen with them. If you buy a ticket in Krabi, the transport to the pier is included but the ticlets from Koh Phi Phi does not include the transport so you have to pay 50B/p from the pier to Krabi.

City Transport
The central town area is small, easily manageable by walking.
Songthaew:
Red & white mini-buses that run on set routes from the market.
to Ao Nang and fossil shell beach, take a white songthaew from Phattana Rd, 6-18:00
40B 18:-22:00 80-100B
Boat:
to Railey beach
OW 100B You can bargain if you are a large group except with Railey group.

Travel Agents
Many small agencies, mainly on Utarakit Rd. Most GH's also reserve transport. Accommodation at the beaches can be booked through agents in Krabi. All of this info need to be confirmed.
ta Paiboon Travel agent :Coming from Chao Fah pier turn right at the first corner after passing Riverview GH. sell ticket with cheap good prices.
ta1 Anderman Webmaster: 38 Kongka Rd T612665 F630078 Train agent. former Songserm agent.
ta3 May & Mark Rest: .6 Maharaj Soi 2, (Ruenrudee Rd).
Some of the cheapest transport prices.

Festivals
Oct/Dec Andaman Festival:

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