Vuongnd Travel is honored to introduce to you the following article: Experiences for people traveling to Krabi – Thailand the first time.
Krabi is one of the southern provinces of Thailand, located along the Andaman coast and 814km from Bangkok. From Bangkok, it takes you about 1 hour 20 minute to fly or 11 hours to go by bus to Krabi.
KRABI TRAVEL EXPERIENCE – PARADISE IN SOUTHERN THAILAND
Krabi still preserves wild characters with the mysterious island, emerald sea, the bottom and the coastline with white sand, ready to welcome the tourists who love travel discoveries. Make a visit to Krabi to understand why this place is paradise for Thailand’s!
How to go to Krabi?
From Bangkok to Krabi there are 2 vehicles, the plane and bus.
With the air, you can choose the likes of: Thai Airways, Nok Air to Air Asia or to Krabi. In particular, Air Asia is very popular because there are many promotions, you should follow its website for updates and promotions, you may be hunting for cheap tickets for your journey.
More and more convenient when Air Asia recently launched interline service that allows you to connect flight from Ho Chi Minh to Krabi, transit at the airport Don Muong. With this new service, you only need 1 ticket, do not need transit visas, airport tax-free transit station, luggage labels directly to the final destination. Or you should also refer to the AirAsia Asean Pass to save for your trip.
From Krabi International Airport airport you can catch a taxi or other means to enter the city center, the distance is 15km, from Ao Nang airport is 40km.
With the vehicle is a bus from Bangkok Krabi, you will take more time, about 11-12 hours. Krabi bus station comes in the southern city of Bangkok (Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal – +66.24351199). Every day there are many buses from Bangkok to Krabi to serve the needs of travelers.
What’s interesting in Krabi?
Known as the new paradise for tourism in Thailand, make sure you do not have to worry about entertainment in Krabi, a lot of interesting things are waiting …
Sea is very interesting, there is a sand beach divided into two parts …
Then, around 11 per day, the water will rise. Passengers are advised not to wade into this area from 11 am.
Out the coast of the Andaman Sea
You can choose a melarge canoe or a square wooden boat to contemplate hundreds of small islands around the Andaman Sea. It is the island Chicken – a small island shaped like a chicken with a clear head and torso, The Face island – shaped like a face and countless other islands here. The islands look like lying above the emerald sea, quiet and incredibly beautiful which makes you feel like you’re lost in a fantasy world that, a fun and exciting experience .
An interesting experience as scuba diving, you have the opportunity to dip under clear water and watch the beautiful coral reefs, swim with the colorful fish here. Long Beach, gentle sea and sand here is extremely smooth.
Swim in the pool Emerald of Sa Morakot
The only tropical forest in the lowland layer in Thailand is located in the biosphere reservation Khao Pra Bang Khram area and is also the most biodiversity in southern Thailand. Located deep in the forest canopy is Sa Morakot Emerald pool with lush green of nature.
To get here, you have to walk approximately 1 km through the forest. This area protects the biosphere very carefully, you do not even carry items such as shampoo, conditioner, shower gel … Here, the motor is limited. The price is 200 baht entrance (140,000 VND) for adults and 100 baht (70,000 VND) for children.
The main point of climbing is mainly in Ton Sai, Railay and Phra Nang, where steep limestone cliffs can not bring better perspective on the Andaman Sea offshore. Krabi province has a lot of steep limestone hills along the coast to challenge climbers everywhere. For those who are not specialized, prepare full protective equipment for your safety when try climbing in Krabi.
Kayaking on the river to the Gulf of Ghost
Kayaking is chosen by a lot of European tourists to explore Krabi, rowing along the river and down to the national park Than Bok to explore the archaeological treasures – primitive paintings in the grotto. Or in the Andaman Sea area also there are many visitors to explore by kayak.
Shopping at local markets
There are plenty of local street markets daily in Krabi and 2 quite popular night markets with rustic meal in the evening. Night Market, where you’ll also enjoy snacks such as sweat soup, bread, fruit. Besides shops selling clothes and souvenirs, you can also bring about the paintings, jewelery and particularly of indigenous musical instruments.
Food & Drink
Going to Krabi you should not miss the opportunity to enjoy the local cuisine of the region such as Kaeng som (sour fish curry) and southern kung phrik sot (shrimp tempura fried peppers). Also you can choose the dusty roadside shops, they sell on the sidewalk from 4 – 5 pm until dark, very cheap and delicious, som tum only 40 baht / plate, fruit only from 20-20 baht / section. Fried rice or tom yum cost 50-60 baht. If possible try to restaurant “best view in Ao Nang” Lae Lay Grill, the price is slightly expensive but delicious and beautiful location.
Buffet cost about 300 baht per person on the island
After the tour, you have the opportunity to purchase your own image, taken ‘sneak’ in advance*
From Krabi airport, buy bus tickets to Krabi Town or Ao Nang, depending where you are. Most outings are in Ao Nang because it is home to many tourists and many hotels and restaurants with various prices to choose from, the bus fare is 150 baht airport / person, you will be dropped right at the resort / hotel. If you go in the group 4 or more, a quick taxi ride for 600 baht / trip. Now go back to the airport too, you can buy bus tickets from multiple dealers located on or taxi. Bus travel time is approximately 1 hour while the taxi runs only 30-40 minutes.
Numerous tourists, mainly from the West to visit Krabi
Like in Vietnam, traveling on the island by motorcycle is the best option, motorcycles for rent are available, you may want to go around, buying more plastic mats, whenever you wants to lie beside the sea, you spread them out and lie. Taxis are very strange, red and stereo music player turns tingling tingling very fun. Going around Ao Nang is on the car 20 baht / person. You may also experience a car or tricycle, tricycle like the Philippines.
From Krabi, if you want to go to Koh Lanta and Phi Phi Don, Koh Lipe … you can buy tickets, ferry … There are many agents to sell tickets on streets.
– Stay in Ao Nang area as it is the center of visitors, many hotel / resort rates varies for you to choose.
– Buy tours to the islands, tour prices here are not as much as Phuket and it is compared to what you pay for. Cheap tours will be at the low quality, worse meals and more crowded train.
– If you want to save money, eat in the dusty roadside shops, they sell on the sidewalk from 4 – 5 pm until dark, very cheap and delicious. If you eat the bar, the restaurant inside the alley will be cheaper.
– It is better to choose tour Hong Island than Hong Island Tour 4 islands because there are many more beautiful beaches. Tour prices ranged from 1100-1300 baht / person, including lunch.
– If coupled, you should buy gas lanterns released to the sky in the evening along the coast of Ao Nang, with the information that lighting lanterns for praying will enjoy peace and live together forever.
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(Reference articles from Bangkok)