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Krabi : General Information

Location & Area


This coastal province on the Andaman seaboard is 814 kilometres south of Bangkok, covering an area of 4,709 sq.km. It adjoins Phang-nga and Surat Thani on the North; Trang and the Andaman Sea on the South; Trang and Nakhon Si Thammarat on the East; and Phang-nga and the Andaman Sea on the West.

Climate

Due to the influence of the tropical monsoon, there are only two seasons in this province; the hot season from January to April and the rainy season from May to December. Temperatures range between 17 °C and 37 °C

Geography


Krabi's topography is mostly mountains and highlands alternated with plains in some parts. The provincial administration also covers more than 130 islands in the Andaman Sea. The sandy soil conditions are suitable for growing various agricultural products, particularly rubber trees, palms, coconuts, cashew nuts and coffee. The Krabi River flows 5 kilometres through the city and joins the Andaman at Pak Nam Sub-district. There are several streams which originate from the province's highest mountain range, Khao Phanom Bencha.

Administration


Krabi is divided into 8 counties (amphoes): Muang, Khao Phanom, Khlong Thom, Plai Phraya, Ko Lanta, Au Luek, Lam Thap and Nua Khlong.

Internet Access
Internet cafes are ubiquitous and hotels often have wi-fi for guests.

Krabi : Attraction List

Beaches
Noppharat Thara

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Au Nang
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Rai Le
Miracle
Ko (Islands)
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Phi Phi

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Ko Hong
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Ko Lanta
Ko Rok Nok
Ko Ngai
National Parks

Than Bokkhorani

Khao Phanom Bencha

Caves

Tham Sua
•• Tham Lot Nua
•• Tham Lot Tai
•• Tham Phi Hua To
Tham Phet
Others
Khao Khanap Nam
Susan Hoi
Wat Khlong Thom
Thung Tiao Forest
Khlong Thom Hot Spring

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