Krabi Town (Thailand) is part of the mainland of southern Thailand and with its excellent transport links and ferry services is considered a transit hub and gateway between the mainland and the islands. Krabi also has an airport serving domestic and international flights.
We stayed in Krabi Town for only one night which was indeed a convenient place to stay following our ferry journey from Koh Lanta and before embarking on our trip north towards Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Even though we were there for such a short time we had an enjoyable afternoon wandering around Krabi Town which had a friendly pleasant and easy-going feel to it. There are lots of activities in and around the town and many excellent restaurants so a longer stay would certainly be worth considering. From Krabi Town it is possible to visit Tiger Cave Temple, participate in island boat trips and visit the gorgeous beaches around Ao Nang.
Krabi is surrounded by typical southern Thai topology of towering limestone karsts. The photo above is one of the viewpoints you can see from Krabi Town. You can have a closer look on an hour long boat trip which also takes in the mangroves lining the estuary.
We visited the ornate White Temple (Wat Kaew Ko Wararam) with its impressive dragon entrance steps and golden Buddha inside. We were lucky to be able to go inside as the doors to the temple closed at 5:30 pm, just as we were leaving.
As the Gecko Cabane restaurant (listed by Trip Advisor as number 2 out of 479 places to eat in Krabi Town) was only around 100 metres from where we were staying we thought it would be worth a visit. We were pleasantly surprised to find the menu to be inexpensive and therefore suit our budget. We had a lovely meal and excellent service so would definitely recommend this place if you are in Krabi Town!
We would also recommend popping into Mark and May’s House, a delightful coffee shop with a wide range of high quality coffee, cakes and also meals. They bake their own bread and cakes and cater well for vegetarians and vegans.