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Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Krabi

An introduction to Krabi


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Krabi province 

This coastal province covers an area of 4,709 square kilometres and is located 814 kilometres south of Bangkok. Krabiís major attractions are located largely along its extensive coastline, which contains several well-known beaches and bays, and numerous offshore tropical islands.

History of Krabi
From archaeological discoveries, it is believed that Krabi was one of the oldest communities in Thailand dating from the prehistoric period. It is also believed that Krabi was once the town of Ban Thai Samo, one of 12 royal cities that used a monkey as the town symbol. Krabi was a dependency town of the Nakhon Si Thammarat Kingdom. Another legend indicates that the town may have taken its name after the meaning of Krabi, which means sword. This may have stemmed from a legend that says an ancient sword was unearthed prior to the cityís founding. Later, the sword became a symbol of Krabi.

Geography of Krabi
Krabi's mountainous physical geography is broken by highlands and plains on the mainland; the provincial administration also covers more than 130 large and small islands in the Andaman Sea. Natural forest cover is chiefly mangrove and Cassia trees. Krabi's sandy clay soil conditions are perfect for a variety of agricultural produces, including: rubber trees, palms, oranges, coconuts, and coffee. The Krabi River flows 5 kilometres through the town and falls into the Andaman Sea at Tambon Pak Nam.
Krabi is administratively divided into 8 Amphoes (districts):

Amphoe Muang, Khao Phanom, Khlong Thom, Plai Phraya, Ko Lanta, Ao Luek, Lam Thap, and Nuea Khlong.
Travel around Krabi
To getting around the town is very convenient by local taxi (Tuk Tuk). Some attractions like Hat Noppharat Thara, Susan Hoi , Ao Nang, Wat Tham Suea, Namtok Huai To, and Ao Luek can be reached by local mini-bus (Song Thaeo). The mini-buses depart from Vogue Department Store on Maharat Road in Krabi Town. Trips to other attractions can be made by taxi and rental car.
Distances from Town to Neighbouring Districts :
Ao Luek
Plai Phraya
Khao Phanom
Khlong Thom
Ko Lanta
Lam Thap
Nuea Khlong
43 kilometres
66 kilometres
39 kilometres
42 kilometres
103 kilometres
67 kilometres
17 kilometres
Travel to Neighbouring Provinces
There are bus services from Krabi Bus Terminal (Tel: 0-7561-1804) to several provinces such as Phuket, Phang-nga, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Phatthalung, Songkhla (Hat Yai), Satun and Ranong.
Distances from Krabi to Neighbouring Provinces
Phang-nga
Phuket
Trang
Surat Thani
Nakhon Si Thammarat
Satun
86 kilometres
176 kilometres
131 kilometres
211 kilometres
233 kilometres
276 kilometres
 

The information on Krabi  was supplied by:

Emerald Garden Resort
locationed:
Aonang beach Krabi
southwest Thailand
mailing address:
90 M.3  T. Aonag Muang  Krabi 81000
tel: ++66 (0) 75637692, 695125-6
fax:++66 (0) 75637691
Email:sales@krabiemerald.com
website:www.krabiemerald.com
Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Krabi


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