|Imported beer at restaurant||$2.78|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$230.30|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$79.80|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$13.78|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.21|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$5.60|
A number of Thai’s numerous cities offers tourists a place to relax and do adventure trekking along its natural bounty. Krabi in Southern Thailand is one of these places. Though it’s only a small city, its features and destinations are not enough to experience all in one day. By plane reaching Krabi International Airport, one can take a taxi to their hotel or whichever destination they choose. There are offers for cheap flights to Krabi from most airline companies boarding in the airport like Tiger Airways from Singapore and Bangkok Airways. You can look for these cheap flights to Krabi online, especially when it’s not the peak season to travel in these parts.
It pays to taste a little Thai culture. You should see Khao Karab Nam, the symbol of Krabi. It’s two limestone rocks emerging in peculiar angles. You can see this from almost any point in Thailand, but it’s a natural awe as it is. After which, you can either pay your respects in Krabi’s Sacred Pillar, a town shrine for Buddha, for good luck in your travel. For the more daring tourist, you can pass by the Tiger Cave Temple. It might sound normal; that is if you think climbing up 1,237 steps up to see a revered tiger’s footprint is normal. Everything’s still worth it because the peak gives anyone a bird’s eye view of the whole city, including the sea.
Among the activities that most tourists do here are snorkeling, canoeing, island hopping, and rock climbing. You can choose from a number of beaches lining up the coast. Rai Leh Beach and Phra Nang Beach in Ao Nang is very popular among tourists who’ve gone there. In Ao Nang, there’s also a boxing stadium for those seeking more action. Drop by Walking Street, still in Ao Nang, every morning at dawn and evening after sunset, and you’ll see fresh food fest like never before.
There are many hotels in Krabi that can accommodate your stay. Most tourists loved their stay in Gillhams Fishing Resort and the Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort. If you have the extra budget, there’s no reason not to splurge on these. However, Ao Nang Phu Petra Resort also offers good and recommended accommodation even with a budget of $69 and up.