Cheap Flights to Krabi
Krabi Airport (KBV)
Krabi Airport services the province of Krabi, which includes Krabi Town and the popular eastern islands that litter the Andaman Sea. The airport itself doesn’t have a huge range of facilities, but there are the standard amenities such as a foreign exchange booth, ATMs, a few shops, and a couple of food outlets, including a restaurant and a coffee bar.
At 15km from the city centre of Krabi Town, the airport is conveniently located to get to the downtown area, or out to the islands. Shared minivans, buses and taxicabs are the methods of transportation leaving from the airport. A taxi into Krabi Town will come to around 600THB ($23), though this price can double if you are heading to the coastal islands.
There are lots of airlines that fly to Krabi from Australia, these include AirAsia, Scoot, Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, SilkAir, China Eastern, and Emirates.
Why visit Krabi?
On the western coast of Thailand, the district of Krabi is known for its shining, sugary coast, its languorous palm trees that frame the sparkling waters of the Andaman Sea, and the striking vision of rising karst mountains that punctuate the region’s skyline. Flying to this part of the world, will give you a chance to experience the kind of paradise that Thailand has become famous for, and you will come home disappointed.
Things to do in Krabi
Travellers from all over the world come to Krabi to explore its shoreline, and usually their first stop is the lively Krabi Town. Here, you will find a whole host of guesthouses, backpacker hostels and hotels, streets lined with restaurants and bars, and a few great attractions. Take the time to stroll along the Riverside Walk; it’s the perfect place to see those karst mountains that make Krabi so distinctive, and shop in the Chao Fah Night Market.
Just near the town, is the atmospheric and remarkable Wat Tham Sua, also known as the Krabi Tiger Cave. This temple is set within a series of caves, which are surrounded by the lush, jungle vegetation of the area, but the real highlight is the gilded Buddha that sits atop its karst throne, and you must climb over a thousand steps to reach it. The hard work will be worth it though when you are greeted with panoramic views of Krabi, the sea and its islands.
Just outside of Krabi Town is where most of the area’s famed natural attractions are, and many use the town as a jumping off point to explore some of Thailand’s idyllic islands and national parks. Head to Koh Hong, a lagoon that boasts powder-white sand and turquoise waters, and is perfect for keen snorkellers and divers looking to explore the underwater landscape Thailand is famous for. For a little nighttime revelry mixed with paradise, you cannot go wrong by spending a few nights on the Phi Phi islands, or to feel like a castaway, try Koh Poda.
For the hikers, and outdoorsmen and women, find your way to Thung Teao Forest Natural Park and discover the extraordinary Emerald Pool, or choose the Khao Phra Bang Khram nature Reserve instead, and ease your muscles after a long hike in the Klong Thom Hot Springs, thermal pools that are hidden within the jungle.
Best time to visit Krabi
· November through to March is considered the best time of year to go to Krabi, when the weather isn’t at its hottest yet, but it is still relatively dry, with averages around 24-30°C.
· March through to April is almost guaranteed to be dry, but the temperatures can soar to highs of 35-37°C
· The wettest months are September and October, when you are likely to be poured on, so try to avoid booking in these months.
Arriving in Krabi by plane
· The journey to Krabi from Australia will usually involve a stop in Singapore (SIN), Kuala Lumpur (KUL) or Bangkok (BKK).
· Thai Baht (THB).
· Australian citizens are able to enter Thailand for 30 days without applying for a visa beforehand. If you are planning to travel around the country for longer than a month, it is best to check the Australian government travel website for more details on how you apply for an extended visa.
Please note that information is correct as of June 2016
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