South of Thailand, where turquoise waters meet deep blue skies, dramatic scenery and pure white sands, lies Krabi. Krabi is a town on Thailand’s Southwestern coast. It has a population of over 25,000 and consistently draws in visitors by the boatload. But what makes Krabi so special? Maybe it’s the impressively angular limestone rocks jutting out of the water, maybe it’s the beautiful guest houses or the friendly locals? Maybe it’s quirky vibe of the town, or maybe it’s just everything put together.
Krabi is situated at the mouth of the Krabi river, where it meets Phangnga Bay. The town is considered to be one of Thailand’s oldest continued settlements, occupied by the Homo Sapiens back in the period between 25,000 - 35,000. In 1875 Krabi was raised to a fourth-level town in the old system of Thai government. Today the town is split into 10 communities, or ‘Chumchon’. Krabi is home to several national parks: Hat Noppharat Thara, Ao Nang, Railay, and Ko Phi Phi National Park. The main draw of the area is the spectacular scenery and the idea of an idyllic beach life.