Today I want to talk to you about Krabi, not “crabby” —- a lot of people pronounce it that way.
But it is a special city in the south of ThailandYou can fly directly there from Bangkok and you can have a really good time for prettycheap.
First off you have Krabitown, it is a typical Thai town.
You have lots of great food there.
Some things you can experience.
That’s where I went in town to have thedelicious roti that you saw in the last video.
There’s also a night market there.
It’s not open for very long or for verylate, nor is it as impressive as some of the othermarkets around Thailand, but it is good to check out while you’re in town.
Most of the people coming to Krabiare going to spending a lot of time in a place You’ll sure hear about if you look Krabiup: Ao Nang.
Ao Nang is the most developedbeach in the area, and is probably the closest comparison to Phuket.
So there’ tons ofguesthouses there.
You can find a place tostay fairly cheap.
There are nicer places too.
You can kind of camp out in Ao Nang and getyour fill of Thai food.
There’s a lot of Thai-Muslim halal food.
You’ll see it’s very popularwith muslim tourists and people looking for thiskind of food coming up.
Malaysians —- as a lotof the food shares a common heritage and it’s pretty delicious.
So that means you’re gettingbetter fried chicken than you can get in other parts of the country.
You’re getting rotievery corner that you can find in Krabi.
And you just have a lot of other really richcurries that are not as popular in other places.
Such as your panang curry andyour massaman.
So food lovers are goingto like it.
If you are the type of person that isinto outdoor adventure things, you’re going to love it.
Because Krabi is full of thingsthat you can do.
Cliffs that make a beautifulback drop to some stunning beaches.
They’ll take you out by long tail boat.
I think it only costs 100 baht, maybe 200baht round trip.
That’s about $6 to get you out therefrom the Ao Nang pier.
It’s quite a common trip, people are making it all the time.
Some peoplejust go out for the day, while others go spend a couple of nights on Railay.
You have a groupof guesthouses there.
You also have a coupleof small places you can stay for pretty cheap.
You can hit up Tonsai beach, a beautiful beach.
It’s also popular for rock climbing.
You havea lot of natural places.
A lot of things that youcan do.
You can go out snorkeling.
You havesome caves where they’ll take you and you can see the bioluminescence which is whereplankton in the ocean and when you swim through they kind of glow a little bit.
It’s pretty special I think, and of course, there’s all of these islands in the area Phi Phi Island, and even as far as Samuiyou can go from Krabi.
So it is a specialplace and I wanted to make a quick, short video to tell you guys about it.
I’d say the things to be careful of arethe transportation.
The transportation can beexpensive if you don’t know how to negotiate and you don’t know what to lookfor.
You gotta kinda look for your red trucksand stick around locals to make sure you’re not getting charged too much.
There canalso be a little bit of a hustle at the airport.
So be sure to look for that airport shuttlebus.
And finally, I’d say be careful in the evenings.
Krabi does have a bit of a nightlife scene.
People do want to kind of hang out, especially with a lot of young backpackers and travelers there.
But just like with otherThai beach cities —- Koh Tao and other places that you’ve seen incidents, I alwaystry to tell people just as a precaution to be careful.
There is like a seedy underbellyin Krabi.
So you do kind of have somepurse snatching and gang related activity happening in the evening.
It isn’t somethingyou should worry too much about, but I always try to make sure people going thereare aware of some of the safety issues.
That’s it for this guide to Krabi.
Really quick, I just wanted to tell youabout the food and all of the exciting things happening there.
I hope thatyou have a chance to check it out when you visit Thailand.
Thanks forwatching and see you in the next episode.