Krabi province is located on Southern Thailand’s East coast, with the majority of tourism being focused around the coastal towns of Ao Nang, Rai Ley and Phra Nang. Much of the province has been declared a national park, which has kept development to a minimum, giving Krabi a more natural feel.
After the establishment of Bangkok in the late eighteenth century, an agreement was struck between Chao Phraya Nakorn, the then governor of Nakhon Si Thammarat, and his vizier Phra Palad to ensure the regular supply of elephants for the larger province. Phra Palad who was joined by many of his followers emigrating to the newly established Krabi until soon enough it reached fourth level town status; meaning it’s administrators reported directly to Bangkok and thus establishing the present day province of Krabi.
People & Food
The people of Krabi are a prime example of Southern Thailand’s famous hospitality. In general, people are friendly and do what they can to help out and ensure you have a pleasant stay.
Much of the local income revolves around the fishing and tourism industries, with some of the best fish and seafood in Thailand coming straight from Krabi. What separates food in Krabi from the rest of Thailand is the abundance of cheap, fresh seafood and the famous Thai curries. A fresh, grilled fish by the sea or a hearty Southern Thai curry is something you definitely don’t want to miss out on your visit here!