Krabi Province

Phra Nang Beach, Krabi, Thailand. Public Domain.
Long boat with karst tower, Krabi, Thailand. Public Domain.

Krabi is a southern province of Thailand on the Andaman Sea, between 7'30" and 8'30" north latitude, and 98'30" and 99'30" west longitude. Its area is 4,709 square kilometers. The province covers more than 130 islands in the Andaman Sea. Krabi weather is the tropical monsoon with just two seasons, the hot season from January to April, and the rainy season from May to December. Monsoon winds blow from the southeast, the southwest, and the northeast, according to season. Temperatures range between 16 and 37 °Celsius and the yearly rainfall averages 2,580 millimeters. The province is mountainous with highlands and plains.

This province is famous for very old pottery which is dated 27,000 to 37,000 years old. Also stone tools and cave drawings were found. This is probably the oldest inhabited part of Thailand. The archaeological remains are shown in the Wat Klong Tom Museum at the village Klong Tom Tai.

The west coast of Krabi at the Adaman Sea is famous for its beauty. It is a typical karst landscape, or better a KarstTower Karst landscape. Steep limestone towers are standing in the sea forming white islands with green caps. This is the area you know from the movie The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio, which was filmed here.