seaside province is located in the Andaman Sea. The
province is full of white sandy beaches, crystal clear
seawater, beautiful islands, verdant forest with caves,
and waterfalls, including more than 100 offshore islands.
Krabi is located 814 kilometres
from Bangkok, covering an area of 4,708 square kilometres.
From archaeological discoveries, it is believed that
Krabi was one of the oldest communities in Thailand
dating from the prehistoric period. It is also believed
that Krabi was once the town of Ban Thai Samo, one of
12 royal cities that used a monkey as the town symbol.
Krabi was a dependency town of the Nakhon Si Thammarat
Kingdom. Another legend indicates that the town may
have taken its name after the meaning of Krabi, which
means sword. This may have stemmed from a legend that
says an ancient sword was unearthed prior to the city’s
founding. Later, the sword became a symbol of Krabi.
The province consists of mountains,
hills, plains, and mangrove forests, including more
than 130 large and small islands. Krabi town has a 5-metre-long
river, which flows through town and ends at the Andaman
Sea in Tambon Pak Nam. There are several canals in Krabi
including Khlong Pakasai (คลองปกาสัย), Khlong Krabi
Yai (คลองกระบี่ใหญ่) and Khlong Krabi Noi (คลองกระบี่น้อย),
all of them originate from Phanom Bencha mountain range,
the highest mountain range in Krabi.
Krabi is administratively
divided into 8 Amphoes (districts): Amphoe Mueang, Khao
Phanom, Khlong Thom, Plai Phraya, Ko Lanta, Ao Luek,
Lam Thap, and Nuea Khlong.