New interesting attractions that Krabi visitors should not miss.
1. The Black Crab by the River
The giant Crab Monument, which sits along the Krabi River banks, is one of the most interesting attractions in town today. The landmark has become a popular area for resting and photo ops.
2. Krabi Contemporary Arts Museum
Founded by expressionist artist Bonkasame Saekow in 2008, the art museum has become a hub for other artists and their works as well as a training ground for local artists and artisans. The museum is located next to Kaew Kowararam Temple.
3. Wat Kaew Korawaram
This Buddhist temple nestled on a hill above downtown Krabi is noted for its all-white color, which is a bit uncommon for Thai temples. The temple can be reached through an entrance off one of the city’s main streets.
4. Historical Wall of Krabi
Krabi Historical Wall, completed in 2013 with a budget of Bt12.6-million, celebrates the region’s immense historical importance. The wall features 28 panels lined up along Krabi City Hall’s western fence on Chao Fah Road, illustrating Krabi’s history.
5. Wat Thum Sua
This sprawling temple complex 8km northwest of town is also called Tiger Cave Temple. The main viharn is built into a long, shallow limestone cave at the wát’s entrance, but the best part of the temple grounds can be found by following a loop trail through a little forest valley behind the ridge where the central sanctuary is located.
6. HMS Lanta Gallery
A former transport ship christened by His Majesty King Bhumibol in 1970 was transformed into a museum in 2011 after years of service to the kingdom. The 98m-long ship was named after Koh Lanta making it a symbol of local pride.
7. Krabi Walking Street
Unveiled in December 2008, it has become a favorite spot for shopaholics. What makes it unique from similar walking streets in Thailand is that it is “environmentally friendly shopping street.” Unlike in many parts of Thailand, vendors here do not use synthetic food containers. It is located on Maharaj Street, Soi 8 and behind Vogue shopping mall.
8. Street Food @ Chao Fah Pier
Chao Fah Pier was once the main dock off point for boats going to Koh Klang where a Muslim community still maintains a simple and traditional way of life. Today it is popular for inexpensive but authentic Thai dishes.