According to the archaeological evidence, Krabi Province is one of the southern provinces located along the Andaman Sea. In the past, the area of Krabi town used to be an ancient community with a long history and continued until the present.
Krabi used to be an ancient community. Archaeologists discovered many Stone Age tools throughout the area in prehistoric times. And also found old paintings on the walls of many caves.
In Krabi Province, especially around Khlong Thom District and found in the history of Nakhon Si Thammarat (Kingdom Tam Phon Link), Krabi is considered one of the 12 zodiac cities with the emblem of the city in the shape of a monkey (year of the monkey). Krabi province was established during the reign of King Rama V of Rattanakosin.
Starting from the myth passed down from generation to generation, A group of villagers unearthed an ancient sword and brought it to the lord of Krabi in that era. And shortly after that, another ancient sword dagger was excavated, shaped like the previous large antique sword knife, so villagers also brought it to the lord. He saw those old swords as should be kept as priceless swords for good fortune. But at that time, the city building was not yet completed, so the governor stored the blades in Khao Khanap Nam Cave. The style of placing swords or crossed swords as a symbol of the present provincial seal is the image of “Crossed swords, with mountains and sea on the back.”
Baan Krabi Yai, the area where the big sword was excavated, is now known as Krabi Yai sub-district, and the site where the small sword was excavated was named “Baan Krabi Noi” is now Krabi Noi sub-district at present.
Provincial motto: Krabi, a livable city with lovely people.
Krabi tourism slogan: A place of coal, ancient shells, majestic mountains, beautiful streams, plenty of islands, palm plantations, gorgeous beaches, beautiful aquatic seas, Andaman emeralds and paradise Phi Phi Island.
Provincial Plant: Alstonia Macrophylla
Provincial aquatic animal: Dog Conch (Laevistrombus Canarium)
There is a total population of 471,639 people in Krabi, primarily females, 236,743 people, representing 50.20 percent, males 234,896 people, or 49.80 percent. Approximately 60 percent of the population of Krabi is Buddhist, about 39 percent is Muslim, and about 1 percent is Christian and other religions. There are 81 temples in Krabi, 33 monasteries, 186 mosques, 8 churches, 116 Ethics Training Centers and 6 Buddhist Centers.
The general geography of Krabi province in the north consists of long mountains stretching in the north-south direction. There are coastal plains in the west, and the south has a scattered mountainous climate. As for the southernmost and southwestern regions, the area is relatively flat and has high and low mountains alternating. The western part is a 160-kilometre-long coastline adjacent to the Andaman Sea, comprising about 130 islands. The population of about 13 islands, the main island is Koh Lanta of Koh Lanta District. In addition, Koh Phi Phi, which is in Mueang Krabi District, is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the world. In the city area, there is a river about 5 kilometres long, flowing through the Andaman Sea. At Tambon Pak Nam, There are also three canals: Pakasai canal, Krabi Yai Canal and Krabi Noi Canal originate from the Phanom Bencha mountain range, the highest mountain in Krabi province.
Krabi province has a tropical monsoon climate with average rainfall almost all year round. There are only two seasons in Krabi: summer, which starts from January to April when the northeast and southeast monsoon winds pass through the mountains in the middle of the south to help block it. Therefore, it is at the end of the monsoon season, so there will also be some rain from February-April. Consequently, it is the hottest and most dry season in Krabi province. The rainy season will have steady rain starting from May to October. After October, it is considered the high season, suitable for travelling in Krabi province.
Krabi Province is divided into eight districts, namely Mueang Krabi District, Ao Luek District, Plai Phraya District, Khlong Thom District, Koh Lanta District, Lam Thap District, Nuea Khlong District and Khao Phanom District, totalling 51 sub-districts, 383 villages, with one provincial administrative organization, one municipality, nine sub-district municipalities and 51 subdistrict administrative organizations.
Some cash crops in Krabi have been popular with farmers from past to present.
Krabi is one of the most popular destinations for travellers who have been fascinated by tranquillity, nature, and the sea. In Thailand, when thinking about the beach vibes, Krabi always is the very first on the list to be visited.
Krabi has beautiful seas and islands that are the best place to come, experience nature, and feel free with the sea and sunshine. Of course, seven islands are famous for tourists nowadays as follows: