Krabi is considered to be one of the most attractive regions of an amazing country. Krabi province has it all and it offers you the most diverse natural beauty, starting from dozens of islands in the Andaman Sea complete with stretches of soft coral sand and surrounded by crystalline waters, home of colorful coral reefs. Krabi has much more than sea and sand…towering rocky cliffs, caves harboring Buddhist temples, waterfalls, seemingly endless plantations of rubber and oil palm trees, lush and green national parks home to different species of flora and fauna, verdant mangrove forests and inlets that wind their way under soaring cliffs of karsts, and much much more.
Population and cultureKrabi's population includes Buddhists, Thai-Chinese, Moken (sea gypsies), and Muslims. Population is most dense in the coastal area in Nuea Khlong District and Krabi city districts, both with population densities above 150 people per km2. The least densely populated area is the inland mountain Khao Phanom District at 61 persons per km2. Buddhism is the religion most observed (66 percent) followed by Muslim (33 percent). Krabi has been little affected by the Muslim militant insurgency that has plagued the southern provinces of Thailand since 2003. Traditionally Krabi's inhabitants worked in agriculture, for the province is rich in rubber, palm oil, and oranges. In recent years tourism has become an important source of income.
Located 20 km from Krabi Town / Airport, it has emerged to become a very popular tourist destination with a wide range of accommodations ranging from simple rooms to 4 stars luxury hotels. Very popular for families due to both location, development and easy access to numerous water-based activities and land sightseeing, Ao Nang is as well home to numerous restaurants, dive shops, travel agencies, tailor shops, bars and shopping opportunities along the bay. Canoes and kayaks can be rented here to explore the coastline. Ao Nang is also the starting point for the longtail-boats to Railay Bay and nearby islands.