Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival is annually held to inaugurate the province tourist season. The festival features parades, local products contests, sea Kayak competitions and boat races.
Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival is a rare festival on Ko Lanta of sea gypsies. The festival is held annually, on the full moon day in the sixth and the eleventh months of the lunar calendar. The sea gypsies on Ko Lanta and from neighbouring areas will gather at the beach near Ban Sala Dan to float boats in the sea in order to bring good luck. The Rong Ngeng, a typical southern dance as well as traditional music, will be performed around the boats.
There is no direct train from Bangkok to Krabi. Visitors may take a train from Bangkok Railway Station to Surat Thani and then ride a bus or a taxi to Krabi. For more information, call 1690, 0-2223- 7010, 0-2223-7020 Transfer service from Surat Thani Railway Station to Krabi
Thai Airways operates daily services to Krabi. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel from Bangkok Car
Route A: Drive along Highway No.4, passing Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong, Phang-nga, to Krabi. The distance is 946 kilometres from Bangkok;
Route B: Drive along Highway No. 4 and turn into Highway No. 41 at Chumphon via Lang Suan and Phunphin, Surat Thani. Continue driving along Highways No. 401 via Ban Ta Khun, No. 415 and No. 4 via Ao Luek to Krabi. This route is 814 kilometres from Bangkok;
Air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal to Krabi every day. The journey takes 12 hours. Departure times and fares are as follows:
First class (VIP) bus with 24 seats - 7.20 p.m.(710 baht)
First class bus with 40 seats - 7 p.m.(486 baht)
Second class bus - 7.30 a.m., 7 p.m., 7.30 p.m. and 9 p.m., (378 baht)
The schedule mentioned above may be changed. Check current information before booking at the Southern Bus Terminal, Tel: 0 -2435-1199-200.
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