The islands are best visited during the drier months of October through April.At the start of the Rattanakosin or Bangkok period in the late eighteenth century, when the capital was finally settled at Bangkok, an elephant kraal was established in Krabi by order of Chao Phraya Nakorn (Noi), the governor of Nakhon Si Thammarat, which was by then a part of the Thai Kingdom.He sent his vizier, the Phra Palad, to oversee this task, which was to ensure a regular supply of elephants for the larger town.Administrators then reported directly to the central government in Bangkok, and Krabi's history as an entity separate from other provinces had begun. The province includes over 80 smaller islands such as Ko Lanta and Phi Phi, well-known to adventurers, yachtsmen, scuba-divers, snorkelers, and day-trippers from Phuket.Krabi's beaches attract both native Thai people and foreigners alike.After dating stone tools, ancient colored pictures, beads, pottery, and skeletal remains found in the province's many cliffs and caves, it is thought that Krabi has been home to Homo sapiens since c. In recorded times it was called the "Ban Thai Samor", and was one of twelve towns that used, before people were widely literate, the monkey for their standard. 1200 CE, Krabi was tributary to the Kingdom of Ligor, a city on the Kra Peninsula's east coast better known today as Nakhon Si Thammarat.Facing the Andaman Sea, like Phuket, Krabi is subject to a six-month rainy season between May and November, often with sustained heavy rains for days at a time during the monsoons.Ko Lanta National Park, also in Krabi Province, includes several coral-fringed islands with well-known diving sites.
) is the main town in the province of Krabi (thesaban mueang) on the west coast of southern Thailand at the mouth of the Krabi River where it empties in Phang Nga Bay. The town is the capital of Krabi Province and Krabi District. Krabi is a southern province on Thailand's Andaman seaboard with perhaps the country's oldest history of continued settlement. The town covers the tambon Paknam and Krabi Yai of Krabi district, and is subdivided into 10 communities (chumchon).