Photo: Climb the stairs to Wat Kaew.

A day in Krabi town

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For many, the allure of Krabi town comes mainly from convenience and affordability. This does not mean there’s nothing to do. Though we’d get bored before long if not launching day trips to outlying attractions, the town has enough minor sights and river scenery to keep you busy for a day.

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Set atop a hill reached by a naga-lined stairway, the modern white ordination hall of Wat Kaew appears to float above the centre of town, making it a good place to start your day. Murals depicting heavenly beings, Hindu gods and the moment of Buddha’s enlightenment adorn the interior of this modern example of Thai Buddhist architecture, which we think resembles a wedding cake.

Take a wander through Maharaj Market. Photo taken in or around A day in Krabi town , Krabi, Thailand by David Luekens.

Take a wander through Maharaj Market. Photo: David Luekens

From there you could head north up Maharaj Road, perhaps stopping at Maharaj Market on Soi 7 before continuing to the Andaman Cultural Centre just north of Soi 28. Opened in recent years, this royally funded museum starts with a large exhibition on ancient gems found in the area, including several exquisite examples that are thousands of ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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