Thailand > Krabi Town

Friday, 23 January 2009

Third day in Aonang, and we decide to catch one of these red ‘taxis’ to Krabi Town, some 20km away.
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Just the two of us in this open-air taxi, and it’s quite a romantic ride especially in the cool morning air. 😉
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The slow speed gives me ample time to take pics, such as of this bunch of happy farangs.
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Wide streets welcome us as we enter the township of Krabi (population: 25,000), capital of Krabi Province, founded 200 years ago.img_1186

There’s a souped-up American jeep too.

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Thirty minutes after leaving Aonang in the slow-ish taxi, we are at the colourful main street of Krabi town.
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The main junction in town is guarded by four simians straddling the traffic lights, three of them shown here.
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Up close, they’re beginning to look more human.
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What are these odd creatures doing here? Well, a short tale at the street corner explains.
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There’s nothing really interesting in Krabi town, except maybe the Krabi river.
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Next to the river, a rather leafy esplanade, which is most welcomed on a hot day like now.img_1198

On the river bank, there’s a nice park with the theme of sea creatures, as hot as an oven now, but in the evenings, this must be a popular spot to unwind.img_1196

A rather conspicuous landmark in downtown Krabi, and no, the website has nothing to do with football. img_1208

A street stall selling colourful, sweet Thai desserts always look interesting.
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This curio shop could be of interest too, where second-hand ancient black vinyl records are still being sold.
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Inside the shop, you name it, we got it!img_1204

Krabi attracts a lot of visitors from Scandinavia. There’re even regular chartered flights from Stockholm in winter, direct to Krabi airport.img_1216

Along the main street, there’s a great-looking wat atop a small hill.img_1219

Mountains of fruits at the night market, which obviously opens a bit early.img_1253

In any case, you can’t go wrong with local foods, which are always interesting, such as these tom-yam and beef soups. Tasty stuff. Halal too.Image

I gaze at the wall of this restaurant cum travel agent. Hmmmm … the Malaysian border in just 6.5 hours by road?img_1220

We did Krabi Town in 2.5 hours and are soon back at pleasant Aonang. Good outing.img_1280

> THE END

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  1. Misa 26 March 2009
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