is a southern
province on Thailand's Andaman seaboard with perhaps
the country's oldest history of
continued settlement. 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
the period 25,000 - 35,000 B.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.
At that time, c. 1200 A.D., Krabi was tributary to the Kingdom
of Liger, a city on the Kara Peninsula's east coast better known
today as Nakhon Si Thammarat...
Krabi is divided into eight
districts : Amphoe Muang (Krabi Town), Khao
Panom, Khlong Thom, Plai Phraya, Ko Lanta, Ao Luk, and
Lam Thap and, Nhua Khlong.
Location and Boundaries
is on the Andaman Sea coast of south-west Thailand, between
7' 30" and 8' 30" north latitude, and 98' 30" and 99'
30" west longitude. Total area is 4,709
square kilometers bounded thus :
Connects with Phang-nga and Sura Thani Provinces.
Connects with Trang Provinces
and the Andaman Sea.
Connects with Trang and Nakhon Si Thammarat Provinces.
Connects with Phang-nga Provinces and the Andaman Sea.
from Krabi to