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Krabi for backpackers

Backpackers on Ton Sai Beach, Krabi
Many travellers find their way to Tonsai Beach in Krabi
It was German backpackers who first “discovered” Krabi some 25 years ago and it is largely thanks to their pioneering work of lying around on deserted beaches and getting stoned that the area has grown and developed as it has.

Unfortunately this now means that there are fewer and fewer places left in Krabi for budget conscious travellers, though we do not suggest ruling out Krabi of your itinerary altogether. For, although you will find plenty of people up in Pai sitting around bitching about the high prices and lack of “authenticity” down south, there are still backpacker deals to be found and plenty of “real” experiences to be had.

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Last updated: October 24, 2016