Krabi is a town on the west coast of southern Thailand at the mouth of the Krabi River where it empties in Phangnga Bay. As of 2005 the town has a population of 24,986. The town is the capital of Krabi Province and Krabi district. Tourism is an important industry.
Facing the Andaman sea, like Phuket, Krabi is subject to a 6-month rainy season between May and November often with sustained very heavy rains for days at a time during the monsoons. In March, 2011, a severe storm caused a massive mudslide in Krabi, killing 10 people.