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11 hours ago, pr9spk said:

Of all the places in Thailand to visit, Krabi is not even in the top 20. Avoid.

So what's in your top 20 list?

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Bowlocks, I'm flying into Krabi next week. Had I known I might not make it out if there, I would have booked a different route !!!

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On 12/30/2018 at 9:20 AM, Banana7 said:

Why was it a death zone? I haven't heard of any murders or violence in Krabi town, at night or during the day.

Regarding murders of Farangs. Plenty have occurred in AoNang.

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On 12/30/2018 at 6:11 PM, madmen said:

Was being fascious. I can't believe the thread topic. Krabi has to be the most laid back tourist strip in the land.. Or maybe even the world emoji288.png

Plenty of warnings in the foreign press for young white women not to be alone in that area.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2833369/Thailand-one-dangerous-tourist-destinations-Earth-Ex-pat-investigation-lifts-lid-dark-Land-Smiles.html

 

 'Violent sexual assaults and robberies against both men and women are reported regularly in the Koh Samui archipelago and Krabi province. These are particularly common during the monthly Full Moon parties and generally occur late at night near bars.'

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48 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Plenty of warnings in the foreign press for young white women not to be alone in that area.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2833369/Thailand-one-dangerous-tourist-destinations-Earth-Ex-pat-investigation-lifts-lid-dark-Land-Smiles.html

 

 'Violent sexual assaults and robberies against both men and women are reported regularly in the Koh Samui archipelago and Krabi province. These are particularly common during the monthly Full Moon parties and generally occur late at night near bars.'

You have no idea the amount of venom I spewed when I found out The Fruit of my Loins was going down there, by herself. Fixed that problem toot sweet.

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Well, I went down to Krabi province for a week. No bad incidents for me and sweety, however others were not so lucky. We were going to go on the 4 island tour and do some snorkeling but we talked to 2 Canadians that had gone 2 days prior, in a group of 8. At one island 3 people were stung by jellyfish, one guy really bad, on the face, neck, and half his torso. The 2 others got bad stings, large areas too. Only 6 of the 8 went into the water, so 50% of the tour got stung. On Railay beach, lots of dead jellyfish! Swimmers beware!

 

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On 2/5/2019 at 3:24 AM, ta158 said:

krabi is one of the provinces with most murders.

do you know how big is Krabi province? do you have any data to support your post?

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On 2/5/2019 at 4:09 AM, ta158 said:

from what ive seen from news lately,

 

in Thung Sai Thong Sub District in krabi, one man shot to death on 30 january and another man shot dead on 1 february.

 

https://www.khaosod.co.th/breaking-news/news_2162321

https://www.dailynews.co.th/crime/690555

the posts were referring to Ao Nang, Krabi, do you know how far Thung Sai Thong is from Ao Nang? do you know it's a rural mountain area and like any other province of Thailand a lot of stupid killings happen because of an old (bad blood) from family ancestors or from a small land border dispute and has nothing to do with foreigners and/or tourists

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On 3/16/2019 at 8:57 AM, Thairealist said:

Regarding murders of Farangs. Plenty have occurred in AoNang.

please send supporting data when making such comments, I am sure any potential future travelers to the area would like to know the details

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I remember my first time there, took a tuk tuk for 45 minutes to that beach town Ao Nang and when I attempted to get a tuk tuk for the way back it started.
Some issue with two other backpackers resulted the driver suddenly to get a huge machete from the roof of the tuk tuk and running after them as a crazy man.

I remained seated in the tuk tuk, flabbergasted. When he came back he was cooled down and put the machete back above my head on the roof, 
and then drove me to a dark alley where his family house turned out to be, then told me to change and go with his car as it would be quite a trip back.

All good at the end but never did I experience something so dodgy like as there, it was fun! I should go again.
While writing this, 3 years later, I suddenly think he didn't change the car for the trip but because he could be looked after by the police LOL.

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Mold. Most of guesthouses have mold or fungus.

Landlord ripped me off for a deposit too.

Local are bit surly, some mafia around for sure. Those reggae bars are dodgey.

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21 minutes ago, Don Chance said:

Mold. Most of guesthouses have mold or fungus.

Landlord ripped me off for a deposit too.

Local are bit surly, some mafia around for sure. Those reggae bars are dodgey.

my understanding is guest houses are low end quality staying places, other words cheap, did you expect to get a 5 star place for the price of a guesthouse, mold and fungus are part of the charm, lucky they didnt't charge you extra for that 555

Mafia is all around thailand (and the world)  when it comes to bars (reggae or not) restaurants, massages and so forth, are you new to the traveling surprises

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On 12/30/2018 at 6:04 PM, Mavideol said:

and when was that??

Five past eight.

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