What To Do When Raining in Krabi?

Amazing lush greenery and wilderness areas to explore.
Rainshower over the bungalows at Phanom Bencha Mountain Resort cleared up in 10 minutes.

When it’s raining in Krabi, most people will sit in their room and eat junk food or drink themselves into oblivion. There’s plenty of time for that when night time rolls around, so don’t do it yet.

What do Thais do when it rains?

Go to Tesco / Lotus for the most part. Krabi doesn’t have any Central World Mall like most big cities, so we’re stuck with what we have – Tesco. The Tesco complex is a 10-15 minute taxi ride from Krabi Town, or a 30 minute ride from Ao Nang. They have Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dairy Queen stand, Hot Pot Restaurant, a food court where they sell common Thai dishes, and there are tons of little shops around the mall selling all sorts of little nicknak type things.

They do have an iStudio – which sells APPLE computers, monitors, iPhones, iPads, and accessories.

On the bottom floor they have a couple of electronics stores which have Asus, Acer, and some Toshiba computers. They sell Samsung phones, and some other brands there too. In the Tesco upstairs on the second floor, they have Samsung phones too in the electronics section.

If you have kids, there is a little area for them to play electronic games – which will give you a break for 30 minutes if you’re tired of being on your feet.


There is a movie theater up on the second floor of Tesco. They sometimes (rarely) play English titles, but you can check.


If it’s raining, it’s cool. That means it’s a great time to exercise, as long as there is no lightning. Running around Thara Park in Krabi Town, or along the beach sidewalk or road in Ao Nang, is nice in the rain. Another excellent thing to do when raining or just after a rain is to climb the Wat Tham Seua steps at the temple. The cooler air makes the difficult climb it so much more tolerable. Then at the top there are often clouds in your face, and it makes for some amazing photos.

A lot of people inadvertently end up at Crystal Pool or the Krabi Hot Springs while it’s raining, and that’s not too bad considering you’re going to get wet anyway. The Huay Toh Waterfall is another place you might consider.

What NOT To Do When It Rains in Krabi?

Ride a motorbike. Motorbikes (scooters) are dangerous enough when it isn’t raining. When it does rain, Thais drive like they have to get somewhere faster. It’s mayhem on the roads. Do not drive around on your motorbike when the roads are wet – you’re increasing your risk of an accident by a number of times.

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