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Amazing Sculptures In Krabi Town

Krabi

Ranked 9 of 36 sightseeing in Krabi

Gigantic monuments in the honour of former monarchs is not an uncommon sight in Thailand; however, Krabi has adopted a unique approach by erecting sculptures of animals in the streets of the city. These sculptures represent the heritage and culture of Krabi and have become an integral part of this town.

The sculptures that are worth mentioning are the Sea Crab, the White Elephant, the Sea Eagle and the Ancient-Human.

 

History

 

The giant Crab sculpture (one big crab with three smaller ones around it) is a symbolic representation of the importance of the fertility of the mangrove forests. These forests play a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance in Krabi. The Crab also signifies the sea-based lifestyle of the people of Krabi. Another larger-than-life sculpture located close to the Crab is that of the Sea Eagle. The Eagle holds a plaque representing the goals of the city, which include self-sufficiency, knowledge, responsibility and consideration for others.

Traditionally, Elephants have been a symbol of royal power and are still closely associated with Thai culture. They represent the history of the country; therefore, this animal is quite commonly found in Buddhist art and architecture. Elephants have been admired in Thai proverbs and sayings and have even featured on the national flag and royal emblems in the past. The sculpture of a primitive man encasing the modern-day traffic lights is another remarkable sight. This monument symbolises the history of Krabi that dates back to more than 30,000 years.

Reason to Visit

 

Travellers who wish to see something refreshingly different from the usual sights should give Krabi at least one try. Krabi town’s sculptures provide a good setting for some exquisite photography during one’s travels. The amazing sculptures of the Crab and the Eagle make strolling along the river an aesthetic experience.

 

The locals of Krabi have a great sense of humour; this is evident from the hilarious traffic light sculptures along the main roads of the town. Only the people of Krabi can make something as dull as traffic lights to be so much fun. The monuments dedicated to animals reflect the importance of these creatures in the development of this city.

 

Entry Guidelines

 

Sculptures of the Crab and the white-bellied Sea Eagle can be found on Utarakit Road (on the shoreline of the Krabi river). The distinctive traffic lights are located right in the centre of Krabi town at the Maharat Intersection. It is not difficult to locate these sculptures as Krabi is quite a small town. The ideal period to visit Krabi will be from late November to May. Traffic is comparatively lesser early in the morning and late in the afternoon; therefore, visitors will find it easier to commute to the sculptures during this time. Visiting these sculptures does not require any fee.

 

Where to Eat

 

There are plenty of restaurants that specialise in Indian cuisine in Krabi. Taj Palace, Bombay Palace and Rasoi are few of the many Indian restaurants in this place. Vegetarians will also find many food options in Krabi. Travellers who like experimenting with different cuisines can try out Jenna’s Bistro & Wine.



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Amazing Sculptures in Krabi Town, Krabi

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Thejasvi Bhat

Amazing Sculptures in Krabi Town, Krabi
Amazing Sculptures in Krabi Town, Krabi

Photo by

Thejasvi Bhat

Amazing Sculptures in Krabi Town, Krabi