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Phang Nga

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Quick Facts:

  • Area: 4,170.0 km2 (1,610.0 sq mi)
  • Population: 254,931 (2011)
  • Governor: Yiamsuriya Phalusuk (since 2008)
  • Time zone: Thailand Standard Time (UTC+7)

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Phang Nga is a coastal province located nearby the Andaman Sea where is blessed with many scenic forests and islands. Phang Nga province is composed of two island groups which are measured as the most beautiful in Thailand: Mu Koh Similan and Mu Koh Surin Marine.

Phang Nga was formerly inhabited by small communities. During the reign of King Rama II, many people fled to this land. In 1824, the invaders were expelled, and then it gradually was expanded to be a province. It can be said that Phang Nga is a melting pot of Buddhists, Thai-Chinese, Muslims and others. Phang Nga now is free of religious tension and people can live in peace and harmony.

Phang Nga is a province famous for its gorgeous land, stunning bay, and great islands, particularly Phang Nga Bay, including hundreds of islands such as James Bond Island, Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, with laid-back atmosphere that allows tourists feel cultural experience. The most famous spot is Phang Nga Bay National Park - a geological wonder filled with islands, deep caverns, and astonishing rock formations rising vertically from the sea. Surin and Similan group of islands are renowned for their beauty with untouched beaches and fantastic underwater scenery, which attract divers from around the world. On the mainland, there are full of rare birds, mammals, as well as exotic scenery and waterfall.

Coming to Phang Nga, travelers should come and see the Heaven and Hell Cave. Take a songteow along the main road to get here then walk along the temple. This place is patterned after the Hindu tradition. There are various statues of gods and virtues. All of them are extremely vivid and alike to the medieval Christian images. Don’t miss the chance to come to some other attractions near the city such as: the Temple of Elephant Mountain, the waterfall of Sanong Manora, and the Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park. Immerse yourself in nature with jungles tours or rafting and temple tours.

  • Take pleasure in the seascape along the quiet beaches of Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • View the marvelous mountain views of marine park Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Have stunning views of the biggest coconut plantations that parallel with the Gulf of Thailand coast
  • Relax on the vast beach in Chumphon province
  • Stopover to taste a fresh fruits from local fruit stalls or inside fruit orchards
  • Travel by boat to see spectacular view of beautiful limestone mountains
  • Explore the hidden beautiful nature of Andaman Sea Coast by kayaking
  • Explore the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, with a lot of cultural and historical sites
  • Have chance to enjoy Thai dinner and Thai classical traditional dances
  • Unforgettable moments explore Bangkok nightlife
  • Relaxing time to enjoy the tranquil white sandy beach in Phuket
  • Discover Chiang Mai with Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park
  • Travel around the capital of Bangkok and see the Thewet River
  • Know more about the authentic local life by visiting local market
  • Enjoy the scenic boat tour and have sightseeing of natural beauty
  • Visit some popular spots such as Erawan Waterfalls, JEATH War Museum and Memorial Cemetery
  • Take a walk into the tropical forest and explore Khao Sok National Park
  • Relax at some beautiful beach at Ko Phangan and take pleasure in the aqua blue water
  • Join many exciting activities to immerse more in the untouched nature during the travel way
  • Explore Yangon by a tour to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda and Kandawagyi Park
  • Travel to Kawthaung and explore peaceful local life
  • Head to for Myauk Phyu Island and sail across the sea
  • Experience kayaking, swimming and snorkeling around the island
  • Depart to Say Tan Island and explore this tropical island
  • Set sail for Kyet Mauk Island and see hidden lagoon on the island
  • Stop at Myin Khwar Island to watch its rocky landscape – home to wild birds
  • Cross the Pakchan River in order to reach Ranong, Thailand
  • Arrive at Elephant Hills and discover natural life
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