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Phangnga is one of the southern provinces in Thailand with its geographic features of mountains and forests 788 km. from Bangkok.  Its landmark is Khao Chang which is the big mountain in a shape of crouching elephant – the symbol of Phangnga province.  Visitors can go exploring beautiful caves such as Ruesi Sawan cave and Luk Suea cave in Somdet Phra Sri Nakarin Park, Khao Chang road.  Inside the caves is very cool with clear beck and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.  Pung Chang cave is also one of relaxing place with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and all-year beck. 

Phangnga also owns beautiful islands, including the most famous one – Similan Islands.  The word ‘Similan’ derived from Malay language which means ‘nine’, so the islands’ name is the nine islands.  The attractive islands are waiting for travellers to experience their charm.  North Surin Island and South Surin Island are also famous for their beautiful bays.  The most well-known one is Aow Mae Yai which is the big bay with gentle sea.

You are also invited to participate the turtle release fair.  The 7-day event is annually held in March with its highlighted activity – releasing young turtle hatchlings. 

Rubber tree leaves artificial flowers are the famous products made by groups of farm women.  You can buy dried seafood and shrimp paste from local stores and markets around the city.

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There are daily bus services from Bangkok to Phang Nga departing in the morning and evening. Traveling time is around 12 hours. For more information call the Southern Bus Terminal at tel. 0 2435 1199-200 or the Phang Nga Bus Terminal at tel: 0 7641 2300, 0 7641 2014 or visit www.transport.co.th

There is no direct train to Phang Nga. The State Railways of Thailand operates daily train services between Bangkok and Surat Thani. Visitors can get to Phang Nga by getting off at the Surat Thani Railway Station and then transferring to a bus for another two hours. For more information call Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong Railway Station at tel. 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020 or visit www.railway.co.th

The nearest airport to Phan Nga is Phuket, which is serviced by numerous Thai and international carriers from destinations within Thailand and abroad. From Phuket, visitors can take a bus, rent a car, or take a taxi (around 1200 baht) to Phang Nga, around 90 kilometers away.

It is also possible to fly to Krabi, where it is then possible to rent a car or get mini-bus transportation to Phang Nga, an approximately 2 hour trip.

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Phangnga is one of the southern provinces in Thailand with its geographic features of mountains and forests 788 km. from Bangkok.  Its landmark is Khao Chang which is the big mountain in a shape of crouching elephant – the symbol of Phangnga province.  Visitors can go exploring beautiful caves such as Ruesi Sawan cave and Luk Suea cave in Somdet Phra Sri Nakarin Park, Khao Chang road.  Inside the caves is very cool with clear beck and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.  Pung Chang cave is also one of relaxing place with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and all-year beck. 

Phangnga also owns beautiful islands, including the most famous one – Similan Islands.  The word ‘Similan’ derived from Malay language which means ‘nine’, so the islands’ name is the nine islands.  The attractive islands are waiting for travellers to experience their charm.  North Surin Island and South Surin Island are also famous for their beautiful bays.  The most well-known one is Aow Mae Yai which is the big bay with gentle sea.

You are also invited to participate the turtle release fair.  The 7-day event is annually held in March with its highlighted activity – releasing young turtle hatchlings. 

Rubber tree leaves artificial flowers are the famous products made by groups of farm women.  You can buy dried seafood and shrimp paste from local stores and markets around the city.

Phang Nga is a province equally renowned for its beautiful land, spectacular bay, and amazing islands; Phang Nga national parks feature magnificent scenery with immensely different attractions. Most famous is Phang Nga Bay National Park, a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns, and startling rock formations rising vertically out of the sea. The bay is extremely sheltered and therefore ideal for expeditions on sea kayak that explore the many fascinating caverns and islands throughout the bay.

Phang Nga's Andaman coast offers equally stunning national parks of a different kind; the island groups of Surin and Similan are renowned for their beautiful, unspoiled beaches and spectacular underwater scenery, attracting divers from around the world. On the Phang Nga mainland, Khao Lak features a coastal park full of rare birds, exotic mammals, and scenic waterfalls, as well as many luxury and budget hotels along the spectacular coast that was devastated by the 2004 Tsunami but has since been completely rebuilt.

Not to be confused with Koh Phangan, the island in the Gulf of Thailand, Phang Nga province lies on the Andaman coast on the Thai mainland immediately north of Phuket.

Phang Nga is renowned for its spectacular beauty, particularly Phang Nga bay, which contains hundreds of island including Koh Tapu (James Bond Island), where the film The Man with the Golden Gun was shot, and Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, which feature laid back communities that allow for cultural home stay experiences. Phang Nga is also the province that includes two groups of islands considered the most beautiful in Thailand: Mu Koh Similan and Mu Koh Surin National Marine Parks.

Along Phang Nga’s Andaman seashore lies Khao Lak, a stunning coastline of expansive beaches that bore the brunt of the 2004 Tsunami but has greatly recovered, and -- these two islands are little visited, yet well worth the effort. Although part of Phang Nga province, they are best visited from either Phuket or Krabi provinces. The big attraction in the bay is the spectacular karst scenery that is found through out the north of the bay.

The accommodation options in Phang Nga are arguably greater than any other province in Thailand, including camping, live aboard dive boats and luxury schooners, village home stays, budget beach bungalows, boutique resorts, and luxurious five-star hotels.

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Phang Nga:

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable activities to participate in, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Phang Nga:

As with most tourist destinations, Phang Nga has restaurants providing both Thai and international cuisine. However, Thai food in the south varies slightly from cuisine in central and northern Thailand. Known for its incredible spiciness, Southern Thai recipes have strong influences from Malay, Indonesian and Indian cuisines as these groups have played a historic role in the region. Dishes representative of these influences include Massaman, an Indian-style Muslim curry, and Khanom Jeen, rice noodles in fish curry sauce.

Seafood is also one of the dominating influences on Phang Nga cuisine. Fresh fish and shellfish are typically on display outside beachfront restaurants, where diners can select the fish they wish to eat and then order it served in a variety of ways, including grilled with a selection of spices.
For regional specialties, Phang Nga’s Koh Panyi is famous for its Shrimp Paste and Takuapa for its Chinese-style baked cakes.

As Phang Nga province lacks a centralized tourist area, there are fewer centers for shopping as there are in many other southern beach provinces. It is possible to buy typical Thai souvenirs and beach accessories in Phang Nga town and along Highway No.4 near Khao Lak, but otherwise shopping is somewhat limited in Phang Nga.

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Phangnga is one of the southern provinces in Thailand with its geographic features of mountains and forests 788 km. from Bangkok.  Its landmark is Khao Chang which is the big mountain in a shape of crouching elephant – the symbol of Phangnga province.  Visitors can go exploring beautiful caves such as Ruesi Sawan cave and Luk Suea cave in Somdet Phra Sri Nakarin Park, Khao Chang road.  Inside the caves is very cool with clear beck and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.  Pung Chang cave is also one of relaxing place with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and all-year beck. 

Phangnga also owns beautiful islands, including the most famous one – Similan Islands.  The word ‘Similan’ derived from Malay language which means ‘nine’, so the islands’ name is the nine islands.  The attractive islands are waiting for travellers to experience their charm.  North Surin Island and South Surin Island are also famous for their beautiful bays.  The most well-known one is Aow Mae Yai which is the big bay with gentle sea.

You are also invited to participate the turtle release fair.  The 7-day event is annually held in March with its highlighted activity – releasing young turtle hatchlings. 

Rubber tree leaves artificial flowers are the famous products made by groups of farm women.  You can buy dried seafood and shrimp paste from local stores and markets around the city.

Phang Nga is a province equally renowned for its beautiful land, spectacular bay, and amazing islands; Phang Nga national parks feature magnificent scenery with immensely different attractions. Most famous is Phang Nga Bay National Park, a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns, and startling rock formations rising vertically out of the sea. The bay is extremely sheltered and therefore ideal for expeditions on sea kayak that explore the many fascinating caverns and islands throughout the bay.

Phang Nga's Andaman coast offers equally stunning national parks of a different kind; the island groups of Surin and Similan are renowned for their beautiful, unspoiled beaches and spectacular underwater scenery, attracting divers from around the world. On the Phang Nga mainland, Khao Lak features a coastal park full of rare birds, exotic mammals, and scenic waterfalls, as well as many luxury and budget hotels along the spectacular coast that was devastated by the 2004 Tsunami but has since been completely rebuilt.

Not to be confused with Koh Phangan, the island in the Gulf of Thailand, Phang Nga province lies on the Andaman coast on the Thai mainland immediately north of Phuket.

Phang Nga is renowned for its spectacular beauty, particularly Phang Nga bay, which contains hundreds of island including Koh Tapu (James Bond Island), where the film The Man with the Golden Gun was shot, and Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, which feature laid back communities that allow for cultural home stay experiences. Phang Nga is also the province that includes two groups of islands considered the most beautiful in Thailand: Mu Koh Similan and Mu Koh Surin National Marine Parks.

Along Phang Nga’s Andaman seashore lies Khao Lak, a stunning coastline of expansive beaches that bore the brunt of the 2004 Tsunami but has greatly recovered, and -- these two islands are little visited, yet well worth the effort. Although part of Phang Nga province, they are best visited from either Phuket or Krabi provinces. The big attraction in the bay is the spectacular karst scenery that is found through out the north of the bay.

The accommodation options in Phang Nga are arguably greater than any other province in Thailand, including camping, live aboard dive boats and luxury schooners, village home stays, budget beach bungalows, boutique resorts, and luxurious five-star hotels.

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Phang Nga:

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable activities to participate in, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Phang Nga:

As with most tourist destinations, Phang Nga has restaurants providing both Thai and international cuisine. However, Thai food in the south varies slightly from cuisine in central and northern Thailand. Known for its incredible spiciness, Southern Thai recipes have strong influences from Malay, Indonesian and Indian cuisines as these groups have played a historic role in the region. Dishes representative of these influences include Massaman, an Indian-style Muslim curry, and Khanom Jeen, rice noodles in fish curry sauce.

Seafood is also one of the dominating influences on Phang Nga cuisine. Fresh fish and shellfish are typically on display outside beachfront restaurants, where diners can select the fish they wish to eat and then order it served in a variety of ways, including grilled with a selection of spices.
For regional specialties, Phang Nga’s Koh Panyi is famous for its Shrimp Paste and Takuapa for its Chinese-style baked cakes.

As Phang Nga province lacks a centralized tourist area, there are fewer centers for shopping as there are in many other southern beach provinces. It is possible to buy typical Thai souvenirs and beach accessories in Phang Nga town and along Highway No.4 near Khao Lak, but otherwise shopping is somewhat limited in Phang Nga.

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Phangnga is one of the southern provinces in Thailand with its geographic features of mountains and forests 788 km. from Bangkok.  Its landmark is Khao Chang which is the big mountain in a shape of crouching elephant – the symbol of Phangnga province.  Visitors can go exploring beautiful caves such as Ruesi Sawan cave and Luk Suea cave in Somdet Phra Sri Nakarin Park, Khao Chang road.  Inside the caves is very cool with clear beck and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.  Pung Chang cave is also one of relaxing place with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and all-year beck. 

Phangnga also owns beautiful islands, including the most famous one – Similan Islands.  The word ‘Similan’ derived from Malay language which means ‘nine’, so the islands’ name is the nine islands.  The attractive islands are waiting for travellers to experience their charm.  North Surin Island and South Surin Island are also famous for their beautiful bays.  The most well-known one is Aow Mae Yai which is the big bay with gentle sea.

You are also invited to participate the turtle release fair.  The 7-day event is annually held in March with its highlighted activity – releasing young turtle hatchlings. 

Rubber tree leaves artificial flowers are the famous products made by groups of farm women.  You can buy dried seafood and shrimp paste from local stores and markets around the city.

Phang Nga is a province equally renowned for its beautiful land, spectacular bay, and amazing islands; Phang Nga national parks feature magnificent scenery with immensely different attractions. Most famous is Phang Nga Bay National Park, a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns, and startling rock formations rising vertically out of the sea. The bay is extremely sheltered and therefore ideal for expeditions on sea kayak that explore the many fascinating caverns and islands throughout the bay.

Phang Nga's Andaman coast offers equally stunning national parks of a different kind; the island groups of Surin and Similan are renowned for their beautiful, unspoiled beaches and spectacular underwater scenery, attracting divers from around the world. On the Phang Nga mainland, Khao Lak features a coastal park full of rare birds, exotic mammals, and scenic waterfalls, as well as many luxury and budget hotels along the spectacular coast that was devastated by the 2004 Tsunami but has since been completely rebuilt.

Not to be confused with Koh Phangan, the island in the Gulf of Thailand, Phang Nga province lies on the Andaman coast on the Thai mainland immediately north of Phuket.

Phang Nga is renowned for its spectacular beauty, particularly Phang Nga bay, which contains hundreds of island including Koh Tapu (James Bond Island), where the film The Man with the Golden Gun was shot, and Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, which feature laid back communities that allow for cultural home stay experiences. Phang Nga is also the province that includes two groups of islands considered the most beautiful in Thailand: Mu Koh Similan and Mu Koh Surin National Marine Parks.

Along Phang Nga’s Andaman seashore lies Khao Lak, a stunning coastline of expansive beaches that bore the brunt of the 2004 Tsunami but has greatly recovered, and -- these two islands are little visited, yet well worth the effort. Although part of Phang Nga province, they are best visited from either Phuket or Krabi provinces. The big attraction in the bay is the spectacular karst scenery that is found through out the north of the bay.

The accommodation options in Phang Nga are arguably greater than any other province in Thailand, including camping, live aboard dive boats and luxury schooners, village home stays, budget beach bungalows, boutique resorts, and luxurious five-star hotels.

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Phang Nga:

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable activities to participate in, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Phang Nga:

As with most tourist destinations, Phang Nga has restaurants providing both Thai and international cuisine. However, Thai food in the south varies slightly from cuisine in central and northern Thailand. Known for its incredible spiciness, Southern Thai recipes have strong influences from Malay, Indonesian and Indian cuisines as these groups have played a historic role in the region. Dishes representative of these influences include Massaman, an Indian-style Muslim curry, and Khanom Jeen, rice noodles in fish curry sauce.

Seafood is also one of the dominating influences on Phang Nga cuisine. Fresh fish and shellfish are typically on display outside beachfront restaurants, where diners can select the fish they wish to eat and then order it served in a variety of ways, including grilled with a selection of spices.
For regional specialties, Phang Nga’s Koh Panyi is famous for its Shrimp Paste and Takuapa for its Chinese-style baked cakes.

As Phang Nga province lacks a centralized tourist area, there are fewer centers for shopping as there are in many other southern beach provinces. It is possible to buy typical Thai souvenirs and beach accessories in Phang Nga town and along Highway No.4 near Khao Lak, but otherwise shopping is somewhat limited in Phang Nga.

Phangnga is one of the southern provinces in Thailand with its geographic features of mountains and forests 788 km. from Bangkok.  Its landmark is Khao Chang which is the big mountain in a shape of crouching elephant – the symbol of Phangnga province.  Visitors can go exploring beautiful caves such as Ruesi Sawan cave and Luk Suea cave in Somdet Phra Sri Nakarin Park, Khao Chang road.  Inside the caves is very cool with clear beck and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.  Pung Chang cave is also one of relaxing place with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and all-year beck. 

Phangnga also owns beautiful islands, including the most famous one – Similan Islands.  The word ‘Similan’ derived from Malay language which means ‘nine’, so the islands’ name is the nine islands.  The attractive islands are waiting for travellers to experience their charm.  North Surin Island and South Surin Island are also famous for their beautiful bays.  The most well-known one is Aow Mae Yai which is the big bay with gentle sea.

You are also invited to participate the turtle release fair.  The 7-day event is annually held in March with its highlighted activity – releasing young turtle hatchlings. 

Rubber tree leaves artificial flowers are the famous products made by groups of farm women.  You can buy dried seafood and shrimp paste from local stores and markets around the city.

Phang Nga is a province equally renowned for its beautiful land, spectacular bay, and amazing islands; Phang Nga national parks feature magnificent scenery with immensely different attractions. Most famous is Phang Nga Bay National Park, a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns, and startling rock formations rising vertically out of the sea. The bay is extremely sheltered and therefore ideal for expeditions on sea kayak that explore the many fascinating caverns and islands throughout the bay.

Phang Nga's Andaman coast offers equally stunning national parks of a different kind; the island groups of Surin and Similan are renowned for their beautiful, unspoiled beaches and spectacular underwater scenery, attracting divers from around the world. On the Phang Nga mainland, Khao Lak features a coastal park full of rare birds, exotic mammals, and scenic waterfalls, as well as many luxury and budget hotels along the spectacular coast that was devastated by the 2004 Tsunami but has since been completely rebuilt.

Not to be confused with Koh Phangan, the island in the Gulf of Thailand, Phang Nga province lies on the Andaman coast on the Thai mainland immediately north of Phuket.

Phang Nga is renowned for its spectacular beauty, particularly Phang Nga bay, which contains hundreds of island including Koh Tapu (James Bond Island), where the film The Man with the Golden Gun was shot, and Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, which feature laid back communities that allow for cultural home stay experiences. Phang Nga is also the province that includes two groups of islands considered the most beautiful in Thailand: Mu Koh Similan and Mu Koh Surin National Marine Parks.

Along Phang Nga’s Andaman seashore lies Khao Lak, a stunning coastline of expansive beaches that bore the brunt of the 2004 Tsunami but has greatly recovered, and -- these two islands are little visited, yet well worth the effort. Although part of Phang Nga province, they are best visited from either Phuket or Krabi provinces. The big attraction in the bay is the spectacular karst scenery that is found through out the north of the bay.

The accommodation options in Phang Nga are arguably greater than any other province in Thailand, including camping, live aboard dive boats and luxury schooners, village home stays, budget beach bungalows, boutique resorts, and luxurious five-star hotels.

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Phang Nga:

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable activities to participate in, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Phang Nga:

As with most tourist destinations, Phang Nga has restaurants providing both Thai and international cuisine. However, Thai food in the south varies slightly from cuisine in central and northern Thailand. Known for its incredible spiciness, Southern Thai recipes have strong influences from Malay, Indonesian and Indian cuisines as these groups have played a historic role in the region. Dishes representative of these influences include Massaman, an Indian-style Muslim curry, and Khanom Jeen, rice noodles in fish curry sauce.

Seafood is also one of the dominating influences on Phang Nga cuisine. Fresh fish and shellfish are typically on display outside beachfront restaurants, where diners can select the fish they wish to eat and then order it served in a variety of ways, including grilled with a selection of spices.
For regional specialties, Phang Nga’s Koh Panyi is famous for its Shrimp Paste and Takuapa for its Chinese-style baked cakes.

As Phang Nga province lacks a centralized tourist area, there are fewer centers for shopping as there are in many other southern beach provinces. It is possible to buy typical Thai souvenirs and beach accessories in Phang Nga town and along Highway No.4 near Khao Lak, but otherwise shopping is somewhat limited in Phang Nga.

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Phangnga is one of the southern provinces in Thailand with its geographic features of mountains and forests 788 km. from Bangkok.  Its landmark is Khao Chang which is the big mountain in a shape of crouching elephant – the symbol of Phangnga province.  Visitors can go exploring beautiful caves such as Ruesi Sawan cave and Luk Suea cave in Somdet Phra Sri Nakarin Park, Khao Chang road.  Inside the caves is very cool with clear beck and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.  Pung Chang cave is also one of relaxing place with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and all-year beck. 

Phangnga also owns beautiful islands, including the most famous one – Similan Islands.  The word ‘Similan’ derived from Malay language which means ‘nine’, so the islands’ name is the nine islands.  The attractive islands are waiting for travellers to experience their charm.  North Surin Island and South Surin Island are also famous for their beautiful bays.  The most well-known one is Aow Mae Yai which is the big bay with gentle sea.

You are also invited to participate the turtle release fair.  The 7-day event is annually held in March with its highlighted activity – releasing young turtle hatchlings. 

Rubber tree leaves artificial flowers are the famous products made by groups of farm women.  You can buy dried seafood and shrimp paste from local stores and markets around the city.

Phang Nga is a province equally renowned for its beautiful land, spectacular bay, and amazing islands; Phang Nga national parks feature magnificent scenery with immensely different attractions. Most famous is Phang Nga Bay National Park, a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns, and startling rock formations rising vertically out of the sea. The bay is extremely sheltered and therefore ideal for expeditions on sea kayak that explore the many fascinating caverns and islands throughout the bay.

Phang Nga's Andaman coast offers equally stunning national parks of a different kind; the island groups of Surin and Similan are renowned for their beautiful, unspoiled beaches and spectacular underwater scenery, attracting divers from around the world. On the Phang Nga mainland, Khao Lak features a coastal park full of rare birds, exotic mammals, and scenic waterfalls, as well as many luxury and budget hotels along the spectacular coast that was devastated by the 2004 Tsunami but has since been completely rebuilt.

Not to be confused with Koh Phangan, the island in the Gulf of Thailand, Phang Nga province lies on the Andaman coast on the Thai mainland immediately north of Phuket.

Phang Nga is renowned for its spectacular beauty, particularly Phang Nga bay, which contains hundreds of island including Koh Tapu (James Bond Island), where the film The Man with the Golden Gun was shot, and Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, which feature laid back communities that allow for cultural home stay experiences. Phang Nga is also the province that includes two groups of islands considered the most beautiful in Thailand: Mu Koh Similan and Mu Koh Surin National Marine Parks.

Along Phang Nga’s Andaman seashore lies Khao Lak, a stunning coastline of expansive beaches that bore the brunt of the 2004 Tsunami but has greatly recovered, and -- these two islands are little visited, yet well worth the effort. Although part of Phang Nga province, they are best visited from either Phuket or Krabi provinces. The big attraction in the bay is the spectacular karst scenery that is found through out the north of the bay.

The accommodation options in Phang Nga are arguably greater than any other province in Thailand, including camping, live aboard dive boats and luxury schooners, village home stays, budget beach bungalows, boutique resorts, and luxurious five-star hotels.

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Phang Nga:

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable activities to participate in, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Phang Nga:

As with most tourist destinations, Phang Nga has restaurants providing both Thai and international cuisine. However, Thai food in the south varies slightly from cuisine in central and northern Thailand. Known for its incredible spiciness, Southern Thai recipes have strong influences from Malay, Indonesian and Indian cuisines as these groups have played a historic role in the region. Dishes representative of these influences include Massaman, an Indian-style Muslim curry, and Khanom Jeen, rice noodles in fish curry sauce.

Seafood is also one of the dominating influences on Phang Nga cuisine. Fresh fish and shellfish are typically on display outside beachfront restaurants, where diners can select the fish they wish to eat and then order it served in a variety of ways, including grilled with a selection of spices.
For regional specialties, Phang Nga’s Koh Panyi is famous for its Shrimp Paste and Takuapa for its Chinese-style baked cakes.

As Phang Nga province lacks a centralized tourist area, there are fewer centers for shopping as there are in many other southern beach provinces. It is possible to buy typical Thai souvenirs and beach accessories in Phang Nga town and along Highway No.4 near Khao Lak, but otherwise shopping is somewhat limited in Phang Nga.

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Phangnga is one of the southern provinces in Thailand with its geographic features of mountains and forests 788 km. from Bangkok.  Its landmark is Khao Chang which is the big mountain in a shape of crouching elephant – the symbol of Phangnga province.  Visitors can go exploring beautiful caves such as Ruesi Sawan cave and Luk Suea cave in Somdet Phra Sri Nakarin Park, Khao Chang road.  Inside the caves is very cool with clear beck and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.  Pung Chang cave is also one of relaxing place with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and all-year beck. 

Phangnga also owns beautiful islands, including the most famous one – Similan Islands.  The word ‘Similan’ derived from Malay language which means ‘nine’, so the islands’ name is the nine islands.  The attractive islands are waiting for travellers to experience their charm.  North Surin Island and South Surin Island are also famous for their beautiful bays.  The most well-known one is Aow Mae Yai which is the big bay with gentle sea.

You are also invited to participate the turtle release fair.  The 7-day event is annually held in March with its highlighted activity – releasing young turtle hatchlings. 

Rubber tree leaves artificial flowers are the famous products made by groups of farm women.  You can buy dried seafood and shrimp paste from local stores and markets around the city.

Phang Nga is a province equally renowned for its beautiful land, spectacular bay, and amazing islands; Phang Nga national parks feature magnificent scenery with immensely different attractions. Most famous is Phang Nga Bay National Park, a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns, and startling rock formations rising vertically out of the sea. The bay is extremely sheltered and therefore ideal for expeditions on sea kayak that explore the many fascinating caverns and islands throughout the bay.

Phang Nga's Andaman coast offers equally stunning national parks of a different kind; the island groups of Surin and Similan are renowned for their beautiful, unspoiled beaches and spectacular underwater scenery, attracting divers from around the world. On the Phang Nga mainland, Khao Lak features a coastal park full of rare birds, exotic mammals, and scenic waterfalls, as well as many luxury and budget hotels along the spectacular coast that was devastated by the 2004 Tsunami but has since been completely rebuilt.

Not to be confused with Koh Phangan, the island in the Gulf of Thailand, Phang Nga province lies on the Andaman coast on the Thai mainland immediately north of Phuket.

Phang Nga is renowned for its spectacular beauty, particularly Phang Nga bay, which contains hundreds of island including Koh Tapu (James Bond Island), where the film The Man with the Golden Gun was shot, and Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, which feature laid back communities that allow for cultural home stay experiences. Phang Nga is also the province that includes two groups of islands considered the most beautiful in Thailand: Mu Koh Similan and Mu Koh Surin National Marine Parks.

Along Phang Nga’s Andaman seashore lies Khao Lak, a stunning coastline of expansive beaches that bore the brunt of the 2004 Tsunami but has greatly recovered, and -- these two islands are little visited, yet well worth the effort. Although part of Phang Nga province, they are best visited from either Phuket or Krabi provinces. The big attraction in the bay is the spectacular karst scenery that is found through out the north of the bay.

The accommodation options in Phang Nga are arguably greater than any other province in Thailand, including camping, live aboard dive boats and luxury schooners, village home stays, budget beach bungalows, boutique resorts, and luxurious five-star hotels.

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Phang Nga:

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable activities to participate in, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Phang Nga:

As with most tourist destinations, Phang Nga has restaurants providing both Thai and international cuisine. However, Thai food in the south varies slightly from cuisine in central and northern Thailand. Known for its incredible spiciness, Southern Thai recipes have strong influences from Malay, Indonesian and Indian cuisines as these groups have played a historic role in the region. Dishes representative of these influences include Massaman, an Indian-style Muslim curry, and Khanom Jeen, rice noodles in fish curry sauce.

Seafood is also one of the dominating influences on Phang Nga cuisine. Fresh fish and shellfish are typically on display outside beachfront restaurants, where diners can select the fish they wish to eat and then order it served in a variety of ways, including grilled with a selection of spices.
For regional specialties, Phang Nga’s Koh Panyi is famous for its Shrimp Paste and Takuapa for its Chinese-style baked cakes.

As Phang Nga province lacks a centralized tourist area, there are fewer centers for shopping as there are in many other southern beach provinces. It is possible to buy typical Thai souvenirs and beach accessories in Phang Nga town and along Highway No.4 near Khao Lak, but otherwise shopping is somewhat limited in Phang Nga.

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Phangnga is one of the southern provinces in Thailand with its geographic features of mountains and forests 788 km. from Bangkok.  Its landmark is Khao Chang which is the big mountain in a shape of crouching elephant – the symbol of Phangnga province.  Visitors can go exploring beautiful caves such as Ruesi Sawan cave and Luk Suea cave in Somdet Phra Sri Nakarin Park, Khao Chang road.  Inside the caves is very cool with clear beck and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.  Pung Chang cave is also one of relaxing place with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and all-year beck. 

Phangnga also owns beautiful islands, including the most famous one – Similan Islands.  The word ‘Similan’ derived from Malay language which means ‘nine’, so the islands’ name is the nine islands.  The attractive islands are waiting for travellers to experience their charm.  North Surin Island and South Surin Island are also famous for their beautiful bays.  The most well-known one is Aow Mae Yai which is the big bay with gentle sea.

You are also invited to participate the turtle release fair.  The 7-day event is annually held in March with its highlighted activity – releasing young turtle hatchlings. 

Rubber tree leaves artificial flowers are the famous products made by groups of farm women.  You can buy dried seafood and shrimp paste from local stores and markets around the city.

Phang Nga is a province equally renowned for its beautiful land, spectacular bay, and amazing islands; Phang Nga national parks feature magnificent scenery with immensely different attractions. Most famous is Phang Nga Bay National Park, a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns, and startling rock formations rising vertically out of the sea. The bay is extremely sheltered and therefore ideal for expeditions on sea kayak that explore the many fascinating caverns and islands throughout the bay.

Phang Nga's Andaman coast offers equally stunning national parks of a different kind; the island groups of Surin and Similan are renowned for their beautiful, unspoiled beaches and spectacular underwater scenery, attracting divers from around the world. On the Phang Nga mainland, Khao Lak features a coastal park full of rare birds, exotic mammals, and scenic waterfalls, as well as many luxury and budget hotels along the spectacular coast that was devastated by the 2004 Tsunami but has since been completely rebuilt.

Not to be confused with Koh Phangan, the island in the Gulf of Thailand, Phang Nga province lies on the Andaman coast on the Thai mainland immediately north of Phuket.

Phang Nga is renowned for its spectacular beauty, particularly Phang Nga bay, which contains hundreds of island including Koh Tapu (James Bond Island), where the film The Man with the Golden Gun was shot, and Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, which feature laid back communities that allow for cultural home stay experiences. Phang Nga is also the province that includes two groups of islands considered the most beautiful in Thailand: Mu Koh Similan and Mu Koh Surin National Marine Parks.

Along Phang Nga’s Andaman seashore lies Khao Lak, a stunning coastline of expansive beaches that bore the brunt of the 2004 Tsunami but has greatly recovered, and -- these two islands are little visited, yet well worth the effort. Although part of Phang Nga province, they are best visited from either Phuket or Krabi provinces. The big attraction in the bay is the spectacular karst scenery that is found through out the north of the bay.

The accommodation options in Phang Nga are arguably greater than any other province in Thailand, including camping, live aboard dive boats and luxury schooners, village home stays, budget beach bungalows, boutique resorts, and luxurious five-star hotels.

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Phang Nga:

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable activities to participate in, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Phang Nga:

As with most tourist destinations, Phang Nga has restaurants providing both Thai and international cuisine. However, Thai food in the south varies slightly from cuisine in central and northern Thailand. Known for its incredible spiciness, Southern Thai recipes have strong influences from Malay, Indonesian and Indian cuisines as these groups have played a historic role in the region. Dishes representative of these influences include Massaman, an Indian-style Muslim curry, and Khanom Jeen, rice noodles in fish curry sauce.

Seafood is also one of the dominating influences on Phang Nga cuisine. Fresh fish and shellfish are typically on display outside beachfront restaurants, where diners can select the fish they wish to eat and then order it served in a variety of ways, including grilled with a selection of spices.
For regional specialties, Phang Nga’s Koh Panyi is famous for its Shrimp Paste and Takuapa for its Chinese-style baked cakes.

As Phang Nga province lacks a centralized tourist area, there are fewer centers for shopping as there are in many other southern beach provinces. It is possible to buy typical Thai souvenirs and beach accessories in Phang Nga town and along Highway No.4 near Khao Lak, but otherwise shopping is somewhat limited in Phang Nga.

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Phangnga is one of the southern provinces in Thailand with its geographic features of mountains and forests 788 km. from Bangkok.  Its landmark is Khao Chang which is the big mountain in a shape of crouching elephant – the symbol of Phangnga province.  Visitors can go exploring beautiful caves such as Ruesi Sawan cave and Luk Suea cave in Somdet Phra Sri Nakarin Park, Khao Chang road.  Inside the caves is very cool with clear beck and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.  Pung Chang cave is also one of relaxing place with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and all-year beck. 

Phangnga also owns beautiful islands, including the most famous one – Similan Islands.  The word ‘Similan’ derived from Malay language which means ‘nine’, so the islands’ name is the nine islands.  The attractive islands are waiting for travellers to experience their charm.  North Surin Island and South Surin Island are also famous for their beautiful bays.  The most well-known one is Aow Mae Yai which is the big bay with gentle sea.

You are also invited to participate the turtle release fair.  The 7-day event is annually held in March with its highlighted activity – releasing young turtle hatchlings. 

Rubber tree leaves artificial flowers are the famous products made by groups of farm women.  You can buy dried seafood and shrimp paste from local stores and markets around the city.

Phang Nga is a province equally renowned for its beautiful land, spectacular bay, and amazing islands; Phang Nga national parks feature magnificent scenery with immensely different attractions. Most famous is Phang Nga Bay National Park, a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns, and startling rock formations rising vertically out of the sea. The bay is extremely sheltered and therefore ideal for expeditions on sea kayak that explore the many fascinating caverns and islands throughout the bay.

Phang Nga's Andaman coast offers equally stunning national parks of a different kind; the island groups of Surin and Similan are renowned for their beautiful, unspoiled beaches and spectacular underwater scenery, attracting divers from around the world. On the Phang Nga mainland, Khao Lak features a coastal park full of rare birds, exotic mammals, and scenic waterfalls, as well as many luxury and budget hotels along the spectacular coast that was devastated by the 2004 Tsunami but has since been completely rebuilt.

Not to be confused with Koh Phangan, the island in the Gulf of Thailand, Phang Nga province lies on the Andaman coast on the Thai mainland immediately north of Phuket.

Phang Nga is renowned for its spectacular beauty, particularly Phang Nga bay, which contains hundreds of island including Koh Tapu (James Bond Island), where the film The Man with the Golden Gun was shot, and Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, which feature laid back communities that allow for cultural home stay experiences. Phang Nga is also the province that includes two groups of islands considered the most beautiful in Thailand: Mu Koh Similan and Mu Koh Surin National Marine Parks.

Along Phang Nga’s Andaman seashore lies Khao Lak, a stunning coastline of expansive beaches that bore the brunt of the 2004 Tsunami but has greatly recovered, and -- these two islands are little visited, yet well worth the effort. Although part of Phang Nga province, they are best visited from either Phuket or Krabi provinces. The big attraction in the bay is the spectacular karst scenery that is found through out the north of the bay.

The accommodation options in Phang Nga are arguably greater than any other province in Thailand, including camping, live aboard dive boats and luxury schooners, village home stays, budget beach bungalows, boutique resorts, and luxurious five-star hotels.

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Phang Nga:

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Phang Nga has innumerable activities to participate in, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Phang Nga holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Phang Nga:

As with most tourist destinations, Phang Nga has restaurants providing both Thai and international cuisine. However, Thai food in the south varies slightly from cuisine in central and northern Thailand. Known for its incredible spiciness, Southern Thai recipes have strong influences from Malay, Indonesian and Indian cuisines as these groups have played a historic role in the region. Dishes representative of these influences include Massaman, an Indian-style Muslim curry, and Khanom Jeen, rice noodles in fish curry sauce.

Seafood is also one of the dominating influences on Phang Nga cuisine. Fresh fish and shellfish are typically on display outside beachfront restaurants, where diners can select the fish they wish to eat and then order it served in a variety of ways, including grilled with a selection of spices.
For regional specialties, Phang Nga’s Koh Panyi is famous for its Shrimp Paste and Takuapa for its Chinese-style baked cakes.

As Phang Nga province lacks a centralized tourist area, there are fewer centers for shopping as there are in many other southern beach provinces. It is possible to buy typical Thai souvenirs and beach accessories in Phang Nga town and along Highway No.4 near Khao Lak, but otherwise shopping is somewhat limited in Phang Nga.