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The province of Phang Nga

General information about the province of Phang Nga

Province capital: Phang Nga
Name in Thai: พังงา

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phang nga

Province of region Southern Thailand

Phang Nga is a province in southern Thailand which is located just above Phuket. Best known for Phang Nga Bay, famous for its impressive limestone islands, its sea caves and the famous James Bong Island, the province is also home to the most beautiful snorkeling, snorkeling and diving destinations in Thailand, namely the Siles Similan and Surin.

If the capital of the province is Phang Nga, from a tourist perspective, it is the seaside town of Khao Lak which attracts the most foreign tourists. It is also one of Thailand's surfing spots. Besides Ao Phang Nga National Park where Phang Nga Bay and Koh Similan and Surin are located, there are also traditional fishing villages and ancient Buddhist temples for those who want to get off the beaten track. The ancient town of Takua Pa is as interesting as the Little Amazon which is not very far away.

Whether it's boat tours in the bay, snorkeling excursions in postcard landscapes, kayaking through sea caves, relaxing on beaches or exploring the wilderness, the province of Phang Nga is one of the beautiful destinations in southern Thailand, even if the town of Khao Lak itself does not have much charm.

Destinations to visit in Phang Nga

Khao Lak

80 km in the North of Phuket, Khao Lak offers beautiful landscapes and beaches. Popular destination for divers, the city is located on a beautiful coast (which was affected by the tsunami of 2004) and is stays in a natural mix of forest, cliffs and waterfalls. Quieter and less crowded than its neighbor Phuket, Khao Lak is near the national parks of Similian islands and Surin. Lovers of the sea, cliffs and postcard's scenery will be delighted to make a stop there for a few days. And tourists com...


Koh Yao Noi

Located in Southern Thailand, in Phang Nga Bay, the most beautiful sea landscape in the country, the small Koh Yao Noi island lives as much from tourism as from fishing and agriculture. This is what gives it all its charm since, in addition to beaches, there are mountains, waterfalls, rice fields, buffaloes, rubber plantations, and even mangroves. The strength of this island is its local life, its simple authenticity, some would say. But also its breathtaking view of the karst peaks of