|Location||788 kilometers south of capital Bangkok|
|Accessibility||Best via Bangkok|
Tour Attractions Tourist attractions of Phang Nga province are as given below:
Ao Phang Nga National Park
Phang Nga National Park is admired a lot by nature lovers for it provides a unique combination of animals, birds and marine life. Relentlessly, it attracts visitors from far and wide. It is specially liked by the birdwatchers for it hosts number of rare bird species. Thanks to its amazing variety of life, vegetation and coastline, it keeps on amusing the visitors.
Counted among the worlds best scuba grounds, Phang Nga is the center of several popular trips for this purpose. It is the place of impressive colorful corals also having a range of marine animals. Visibility is nice and it makes Phang Nga very good for the sport. Phang Nga has several shops and centers which provide training and apparatus for the game of scuba diving.
Sea Gypsies and the Tunnel
The region is the home of sea gypsies living on Panyi Island. Around 200 families reside on this tiny island with their homes constructed on stilts above the water. Tham Lot is a 50-m long sea tunnel through a limestone hill with stalactites hanging from the roof. The tunnel can be reached using a small boat or kayaks.
Elephant Cave also known as Tham Phung Chang is an impressive cave with numerous stalactites and stalagmites. The dark cave has to be visited both on foot and by boat since some sections of the cave are perpetually under water.
|Dry||January to April|
|Rainy||May to December|
How To Reach
Global tourists can reach Phang Nga via Bangkok. Various ways of reaching Phang Nga from the capital are mentioned below:
Reach Phuket or Krabi by airplane which fly daily. Then use road to reach Phang Nga.
Trains runs till Surat Thani. Then take a local bus or rent a taxi/car to reach the place you want to tour.
Buses run from Phuket or Krabi central bus station. Buses also run between Bangkok and Phang-Nga. One can also move on rented car/taxi.
Offshore islands are reachable by boat. A long-tail or a speed boat will get you there. You can also charter a yacht from Phuket or Krabi.
Moving within the province is easy, due to variety of means available.
» Local bus services
» Three-wheeled taxis (tuk-tuk)
» Hired motorcycle
» Offshore islands through boat
Accommodation & Dining
» Budget, mid-range and luxury lodging easily available
» Food shops and restaurants in abundance
» Wide variety of food, ranging from local cuisine to international
» Known for delicious seafood