Phang Nga province is blessed with a variety of outstanding natural attractions
including the stunning Phang Nga Bay, the idyllic Surin and Similan Islands,
the sandy coast of Khao Lak, and 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
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.
- North: borders Ranong Province
and Surat Thani Province
- South: borders Phuket Province
and the Andaman Sea.
- East: borders Surat Thani Province and Krabi Province
- West: borders the Andaman Sea.
Distances to Other Provinces
|- Surat Thani
Distances from Phang-Nga city to its districts
|- Takua Thung
||- Thap Put
||- Thai Mueang
|- Takua Pa
||- Khura Buri
|- Koh Yao