Phang Nga

Phang Nga province is blessed with a variety of outstanding natural attractions


Phang Nga province is blessed with a variety of outstanding natural attractions including the stunning Phang Nga Bay which contains over forty small islands/ islets including Ko Tapu (AKA James Bond Island) where the film The Man with the Golden Gun was shot, the idyllic Mu Ko Surin and Mu Ko Similan which have been rated among the world’s best scuba diving sites, the tranquil sandy coast of Khao Lak as well as Ko Yao Noi and Ko Yao Yai. 

The easiest way to get here is to fly to Phuket Airport and travel by car to Phang Nga. It takes about 1.5hr drive from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak Beach, where most of the resorts are located. 


Similan Islands Marine National Park

Similan Islands Marine National Park is an archipelago comprising nine islands, generally referred to as “1” to “9”


Surin Islands Marine National Park

The five gorgeous isles of the Surin Islands Marine National Park sit 60km offshore, 5km from the Thailand–Myanmar marine border


Ao Phang-Nga (Phang-Nga Bay) National Park

Phang Nga Bay covers an area of 400 km2 and is home to over forty small islands/ islets


Ko Yao Islands

Ko Yao Noi and Ko Yao Yai are a pair of islands in Phang Nga Bay, equidistant to Phuket and the Krabi mainland


Khao Lak/Lam Ru National Park

Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park features numerous waterfalls, the largest being the 5 tier


Khao Lak Beach

Khao Lak Beach is a perfect place to relax, with long stretches of sandy beaches on one side, mountains on the other


Bamboo Rafting & Kayaking

The hinterland of Phang Nga Province to which Khao Lak belongs to is a scarcely developed region featuring hills covered by rain forest and agricultural lands


Koh Phra Thong

Located just 10km from the port town of Khuraburi, less than an hour drive north of Khaolak


Takua Pa Old Town

While Takua Pa is officially the main town oh Phang Nga, it is rather quiet when comparing with Khao Lak


The Little Amazon

The Little Amazon is located in Takua Pa district. It is home of some really ancient Banyan Trees


There are no taxi meters in Phang Nga (apart from those coming from Phuket Airport). You can negotiate fares to hire a taxi for the day if you want to tour around. Remember to always negotiate and agree on the fare before you start the trip.

This may be a convenient mean of transport, but it is not the safest way to travel. If you want to, you may do so  for just short trips. They are usually stationed around  street corners. The drivers often wear colourful vests. 

Songthaews work like local bus service, but they are really aimed at Thai customers so their destinations are usually written in Thai language only. You can flag them down along the roadsides and ask where they are going. If you happen to find empty ones, you might be able to hire them privately just like taxi.