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Phang Nga - พังงา

Phang Nga is 788km from Bangkok, 338km from Chumphon, 375km from Hat Yai, 803km from Kanchanaburi, 86km from Krabi, 763km from Nakhon Pathom, 245km from Nakhon Sri Thammarat, 581km from Narathiwat, 486km from Pattani, 666km from Petchaburi, 283km from Phatthalung, 87km from Phuket, 508km from Prachuap Khiri Khan, 225km from Ranong, 719km from Ratchburi, 753km from Samut Sakhon, 718km from Samut Songkhram, 366km from Satun, 403km from Songkhla, 869km from Suphanburi, 196km from Surat Thani, 221km from Trang and 515km from Yala.

Phang Nga Province has many beaches, much too many to list on this page, if you want to learn more about the beaches check out our Phang Nga Beaches page. Other tourist attractions include Phang Nga Temples and of course Phang Nga Festivals.

Ko Yao Yai (island) is the largest island in the Ko Yao Archipelago. The island group is situated in the Phang Nga Bay in the Phang Nga province of Thailand. Ko Yao Yai means Big Yao Island. The other main island of the group is Ko Yao Noi (Little Yao Island), located off Ko Yao Yai's northern side and separated from it by a narrow sound.
The population of Ko Yao Yai is about 8,000, whereas the population of Ko Yao Noi is about 4,500. The area of the archipelago is 137,6 km2.

Phang Nga shares borders with Ranong, Surat Thani and Krabi.

Phang Nga has 7 national parks which are listed as the following, Ao Phang-nga National Park, Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park, Hat Thai Mueang National Park, Ko Phra Thong National Park, Si Phang-nga National Park, Mu Ko Similan National Park and Mu Ko Surin National Park.

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Phang Nga Tourist Attractions

Namtok Raman Forest Park

The Forest Park features a medium-sized waterfall with water running all year. The waterfall was named “Namtok Raman” after the fact that a number of Mon or Raman people fled the Burmese troops to settle on its topmost level during the so-called ‘Nine-army Battle’.

Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sanctuary provides a 2-kilometres nature trail with Bua Phut – Rafflesia kerrii, a plant species with the world’s largest flower of approximately 80 centimetres in diameter, along the route. The plant grows as a parasite on the root of a vine known as Yan Kai Tom.

Sa Nang Manora Forest Park

It has a topography of limestone mountains lying in the Northeast – South direction covered with an evergreen or rain forest. The Park is very shady with large trees and a stream flowing by from the headwater forest on the mountain ridge down the valley to the plains.

Phang-nga Wildlife Breeding Centre

(สถานีเพาะเลี้ยงสัตว์ป่าจังหวัดพังงา) (diagonally opposite the Telephone Organisation of Phang-nga) near Km. 33 on Phetchakasem Road, Tambon Tak Daet. The Centre breeds rare and endangered species of wild animals such as red-whiskered bulbul, Oriental pied hornbill, barn owl, brahminy kite, golden pheasant, green peafowl, and Indian peafowl. There is also Sumatran serow, porcupine, gibbon, monkey, banded langur, bear, and duck. It is open daily during 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Admission is free. A group visit with a guide is available by written appointment addressed to the Head of the Phang-nga Wildlife Breeding Centre. For further details, please contact the Phang-nga Wildlife Breeding Centre at Tel. 0 7641 3261.

Sea Turtle Nursery

Sea Turtle Nursery, Third Fleet of the Royal Thai Fleet (บ่ออนุบาลเต่า กองทัพเรือภาค 3) is near the Chulabhorn Marine Park Conservatory Centre. This is one of the important sea turtle nursery and breeding centres on the Andaman coast. Green turtle, hawksbill turtle, and Ridley’s turtle are bred here. It is open on weekdays and during official hours

Chulabhorn Marine Park Conservatory Centre

(ศูนย์อนุรักษ์อุทยานใต้ทะเลจุฬาภรณ์) is situated inside the Third Fleet of the Royal Thai Fleet, Ban Thap Lamu, Tambon Lam Kaen. It was established by the Phang-nga Naval Base with an aim to provide knowledge about underwater resources for tourists and the public. It is a 2-storeyed building exhibiting the significance of natural resources, marine environment, and slide multi-vision presentation on the Andaman Underwater. The Centre is open daily during 8.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Admission is free. Accommodation is also available; please call Tel. 0 7659 5170, 0 7659 5090.

Khao Lak

Khao Lak boasts of so many places to see and things to do that one cannot spend enough days to cover everything that this beautiful place has to offer. It is a major holiday spot for all the locals and tourists from all over the world. Khao Lak offers the ambience of a deserted island with all the lovely pristine beaches it has to offer. It is the perfect place for you to hit those unfurling waves, take a sneak peek at the scurrying crabs on the beaches and gaze into starlit skies with the balmy breeze washing your face. Being a tourist's paradise of beaches, some of the popular beaches of Khao Lak are the Khao Lak, Nang Thong Beach and the Khuk Khak Beach.

Ban Bo Dan Hot Springs

Ban Bo Dan Hot Springs (บ่อน้ำพุบ้านบ่อดาน) is located in Tambon Bo Dan, 43 kilometres from Phang-nga provincial town along the Phang-nga – Khok Kloi route. At Khok Kloi Intersection, continue straight on for some 2 kilometres and follow the direction sign by turning right for another 3 kilometres. The Ban Bo Dan Hot Spring belongs to The Hot Spring Beach Resort and Spa, and is surrounded by a beautiful and shady landscape. Warm mineral water whirling in the pond is suitable for soaking to relax, to get rid of stress, to heal joint and bone pains, to treat beriberi, as well as to nourish skin and hair. It is open daily during 8.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. Service fee is 500 Baht. For more information, call Tel. 0 7658 0000 – 28 or visit

Somdej Phra Srinagarindra Park

Somdej Phra Srinagarindra Park (สวนสมเด็จพระศรีนครินทร์) is located on Khao Chang Road off Phetchakasem Road, diagonally opposite the City Hall. It is a scenic park where a bronze standing statue of the late Princess Mother is situated in the garden. People usually come here in the late afternoon for exercise and relaxation.

Namtok Hin Lat

This waterfall is located 8 kilometres to the east of Kapong District office. Three canals merge to form the origin of the crystal clear waterfall. The water from the falls gather into a stream and flows through a field of naturally beautiful arrangement of rocks and boulders.

Namtok Saeng Thong

Namtok Saeng Thong On the opposite side of Kapong Hospital, is the access road to the waterfall, 6 kilometres further on. It is a medium-sized waterfall, having 11 levels altogether. The falls run all year round.

Namtok Tao Thong

Situated in Tambon Bo Sen, 19 kilometres from Phang-nga town or 8 kilometres before Thap Put district, this shady waterfall originates from a stream flowing from a dark cave.

Khao Chang

Khao Chang is a huge mountain resembling a crouched elephant situated behind Phang-ngas former city hall. It is considered a symbol of Phang-nga. Inside the mountain, there is a dark and long cave called Tham Phung Chang which is full of stalactites and stalagmites. Exploring through the dark cave have to be done both on foot and by boat since some parts of the cave are always flooded.

Tham Ruesi Sawan and Tham Luk Suea

Tham Ruesi Sawan and Tham Luk Suea (ถ้ำฤาษีสวรรค์และถ้ำลูกเสือ) are located inside the Somdej Phra Srinagarindra Park. Tham Ruesi Sawan is in front of Tham Luk Suea. It is cool inside the cave, with stalagmites and stalactites and a clear stream running through. Tham Ruesi Sawan can be walked through from the front to the back before continuing on to Tham Luk Suea, a small cave where there are some stalagmites and stalactites and a herd of monkeys living in the front.

Phang-nga City

Phang-nga City (เมืองพังงา) is a simple and peaceful provincial district with magnificent mountains along the way. These mountains are covered with verdant green forests, lending the town a pleasantly cool atmosphere. It has clean streets with low – standing buildings that still reveal the beauty of natural scenery, ideal for visitors who prefer a simple vacation among nature. Before reaching the provincial town of Phang-nga, an elephant–shaped mount known as ‘Khao Rup Chang’, which is the province’s symbol, can be seen from the distance.

Talat Yai Takua Pa

Talat Yai Takua Pa (ตลาดใหญ่ตะกั่วป่า) is situated at Ban Talat Yai, Amphoe Takua Pa, and is a former location of Mueang Takua Pa, an old port town in the Ayutthaya period. It used to be very prosperous many decades ago. This large market is interesting for its beautifully constructed Sino-Portuguese buildings. In former times, a large number of Chinese came to work in tin mines and settled here. However, the buildings are mostly dilapidated at present.

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Phang Nga Hotels & Guest Houses

Amandara Island Resort
58 Moo 4 Kho Kho Khao, Takua Pa Phang Nga 82190
Tel & Fax: 076-417-068

Apsaras Beach Resort & Spa
45 Moo 2, Kukkak, Takuapa, Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076-584-444

Baan Khaoluk Resort
26/16 Moo7, Phetchakasem Rd., T.Khuk Khak, A.Takuapa Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076-485-123

Bor Saen Villa & Spa
19/3 Moo 1, Tambol Bor Saen, Amphur Thap Pud Phang Nga 82180
Tel: 076-418-888

Khaolak Laguna Resort
26/8 Moo7 Petchkasem RD. ,Khuk Khuk ,Takuapa , Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076-485-200-2

Khaolak Merlin Resort
7/7 Moo 2, Petchkasem Road, Khao Lak Beach, Lamkan, Taimuang, Phang Nga 82210
Tel: 076-428-300

Khaolak Orchid Beach Resort
61 Moo 3, T.Khuk-khak, A.Takuapa Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076-486-221

Khao Lak Palm Beach Resort
26/14 Moo 7, Phetkasem Rd., T.Khuk Khak A.Takuapa Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076-429-200

Khao Lak Paradise Resort
26/24 Moo7, Khuk Khak, Takuapa, Phang-nga Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076-429-100

Khao Lak Resort
158 Sritakuapa Road, Takuapa Phang Nga 82110
Tel: 076-428-111

Khao Lak Seaview Resort & Spa
181 Moo 7 Nang Thong Beach , Petchkasem Rd., Kukkak , Khaolak , Takuapa Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076-429-800

Koyao Bay Pavilions
24/11 moo 5, T. Koh Yao Noi, A.Koh Yao Phang Nga 82160
Tel: 076-597-441

Koyao Island Resort
24/2 Moo 5, T. Koh Yao Noi. A. Koh Yao Phang Nga 82160
Tel: 076-597-474-6

La Flora Resort & Spa
59/1 Moo 5 Tambon Khuk-Khak, Takuapa Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076-428-000

Mukdara Beach Villa & Spa Resort 26/14 Moo 7 Khuk Khak, Takuapa Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076-429-999

Palm Galleria Resort
27/102 Moo.2 Tambon Kukkak, Takuapa Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076- 427-000

Paradise Koh Yao Resort
24 Moo 4 T.Koh Yao Noi , A. Koh Yao Phang Nga 82160
Tel: 081-892-4878-879

The Sarojin
60, Moo 2, Kukkak, Takuapa Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076-427-900

Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi
56 Moo 5, Tambol Koh Yao Noi, Amphur Koh Yao Phang Nga 82160
Tel: 076-418-500

Sudala Beach Resort
56/4 Moo 5 T.Khuk Khak, Takaupa District Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076- 429-500

Suwan Palm Resort
30/27 Moo 7, Nang-Thong Beach, Takuapa Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076-485830

The Andaburi Resort
40 Moo 6 , Khukkhak, Takua Pa Phang Nga 82190
Tel: 076-485-256

Yao Yai Resort
Moo 7, ban Lopareh, Pru Naai, Koh Yao Yai Phang Nga 82160
Tel: 081-968-4641

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