About Phang Nga

Phang Nga was originally inhabited by small communities and named Kraphu-nga now is one of the most popular tourist spots in southern Thailand. Visitors travelling from Phuket should use Highway No. 402, passing Sarasin Bridge to Ban Khok Kloi, take a right turn to Amphoe Takua Thung. It is 87 km from Phuket. The journey takes around 1 hour. Phang Nga has a beautiful landscape with many waterfalls, mountains, islands, rivers, and hot springs. Attractions near the city are: The elephant mountain (temple), Sanong Manora waterfall, Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park. Further away are: Namtok Lamru a 5-tiered waterfall, Khao Lak (beaches), Ko Similan National Park (diving & snorkelling), Ko Surin National Park (diving & snorkelling). There are also jungle tours with rafting and temple tours. Another great thing to do is community-based tourism. Communities around Phang Pga Province are opening up their villages to one day tours and overnight home stays. They usually come at a base price and list everything that will be included in the tour from batik painting to tin mining. Discover Similan Island, James Bond Island, Elephant trekking, canoe tours and the National Park of Khao Sok