Tag: Phang Nga Attractions
Wat Suwan Kuha is located at Mu 2 Tambon Krasom, about 9 kilometres from Phang Nga provincial town on Highway No. 4 (the Phang Nga – Phuket route). At Km. 30, there is a paved road on the right leading for 1 kilometre to the temple. Wat Suwan Kuha is known locally as “Wat Tham” – a cave temple. It is one of the province’s important temples due to its historical and archaeological background. The temple is located on a mountain with a number of caves. Among them are Tham Yai, Tham Chaeng, Tham Muet, and Tham Kaeo. Tham Yai ... Read more
Wat Bang Riang situated on Khao Lan Hill in Tambon Bang Riang, 11 kilometres from the Thap Put District office on Phetkasem Road : Phang Nga, Thailand. This temple contains several structures including an elaborate bell-shaped pagoda called Chedi Phutthathambanlue. The hilltop pagoda overlooks surrounding undulating mountains and hills as well as a huge Buddha image and a Guan-yin Chinese GoddessStatue.
Sri Phang Nga National Park, in Phang Nga province, covers an area of 246 square kilometers, stretching along a range of hills parallel to Andaman Sea coast. Most of the national park is moist evergreen forest and the low altitude of the region gives birdwatchers a great opportunity to search for some of the difficult to find species from southern Thailand. A pleasant place to stay with good birding along the access track, along with a number of short trails into the forest, Sri Phang Nga National Park is an ideal place for those wanting to investigate an area of ... Read more
Phang Nga Bay is a 400 km² bay in the Andaman Sea between the island of Phuket and the mainland of the Malay peninsula of southern Thailand. Since 1981, an extensive section of the bay has been protected as the Ao Phang Nga National Park. The Park is situated in Phang Nga Province, at 08°17’N 098°36’E. Limestone cliffs with caves, collapsed cave systems and archaeological sites are found about Phang Nga Bay. Some 10,000 years ago, when sea levels were lower, one could walk from Phuket and Krabi. Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park was declared a protected Ramsar Site ... Read more
Mu Koh Surin National Park is an archipelago in the Andaman Sea located approximately 70 kilometres off the western shore. It is next to the Thailand – Myanmar border, covering a total area of approximately 84,375 rai out of which about 20,594 rai is an on land area. The Park comprises 5 major islands; namely, Koh Surin Nuea, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Khai (Koh Torinla), Koh Klang (Koh Pachumba), and Koh Ri (Koh Satok). It was proclaimed a national park on 9 July, 1981, and includes islands with beautiful coral reefs in the shallows and various schools of fish of ... Read more
Similan is a Yawi or Malay word, which means nine or a group of nine islands. This is located in Tambon Ko Phra Thong, Amphoe Khura Buri, occupying an area of 32,000 acres. It was declared a national park on 1st September 1982. Similan is a small group of islands comprising nine islands stretching from north to south, respectively, namely: Koh Bon, Koh Bayu, Koh Similan, Koh Payu, Koh Miang (two adjoining islands), Koh Payan, Koh Payang, and Koh Huyong. The National Parks office is located on Koh Miang. Similan is highly praised for its beautiful scenery, both onshore and ... Read more