Phang Nga, Thailand
Phang Nga is a town on the Northern Andaman Coast of Thailand. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in southern Thailand. The Phang Nga area has beautiful landscapes with many waterfalls, mountains, islands, rivers and hot springs.
Attractions near Phang Nga are: James Bond Island, The elephant mountain (temple), Sanong Manora waterfall, Dragon cave Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park. Further away are: Namtok Lamru a 5-tiered waterfall, Khao Lak (beach), Ko Similan National Park (diving & snorkeling), Ko Surin National Park (diving & snorkeling). There are also jungle tours with rafting and temple tours.
Things to See & Do
* James Bond Island
* Ko Panyi – village on stilts
* Khao Ping Gan – leaning rock
* Limestone cliffs
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Baht (THB)
Language – Thai
Population – 11,000 approx
Land Area – 6.75 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +66
Port Location – The passenger pier, Tha Dan, is located 9 km south of the town.
Travel Links – The closest airports to Phang Nga are in Phuket or Krabi.
Buses from Phuket, Takua Pa and Krabi pass through Phang-Nga. During daytime there are many buses from the bus station to Phuket, Krabi, Takua Pa and Surat Thani.