Category: Phang Nga Province

Phang Nga, a land of tin mines and beautiful scenery, nestles among soaring mountains which rise up around the town. Phangnga is located 788 kms. from Bangkok and covers an area of 4,170 square kilometres, most of which is mangrove and evergreen forest. The area is bordered to the west by the Andaman Sea and consists of plenty of spectacular islands.

It is administratively divided into 8 districts: Amphoe Muang, Amphoe Kapong, Amphoe Khura Buri, Amphoe Takuapa, Amphoe Takua Thung, Amphoe Thai Muang, Amphoe Thap Put and Amphoe Ko Yao.

Tham Phung Chang

This cave, which houses numerous stalactite and stalagmite formations, and replicas of famous Buddha images, is located at the Khao Chang Hill near the town.

Tham Rusi Sawan

Tham Rusi Sawan and Tham Luk Sua These two adjoining caves with shady surroundings developed into a lovely public park is situated opposite the provincial Court near the town.

Tha Nun Beach

The sandy beaches on both sides of the Pak Phra Channel near Highway 402 before arriving at Phuket is where sea turtles lay their eggs from November to February.

Wat Narai Nikayaram

The old monastery in Amphoe Kaspong believed to be the ancient town of Takua Pa houses fine stone carvings of the God Narayana, Phra Lak and Nang Sida of the Ramayana Epic. These are the oldest works of art found in Phangnga, and it is presumed that the Kalingkharat tribal people who once lived along the Indian Ocean coast made the carvings

Ban Thung Tuk Ancient Town

It is located in the area of Tambon Ko Kho Khao 15 kms. from Amphoe Khura Buri. The ruins found in the area are presumed to be the remnants of the first town constructed by ancient settlers to the region.

Wat Rat Uppatham

Wat Rat Uppatham or Wat Bang Riang is situated on Khao Lan hill in Tambon Bang Riang, 11 kilometres from the Thap Put District office on Phetkasem Road, 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 Goddess statue.

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.