The province of Phang-nga is located some 788
kilometres from Bangkok. It covers an area of 4,170 square kilometres.
Phang Nga is a province with two
characters - land and sea - and packed with national parks that guard
magnificent scenery with immensely different attractions.
Most famous is Ao Phang-nga National Park, a geological wonder filled
with islets, sunken caverns and startling rock formations rising sheer
out of the sea. The bay is extremely sheltered ideal for expeditions of
sea canoes to explore the many fascinating caverns with their own
Phang-nga's andaman coast offers parks of a different kind. The island
groups of Surin and Similan are renowned for their beautiful unspoilt
beaches and spectacular underwater scenery, attracting divers from
around the world. Khao Lak is a coastal park full of birds, mammals and
scenic waterfalls, with a number of hotel developments after Tsunami
disaster in December 2004.