Phang Nga is a province in Thailand, situated on the Andaman Sea coast, on the west side of the Malay Peninsula. This province offers wonderful beaches, exuberant forests and numerous scenic islands. It is also known for an abundant marine wildlife. The area of Khao Lak, comprising a series of villages, is a sought tourist destination for its beaches as well as its unspoiled nature.
The province includes the numerous islands of the Phang Nga Bay, which is largely a protected area composing the Phang-Nga National Park, featuring limestone cliffs with caves and archaeological sites. In Phang Nga Bay there is the exquisite islet Khao Phing Kan, known as the James Bond Island for appearing in the James Bond film "The Man with Golden Gun". The capital of the same name, Phang Nga, meets the wonderful landscapes of Phang Nga Bay, and nearby you may explore the absorbing Raman Waterfall National Forest. In the city you will find fascinating temples (wats), including the famous Wat Tham Ta Pan, known as the Heaven and Hell cave.
Phang Nga also includes the Surin Islands and the Similan Islands, known for its abundant marine wildlife, and superb national parks.
Phang Nga is a culturally rich province in Thailand, composed of different communities mostly Buddhists, Muslims, Thai-Chinese and also sea gypsies.
Population: over 260 thousand inhabitants
Capital: Phang Nga
Other places: Khok Khloi, Kuraburi, Kapong, Takua Pa, Thai Mueang
Main attractions: beaches, Phang-Nga National Park, Mu Koh Similan National Park, Mu Ko Surin National Park, Ko Panyi village, Khao Lak–Lam Ru National Park, Khao Lampi–Hat Thai Mueang National Park, Wat Tham Ta Pan (Heaven & Hell cave), Wat Tham Suwannakhuha Buddhist temple, Wat Rat Upatham (Wat Bang Riang) Buddhist temple, Ko Yao district, Khao Lak region
Nearest Airports: Phuket International Airport (HKT)