Phang Nga is a province in southern Thailand, precisely in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf coast of Phang Nga. The province can be reached easily from the province of Ranong, Surat Thani and Krabi. The province is one of the provinces that became a tourist destination, especially the island tour.
Ao Phang Nga National Park was established in 1981 is what serves to protect the islands in the province of Phang Nga. Phang Nga province has the most famous islands such as James Bond Island, the island featured in the film The Man and Golden Gun in 1974. In addition to James Bond Island, Similan islands and Surin islands are also a favorite tourist destination since becoming prime diving locations in Thailand. Unfortunately, on the morning of December 26, 2004, Andaman Sea coast devastated by the tsunami. However, after the post-tsunami, Phang-Nga quickly returned to normal, and if you come to Phang Nga, you almost would not know it.
In addition to conducting diving, you can also learn the culture of fishing communities in the province. You can also fishing, see cultural performances, and snorkeling. This province has a variety of ethical and cultural interesting to watch. The majority of the rural population in Phang Nga are Muslims.
But all cultures, religions, and traditions in this province walk in peace and harmony, almost never happened tension. Because of this diversity, you can see the various celebrations in the province, such as Buddhist festivals, or Muslim religious celebration.
There are many festivals in the province such as the watermelon festival, turtle festival, Songkran festival, vegetarian festival, and the Phang Nga Amazing Festival. The Phang Nga Amazing Festival is a festival that consisted of entertainment events, Phang Nga cultural performances, Phang Nga travel fairs, water sports and local sports competitions.
Access to Phang Nga is quite easy, you can use these cars from Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan – Chumphon – Ranong – Phang Nga town with a distance of about 788 km and takes about 12 hours. If you want a shorter trip, you can use the plane to Phuket or Krabi beforehand, and continued to use the bus or mini van. So even if you use the train from Bangkok, you have to take the route to Surat Thani and continue using the bus from the province.
Once in this province, you can get around using songthaew, bus, or rent a car. There are several hotels in Phang Nga, but his condition was rather old with facilities that are not so good. We recommend that if you want to travel in Phang Nga, stay at in Phuket, Khao Lak or Krabi. To get to Phang Nga, you can use the bus in the morning.